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Oi Izakaya, Burleigh Heads, AU-QLD

Oi Izakaya

4.6
4.6
496 Reviews
$41 to $100
Japanese
Japanese style Izakaya specialising in okonomiyaki, yaki-soba, gyoza and fresh sushi. We also specialise in Japanese whiskies, Japanese beer and bespoke cocktails.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Japanese Speciality

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri–Sun 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    0491 738 867

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Gonzalo Martinez

  • Neighborhood

    Burleigh Heads

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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What 496 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  • Gold Coast

    Fit for Foodies

  • Central Gold Coast

    Fit for Foodies

  • Central Gold Coast

    Romantic

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Deactivated - Far North Queensland

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food4service1ambience2
    Don’t bother!!! Are you kidding me? Amateur hour. Unbelievable. We booked online, secured with a credit card for an outdoor table. Received and replied to three confirmation texts. Arrived and were told ‘No, sorry you’re not at an outdoor table’ Seriously? There were 4 outdoor tables empty at the 6.15pm booking time. . So finally, after a bit of eye rolling and carrying on, the massively Inexperienced girl gave us an outdoor table. She needs a 101 lesson in customer service. We finally got tue table we had requested and triple-confirmed. From then on: a comedy of errors. Asked 4 times in row in about 5 mins if we were ready to order. Then Ignored for 25 mins where we were ready!! Entrees arrived at the end of the meal. Each persons meal arrived separately at least a 20 minute interval between each person’s dinner. Laughable Don’t dine here, they are beyond inept. RUN in the other direction!! So many other wonderful dining options in Burleigh. Don’t bother.

    Oi IzakayaResponded 1 day agoHi Georgina We have spoken with our staff to understand what occurred after reading your review here and elsewhere. We are sorry you felt so let down by your experience In short, it seemed like whatever our staff did to make you happy it just wasn't good enough. We apologise for the issues you had and we thank you for pointing them out - we will continue to keep working on them, as all we want is for everyone who comes to leave happy Lots of love from our team + take care ❤️

  2. TR

    TROYA

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Dishes need more sauce to complement the star of each dish

    Oi IzakayaResponded 2 days agoThanks for the feedback Troy! Take care and hope to see you again :)

  3. WH

    WeHo25

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The Gentleman (with the American accent) who greeted was not very welcoming at all. In fact he was quite rude. However, the AMAZING customer we received from James quickly made up for the horrible arrival experience. James was very knowledgeable, articulate, engaging and provided with the best customer service I have ever experienced for a long time. I need him at our workplace. Thank you James! You very quickly turned a bad experience into a memorable night. The food was delicious buy it came out too quickly.

    Oi IzakayaResponded 2 days agoThanks so much for the review! James is amazing we agree! So delighted he made your night memorable. The unwelcoming person was probably me the owner (Irish) - I apologise I was having a terrible day and will try to be better going forward, I'm glad you pointed this out. Take care until we see you again and wish you all the best going forward! Cheers

  4. AR

    AndrewR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came for dinner and had the $55 banquet. Food was amazing. So glad we sat at the bar before our table as James the barman was a magician with our drinks. Bumped our night from a nice 8 to a solid 10.

    Oi IzakayaResponded 1 day agoThanks for the amazing feedback and making us smile by taking the time to leave this lovely review. We hope to see you again and please take care and we hope you have amazing dining experiences everywhere you go between now and then

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went with the family for my Birthday and had the best time! They were short staffed (like everywhere is at the moment), but everything was on point. Food, service and drinks were all amazing! Will definitely be back often. Thanks so much for a great night!

    Oi IzakayaResponded 1 day agoAmazing! We're so happy and proud we were able to give you a lovely night. Thanks for taking the time out of your day to leave this review and we hope to see you again :)

  6. SW

    SalWu

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    My best friend and I wanted to book and try somewhere new, and I am so glad that we tried Oi Izakaya! The servers were extremely attentive, the food was fast to arrive, and I loved how spacious the seating felt (some restaurants it feels like you're sitting with the next table over!) The sound level was perfect too - I enjoy places where you can actually hear your dinner company! (I note that we chose outside seating). I must note that I am a very fussy eater, and so there were plenty of options for me! The server was also very accomodating to my dietary requests. My favourite dish was the miso eggplant, so definitely order that dish when you go! Thanks for a very enjoyable night Oi Izakaya! :)

    Oi IzakayaResponded 1 day agoThanks for taking the time to leave this lovely review Sally! Take care until we see you again

  7. E

    Ellie

    Brisbane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Lovely place. We were seated in one of the booths which was fun; my son loved the cushions and all the artwork on the wall. The heated hand towels upon arrival fabulous. Service was great. Friendly and efficient. We found most of the meals a bit overpriced -$9 for cucumber sushi rolls, $8 for avocado 😳. The 200g steak (on sizzle plate) was more $ than we thought it should have been. The meals were yummy. My daughter loved the dengaku (miso eggplant). We will possibly come again, but won’t make a special trip.

    Oi IzakayaResponded 1 day agoThanks for the review. We take the feedback on board and will keep trying to get better. Take care and hope to see you again ❤️

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Amazing food as always. We ordered 5 small dishes, which normally are sent out 1 at a time in short intervals. However this time they just kept coming, about 2 mins apart. We asked if they could slow down but they just kept coming. Barely fit our glass of water on the table.
  9. BM

    BonnisM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Whilst we appreciated and did enjoy our experience, the staff were quite complacent and kept forgetting things we’d requested like, water which we had to ask for multiple times. It also felt as though we were more of an annoyance that a guest which was sad. I’m going to say yes I would recommend this restaurant purely based off the food but the service was absolutely not memorable sorry.
  10. RS

    RolandS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service. Noise from passers by when sitting outside is a bit annoying.
  11. b

    belindah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great spot for a lovely informal dinner with a good cocktail range.
  12. T

    Travis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Booked 6:15pm Bar seating. When we arrived, we were sat facing outside? When we sat down, we asked to move to the bar as there were 2 free seats (like we had originally booked). Were told we were unable to as they were occupied. 2hrs in and still nobody had arrived in those seats. Disappointing as most of the night was spent wiping black stuff off our knees that came from the wall where we were sitting. Food was great, bartender was welcoming. But unfortunately, not an enjoyable experience.
  13. SB

    SaraB

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    When I made the booking I let staff know we were celebrating something special, everyone made an effort to say congrats to mum when we were there and made the night super special! The food was incredible and could have kept going till we popped!
  14. B

    Beckndzander

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was fantastic, the dishes were explained and recommendations were given. Each dish was very enjoyable with lots of fresh flavours.
  15. JB

    JB98

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    The food was fantastic, but diners need to be aware that the dishes ordered don't arrive together. So if your in a group and not sharing everything, some will be sitting without food for half the evening (as happened with us). We were unaware that this was how the food service worked here. This needs to be a bit clearer for people who have never dined there before. Language barrier was also an issue. To order drinks you have to scan the code on the table but this wasn't working. When we asked one of the wait staff how do we order drinks the immediate response was "I'll get the manager!" and they left. After waiting awhile, we asked another wait staff, who advised it wasn't working and they would have to take the order on their tablet. When the drinks arrived, one was wrong. When we politely explained this they stomped off and the person who took our order came back and had a go at us. We were told we were being fussy. They apologised a bit later but when we got a wrong meal we didn't dare say anything! Overall great food, and good atmosphere, just lacking in service cohesion.
  16. KG

    KathrynG

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was the best we have had for a while. We loved sitting at the counter where we could watch the head chef make the sushi right in front of us! Cocktails were amazing and all food was delicious
  17. JA

    JenA

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent all round and we really appreciated how many dishes were gluten free! Thanks also to our lovely Brazilian waitress.
  18. A

    Algar22

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was amazing! Love love love the food! When I booked I requested counter seating, however we were sat outside which was disappointing, however the food and service was amazing! Definitely be back!
  19. AE

    AndresE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    "Great food, great service, and a massive selection of Japanese sake and whiskey."
  20. SW

    SueW

    Gold Coast

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday party for 22 people. They handled it brilliantly!
  21. TR

    TRACEYM

    Gold Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent we will be back ,food was meticulously present and delicious.service and atmosphere great.
  22. LS

    LizaS

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    The food isn't traditional Japanese Very expensive & tables out in the walkway was not the best. Service was ok, all the share plates come at once & table was too small.

    Oi IzakayaResponded on August 12, 2022Thanks Liza we appreciate you taking the time. We certainly don't claim to be traditional in any regard so apologies that wasn't more clear before you came to dine with us. We'll try to work on timing of the plates that is great feedback and we appreciate it. Take care and best wishes for your future dining experiences.

  23. RI

    RebeccaI

    New South Wales

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    It pains me to write this and typically I would never write a negative review but this must be said. This used to be our favourite place to eat in Burleigh but it’s not what it was. Apparently the owners have replaced the head chef (and judging by the food replaced them with a cook) and many of the staff (including the amazing front of house guy who was always so friendly & welcoming), much to their detriment! What used to be a vibrant and super busy restaurant is now sad and empty with zero vibe. Absolutely horrible food! Menu has changed also. They have two Mexican restaurants directly opposite and behind them and yet they replaced the Bao buns with TACOS!! Why would you do that? Please, for the love of great food, pay your staff better so you don’t lose your star players!! Seriously, I’m being kind when I say this experience was a 1/10.

    Oi IzakayaResponded on August 6, 2022Hi! This is the owner writing to clarify: - The amazing front of house guy was stealing, so obviously fired - Our current head chef, with no disrespect to prior staff, is the most talented staff member we've ever had - We are unsure how you know anything about our pay rates - Baos, whilst popular, are quite basic and not something we hand made from scratch. The sushi tacos are, and they are very different to mexican style tacos. Feedback has been very positive - We are as busy as ever Thanks

  24. P

    Pamb

    Gold Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Original decor & location. The food seemed fresh but did not stand out to us as extraordinary or really worth returning for. Service was nice but the language barrier presented a challenge for the waiter. It was a nice experience still and we are glad we tried it.

    Oi IzakayaResponded on August 12, 2022Thanks Pam!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great, all the servers were helpful and fun! The vibe and decor was really cool, The food was super quick and so delicious! And really great value considering we ordered quite a bit of food and drinks, would definitely go back!

    Oi IzakayaResponded on August 6, 2022Thanks so much for the positive feedback you've made our day! See you again soon

  26. MG

    MarkG

    Gold Coast

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been past many times , first time eating here and it was excellent … food and service was high quality casual Japanese dining on the goldy .. will be back for sure as this is another gem

    Oi IzakayaResponded on August 6, 2022Thanks Mark your table made our Saturday night so all the thanks to you! Look forward to seeing your smiling faces again soon!

  27. KB

    KylieB

    Gold Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Best Japanese food on the Gold Coast.

    Oi IzakayaResponded on August 6, 2022Thanks Kylie you're the best!

  28. PE

    PaigeEnglish

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    10/10 good, service and vibe. Couldn’t pick what I wanted there was so much to choose from. Staff were very friendly, the brunette man in front of house being a stand out
  29. AC

    AmyC

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great vibe and experience when coming here. Love the food, cocktails and service!

    Oi IzakayaResponded on August 6, 2022Thanks Amy!

  30. SC

    SophieC

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an amazing little hidden gem! Perfect for our date night. We love love love Japanese cuisine and this was sooo delicious and tasty! We will definitely be coming back!
  31. JB

    JoshuaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service, definitely book ahead as it is very popular
  32. B

    Brigid

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Delicious food but tiny tables not suitable for sharing multiple dishes.
  33. AP

    AgaP

    Gold Coast

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A bit disappointed, we book table inside and got table in the open door , in very cold weather, with hitter on the top of us switch off . Waiter wasn’t too worry about it and feels that we had been ignore from time we ask for different table. Food is still good , but I think the portions are shrinking. We loved to come here all the way from Main Beach but I think it was our last trip to this restaurant.
  34. C

    Ckkk1

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Abit pricey but overall really good food and service especially since the tables are quite small the waiter continuously cleaning off our table to make more room for us and our food :)
  35. AM

    AnnaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant food and great service. The staff were lovely and very helpful.
  36. RC

    RennyC

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great Japanese drinking bar with wonderful tapas menu. Loved it.
  37. MA

    MarkA

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    have been here 5 times in 3 months and I have never been disappointed with the quality of the food, the variety on the menu and the professionalism and attentiveness of the staff
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We met the owner on arrival and learned a little about the history of the establishment which was great. His team then took charge and we had fabulous service all night. The food and cocktails are amazing. Great value dining. We’ll be back for sure.
  39. S

    Sarah

    Sunshine Coast

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Our overall experience was poor. All the food came out at once, the servers did not check on us and the quality of food, especially for the price, was subpar.
  40. DF

    DogtorFoodie

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Went there for dinner with a few friends last week. The food was delicious and the service to outstanding. Parking was a little bit of a challenge, especially on a weekend but this is no fault of the restaurant.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Oi Izakaya does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Oi Izakaya is rated 4.6 stars by 496 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Logo image for Deliveroo
Google Map for Oi Izakaya

4/30 James St, Burleigh Heads, AU-QLD 4220

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Burleigh Heads

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri–Sun 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Japanese Speciality

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Gonzalo Martinez

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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