Oi Izakaya

4.6
205 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.

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
What 205 people are saying
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4.5
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4.5
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jodip
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

n amazing use of space and was complimented by fabulous staff who understood the vibe and the food journey the chef has, cannot wait to go back again

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SarahC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience at Oi Izakaya. Despite being positioned in a walkway the atmosphere still felt cosy and unhurried. Staff were friendly, patient and attentive, and the food was plentiful. It's obvious the kitchen take a lot of care in preparation - everything tasted fresh and seasoned to perfection. I can't wait to go back!

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PipT
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great spot to meet friends and enjoy company over food. The banquets are abundant- choose if you are hungry or can take your time. In saying that, I always enjoy them, along with the choices of Japanese beer and sake.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Gold Coast
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We enjoyed our night at Oi but the service was slow and we didn’t love sitting in the alley way. Next time we would ask to be seated ‘inside’ the restaurant. The owner was lovely and went out of his way to help us which we appreciated. The food was great too

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RebeccaW
Sydney
8 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Friends catch up. Banquet was excellent value for money. Service a bit hit and miss...not bad, not overly attentive.

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Conor
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience1

We were one of only three groups in the restaurant we booked a table and were all seated right next to each other’s groups.

Oi Izakaya
Responded on April 6, 2021

Thanks for the review and really happy you enjoyed the food. We've spoken to staff and they thought they were doing the right thing sitting everyone in the same section as we were quiet and they needed to close down other areas. We'll definitely try to leave a free table between guests it's a really shame to get a negative review for something we can easily control. Thanks again for your feedback and hope to see you another time. Take care until then ❤️

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Jess
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Love this place. Great food and drinks, casual atmosphere.

Oi Izakaya
Responded on April 6, 2021

Thanks Jess! Look forward to seeing you again soon 😍✌️

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LenaM
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a little too noisy with diners sitting close plus the music. The waitress couldn’t hear us, we had to repeat ourselves several time and They added a dish we didn’t order to our order.

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LaurenceY
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Average food, price is comparable high to other Japanese restaurants service same kind of food. Food is slightly salty.

Oi Izakaya
Responded on April 6, 2021

Thanks Laurence. Unsure we fully understand the review but appreciate you taking the time - hope to see again in the future and we'll keep trying to improve between now and then 😍✌️

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WaterlooBay
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out - food & service excellent. We'll be back!

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DarrellW
Brisbane
4 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place
Great food
Excellent service.

If you are in Burleigh Heads, it's a must go.

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CliveL
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal , we went there 2 nights in a row!

Oi Izakaya
Responded on April 6, 2021

Thanks for taking the time to leave this review Clive and super happy you enjoyed your time with us. Hope your trip home was smooth and hope to see you back when you are next in Burleigh Heads ❤️

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WendyY
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Check Your Bill. Food was Excellent But, after ordering 4 dishes only 3 were served. After the meal we asked about the 4th dish, rep was that it was taken off the Bill. When paying there were 2 drinks on the bill we did not have, they were also taken off the bill. Not once did anyone apologise for either issue.
Vey poor by the wait staff. Check your Bill.

Oi Izakaya
Responded on March 18, 2021

Hi Wendy sorry to learn about these mistakes and the lack of apology. We will investigate and address this - and please accept our apology here now although it is coming late. Thanks for dining with us and we hope to see you again 😍🙏

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LyndalD
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This little gem is big on service and huge on charm - with amazing food at a great price this place is simply awesome!

Oi Izakaya
Responded on March 18, 2021

Thanks Lyndal! The restaurant game is tough and you have no idea how much motivation we get from lovely feedback such as this. It's really lovely of you to take the time and we can't say thanks enough. Take care until we see you back at Oi ✌️😍⛩

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MassageByJace
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, both for looks and taste.
The restaurant itself is intimate and inviting.
Highly recommended and looking for to our next visit.

Oi Izakaya
Responded on March 18, 2021

Thanks for taking the time to share this lovely review! Smiling ear-to-ear that you enjoyed the meal and vibes - and we're looking forward to your next visit too! Take care until then 😍✌️

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ElleS
Brisbane
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything we ate! Gyoza, pork belly baos, okonomiyaki, Karaage and the crispy pork belly all amazing!
Cocktails were on point and the service was perfect. Will definitely be back!

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RobinB
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food fabulous, service very good. We'll be back!
A bit funky, arcade style dining, fairly young and hip crowd but oldies made welcome too! :)

Oi Izakaya
Responded on March 15, 2021

Thanks for the high praise Robin! Very happy you had a lovely time with us and hope to see you again in the future. Take care until we see you next 🙏🤩🇯🇵

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Jane
Gold Coast
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Not the most authentic Japanese.
Overpriced for what you get.

Oi Izakaya
Responded on March 15, 2021

Hi Jane - thanks for taking the time to leave a review. Sorry we were off the mark to your expectations. Without specifics it's hard to know what you had that you thought was inauthentic or overpriced, but we'll take the feedback on and keep trying to improve. Take care ❤️

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TjamC
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Small dishes were amazing! Large dish was almost too large for 2 ppl sharing

Oi Izakaya
Responded on March 15, 2021

Thanks and glad you left full! Very happy to see your positive review it made us proud! Take care until we see you again ✌️😍⛩

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vipOpenTable Diner
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I’m surprised this restaurant has 4.8 stars. We went for dinner and perhaps it’s better for a takeaway/casual lunch options. The quality of the food compared to a sushi train so I was a little disappointed. Flavours were bland and food such as the Takoyaki
was served a little too cool in temp making it unpleasant and a bit claggy. The pork belly was also quite bland and served on mixed lettuce leaves. The new staff did the best they could given it was their first night on the job and they were very friendly so I won’t fault the service. But honestly, I just felt that the food and flavours were very average.

Oi Izakaya
Responded on March 18, 2021

Hi and thanks for the review. We are sorry you were disappointed - we'll take the feedback on board and keep doing all we can to improve. Take care ❤️

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JenC
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with amazing food and beverages - we keep going back and take visitors there which says something 😊

Oi Izakaya
Responded on March 13, 2021

Thanks for taking the time to write this lovely review Jen! Take care until we see you again 🙏🇯🇵

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AndrewR
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved everything about Ou Izakaya. Food is amazing, service fantastic and a wonderful ambience. We will be back

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BiancaD
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Amazing food! Most staff were really kind and beautiful :)

Oi Izakaya
Responded on March 9, 2021

Thanks so much Bianca for leaving this thoughtful review - we're smiling ear-to-ear! Take care until we see you at Oi again 🙏🇯🇵

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OpenTable Diner
Gold Coast
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great night out. The food, staff, venue never disappoints. My husband and I are locals, and have been to Oi many times. It’s pretty much our favourite in Burleigh.

Oi Izakaya
Responded on March 9, 2021

Thanks so much! Not that we play favourites, but locals are definitely our favourites 😝 Take care and we look forward to seeing you again soon ❤️

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AnaA
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The seafood was delicious and fresh. Everything we ordered was service was great and staff were friendly. Highly recommended.

Oi Izakaya
Responded on March 9, 2021

Thanks Ana glad you enj-oi'ed and hope to see you (and Mum) again soon! ❤️

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Ash93
Brisbane
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A great little restaurant which is always pumping. Cool spot in the laneway matched with a bangin' drinks menu, and an affordable, tasty dinner menu, means an overall great time!

Do reccommend their house rice larger! Mmm. Also the takoyaki roulette was fun!

And we must mention our great server who really made our night that lil bit extra!

Oi Izakaya
Responded on March 9, 2021

Thanks Ash! This review is very detailed and awesome - so glad you enj-oi'ed. We'll keep trying to improve to get to 5 stars next time you visit ✨🤩 Take care until then❤️✌️🤩

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Melmurr
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very tasty and filling meal! Would dine here again.

Oi Izakaya
Responded on March 9, 2021

Thanks for the review and stoked you enjoyed. Look forward to seeing you next time 🙏🇯🇵

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Sara
Brisbane
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food, cocktails and service were all amazing! Loved the okonomiyaki the most. Also had the bao's, edamame and salmon sushi. I'd say the sushi was overpriced for what it was, I'd choose to order other things instead next time but it was still delicious nonetheless. Pretty cool vibe as well! Only suggestion I can make is that it might be good to have a few fans set up around the restaurant, as it was SO warm and humid on the night we ate there. It would make the experience of eating there a little more pleasant.

Oi Izakaya
Responded on March 1, 2021

Thanks so much!

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Nick
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food and very good service. Highly recommend the banquet.

Oi Izakaya
Responded on March 2, 2021

Thanks Nick this is lovely of you to take the time to leave this review. It helps so much that our customers share their positive experiences and we are so grateful 😍 Take care until we see you again ✌️🙏🇯🇵

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SikemRex
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere and service, while the food was well portioned and tasted amazing. Highly recommended.

Oi Izakaya
Responded on March 2, 2021

Thanks so much for this amazing review it's the best things we'll read today! Please take care and thanks once again ❤️🙏

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RobynG
Brisbane
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambience, great service and food plentiful. Everything was wonderful
Must for Burleigh

Oi Izakaya
Responded on February 28, 2021

Thanks Robyn! Please take care until we see you again 😍

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SusanK
Gold Coast
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great little restaurant with a nice atmosphere. Staff pleasant and knowledgable.

Oi Izakaya
Responded on February 28, 2021

Thanks for the review Susan take care until we see you again ❤️

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WendyP
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and full of flavor. Service was friendly and efficient and the atmosphere was wonderful as it was raining which created a lovely ambience. Cocktails were tasty too!

Oi Izakaya
Responded on February 28, 2021

Hi Wendy thanks for taking the time to leave a review - very much appreciated. Please take care until we see you next time - hopefully on a less rainy occasion!

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lauren
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great but very hot near the cooking area (where we were sitting)

Oi Izakaya
Responded on February 28, 2021

Thanks Lauren sorry about the heat - we are trying to do what we can to fix this! Look forward to seeing you again soon and thanks again for the review

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Dayal
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and cocktails were amazing, it was a good vibe and excellent service!

Oi Izakaya
Responded on February 22, 2021

Thanks for taking the time to share this lovely review Dayal - you made our day! Please take care until we see you again 🇯🇵✌️

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OpenTable Diner
Gold Coast
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining meant to share

Oi Izakaya
Responded on April 6, 2021

Thanks for the positive review and taking the time to share - hope to see you again soon for more of the same 🎉🇯🇵 Take care ❤️

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vipsmilemitch
Brisbane
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food and friendly service - what more does one need?!

Oi Izakaya
Responded on February 22, 2021

Thanks! Stoked you had a great experience and look forward to seeing you again soon ❤️

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SueW
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing.
The pork belly melted in your mouth and then just a final crunch of the crackling.
Sashimi gorgeous.
Soft shell crab yum.
Will definitely be back.
Highly highly recommend.

Oi Izakaya
Responded on February 22, 2021

Thanks for being so lovely and taking the time to write this review Sue! You da best! The kitchen were smiling ear-to-ear to learn about your comments - you made them feel special. So stoked you enj-oi'ed 😝 Look forward to seeing you again soon

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ReneeC
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Overall the majority of the food was delicious. Lotus root chips were burnt but eatable. The main disappointing thing was the time it took to her our food, put a negative on the night, and staff kept apologising, so assuming they new.

Oi Izakaya
Responded on February 22, 2021

Stoked you enjoyed the food Renee - and sorry for your wait. We'll keep trying to improve! Hope to see you again ❤️

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JamesP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for Valentine’s Day, service and food was great. Definitely be back!
Had sparkling sake and tasty wagyu beef which was cool

Oi Izakaya
Responded on February 22, 2021

Hope you had the best night with your special lady-friend James-y P! Look forward to seeing you again soon

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Oi Izakaya does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Oi Izakaya is rated 4.6 stars by 205 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.