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Yagiz, South Yarra, AU-VIC

Yagiz

4.5
4.5
315 Reviews
$41 to $100
Turkish
Located on South Yarra’s bustling Toorak Road in Melbourne, Yagiz invites guests to experience the flavours of modern Turkey in a vibrant atmosphere, accompanied by a menu that demonstrates the evolution of a talented chef and his kitchen team.

As chef and owner Murat Ovaz describes his restaurant, "Much like classic Turkish food, Yagiz brings people together. I wanted to create an unpretentious atmosphere, where refined dining could be enjoyed in a warm and vibrant atmosphere with no fuss. Expect to experience all the flavours of Turkey with a modern, unique twist."

Yagiz offers a 5 course degustation menu as well as à la carte. Our interesting wine list is open-minded with an emphasis on lesser known Turkish wines as well as smaller Australian and European producers.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Turkish

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 9821 4758

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Murat Ovaz

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact the restaurant directly for further information.

  • Neighborhood

    South Yarra

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Short walk from Toorak Rd/St Kilda Rd Tram stop. Trams Numbers 3/3a, 5, 6, 16, 58, 64, 67, 72

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Meyhane Night

    A$90.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Let the raki flow! Meyhane night is back Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere with an authentic Turkish mezze menu from Head Chef Murat Ovaz. Live Turkish music, Turkish wine and of course plenty of our national spirit raki. Meyhane night set menu 90pp

What 315 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. EM

    EkinM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic place. Great turkish food with a modern twist. Kul basti was fantastic, the eggplant puree was excellent.
  2. JB

    JohnB

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was as good as it always is ,such wonderful flavours.
  3. WW

    WitoldW

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Merhaba ! We attended the Meyhane Gecesi last night. It was a fantastic night and we enjoyed the food and ambiance enormously. THANK YOU
  4. SG

    SemaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was an excellent ambience and service. Very attentive and presentation and quality of food was fantastic. Highly recommend.
  5. G

    paulG

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food is generally fabulous . Just a pity the tarama was laced with garlic killing the flavour . Further I have a negative reaction to garlic and no mention was made of it whereas it was noted in other dishes on the menu . But overall the food was very good as was the service On The pricey side but I guess you get what you pay for . Enjoyable evening and would certainly recommend
  6. TT

    ThaoT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved my time at Yagiz last night. The food was fresh, the team are diverse, and the ambience, decor and atmosphere was on point. I will definitely be back, especially to try the dessert!
  7. A

    Avalee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful food, every dish well presented and different. The service was impeccable and efficient. We never had to look for a waiter or wait for service. Thankyou for a wonderful night out ;)
  8. SG

    SallyG

    Melbourne

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Lovely restaurant. The food was designed for sharing and there were many options I found the servings generous and the food yummy Great service and an excellent champagne by the glass
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food & wine was sensational, every dish complemented each other.
  10. J

    Jason

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    So the food was great, service was great, but definitely not up to the price tag.
  11. BD

    BurakD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff were very attentive, very polite, very well trained. Lighting was super and was lovely to see live entertainment on Wednesday night.
  12. D

    Designlens

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Lovely ambience, mostly excellent service, but locating a table so a patron sits next to a door opening in the main thoroughfare on a quiet night was disappointing. The food is beautifully presented, the lamb dish was perfection, and the wine selection also very good.
  13. WW

    WitoldW

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved to try different dishes with the degustation meals.
  14. M

    Mildred

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We really loved our evening at Yagiz - food was fab and wait staff delighful.
  15. MM

    MaryM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time dining here, food was amazing. We ordered a big selection of entrees and could not pick a favorite, Very authentic Turkish flavours . Yagiz is now our favorite restaurant, great food and very good service from Ash. Highly recommend Yagiz.
  16. KR

    KatieR

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    We chose this restaurant as it had a large amount of options for a friend who is vegan by allergy requirement. We chose vegan dishes, however when the dished came out the were covered in yogurt, when we queried whether it was vegan the waitstaff didn't know. The kitchen then said it is not vegan, despite the menu stating it was, and did not seem to care. The waitstaff were not apologetic, they returned the dish without the toppings, which was now half the size, and we were still charged full price. The other food was tasty but it made our friend extremely anxious as to what she was actually eating. Further, we were constantly offered bread to have with our meals unbeknown to us that they were actually charging $8 per bread basket. Please provide better communication. Thank you.
  17. SC

    SteveC

    Melbourne

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very positive experience, nice table, prompt & friendly service, tasty food with lists of variety
  18. e

    ellen

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food is really delicious, chief is creative and picky on ingredients and materials, just the portion is a bit small. Its an impressive experience will go again.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Nice atmosphere and friendly staff, but the main thing (food) was not that great at all. The fish was super smelly and chicken was under cooked. They had replaced it though, but we are not hungry anymore. The calamari for kids was the best thing we had. Surprised that their set menu didn’t have dessert. They gave us a piece of baklava to take home for Mother’s Day.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience4
    Upon arrival the matrede advised the table was not quite ready which was fine. We stood for 10 minutes, then saw a large group get taken into the restaurant so we decided to sit near the window as we further waited. We asked for a drinks menu whilst we waiting, another 10 minutes went past no one came out to get us a drink. Just as I was going say something he came over to take us through. We sat down and was asked if you have a preference for water. We advised one of each bottle, the wait staff simply started pouring still and sparkling for everyone all of a sudden we had 12 glasses of water on the table, we laughed. The matrede was not very hospitable as what you would expect from the Turkish restaurant given the culture. No smile or empathy shown for the delay in getting us to the table. It was very clear majority of wait staff were new comers and very little training had been provided. I won’t be rushing back being completely honest. I would however look into the issues I’ve raised as you have have plenty of local competition that do a much better job.
  21. TJ

    TJJ1

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Nice venue, Extremely Small portions but tasty food.
  22. s

    scottp

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an wonderful night For dinner, the food was delicious And and the staff were friendly and efficient This is my second time eating here And will be back Thanks agin for a great night
  23. FM

    FrankM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    All the food was very good. Given the relatively limited menu and the importance of the dish, I was very disappointed that the Adana kebab on the menu was unavailable.
  24. F

    Feeee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great option for communal dinner with family. Great evening!
  25. JS

    JoanneS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great Turkish food in a vibrant atmosphere. $350 for 4 people with drinks
  26. AH

    AlexisH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great night with even better food - highly recommend the Saganaki and Kopoglu!
  27. YA

    YavuzA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Waiting time was too long . We waited about an hour for our order..
  28. HJ

    HamishJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have never written a review before, but my experience at Yagiz was amazing and the team there very much deserve the positive feedback. The food was clean, fresh and flavourful, and the service was incredibly friendly, attentive and helpful. We had a great experience and thoroughly enjoyed the ambiance and feel for the restaurant. Highly recommend.
  29. DN

    DhanyaN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience1
    Great food, pleasant service and a beautiful location. Unfortunately we were seated by the door os we caught the draft, and the customer dress code seems have dropped from the last time we were there. But overall an enjoyable experience.
  30. PD

    PeterD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Great venue and the food was amazing. The service was very direct and not overly friendly. Only negative in over wise great night.
  31. FE

    FionaE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved the food , service was perfect, I will back again and recommend to my friends
  32. TK

    TanyaK

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect place for what we wanted. Our goal is to try something new each year for birthday celebrations. Yagiz was a brilliant choice. Definitely going again on date night.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely service, decor and the food was amazing as usual
  34. l

    lindano

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service . Second time there and will keep going back !
  35. TM

    TimM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Too much food (set menu) and too expensive at $85 pp….but food was generally very good. Would have preferred to make own choices
  36. MB

    MyriamB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, inspiring menu, great location, friendly staff. A lovely experience !
  37. BK

    BulentK

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and food. Service was great and friendly. Highly recommended
  38. KW

    KayW

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food, fantastic staff, and such a beautiful restaurant feel. We ordered all the starters, and that was ample for us. My favourite was the Mussels stuffed with rice. The flavours were outstanding. Can’t wait to dine back at Zagiz again.
  39. T

    Tasha

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Unreal food!! Definitely small portions but it’s that sharing plate style. Can’t wait to come back for date night.
  40. A

    Alex

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Service was a bit slow and lacking,couple of time asked drinks etc they forget about it…waiters was spending long time front of bar chating not giving attention to tables…also no Turkish language speaking waiters,all over was good. It’s,thank you…

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • 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

Yagiz offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9821 4758.

Yagiz is rated 4.5 stars by 315 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 11 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Yagiz

22 Toorak Rd South Yarra, AU-VIC 3141

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    South Yarra

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Turkish

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Short walk from Toorak Rd/St Kilda Rd Tram stop. Trams Numbers 3/3a, 5, 6, 16, 58, 64, 67, 72

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Murat Ovaz

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (03) 9821 4758

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact the restaurant directly for further information.

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