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Yagiz, South Yarra, AU-VIC

Yagiz

4.6
4.6
301 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.

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Booked 14 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

    May 29, 2022 only
    Bringing back Meyhane night. It's been a while, so let the raki flow! 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

Menu

Doyumluk

Chef Selection – Required for groups of 6 or more; $80pp

  • Fava

    Split fava bean, raki, dill

    • Tarama

      Tarama salata, trout roe

      • Topik

        Chickpea, onions, pine nuts, cinnamon

        • Kopoglu

          Fried eggplant, tomato, garlic

          • Saganaki

            Pan fry Kefelogreviera cheese, honey

            • Deniz Mahsulleri Yahnisi

              Prawn, octopus, mussels, ripe tomato

              • Sardalya

                Charcoal sardines, butter capers

                • Adana

                  Hand mince lamb on shish, charred eggplant

                  • Marul Salatasi

                    Baby cos lettuce, pomegranate molasses

                    Alakart

                    • LakerdaA$16.00

                      Salt cured Spanish Mackerel, pickled green tomato, chilli

                      • Zeytinyagli BamyaA$15.00

                        Braised okra, lemon, dill

                        • TaramaA$19.00

                          Tarama salata, trout roe

                          • FavaA$15.00

                            Split fava bean, raki, dill

                            • PancarA$15.00

                              Baked beetroot, hung yogurt, garlic

                              • KopogluA$16.00

                                Fried eggplant, tomato, garlic

                                • TopikA$17.00

                                  Chickpea, onions, pine nuts, cinnamon

                                  • SaganakiA$22.00

                                    Pan fry Kefelogreviera cheese, honey

                                    • Deniz Mahsulleri YahnisiA$35.00

                                      Prawn, octopus, mussels, ripe tomato

                                      • Sigara BoregiA$24.00

                                        Confit duck cigar (3)

                                        • MantarA$19.00

                                          Charcoal mushroom, muhamara, walnut

                                          • SardalyaA$24.00

                                            Charcoal sardines, butter capers

                                            • KalamarA$40.00

                                              WA charcoal calamari, sujuk butter

                                              • AdanaA$39.00

                                                Hand mince lamb on shish, charred eggplant

                                                • TurluA$31.00

                                                  Seasonal vegetables, tomato stew

                                                  • Tavuk SisA$39.00

                                                    Charcoal chicken skewers, dry cacik

                                                    • KaburgaA$44.00

                                                      Brasied beef ribs, smoked freekeh pilaf, Celeriac puree

                                                      • Marul SalatasiA$15.00

                                                        Baby cos lettuce, Pommegranate Mollases dressing

                                                        • Firinda HavucA$15.00

                                                          Roast carrot, hazelnut, honey glaze

                                                          • KadaifA$17.00

                                                            Kadaif pastry, Maras ice cream, Fig

                                                            • AyvaA$15.00

                                                              Baked quinces, kaymak, pistachio

                                                              Last updated: April 11, 2022

                                                              What 301 people are saying

                                                              Overall ratings and reviews

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

                                                              4.6
                                                              4.6 based on recent ratings
                                                              • 4.6Food
                                                              • 4.5Service
                                                              • 4.6Ambience
                                                              • 4.2Value

                                                              NoiseModerate

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                                                              1. MM

                                                                MaryM

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined 4 days ago

                                                                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.

                                                              2. KR

                                                                KatieR

                                                                1 review

                                                                1.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined 5 days ago

                                                                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.

                                                              3. 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

                                                              4. 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.

                                                              5. 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.

                                                              6. 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.

                                                              7. TJ

                                                                TJJ1

                                                                1 review

                                                                3.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                Nice venue, Extremely Small portions but tasty food.

                                                              8. 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

                                                              9. 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.

                                                              10. F

                                                                Feeee

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                Great option for communal dinner with family. Great evening!

                                                              11. 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

                                                              12. 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!

                                                              13. 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..

                                                              14. 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.

                                                              15. 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.

                                                              16. 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.

                                                              17. 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

                                                              18. 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.

                                                              19. 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

                                                              20. 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 !

                                                              21. 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

                                                              22. 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 !

                                                              23. 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

                                                              24. 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.

                                                              25. 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.

                                                              26. 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…

                                                              27. DD

                                                                DavidD

                                                                Melbourne

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                Dined on March 4, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Fabulous food and decor,excellent service by James plus I love seeing bunches of flowers on the table

                                                              28. D

                                                                Daniel

                                                                Sydney

                                                                4 reviews

                                                                4.0

                                                                4 reviews

                                                                Dined on February 25, 2022

                                                                overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                The food was very tasty appart from the baklava and the service was friendly and attentive expect for the person who greeted us. Overall a good night but too noisier for us and the wines too expensive.

                                                              29. MA

                                                                MariaA

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on February 23, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Amazing food, music and customer service experience, a unique Modern Turkish Restaurant in South Yarra. Staff member asked me how everything was, my reply was “I’m in heaven” the live Turkish music, beautiful food and atmosphere was magical. My meal had a distinct taste, Mince lamb on shish, flavoursome charred eggplant and pilaf. Highly recommended with Raki on ice! I loved the cute little coffee cups at the end, serving Turkish coffee. The best!

                                                              30. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                Melbourne

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on February 19, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Can’t fault this restaurant. The service and food was impeccable. We had such a great evening.

                                                              31. b

                                                                becsv

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on February 17, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                AMAZING!! WE LOVED IT AND WOULD 100% GO BACK AGAIN!

                                                              32. TC

                                                                TheoC

                                                                Melbourne

                                                                1 review

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on February 17, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                We had a magnificent evening At Yagiz. The food was amazing as was the service. Can’t wait to visit this restaurant again. 10/10

                                                              33. s

                                                                serenyasa

                                                                Melbourne

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                Dined on February 15, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                It is the best restaurant in the area, even outside the area. Food is so unique, delicious. Definitely the best vibe ever.

                                                              34. A

                                                                Arch

                                                                1 review

                                                                3.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on February 12, 2022

                                                                overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                My gf is allergic to onions, last time they really looked after her, and that’s why we booked again. The menu has changed, the initial waitress wasn’t helpful in regards to the dietary requirement despite it being noted on the booking. After asking for a manager he provided us with some available options for her which was good. But it just wasn’t a smooth experience overall and a bit of a drainer, not like the experience my girlfriend had the previous time. Meals probably on the small side for the price.

                                                              35. KP

                                                                KP22

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on February 4, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Food is absolutely devine, great atmosphere and service!

                                                              36. W

                                                                Willo

                                                                1 review

                                                                2.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on February 2, 2022

                                                                overall2food2service5ambience4

                                                                The set menu was served as two courses rather than 8 individual experiences, likely because each dish couldn't stand alone. The first 5 dishes were a cold depressing affair that was just cheap, dip-type foods served with an inadequate amount of bread, more of which they charge for? Really? The Swordfish would've been the only respectable dish however it was overcooked. Service staff were great, the ambience, live music and interior were fantastic however, the food is an overpriced, oily, mediocre take on Turkish home cooking.

                                                              37. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                Melbourne

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                Dined on February 1, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                It’s my second time and they have a new menu. Looking forward to trying new items!

                                                              38. KP

                                                                KrutiP

                                                                Melbourne

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                Dined on January 29, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Loved all the dishes we tried there. Couldnt fault anything. Amazing interior and delicious food

                                                              39. SC

                                                                SimoneC

                                                                New South Wales

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                Dined on January 28, 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                A beautiful environment with lovely food served by outstanding waiters.

                                                              40. G

                                                                Goglet

                                                                1 review

                                                                4.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on January 27, 2022

                                                                overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                                Thought the overall experience at Yagiz was terrific. Great ambience. Came with another couple and we ordered the banquet. The entrees/appetisers arrived at once with a fabulous selection of sardines, Taramasalta, fried eggplant,Tahini and a chicken pate…all delicious and beautifully presented. After a good break they delivered the Lamb Shisa, Calamari and Swordfish. Everyone loved the food and we didn’t feel overly full! The only complaint was the service was a bit slow. We will definitely come again.

                                                              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 4.6 stars by 301 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                                              Booked 14 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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