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Yagiz, South Yarra, AU-VIC

Yagiz

4.5
4.5
340 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 7 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 340 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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Inner City South

    Romantic

  • Inner City South

    Special Occasion

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  1. SE

    StephenE

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    Food amazing. Service very disappointing. Main Waiter appeared uninterested and drunk.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We thought we could share the plates and we invited our friends. It was not enough on them for 4 people. The staff and food very good but the quantity. It would have been good to be informed the plates are only good for two but not four.
  3. J

    Jason

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinning experience, it has it all food, service, and close by.
  4. M

    Mari

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall1food3service3ambience1
    Booked a table for 9 guests, our only option was a set menu for $90 and that was great because we didn't have to decide on what to eat and only split the drinks. The bill came to over $1000 and everyone paid their share and as I was the last person I paid over $250 when I looked at the bill later I realised there was a 10% weekend surcharge (Saturday night) and extra charge for bread. We were under the impression that the bread was included on the set menu like other restaurants. Although food was delicious it was a bad experience and I can say it was far from 'fine dining' like they say on their website.
  5. BC

    BellaC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Servers were lovely, Entrees were amazing and a beautiful venue, but the mains were overly salted and we did not eat the mushroom dish or the sauce in the seafood stew because of this. Very sad about the mains as the bar was set high with the entrees.
  6. A

    Amir

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was comfort restaurant. I recommend to enjoy there.
  7. EA

    EmmyAwards

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A true culinary experience. Guaranteed a great night with beautiful food and professional and friendly staff.
  8. M

    Margaret

    Melbourne

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can’t wait to visit Yagiz again! 😋
  9. VB

    VickiB

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Lovely service from the moment that you walk in. The food was nice, very different to the Turkish food that I’m familiar with. Lovely atmosphere inside. I’d definitely recommend xx
  10. LG

    LyndenG

    Tokyo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic high end middle-eastern meal. Great vibe and delicious food.
  11. LF

    LizF

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The wait staff were very attentive, and were able to answer my questions about the menu. The Rose Gimlet was TO DIE FOR.
  12. s

    sean

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Sensational Duck cigars, superb eggplant dip, classic Turkish dishes (kebab/dips) excellently done. Not your standard restaurant.
  13. CC

    CraigC

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    An outstanding experience. Pleasantly surprised - expected less but was really amazed by the lovely ambience, great quality of food, good service and excellent value for money - will definitely be back again soon.
  14. LY

    LilyY

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for intimate dating! Food was great, tasty and impressive. The service was amazing, staff were very friendly and my glasses were never empty as they refill water in time every time. Recommended! And will absolutely come back again!
  15. AD

    AynurD

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meze were plenty and tasty , no room left for main course, so had to took them with us
  16. DK

    DilanK

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a beautiful dinner and perfect music. Do this event more often please 😀
  17. LO

    LizO

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Whilst the ambience is great, and the wait staff attentive, we found the food to be somewhat bland, and not very tasty - I hope we are not too critical however, the food lacked pizzazz. We are somewhat spoiled by the high level of food quality we eat at home, and are often disappointed when we dine out.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was worried when I viewed the menu as it seemed basic, but they really undersell it. What an outstanding meal, masterfully done.
  19. IT

    IanT

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I and a friend participated in a special five course meal matched with Turkish wines. The food was very tasty and and the wine beautiful. The event was conducted at a table of about 20 people who had booked as couples or small groups. It was a fun to get to know the other guests over great food and wine.
  20. m

    micheller

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thoroughly enjoyed the wine dinner and learnt a lot about Turkish wines. The food was amazing. Generous servings. Great value for money. Highly recommended.
  21. SG

    SallyG

    Melbourne

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    I love the food at this restaurant. Different size plates so you get to taste down and delicious food. Nice wine list especially the champagne by the glass Staff are friendly
  22. AK

    AytacK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and appetizers were very tasty, the atmosphere was pleasant although a bit noisy, the service was very professional and friendly.
  23. YD

    YaseminD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place, experience and food! Highly recommended.
  24. EM

    EkinM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

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

    JohnB

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was as good as it always is ,such wonderful flavours.
  26. 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
  27. 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.
  28. 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
  29. 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!
  30. 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 ;)
  31. SG

    SallyG

    Melbourne

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 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
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. D

    Designlens

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great ambience. Pricey but worth it!
  39. 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.
  40. KR

    KatieR

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    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.

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 340 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 7 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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