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Ross Street, Ashmore, Gold Coast, Queensland 4214, Australia
(07) 5597 8700
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Wed - Sun 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Ashmore, Australia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

Hubby and I love this place. We eat here regularly. Beautiful food and setting. Very helpful staff. Great cocktail selection too

Thank lozgus7
Gold Coast, Australia
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

We turned up a little late on a Saturday night and stumbled across this place. We couldn't believe our luck, they said all we can do is seat you at the sushi bar because they were booked out (that was all we needed) we couldn't believe our luck - the sushi bar was awesome! Real authentic Japanese and there was... More 

Thank tammyg511303
Hope Island
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51 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

Visited Arakawa Japanese after receiving a voucher for xmas the decor hasn't changed for a long time and the closeness to the Tepanyaki rooms doesn't lend to a romantic al la carte dinning unfortunately I am going to compare this restaurant to Kiyomi at Jupiters as the prices are similar that's where it stops we ordered the deluxe bento box... More 

Thank Dougie222
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

High quality service and food. Taste buds tingled whilst I was thoroughly entertained by the art of Teppanyaki cooking! Highly recommend Arakawa! Compliments to Chef Alex...

Thank Jags07
Los Angeles, California
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46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Teppanyaki is always fun and this place doesn't disappoint. The chef's put on a good show grilling your food... and if you like sushi there's a great sushi bar. The staff are also friendly and efficient. I also like the fact you sit around the grill and talk to the other folks around the table making it easy to make... More 

Thank Simon L
Coffs Harbour, Australia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

This is the best Japanese Sushi we have ever had, hand made in front of you while you wait. Every mouthful is divine. Would have liked to do the Tepinyaki as we have been here 4 times over the years. We were booked, however group that we were to sit with were a bunch of loud, drunk and swearing blokes... More 

Thank rmbmn
Gold Coast
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Shuji is commonly found behind the sushi bar, where if you're lucky you'll get to watch him artfully create many dishes for other patrons of the restaurant. My best advice is to trust him and ask for the chefs selection of daily sashimi. He will choose the best cuts for you, and though language may be a hurdle, his recommendations... More 

Thank Sam H
Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Fabulous quality food and a skilled chef who knew how yo put on a show and entertain us. The food was outstanding and there was plenty of it.

Thank Janine D
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

This restaurant are almost 90% operated by Japanese, with well speaking english. This excellent restaurant comes with normal seating, or tatami style, plus a sushi bar seat or teppanyaki bar seating. All food are not only good, but well decorated, ingredients especially seafood are prepared fresh, this Jap restaurant served wine as well besides the authentic sake. Spend 2 nights... More 

Thank KhongLoon
Brisbane, Australia
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

I've been to this Japanese restaurant twice, with the latest being April 2015. Nice setting, the steak was awesome, pumpkin miso delicious, chicken nice and rice ok. I've had far better Tappanyaki, overall the food was average to reasonable. but not good value as it is quite expensive for what you get.

Thank MintSliceFan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ross Street, Ashmore, Gold Coast, Queensland 4214, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Gold Coast  >  Ashmore
  • Phone Number: (07) 5597 8700

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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