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Itoshin Japanese Restaurant

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Shop 3 2484 Gold Coast Hwy, Mermaid Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4218, Australia
(07) 5575 5733
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Gold Coast
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48 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of the best down to earth Japanese places on the Coast, always happy staff and always great food and service. We often have the Banquet and sometimes it doesn't look like it's going to be enough food it always is, even for a big appetite. Been going here since it opened and before when it was down at Miami... More 

1 Thank WHOOSHGoldCoast
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a favourite of mine everything is well done and you can take a bottle of wine with no corkage fee.

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Burleigh Heads, Australia
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232 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

We had an excellent experience the food choose and selection is first class. We select several items starters mains and desert all were equally flavoursome. The Japanese beer on tap was a great accomplishment with the meal. Service was just right and staff are handy with recommendations. Would recomend

1 Thank Alan S
Melbourne australia
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

My fiends and I thoroughly enjoyed our night here. We had the most delightful natural, sparkling waitress and the food was great quality. While there are no complaints about the food other quality Japanese Restaurants provide similar menus and it would have been nice to try something different on the menu. But maybe we just didn't see it. I have... More 

1 Thank Rhonda F
Sydney, Australia
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86 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

Decided to try this restaurant after reading some good reviews on the Top 10 Japanese Restaurants in Gold Coast. All the dishes were very good, especially the house specials: roast duck & sashimi boat. It's an absolute delight how the dishes are presented. To top it all off, the desserts were also very good. The chef has mastered the art... More 

2 Thank Tony Y
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

Always book!! The food is always very, very good. We love Japanese cuisine and would highly recommend the Teppanyaki dishes and of course Sushimi. The staff are always very helpful.

1 Thank Louise C
Albury, Australia
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

We first experienced the friendly staff upon arrival, had a couple of beers off the tap and then the great food, my son is a regular and ordered all the food, it was our first time at Itoshin, the owner was a great guy and his family were involved at all levels, the duck, was amazing, the oyster nigiri, the... More 

1 Thank Peter T
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

First thing I noticed was the carpet, like an RSL, a Japanese RSL. The decor was a little off. The place is owned and run by Japanese people which is a good start. The food is quite authentic. The menu is fairly standard Japanese fare that you find in Oz with set menus for nabe/sukiyaki, sushi, sashimi, tempura etc. There's... More 

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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

We went there on a wednesday night. Was planned to eat in muso the ramen restaurant next to them but they got out of power so we give this japanese restaurant a try. We ordered salmon roll to start and shabu shabu(hot pot) for main. $66 for 2 person shabu shabu with 2 plates of beef and 1 plate of... More 

1 Thank Janiceeeeeee
Gold Coast, Australia
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

Last night five of us ate at this hidden gem & all came away with the same opinion "what a sensational eatery". We first enjoyed a bowl of their endaname (heated & salted) soy beans, followed by calamari, sashimi & teriyaki beef (medium rare) with tempura vegetables. This restaurant is also byo wine which is a bonus. The total bill... More 

1 Thank David K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian, Sushi, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 3 2484 Gold Coast Hwy, Mermaid Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4218, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Gold Coast  >  Mermaid Beach
  • Phone Number: (07) 5575 5733

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?