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Itoshin Japanese Restaurant

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3/2484 Gold Coast Hwy, Mermaid Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4218, Australia
(07) 5575 5733
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
La Roche-sur-Yon, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is from fare away one of the best Japanese Restuarant in the Gold Coast. And for sure the best in shushis so fresh and made on orders. The soups, tea and other dishes are also nice, as I said there :" This is heaven"

1 Thank Juju85000
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

I always have the set-dinner as you are able to choose each course from the main menu, plus included salad, rice and soup .... What is there not to love about that! I also enjoy having a Japanese beer or warm sake with my meal. Be sure to book, especially if it's the weekend.

1 Thank GoldCoastee
Gold Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

Last week we went for a friends birthday, although the decor was a little out dated the food quality and size of our food was absolutely fabulous, we will be back. The staff were very friendly and helpful!

1 Thank Andrea K
Surfers Paradise, Australia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Sitting next to Muso Ramen in Mermaid beach, Itoshin is a gem. Unpretentious Japanese food using only the very best ingredient that are handle with care, knowledge and dexterity. (The Sushi Chef certainly have unbelievable skill) nice to see that fresh and traditional Japanese Cuisine has a home in the Gold Coast. Great service, great atmosphere - another delightful restaurant... More 

1 Thank Dom53
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

Excellent service and great food , we all loved it, every dish was tasty. The sashimi was very fresh. The tempura calamari was our favourite. It is a great family atmosphere with friendly staff. Overall, a great, family friendly, Japanese restaurant.

1 Thank Jungelow

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Japanese, Asian, Sushi, Gluten Free
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
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: 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?