Below is a list of the top and leading Japanese Restaurants in Brisbane. To help you find the best Japanese Restaurants located near you in Brisbane, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
This article is updated every 3-4 months.
Brisbane’s Best Japanese Restaurants:
The top rated Japanese Restaurants in Brisbane are:
- Saké Restaurant & Bar
- Bird’s Nest Restaurant
- San Kai Japanese Restaurant
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Saké Restaurant & Bar
Saké Restaurant and Bar, a contemporary Japanese cuisine that is served up in six of Australia’s most iconic destinations. With hiramasa kingfish paired with soy dressing and lime & jalapeno kosho, tempura in the form of sustainable snapper, and incredible desserts, Saké brings a distinct, unique spin to tried and tested Japanese flavours, cementing its reputation as one of Australia’s best Japanese restaurants.
At Saké Restaurant & Bar, everyone can treat themselves to a dynamic culinary experience straight from Saké’s top Executive Chefs who bring the dynamic and innovative Japanese culture to life through their mouthwatering creations.
Food, Beverages, Signature Dishes, A la carte Menu, A la carte Dietary Menu, Dessert Menu
“Amazing Japanese food. We went here for lunch as a family with 2 young kids. The service was great and the food was delicious. Although it is on the more expensive side for a meal, you can tell the food is incredibly fresh and of higher quality that your standard sushi restaurant. The desserts were definitely a winner for our kids.” – Huong Nguyen
Bird’s Nest Restaurant
Bird’s Nest Restaurant – Bringing the Yakitori concept from its native Japan to Australia for the very first time, Birds Nest Restaurant sources high-quality local and international ingredients to create a menu that is bursting with flavoursome and vibrant fare. Think icy-cold draught Asahi with chicken tenderloin skewers cooked over charcoal and served with mayo and crunchy garlic.
Their skewers are prepared in-house daily and cooked over special Binchoutan (white charcoal). While their chefs are known to produce some of the most tasty and succulent meat dishes, both venues also create a range of incredible vegetarian and gluten-free dishes.
They are passionate about providing diners with a rich, authentic Japanese Yakitori experience and are dedicated to delivering warm and genuine service.
Lunch Menu, Dinner Menu, Drinks Menu, Lunch Specials, Free Meal on Birthday, Functions and Group Bookings, Event Catering, Jazz Night
“Could not fault Birds Nest Restaurant. Delicious food, lovely staff and gorgeous restaurant fit out. This place is an awesome addition to the West End food scene. Loved it and will be back!!” – Lee Nolan
San Kai Japanese Restaurant
San Kai Japanese Restaurant was launched in September 2010 with a complete set up by Chef Tetsuo Inoue who has over 30 years of experience in Japanese Food Industry. “San Kai” means “Mountain Ocean”. The reason for the name was exclusively related to Japanese food and Japanese culture. In the olden days, the unpolluted resources and the purest ingredients are both from the mountain and the ocean. Therefore, San Kai’s aspiration is undoubtedly to deliver both the former and the latter.
Chef Inoue received practical training in Kaiseki cuisine, a traditional multi-course Japanese dinner. Kaiseki balances the taste, texture, appearance, and colours of food. He is also best known for his unique style of presenting food, a technique he mastered during his career’s early years in Osaka, the City of Food. In the 1980s, he moved to Australia to work for a prestigious company and has remained in the country since. His Japanese and Western fusion cuisine continuously satisfies customers. He has made it an art to balance both cuisines, while consistently maintaining an authentic Japanese tradition.
Lunch Menu, Dinner Menu, Drinks Menu
“Very tasty and healthy food. The staff was friendly and helpful. My favourite of Japanese restaurant in Southbank area of City of Brisbane.” – Yumi L.
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