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Etsu Izakaya, Mermaid Beach, AU-QLD

Etsu Izakaya

4.8
4.8
968 Reviews
$41 to $100
Japanese

Etsu is a Japanese izakaya which focuses on local amazing produce in our dishes which are designed to be shared amongst friends. We have one of the largest Japanese whisky collections on our back bar which we recommend served over hand cut ice or try one of our sakes or Japanese tap beers. Our sashimi is the freshest around and our fave place to sit is at the dining bar. Kanpaii!!

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Booked 58 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Izakaya, Sushi

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Daily 4:30 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (07) 5526 0944

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

Experiences

  • $90 set menu

    $90.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Edamame, Sashimi and fresh oysters, Beef Karokke, Aburi Salmon, Prawn and shitake tempura, Wagyu 9+ striploin
  • $60 set menu

    $60.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Edamame, Hamachi Carpaccio, Robata grilled skewers, Fish tempura, Robata grilled duck, Miso soup

What 968 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. M

    Melissa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Absolutely wonderful! Food was divine, cocktails fabulous and the waitress were just beautiful. Attentive, happy to have a chat with us and advise us on what drinks and food items were the best. Just amazing. 10/10. Lachlan was our waiter and he was funny, and attentive. Thanks Etsu!

  2. NR

    NoeleenR

    New South Wales

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Great food , fantastic service, trendy atmosphere .

  3. SE

    SandyE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awsome restaurant food, service and especially the plum wine... our new favourite 😍

  4. NL

    NatashaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waiter on the evening we dined was Doolan, his service was fantastic and very informative about each of the dishes. Will definitely be dining there again.

  5. AT

    AliceT

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food, service & atmosphere - we will definitely be back!

  6. l

    ltg101

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best ! Every visit we love coming to Etsu & have Lachlan serve us .. such a good vibe . See you Soon 🔜

  7. JP

    JessP

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing! Best place iv ever been too… Such good service, the food and cocktails are amazing…. I recommend this Etzu to everyone..

  8. CB

    CraigB

    Orlando

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food4service2ambience1

    Felt very rushed by staff. Staff pre-occupied with moving you on for the next booking.

  9. CH

    CathyH

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing restaurant, great vibe, delicious food and prompt, friendly service.

  10. AW

    AliW

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Great atmosphere and great food. Very busy so one drink missed but otherwise it was perfect.

  11. KB

    KerryBrent

    Gold Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Fantastic hidden gem, beautiful decor, pricey for the small servings. The raw white onion on the wagyu carpaccio was overpowering and I found it very unpleasant and we both had a horrible smelling breath from the onion. The food was nice and a great experience. We just expected the flavors to knock our socks off for the price.

  12. I

    Isabella

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing and absolutely loved the vibe. Would 110% recommend Etsu to all of my friends and cannot wait to go back!

  13. SW

    StephW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Loved it so much! The highlight was the tofu and vegetarian sushi.

  14. CV

    ChristopherV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Awesome, just picky. Was a-bit loud but people were only enjoying themselves so nothing wrong with that.

  15. KL

    KerrieL

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Etzu is one of my favourite dining experiences ever. It was our second visit and it has lost non of its ambience, fun, service and exquisite food since our last visit.

  16. PC

    PeteC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Out for a business dinner - and all were REALLY impressed with the food and service. We will be back :-)

  17. BR

    BobR

    Gold Coast

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    We have been coming here since it opened and have rarely been disappointed ,great food and great service nearly every time and such a cool vibe we may be older than most but I can assure you we enjoy it as much as anyone,super consistent

  18. AS

    AlexandraS

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Etsu is one of the best restaurants in australia. Not "best" as in michellin star chef hats blah blah etc. But best overall. The vibe is good, service is better, staff are very knowledgable, anyone ad everyone is welcome, it is affordable considering the quality, and lastly the food is Amazing. 10/10 all round.

  19. C

    Cathy

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous food and service. Highly recommended.

  20. LC

    LeshelleC

    Melbourne

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Food and vibe was amazing! Would highly recommend for a fun night out with friends. Great cocktails too

  21. EB

    EmmaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Nice food, good service and beautiful restaurant.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a solo date, i took myself there for a good time. : ). This can sometimes be weird .. but not at this place. The staff were brilliant and the food - incredible.

  23. SC

    SallyC

    Victoria

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great vibe cocktails and food

  24. LR

    LouiseR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Amazing dining experience……….amazing service. Be very proud of what you are doing and keep doing it.

  25. SC

    SabiC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, drinks and service. A perfect way to celebrate my partner's 25th! We visit Etsu for almost all our big dates

  26. CG

    CalvinG

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great as always Such good value as well The food is always excellent and presented by the most charming staff.

  27. WD

    WarwickD

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Been there about 20 times , never fails to impress. Fox is a legend.

  28. C

    Chrissie

    Gold Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As great as usual!!! My favourite Japanese fusion

  29. MS

    MelissaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best sushi you will ever eat. Staff are so lovely and attentive.

  30. SA

    SteveA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous food; possibly the best Japanese food we’ve had (and we’ve eaten it in many, many countries). Riki (genial Italian barman) was very friendly, knowledgeable and efficient and an excellent advert for the restaurant. Had a chat with Jamie (Scottish/Australian manager) towards the end of the night and his enthusiasm for this fabulous place was obvious. Can’t recommend it highly enough. Just go (but make a booking first as it’s always busy).

  31. FM

    FayeM

    Gold Coast

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Amazing food amazing service highly recommended, wonderful evening

  32. LD

    LaurenD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food! Really loved the ambience the only thing is the music is quite loud and could have more lyrics instead of the same old clubbing music/ would be cool to do a retro night.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Queensland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had the most amazing night at Etsu the food was presented beautifully and the flavours were fantastic it was hard to pick my favourite dish from the ones we ordered. We sat at the bar and the staff were so attentive. There was a small issue with another guest close by and the staff were all so quick to ensure that our experience wasn’t affected in any way. By far the best staff service I’ve experienced in a long time. We have definitely put Etsu at the top of our list of places to return.

  34. B

    Bushboy

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Delicious meal as always and friendly helpful staff

  35. M

    Marnzster

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    This place rocks. We could only get a 4.45 booking on a Monday night which is crazy! I can understand why. Everything was wonderful and the staff were even ok with us taking our bottle home. Fair enough - seeing they let us order another bottle with only 15 minutes left with our booking. Highly recommend.

  36. S

    Shasha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Not only some of the best modern Japanese food We’ve had, hands down the best customer service we’ve experienced in a long time. Highly recommend it to anyone as one of the best restaurants in the Gold Coast.

  37. LB

    LeahB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What an experience! Food cuisine in a private intimate setting. L❤️ve LoVe lOvE definitely coming back

  38. SB

    StaceyB

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely love dining at Etsu, atmosphere, service and the food are excellent!!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2

    Aside from the Oysters, we thought the food was ruined by the strange choices in sauces, which were all very overpowering. In our opinion it was overpriced for what we got, in comparison to Kiyomi. The waiter was quite rude too, after paying the bill he requested that we “close the door behind us after exiting”. A door that had been open for some time. We were mostly excited for the desserts but we were left disappointed as all we could taste was the Gin that was poured over it (Bomb Alaska). We’ve been to many Japanese restaurants and have never not wanted to return to one until now.

  40. B

    Browster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Found overall experience quite pleasurable. Thought it would be only a young crowd, but it was every age group. Keen to try some single malt scotch next time. 5 star.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas

FAQs

Etsu Izakaya is rated 4.8 stars by 968 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

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Booked 58 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Etsu Izakaya

2440 Gold Coast Highway Mermaid Beach, AU-QLD 4218

Additional information

  • Area

    Mermaid Beach

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Daily 4:30 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Izakaya, Sushi

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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