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Oi Izakaya, Burleigh Heads, AU-QLD

Oi Izakaya

4.6
4.6
477 Reviews
$41 to $100
Japanese
Japanese style Izakaya specialising in okonomiyaki, yaki-soba, gyoza and fresh sushi. We also specialise in Japanese whiskies, Japanese beer and bespoke cocktails.

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2 people

11:30 pm


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Japanese Speciality

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri–Sun 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    0491 738 867

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Gonzalo Martinez

  • Area

    Burleigh Heads

  • Parking Details

    Public Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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What 477 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  • Gold Coast

    Fit for Foodies

  • Central Gold Coast

    Fit for Foodies

  • Central Gold Coast

    Hot Spot

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  1. SW

    SueW

    Gold Coast

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday party for 22 people. They handled it brilliantly!
  2. TR

    TRACEYM

    Gold Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent we will be back ,food was meticulously present and delicious.service and atmosphere great.
  3. LS

    LizaS

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    The food isn't traditional Japanese Very expensive & tables out in the walkway was not the best. Service was ok, all the share plates come at once & table was too small.

    Oi IzakayaResponded 3 days agoThanks Liza we appreciate you taking the time. We certainly don't claim to be traditional in any regard so apologies that wasn't more clear before you came to dine with us. We'll try to work on timing of the plates that is great feedback and we appreciate it. Take care and best wishes for your future dining experiences.

  4. RI

    RebeccaI

    New South Wales

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    It pains me to write this and typically I would never write a negative review but this must be said. This used to be our favourite place to eat in Burleigh but it’s not what it was. Apparently the owners have replaced the head chef (and judging by the food replaced them with a cook) and many of the staff (including the amazing front of house guy who was always so friendly & welcoming), much to their detriment! What used to be a vibrant and super busy restaurant is now sad and empty with zero vibe. Absolutely horrible food! Menu has changed also. They have two Mexican restaurants directly opposite and behind them and yet they replaced the Bao buns with TACOS!! Why would you do that? Please, for the love of great food, pay your staff better so you don’t lose your star players!! Seriously, I’m being kind when I say this experience was a 1/10.

    Oi IzakayaResponded on 6 August 2022Hi! This is the owner writing to clarify: - The amazing front of house guy was stealing, so obviously fired - Our current head chef, with no disrespect to prior staff, is the most talented staff member we've ever had - We are unsure how you know anything about our pay rates - Baos, whilst popular, are quite basic and not something we hand made from scratch. The sushi tacos are, and they are very different to mexican style tacos. Feedback has been very positive - We are as busy as ever Thanks

  5. P

    Pamb

    Gold Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 August 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Original decor & location. The food seemed fresh but did not stand out to us as extraordinary or really worth returning for. Service was nice but the language barrier presented a challenge for the waiter. It was a nice experience still and we are glad we tried it.

    Oi IzakayaResponded 3 days agoThanks Pam!

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great, all the servers were helpful and fun! The vibe and decor was really cool, The food was super quick and so delicious! And really great value considering we ordered quite a bit of food and drinks, would definitely go back!

    Oi IzakayaResponded on 6 August 2022Thanks so much for the positive feedback you've made our day! See you again soon

  7. MG

    MarkG

    Gold Coast

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been past many times , first time eating here and it was excellent … food and service was high quality casual Japanese dining on the goldy .. will be back for sure as this is another gem

    Oi IzakayaResponded on 6 August 2022Thanks Mark your table made our Saturday night so all the thanks to you! Look forward to seeing your smiling faces again soon!

  8. KB

    KylieB

    Gold Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Best Japanese food on the Gold Coast.

    Oi IzakayaResponded on 6 August 2022Thanks Kylie you're the best!

  9. PE

    PaigeEnglish

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    10/10 good, service and vibe. Couldn’t pick what I wanted there was so much to choose from. Staff were very friendly, the brunette man in front of house being a stand out
  10. AC

    AmyC

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great vibe and experience when coming here. Love the food, cocktails and service!

    Oi IzakayaResponded on 6 August 2022Thanks Amy!

  11. SC

    SophieC

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an amazing little hidden gem! Perfect for our date night. We love love love Japanese cuisine and this was sooo delicious and tasty! We will definitely be coming back!
  12. JB

    JoshuaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service, definitely book ahead as it is very popular
  13. B

    Brigid

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Delicious food but tiny tables not suitable for sharing multiple dishes.
  14. AP

    AgaP

    Gold Coast

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A bit disappointed, we book table inside and got table in the open door , in very cold weather, with hitter on the top of us switch off . Waiter wasn’t too worry about it and feels that we had been ignore from time we ask for different table. Food is still good , but I think the portions are shrinking. We loved to come here all the way from Main Beach but I think it was our last trip to this restaurant.
  15. C

    Ckkk1

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Abit pricey but overall really good food and service especially since the tables are quite small the waiter continuously cleaning off our table to make more room for us and our food :)
  16. AM

    AnnaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant food and great service. The staff were lovely and very helpful.
  17. RC

    RennyC

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great Japanese drinking bar with wonderful tapas menu. Loved it.
  18. MA

    MarkA

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    have been here 5 times in 3 months and I have never been disappointed with the quality of the food, the variety on the menu and the professionalism and attentiveness of the staff
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We met the owner on arrival and learned a little about the history of the establishment which was great. His team then took charge and we had fabulous service all night. The food and cocktails are amazing. Great value dining. We’ll be back for sure.
  20. S

    Sarah

    Sunshine Coast

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Our overall experience was poor. All the food came out at once, the servers did not check on us and the quality of food, especially for the price, was subpar.
  21. DF

    DogtorFoodie

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Went there for dinner with a few friends last week. The food was delicious and the service to outstanding. Parking was a little bit of a challenge, especially on a weekend but this is no fault of the restaurant.
  22. G

    Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    food and drinks were amazing, staff were absolutely wonderful and great value
  23. WP

    WendyP

    Gold Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We tried a couple of dishes on the new menu and would totally recommend the tacos, they were delicious! Staff all really friendly, great vibe as usual.
  24. JB

    JadeB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Very disappointing compared to the last time we were here. The value for meals now is terrible, food tastes great but very small servings especially compared to the past. Also the Okonomiyaki used to be amazing and just like what you would get in Japan, this time was a let down. Also servers looked away whenever trying to get their attention. Food we ordered didnt come.
  25. C

    Claudia

    Gold Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went there desiring the Yakisoba, and they changed the menu. Honest, I don’t like when the restaurants change their menu, specially when they took out the classic dishes…please bring the Yakisoba back.
  26. JB

    JudyB

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Went for dinner. Very fresh sushi and tasty menu. Good vibe
  27. N

    Nikola

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fab place to enjoy delicious Japanese food! I don't know which dish was my favourite as all of them were just amazing! We have to book again before ewe go home as it was such fun place with great vibe!
  28. G

    Greg

    Brisbane

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food was nice, cocktails were even better. But it was expensive for the quality and if i'm going to spend $200+ on Japanese food, I would have preferred to go to Etzu.
  29. SK

    SarahK

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great little

    Oi IzakayaResponded on 14 June 2022Thanks for taking the time to leave a lovely review!

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always great food and service. The staff are so engaged into the business. Cocktails are always a must and definitely try the new Tacos.

    Oi IzakayaResponded on 14 June 2022Thanks so much for taking the time out of your day to leave such a lovely review!

  31. RH

    RyanH

    Brisbane

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    It was a Friday evening and busy so the food took a little while to serve. Apart from that everything was great

    Oi IzakayaResponded on 14 June 2022Thanks Ryan - and apologies for any delay in the food. We're always working on this and sorry it wasn't up to scratch for you! Hope to see you again

  32. MF

    MauriceF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great Japanese food, especially the soft shell crab sushi and gyoza. Would come here again soon. Service from all staff excellent. Great table setting, in booth

    Oi IzakayaResponded on 14 June 2022Thanks for taking the time to leave this lovely review!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Tap Beer was warm disappointing start to the evening. Book way in advance and given a bench to sit at no table.
  34. NG

    NatthigaG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    I told the waitress don't bring the food too fast but I got all my orders at one time. Other than that is really good restaurant
  35. GB

    GeoffB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been quite a few times now and always enjoy the night..Love it!
  36. S

    Siobhan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was absolutely amazing!!! My favourite was the soft shell crab boa and the vegetable okonomiyaki 🤤
  37. M

    Michy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks were superb highly recommend!! Great atmosphere and service it's definitely a favourite of mine.
  38. BS

    BrettS

    Brisbane

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    our waitress was amazing considering how busy it was we had booked outside because we had a baby was was seated inside it was very squashy. Extremly busy not much room to move which kind of dosn't give you that relaxing atmosphere. Asked for some advice on some whiskeys but apparently alot of new staff and no one could help us. A little disapointing considering the money we spent! Seems to loose that feeling of a quality restaurant. Hopefully more staff and better training will fix this.
  39. l

    larah

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 May 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Drinks should come b4 or during your meal. Our drinks came when we had finished. Service was mediocre at best, but not the Brazilian guy who rushed around and tried real hard. Food was over priced for what it was... but tasted good. Environment was great
  40. MA

    MarkA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I have eaten here 3 times in the last month and with people with very different diet preferences from vegan through to meat eaters. the menu is so varied everyone walked away happy. staff were very attentive and knowledgeable. the restaurant does get busy (even weeknights), so I do recommend booking.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • 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
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Oi Izakaya does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Oi Izakaya is rated 4.6 stars by 477 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 pm


Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Logo image for Deliveroo
Google Map for Oi Izakaya

4/30 James St, Burleigh Heads, AU-QLD 4220

Additional information

  • Area

    Burleigh Heads

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri–Sun 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Japanese Speciality

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Public Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Gonzalo Martinez

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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