Yagiz

4.8
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65 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Turkish
Located on South Yarra’s bustling Toorak Road in Melbourne, Yagiz invites guests to experience the flavours of modern Turkey in a vibrant atmosphere, accompanied by a menu that demonstrates the evolution of a talented chef and his kitchen team.

As chef and owner Murat Ovaz describes his restaurant, "Much like classic Turkish food, Yagiz brings people together. I wanted to create an unpretentious atmosphere, where refined dining could be enjoyed in a warm and vibrant atmosphere with no fuss. Expect to experience all the flavours of Turkey with a modern, unique twist."

Yagiz offers a 5 or 7 course degustation menu as well as à la carte. Our interesting wine list by award winning sommelier Christian Maier is open-minded with an emphasis on lesser known Turkish wines as well as smaller Australian and European producers.

Yagiz honours Murat Ovaz’s culinary foundations while embracing modern cuisine and the multicultural influences that come with it.
What 65 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.5
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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and fantastic service. Loved the whole experience.
My fourth time there and each time gets better.

FC
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yagiz serves a wonderful array of delicious, mouth watering authentic (with a twist) Turkish delights (not the dessert) and it never disappoints. The atmosphere is sophisticated yet relaxed. The cocktails are incredible and the staff feel like family. I've frequented Yagiz several times and will continue to visit because its simply stunning.

AN
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food
Service and ambiance excellent
Cannot wait to teturn

ML
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wedding anniversary!

f
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

the food here is normal quality,but I do like the calamari~
service…there is a female manager not that polite
other staffs r nice
cocktails r very so so

t
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing Turkish food and all star level customer service. Waitress was very patient and kind, even introduced every dipping sauce. Definitely worth trying!

K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My new discovery! We had the degustation menu with the Monday night discount. They were kind enough to modify everything for the celiacs. The food was delicious, varied, and very tasty. I'm going back.

S
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an amazing experience at Yagiz. We would highly recommend the Chefs selection paired with the Turkish grape wine. The servers went above and beyond to ensure we were all catered to with different dietary requirements. We were also very impressed when a dish was not to our liking and the chef served us another dish for free.

EQ
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food&wine and value for money. We had 4course meal with wine pairing. Good portions size. Friendly staff.

LC
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A really special meal in a stunning restaurant. The service was thoughtful and attentive and the food was innovative and delicious. We got the 4 course tasting and would highly recommend.

j
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Already recommended to multiple people, very satisfied and impressed ,amazing menu ,great service ,spectacular food and beautiful venue ,cant wait to return

ES
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing, everything that we ordered was delicious. The service was wonderful, we were so well looked after. Will definitely be back again, and this time will save room for dessert!

LA
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

delicious food, good atmosphere, aircon was a bit too cold but will come back

AN
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a wonderful restaurant! The food and service are special in a beautiful setting

w
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed the perfect seafood 🦞 and the service is very good too.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delightful meal with excellent service. Enjoyed the 4 course set menu but asked to try the duck as well as the lamb. More than enough food and we also added one extra dip and the potatoes. Really enjoyed the starters which were superb. Will return.

JS
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love love love this restaurant! Food was divine, the gorgeous waitress (not sure if she is Sth American or European), was absolutely gorgeous. Really sweet, really attentive and really helpful when we were trying to decide on our meal.
Cocktails divine. Will be back for sure.

G
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

it was a lovely experience , i love the food , feel like home and still dreaming about that ice cream sandwich !

SN
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service. The decor and ambience is relaxed. Will be back.

m
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Easy fun relaxed with great food

LS
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing this place is excellent in all areas we had the 6 course . Unbelievable 5 stars.

C
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Lovely food, good atmosphere and good selection of wine

CS
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience - food was delicious and service was top class!

RB
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food and service. The 4 course with wine matching was well worth it, probably the best meal we have had in Melbourne.

C
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and wine. The Turkish red outstanding. Service exceptional.

R
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yağız is a beautifully decorated, fine dining restaurant
with delicious dishes selected from all over Turkey,

We arrived early, but all the staff
made us feel immediately very welcomed !

This restaurant’s Turkish cuisine was a delight for the
eyes and tastebuds ; )

The staff’s gastronomical expertise was very impressive,
they are all patient and made great suggestions while
taking in to consideration our differing dietary requirements,
the staff were very generous with our extra requests and
made us feel great during our dining experience !

I also enjoyed hearing about their family story.

Being Turkish & having such high standards,
I was hesitant to try it, however, our group had a
fabulously amazing time & so I also have dined there again
for a romantic dinner too.

My friend liked the cuisine & service so much that,
Yağız will be catering for a special event she is hosting soon.

Happy to suggest this gorgeous restaurant for romantic meals
or group celebrations or family events.

I’m confident you will have an amazingly special & delightful time.

Our dining experience was a pleasure from start to finish !

Enjoy !!!!

JD
Melbourne / VIC
7 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Have been to Yagiz twice now , and after dining in the local strip at numerous well known venues.....Yagiz gets the 10/10.Food was inventive and tasty.......Staff were fabulous........the ambience perfect.It is now a favourite.Whilst not a local to the area, we will be making the effort to visit more often.

AC
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is designed to share and is very authentic, fresh and beautifully cooked. Our waiter was friendly and very efficient and had a great knowledge of Turkish food. The restaurant is dimly lit and has a lovely ambience, especially in the cosy front section. Will definitely return when we are next in Melbourne. Highly recommend!

MG
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great staff and again great ambience! Fine dining Turkish restaurant!

PK
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent menu options, food was outstanding and good value for what was served. Service was knowledgeable and warm. Wine list is full of varieties and makers from Turkey and other regions that we had experienced before which was a pleasant surprise. Raki was fun at the end!

PV
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional service a delightful restaurant with very personal attention. Had the banquet was very tasty, the best way to enjoy a selection!

LL
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, fantastic service and ambiance. Great value - would definitely come back again.

SM
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience5

I don’t think I’ll book through open table again. I had stated it was our anniversary but they did not even acknowledge, I also said we were Citibank members but had to keep telling them.
Food was good but service not so good. I would rather speak to someone directly and book that way

S
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service, ambience and food were all fantastic. Highly recommend.

DL
London
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was incredible and Metin, the waiter made a amazing experience.

SG
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Ona. Winter Monday night, this restaurant was immediately warm and inviting and excelled at every level.
The Monday evening special chef's selection menu, reduced to $55pp, was excellent value and each of the dishes beautifully presented and full of amazing flavours. We had just arrived from overseas so our internal clocks were a few hours ahead, so the staff asked how we would like the courses paced. A special night, and we are happy to highly recommend Yagiz.

MP
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant! The food is genuine and delicious, a great understanding of provenance and the wines, some great Turkish wines. The staff are personable and professional, make people feel welcome, and if you are more playful with the staff, they can be too. Excellent ambience. We will be back and are very picky customers. Well Done!!

G
London
33 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful modern Turkish food. Located at the end of the busy South Yarra strip, Yagiz is a bright light and airy space. Service is super friendly and welcoming. All the food on the menu looks sensational and comes as family-style share dishes - great way to try lots of different things; every dish we ordered was delicious and had unique flavours. The duck cigars were amazing, as was the baklava. And the Pine Mushrooms with ezine cheese - so good! Great evening with friends. Highly recommend.

D
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

From having noticed Yagiz from the other side of the road that morning,I thought that it looked welcoming, hence I rang up and made a reservation and it was outstanding, the food, service and ambience.I can't wait to tell my friends and to come back for another visit myself.

IL
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was exceptional! Loved the zucchini flowers, red lentil koftas and duck cigars. The lamb shoulder (order in advance) was delicious. Lovely service too. Highly recommend, we’ll be going back.