Yagiz

4.8
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43 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Turkish
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  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
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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 4 or 6 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 i
What 43 People Are Saying
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CS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

RB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

R
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
6 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

PK
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

SM
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

DL
London
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

SG
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
31 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

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.

OT
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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.

SH
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was amazing... beautiful venue, great service and wine list. The music was the only downside- it was way too loud and a bit inappropriate given the sophisticated setting. But wild still highly recommend overall!

HA
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food beautifully presented. Enjoyed a variety of the smaller tasting plates so we could experience more variety off the menu. Loved the decor and service was wonderful. Go again in a heartbeat.

s
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was devine and the service was amazing. Would come back again.

AN
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our table of 4 loved our dining experience. The fitout is beautiful and special. The restaurant is elegant with excellent service . Despite being full, seating is very comfortable as noise level not noticed. And the food - delicious. I loved the thorough traditional descriptions of the meal. A very special restaurant

CD
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful service! The 6 course chefs choice was really good. The overall restaurant experience was excellent.

AC
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing amazing so delicious!! The textures and flavours of the food were amazing. Can't wait to come again and try the 6 course set menu next time.

JF
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The pine mushroom entree was so delicious! Try it!
Great service

NS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food, great atmosphere and the staff were fantastic. Really friendly and attentive.

Love this place!

M
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great night at Yagiz on Monday night. We were a party of three and decided to go for the set menu. It was fabulous. Quite a lot of food but SO delicious. Each course was an excellent individual experience. And we had a magnificent bottle of Turkish red wine, Pinot style.
The architecture and decor is beautiful. Understated with a great eye for detail.
I will definitely be going back and recommending it to friends.
The homemade bread was so good, I bought a loaf to take home!

SA
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Fun & great place to go with a group of people. food is delicious.

MD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went for the Good Food Lunch Special.
Chilled vibe, friendly staff and fantastic food!

JD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Celebrated a birthday dinner and the staff went out of their way with a candle and wish ... great food , friendly and helpful service ... knowledgeable sommelier who assisted with choosing the right Turkish wine for the evening .. highly recommended and will return

SS
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Contemporary Turkish. Great service. Beautiful ambience. A must try.

K
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Turkish with a TWIST, that’s for sure! The dishes in the 6 course menu were absolutely delicious! The ambiance was warm, relaxed & homely and the staff were welcoming, attentive & friendly. Will be back! 🌼

JO
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food been there the second time now and never disappoints. Can’t wait to go back 😬

SE
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love this restaurant and have been many times now.
Fantastic and attentive staff, great spacious restaurant and outstanding food.

r
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is the 5th time we have eaten at Yagiz.
The food , service and ambiance are all great and we would highly recommend the restaurant.

RF
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Waitress ( Amy ) was absolutely fabulous, always checking if we needed anything as well as being a friendly & courteous young lady

A
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding service and absolutely delicious food. Will definitely be coming back!

O
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I am a Turkish man who was born and risen in Turkey and I have eaten many types of Turkish food all around the Turkey but I have to say I am very impressed with food ! It was traditional and very unique at the same time and incredibly delicious as well. The ambiance was quite and calm also the staff was very polite and friendly, I felt home . Thank you very much and we will be back soon !

SM
Melbourne / VIC
7 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great Turkish food, modern and fun. Drink Turkish wine with it: its excellent

JM
London
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very good food, above good service, OK prices and nice fir out.
Only complaint the mindless, brain numbing thump of just the bass from some forgettable "music".
With plenty of ambiance and nice levels of chatter, the hideous thump, thump,thump does nothing to improve the experience. Turn it off, or at least turn the bass off so someone might actually hear the music.
Actually ,forget that, just turn it off, end of.

Yagiz
Responded on 15 April 2019

Thank you for your feedback. We keep changing music all the time... Sorry for your musical experience. Tell us next time you are at Yagiz and we will change the music for you!!

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