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Yagiz

4.7
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92 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 course degustation menu as well as à la carte. Our interesting wine list is open-minded with an emphasis on lesser known Turkish wines as well as smaller Australian and European producers.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 92 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RebeccaT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really nice, semi fine dining experience, our waiter was the perfect balance of helpful but not intrusive. The food was outstanding. Every dish was really nice. Highlights for me were the Lamb, Chicken and Brussel Sprouts.

Yagiz
Responded on 25 July 2020

Thank you for your great review and see you again when we reopen.

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Ptmptm69
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very friendly and efficient service from all the staff. We had the chef selection menu which consisted of 5 dishes all were very tasty and well presented. We had some Turkish wine, which was good too. The staff had excellent product and wine knowledge! We now want to go and try the rest of the menu!

Yagiz
Responded on 25 July 2020

Thank you for your review and see you again soon.

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SonyaS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything about Yagiz was amazing. Will be recommending to anyone I can

Yagiz
Responded on 25 July 2020

Thank you so much! See you again soon!

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AlistairM
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food unparalleled, very reasonably priced wine list. Best duck I’ve had. Will definitely return.

Yagiz
Responded on 25 July 2020

Thank you very much and see you again when we reopen, hopefully soon!

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GregB
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great location with excellent service from beginning to end. Everyone stayed safe!

Yagiz
Responded on 25 July 2020

Thank you and see you soon again!

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CindyP
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect evening - food, service, ambience. Thank you

Yagiz
Responded on 25 July 2020

Thank you so much and see you again soon!

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GerardineC
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my first post COVID meal out and I enjoyed every moment. We had certain dietary requirements that were met with the opportunity to taste some amazing and very different food. It felt like the chef had spent the time in lockdown perfecting an already exciting menu. COVID safe practices were implemented ensuring we felt comfortable and relaxed. The fava bean dish was the standout. Can’t wait to go back.

Yagiz
Responded on 25 July 2020

Glad you enjoyed your Yagiz experience and hope to see after Covid is over again!

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NicholasH
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Delicious, fine food and excellent service. Nice ambience.

Yagiz
Responded on 25 July 2020

Thank you Nicholas! See you again soon.

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Diney1
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in Melbourne so it was an easy pick for my birthday celebration. We booked the private dining room and enjoyed the privacy and exceptional service this offered. The set menu was divine. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

Yagiz
Responded on 25 July 2020

Good to hear we are one of your favourite restaurants in Melbourne. See you soon again.

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Vzahra
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had the most amazing birthday at Yagiz, we enjoyed the 5 course banquet. Could not fault any dish, every dis was full of flavour and so delicious. The service was also outstanding. Will definitely be back :-)

Yagiz
Responded on 25 July 2020

Thank you very much! See you soon again!

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DanielR
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I went here for a quiet dinner for two after reading an array of wonderful reviews.

The space holds itself beautifully, it is welcoming, warm and intimate.

The staff were fabulous, detailing each meal with knowledge and sophistication, and were accommodating to dietary requirements.

Beautiful food, beautiful wine list and beautiful staff.

Yagiz
Responded on 25 July 2020

Thank you for your review and glad you enjoyed Yagiz. See you soon again.

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KathyU
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Delicious food, beautifully prepared. The lamb is to die for! A great selection of wines
you don't normally see on the menu. Wonderful service. A very enjoyable experience that I continue to come back for.

Yagiz
Responded on 25 July 2020

Thank you and see you again soon,

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Excellent
Hong Kong
9 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent restaurant to acquaint you with the modern tastes of Turkey. Thoroughly recommend the tasting menu for this experience. Service is excellent.

Yagiz
Responded on 25 July 2020

Thank you and see you soon again!

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Professional and welcoming staff, food is a bit pricey and lacked flavour.

Yagiz
Responded on 25 July 2020

Thank you!

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Jules
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible setting, beautiful food and impeccable service. Couldn't recommend more.

Yagiz
Responded on 25 July 2020

Thank you Jules and see you soon again at Yagiz!

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PauliinaT
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service, delicious food & wine + great cocktails! Calm and cozy ambiance, loved it. Our waiter Mitten was so friendly and professional that he made our dining experience absolutely great.

Yagiz
Responded on 25 July 2020

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. See you again soon at Yagiz! Hi from Metin!

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HansE
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Our first visit to Yagiz and it exceeded our expectations in every respect. Food and service were very good and the menu gave us choices of dishes we appreciated. We will go back for another meal.

Yagiz
Responded on 25 July 2020

Glad you enjoyed Yagiz. See you again soon!

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SusanL
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional service and food. Most if not all restaurants use a lot of salt. However, great food was enhanced by the use spices at Yagiz. You have pass my palate test. Well done!

Yagiz
Responded on 25 July 2020

Thank you very much for your review and support. See you again soon. Hi from Murat!

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MoanaQ
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our dinner experience at Yagiz was wonderful from start to finish! Food was delicious! And that is applicable to all 7 dishes we had. The venue is also very nice and on top of all that staff is simply very nice, professional and helpful. We definitely recommend having a try at this nice restaurant. We will definitely be back soon!

Yagiz
Responded on 25 July 2020

Thank you so much Moana and hope you will come back when we reopen! Take care!

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NathanC
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best dining experience in a very long time, couldn't fault.

Yagiz
Responded on 25 July 2020

So pleased with your review! We love to please!

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IanT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food and service is superb. I would like to see them invest in some noise reducing initiatives in the decor. Apart from that everything was perfect!

Yagiz
Responded on 25 July 2020

Glad you enjoyed Yagiz! See you again soon!

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Azra
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was great, atmosphere was very relaxing and amazing food.

Yagiz
Responded on 25 July 2020

Thank you Azra!

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DinaF
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely service. Really friendly wait staff and the food is absolutely delicious.

Yagiz
Responded on 25 July 2020

Thank you Dina and see you again at Yagiz soon!

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NigelH
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been to Yagiz on a couple of special occasions and we always leave feeling absolutely delighted with the quality of service and attention we receive. The food is always exceptional and we will be going back soon. Thanks to everyone of the Yagiz team!

Yagiz
Responded on 25 July 2020

We are thrilled that you enjoy Yagiz, Nigel. See you soon, hopefully.

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DemiB
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Yagiz is a fantastic restaurant with amazing food and superb service. The only slight disappoint was some of meal options had run out for the night. Other than that, I would highly recommend to all!

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RobL
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

A wonderful addition to Melbourne's great restaurants
very good food & wine list , excellent ambience
Service was slow but we really enjoyed ourselves

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Rose
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

Expensive with no reward. Basic service: dirty cutlery put back on the table between serves to be reused for main meal, delay in delivering menus with palpable silent pressure to order alcohol and non-alcoholic beverages (it was a family meal at 6:00 pm) . Smallest doses possible of serves: e.g. 4 dumplings swimming in soup of burnt butter as a $40 main dish. Left hungry and $200 for 3 main dishes without drinks.

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StephenE
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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FayeC
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.

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AntheaN
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food
Service and ambiance excellent
Cannot wait to teturn

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

Wedding anniversary!

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foodie7
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

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taotang
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!

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Kass
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.

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Soph
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.

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EmilyQ
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.

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LouiseC
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.

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julien
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

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EmilyS
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!

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LAURA
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

FAQs

Yagiz offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9821 4758.

Yagiz is rated 4.7 stars by 92 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.