Yagiz

4.7
115 reviews
$41 to $100
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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 115 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Menu has changed since pre-Covid.

Appears to be a more casual approach compared to the nearly fine dining menu it was previously.

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MelissaC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sensational food and certainly nice to be out and about again in Melbourne.

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VictoriaM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic take on traditional Turkish dishes - classic flavours with a twist.

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PeterH
Tasmania
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Modern, sophisticated Turkish food. Refined atmosphere. Very good service, including wine. Highly recommended

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JamesR
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and beautiful food. Loved the experience we had

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Brie
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A great restaurant!! The food was amazing
I would highly recommend

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Gulnur
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful beautiful food !!! with nice environment;) excellent service! Had meaningful and quality time with my cousins 💕

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff were very friendly and knowledgeable and we were made to feel very welcome.
Tried many different dishes from the menu and all were delicious especially the duck cigars and the baklava with ice cream.

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Julee
Perth
14 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience dining at Yagiz with 4 adults and 2 kids.

We’ve ordered the tasting menu for 4 adults and pasta for the kids. I struggled remembering what the dishes were called. I probably can’t re-order any of the dishes in future. But I’m happy just going for the testing menu every time I dine at Yagiz to be happily surprised.

Only thing to remember is that the 5 course menu doesn’t include dessert! So we had to order it separately!

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ayeshat
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

amazing service, amazing food!
Great with kids and accommodating dietary requests- even allowed us to switch to more vegetarian meals in between the banquet which was above and beyond!

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CindyP
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favourite restaurants.
Great service, food & ambience !

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RupertG
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great interesting food and good service, as always!

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AdilT
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed the service and the food! Definitely would come back again and again.

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Diney1
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ticked all the boxes. A big fan of this lovely restaurant.

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HelenaZ
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food! So delicious with truly memorable flavours! Also such wonderful service. Cannot wait to go back!

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JanO
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best modern Turkish food in Australia with incredible service in a beautiful restaurant. One of my top go to's with friends in Melbourne ❤

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LloydH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious food and great service! Definitely would recommend the chefs selection on the menu.

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RolfM
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful evening at Yagiz for my wife's Birthday. The staff are efficient, caring, knowledgeable, attentive and friendly. The food is always delicious, exciting, different and presented beautifully. The staff at Yagiz go out out of their way to provide real Turkish hospitality, heart-felt warmth and a warm welcome.

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Bahman
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Very nice and friendly staff.
Nice food
We enjoyed our night!

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RLucas
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, great atmosphere, friendly and knowledgeable staff. Had a wonderful first meal post lockdown with my family. Thank you

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TobyD
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

After the long wait, our first dining experience out of lockdown had to be a good one, and Yagiz did not disappoint. Even with a new format for the menu, both my wife and I agree that the food is the best it has ever been.
Make sure put Yagiz on your list. You will not be disappointed.

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TimS
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Not usually my favourite type of cuisine, but all of the dishes we've had at Yagiz have been beyond excellent.

One of our new favourite restaurants.

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Casey
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, we have the tasting menu it was all spectacular and quite different and exciting flavours

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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
2 reviews
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
3 reviews
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
10 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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FAQs

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

Yagiz is rated 4.7 stars by 115 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.