Yagiz

4.7
194 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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 194 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Marianstock
4 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Upon walking through the front door - the decor was all encompassing- loved the vibe. Off to a very good start . The food was beyond sensational- the duck cigars- delicious ( maybe one for entree was a bit mean) - sardine entree - out of this world . Chicken breast unbelievably juicy and so it went on.

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VidG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Generous servings celebrating middle Eastern flavours. Good value for money.

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JohnE
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Barr service very slow on both occasions we have attended. Had to wait b/w 10/15 mins to get attention.

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AnneK
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Had a very pleasant Saturday afternoon lunch with good friends. Food was very tasty and service very good

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NikiL
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Really nice Restaurant. The only thing is that there was a draft coming from the window onto my back, but the waitress was kind to let us change seats. Food was delicious and prices were reasonable portion wasnt too bad.

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BarryD
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Many excellent flavours and different food to try, great ambiance, and wine.
Everyone enjoyed themselves and spoke well of the dinner.
Thanks Yagiz.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and ambiance are exquisite. I was so impressed by the various vegetable and seafood dishes. I very much delighted in the Morton Bay Bug risini. I can’t wait to return!

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Essdee
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lunch was a team get-together - outside of work, well overdue! The venue, meal and service was great, with attendees reaching out, after the event with their comments. Thanks for a pleasant afternoon!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mother’s Day

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LauraS
3 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wow! What an amazing experience. I have always walked past this place and assumed it was a cosy little dining spot, but walking in and seeing how big it was was surprising. The place had a great atmosphere, amazing service and such great food. The $69 chefs menu was really amazing value and we left absolutely stuffed. Can't wait to go back to this gem!

OT
OpenTable Diner
6 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great night out for a birthday. Food and service was excellent will definitely be back soon!!

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Fiona
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Truly delicious food and a lovely relaxed ambiance. Great place.

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AmyD
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was outstanding. Will be back as soon as we can.

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DanieleD
2 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner, the food is outstanding and the staff very friendly!
Great service and ambiance!
We’ll certainly go back!

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RowanP
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great place for a modern and sophisticated dining experience. Attentive service without being overbearing. All wines were great selections.

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Tracy
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful venue, clean and spacious. Food was delicious and the service was professional and friendly.
Highly recommended

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NikiK
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Yagiz’s take on modern Turkish is fresh and creative - the halloumi was treated with a lovely tasting topping and cooked perfectly. Interior of restaurant is cool & funky. Staff were friendly and very attentive. Something very nice for we regional Victoria visitors.

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MaritaF
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food, reasonably priced and great service.

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GillianT
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my second time dining at Yagiz and I loved it. The staff are friendly and happy to explain the menu.The food is amazing in both flavours and presentation. Fast becoming my favourite restaurant.

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BrettH
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Yagiz has amazing food and is one of Melbourne dining secrets
The potato pancakes were memorable

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

Waiter was quite rude in general and tried to kick us out 30 minutes before our 2-hour allotted time limit was up.

Food ranged from average to great. Enjoyed the duck cigars, lamb, potato salad and mousse dessert. The tiger prawns and calamari were average.

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EvaS
2 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent. We opted for a la carte as there were so many things on the menu we wanted to try. IN the end, we ordered too much! But the hummus, calamari and lamb were stand-outs!

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RuthH
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Delicious flavours, very carefully prepared and presented well. Although we were a group of over 6 people, our request to have an A la Carte experience was permitted. The live music was enjoyable, but too loud to allow conversation including the whole table. It was a very enjoyable birthday evening!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely outstanding!

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Nick
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing night! Went with the family and had the chefs selection, everything was fantastic and we can't wait to come back!

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AnnD
8 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience3

Service was not great. Food was good.

EM
EmmaM
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the best night, the food was incredible and the live music was the best surprise which totally made the night, Thank you so much!

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HakanD
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience5

It wasnt that good it didnt match it wasnt helpfull

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CarlaF
London
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Inconsistent food quality, some dishes were fantastic and others mediocre.
The service was bad, they seemed understaffed.

TD
TomD
6 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The service was very good. All staff were friendly and helpful. The food was excellent and even more delicious than the menu description sounded. It was quite noisy but this seems to be the norm in most restaurants these days.

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Adaptation
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food , service, live music at just the right level and ambience

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Fred
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great original Turkish food in a modern presentation. Great location.

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Tursu
3 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

High quality food and good value for money. Great place to go out on a date.

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DavidW
4 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

There is nothing that doesn’t deserve praise about Yagiz as a restaurant. Murat runs a tight ship and has compiled a faultless menu. I cannot wait for my next visit.

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SharonW
4 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Catching up with an old friend. Have been before, her first time, and we both loved every mouthful. Delicious, modern Turkish food. The lentil balls were really tasty. Looking forward to going again..

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ElifB
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My friends and I had a great night at Yagiz. We booked a group dinner for my birthday and was upgraded to the private function room to much of our surprise! The food & service was excellent and the staff were so friendly and joined us in our celebration to much of our joy! Thank you Murat and his wonderful team! We will be back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
4 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great food and service.
We found set menu had too much food

PJ
PaulJ
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely loved our night. We’ll be back soon!!!!

BM
BelM
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food , terrific staff and gentle , stylish ambience .

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FatmaO
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food service and energy! Marie whom was one of the waitresses was incredibly friendly and always making sure we were well looked after through out the night. I can't wait to 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 194 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.