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.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Food wasn’t as I was expecting comparing to price
The staff could not be more accommodating and pleasant.
We left it to Murat what to eat. It was absolutely delicious.
Menu has changed since pre-Covid.
Appears to be a more casual approach compared to the nearly fine dining menu it was previously.
Sensational food and certainly nice to be out and about again in Melbourne.
Fantastic take on traditional Turkish dishes - classic flavours with a twist.
Modern, sophisticated Turkish food. Refined atmosphere. Very good service, including wine. Highly recommended
Excellent service and beautiful food. Loved the experience we had
A great restaurant!! The food was amazing
I would highly recommend
Beautiful beautiful food !!! with nice environment;) excellent service! Had meaningful and quality time with my cousins 💕
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.
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!
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!
One of my favourite restaurants.
Great service, food & ambience !
Great interesting food and good service, as always!
We enjoyed the service and the food! Definitely would come back again and again.
Ticked all the boxes. A big fan of this lovely restaurant.
Amazing food! So delicious with truly memorable flavours! Also such wonderful service. Cannot wait to go back!
Best modern Turkish food in Australia with incredible service in a beautiful restaurant. One of my top go to's with friends in Melbourne ❤
Delicious food and great service! Definitely would recommend the chefs selection on the menu.
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.
Very nice and friendly staff.
We enjoyed our night!
Amazing food, great atmosphere, friendly and knowledgeable staff. Had a wonderful first meal post lockdown with my family. Thank you
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.
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.
Delicious food, we have the tasting menu it was all spectacular and quite different and exciting flavours
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.
Thank you for your great review and see you again when we reopen.
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!
Thank you for your review and see you again soon.
Everything about Yagiz was amazing. Will be recommending to anyone I can
Thank you so much! See you again soon!
Food unparalleled, very reasonably priced wine list. Best duck I’ve had. Will definitely return.
Thank you very much and see you again when we reopen, hopefully soon!
Great location with excellent service from beginning to end. Everyone stayed safe!
Thank you and see you soon again!
Perfect evening - food, service, ambience. Thank you
Thank you so much and see you again soon!
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.
Glad you enjoyed your Yagiz experience and hope to see after Covid is over again!
Delicious, fine food and excellent service. Nice ambience.
Thank you Nicholas! See you again soon.
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.
Good to hear we are one of your favourite restaurants in Melbourne. See you soon again.
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 :-)
Thank you very much! See you soon again!
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.
Thank you for your review and glad you enjoyed Yagiz. See you soon again.
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.
Thank you and see you again soon,
Excellent restaurant to acquaint you with the modern tastes of Turkey. Thoroughly recommend the tasting menu for this experience. Service is excellent.
Thank you and see you soon again!
Professional and welcoming staff, food is a bit pricey and lacked flavour.
Incredible setting, beautiful food and impeccable service. Couldn't recommend more.
Thank you Jules and see you soon again at Yagiz!
Yagiz offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9821 4758.
Yagiz is rated 4.7 stars by 117 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.