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Etsu Izakaya

2440 Gold Coast Hwy, Mermaid Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4218, Australia
+61 7 5526 0944
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2440 Gold Coast Hwy, Mermaid Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4218, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Look for the Red Lantern hanging outside the door otherwise you'll miss it. But don't walk past it, this restaurant is perfection...great food, cool playlist, professional staff, gorgeous interior design.

Thank _rachel_fry333
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Japanese food is so good, I have now been four times and it’s one of my favourite places to eat out. You do have to book as it gets super busy and you can wait between courses if it’s really flat out but so...More

Thank Marina B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unless you had specific instructions as to this restaurants location you would have a difficult time locating it, but it is so worth the trouble! When you pull back the white sliding door you enter a wonderful space full of ambience and delicious food. Definitely...More

Thank EileenBM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Relaxed atmosphere. Greet plCe to come with a group of friends they have large square tables. Menu is great. Large selection to suit everyone’s palate. Wine list is great. Staff very helpful with meal selection and wine pairing.

Thank Alicia P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Etsu has quickly become one of my favorite restaurants. Every time the food is delicious, quick and fresh. One time I even sat next to Chris Hemsworth!!! Cannot rate high enough :)

Thank Shayla C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant has no sign out front...nothIng to indicate it is there at all except an orange lantern and an old white sliding door. Once you step behind the door, the feeling of being in a secret speakeasy continues. The place is long and narrow...More

Thank Joel C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was quite literally sublime. The black cod is mind-blowingly good,. As a dish it left us speechless - its textures, flavours and presentation was something we would return time and again for. Couple that with the Wagyu on the hot rock and you...More

1  Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Staying locally for a week with two kids so have been out trying what Mermaid Beach has to offer. Very glad we gave Etsu a go. After finding the place (a common problem but added to the overall charm) we we made to feel welcome...More

Thank Anthony G
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

I know the restaurant has some quirkiness about it and it has a bit of a following and it was highly recommended but it failed to really deliver what it had been built up to deliver. Food is good but not exquisite. Very over priced....More

Thank Janhenru
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

This was a surprise! Lovely service, fantastic food. Since moving to Australia I have not experienced as good as service as Kim provided for us tonight. Oh, by the way, added bonus with amazing Japanese pub food! Highly recommend when in the Gold Coast! Hard...More

Thank M W
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2440 Gold Coast Hwy, Mermaid Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4218, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Gold Coast  >  Mermaid Beach
  • Phone Number: +61 7 5526 0944
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