Picking the Top 10 restaurants in any city is a very subjective exercise. I visit the Gold Coast 4 – 5 times a year, and visit a lot of different restaurants.
I have listed my favourite restaurants on the Gold Coast based on good food and good service.
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Iku Yakitori Bar at Burleigh Heads
I am listing Iku Yakitor Bar as I have been here 2 times and have a hard time faulting this restaurant. I visit Tokyo often and love drinking some beer and eating some tasty yakitori.
Iku Yakitori is as close as you will get to a traditional Japanese yakitori bar. Best place to sit is at the bar, right in front of the grill where you can watch the chefs cook up all the meals.
You can get a great feed at Iku Yakitori Bar and it will not cost a fortune. You can get a great meal for around $50 per head or cheaper if you are not knocking back the delicious tap beers they offer.
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Hellenika Greek Restaurant
Hellenika is usually at the top of any list of best restaurants on the Gold Coast and for very good reasons. This used to be our favourite restaurant on the Gold Coast until Iku Yakitori Bar opened.
Hellenika does serve up the best food in the menu. They have slipped into 2nd place on our list manly because it is not a cheap restaurant. Expect to pay $70 – $80 per head at this restaurant.
If you want a restaurant for a big celebration then lock in Hellenika as you will not be disappointed. Hellenika is located at Nobby Beach just down from Broadbeach.
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Glenelg Public House Steak Restaurant
If you are looking for the best steak house on the Gold Coast then get down to the Glenelg Public House in Mermaid Beach. The name is deceptive as it sounds like a pub but this is a full on steak restaurant serving up the best steaks on the Gold Coast.
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Sky Chinese Yum Cha Restaurant
If you are looking for a great Chinese feed including some delicious Yum Cha dim sum dishes, then head to Sky Chinese Yum Cha Restaurant which is located right next to the Hilton Hotel in Surfers Paradise.
They have fresh seafood in the tanks and a huge selection of all your favourite Cantonese Chinese dishes.
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Hard Rock Cafe Surfers Paradise
Now if you are looking for a tasty burger then you cannot go past the Hard Rock Cafe right in the heart of Surfers Paradise. No matter what city the Hard Rock operates in, you are guaranteed a great burger.
The Hard Rock Cafe is a great family restaurant and the burgers are delicious.
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Mamasan Kitchen and Bar at Broadbeach
Mamasan is a great Asian fusion restaurant located in Broadbeach on the Gold Coast. This was a real surprise when we visited here. A huge menu offering some delicious Asian dishes, a fusion of Chinese cooking and other dishes from around South East Asia.
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The Cuban Bar and Lounge at Broadbeach
Get ready for some great Cuban tapas and sangria. This Cuban restaurant in the heart of Broadbeach has been pulling in the crowds for several years now and they are still going strong.
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Etsu Japanese Izakaya at Mermaid Beach
You could walk past Etsu Japanese Izakaya and not notice that it is a restaurant. With just a Japanese red lantern out the front to sign that it is open for business.
This is a great Japanese Izakaya, serving up loads of share plates.
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Kawaii Japanese Curry Restaurant in Surfers Paradise
For the best cheap eats restaurants on the Gold Coast I highly recommend Kawaii Japanese Curry Restaurant located in the heart of Surfers Paradise.
Serving up cheap and delicious Japanese curry, this is the place to come for some comfort food on the Gold Coast.
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Moo Moo Steak House at Broadbeach
I have been to Moo Moo Steak House a few times and love the steaks. The only warning about this restaurant it is expensive. If you don’t mind forking out good money for some great steaks then check out Moo Moos at Broadbeach.
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