Osaka Style Japanese Restaurant in Surfers Paradise

Izakaya You Japanese Restaurant is a classic Japanese restaurant in the heart of Surfers Paradise Gold Coast. Located in an arcade which travels from Caville Avenue through to Beach Rd, this popular Japanese restaurant is a great place to try traditional Japanese food and some of the specialty dishes that come from Osaka Japan.

Izakaya You Japanese Restaurant Surfers Paradise

Izakaya You Japanese Restaurant Surfers Paradise

An ‘Izakaya’ in Japan is like a Japanese Pub / eating house, which has a menu with many small dishes which are perfect for sharing. At Izakaya You, they give you a small electronic tablet which has the menu and you place your order through the device. This makes it easy to order a drink, order some small plates of food without having to get the attention from a waiter / waitress. Then repeat. More drinks, more food!

Tablet for ordering at You Japanese Izakaya

Tablet for ordering at You Japanese Izakaya

I first dined at Izkaya You Japanese Restaurant about 8 years ago. This restaurant is still going strong which is a testament to the great food they are serving up.

Just recently in March 2021, I went back for dinner and ordered a few of my favourite Japanese dishes. First up I ordered a plate of Chicken Yakitori ($5.80), which is grilled chicken thigh on a stick, served with a slice of lemon. You can either have the chicken grilled with teriyaki sauce or just with salt. I went with the salt option. The chicken is so tender and delicious.

Chicken Yakitori at You Japanese Izakaya Restaurant

Chicken Yakitori at You Japanese Izakaya Restaurant

I also ordered the Prawn Tempura ($20.80) which comes with 2 large prawns and 5 vegetables deep fried with a light tempura batter, served with a bowl of light soy, fish based dashi sauce. This is such a simple dish but oh so delicious. I also had a bowl of miso soup along side my dishes of yakitori and tempura.

Tempura at You Japanese Izakaya Restaurant

Tempura at You Japanese Izakaya Restaurant

Miso soup at You Japanese Izakaya Restaurant

Miso soup at You Japanese Izakaya Restaurant

I loved the food here so much that I returned for lunch the next day to try their katsu don rice bowl ($15.80). A big bowl of yummy! Such great Japanese comfort food.

Katsu Don at You Japanese Izakaya Restaurant

Katsu Don at You Japanese Izakaya Restaurant

On the menu, they have 1 page of traditional food from Osaka which includes the Takoyaki ($7.80), Doteyaki ($10.80), Yaki Soba ($13.80), Okonomiyaki ($13.80) and the Kushikatsu set ($15.80).

Inside You Japanese Izakaya Restaurant Surfers Paradise

Inside You Japanese Izakaya Restaurant Surfers Paradise

Izakaya You Japanese Restaurant
Shop 9/9 Beach Rd
Surfers Paradise QLD 4217

Open for lunch 12pm – 2.30pm and dinner 5.30pm – 9pm Monday – Friday, Open for Dinner on Saturday 5.30pm – 9pm

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