Modeled after a typical Japanese izakaya, a traditional bar where diners are served food to accompany their drinks, Izakaya Goku is leading the way for innovative Japanese dining in Brisbane. Found on Boundary Street in Brisbane’s West End, this restaurant and bar offers a simple menu of boldly flavoured Japanese delights, which go perfectly alongside sake or a pint of beer. Open until late every day except Monday, Izakaya Goku is an optimal location for enjoying great drinks and some of Brisbane’s tastiest Japanese delights.
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Great restaurant and food, though prices a wee bit on the exxy side I thought.
Nice Japanese food with a relaxed atmosphere. Staff are always friendly.
Great food, good portion sizes and friendly staff. Would recommend for a great night out.
Premium sake meets incredible Japanese cuisine at Brisbane’s Izakaya Goku. Found in West End, this local Japanese restaurant and bar keeps tradition alive by serving izakaya-style dishes, ranging from grilled tender ox tongue to tempura prawn roll with tempura onion, karaage squid legs or chicken katsu. The environment here is also stunning, and features beautiful Japanese decor throughout. A hub for the city’s Japanophiles, Izakaya Goku transports diners to a whole new world without ever having to leave Boundary Street.
Popular mains at Brisbane’s Izakaya Goku in West End include the BBQ cha-shu pork with Goku’s original onion dressing, the soul-satisfying Wagyu sukiyaki hot pot, the grilled scallop skewers, or the chicken okonomiyaki pancake with yum yum sauce and mayo. Noodle soups like the mini tempura udon and the yakisoba are also popular options, and are comforting and delicious. There’s plenty more to discover – booking ahead will ensure the best table
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