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Arakawa

Ross Street, Benowa, Gold Coast, Queensland 4214, Australia
+61 7 5597 8700
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good16%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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CUISINES
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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Ross Street, Benowa, Gold Coast, Queensland 4214, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose to eat a la cartel not the teppanyaki but there was lots of laughter and oohs coming from the teppanyaki bar so it must have been amusing. Our food was delicious. Wine list good. Service excellent.More

Thank CarolynNoel
RACV-Royal-Pines, Manager at Arakawa, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear CarolynNoel, Thank you for taking the time to review your dining experience of Arakawa. We are so pleased to hear you loved the food and had great service. we look forward to welcoming you back again maybe next time for the thrills of the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very enjoyable Teppanyaki here one evening. It was banquet or a la Carte. We chose the latter and I had salmon which was extremely tasty and flavoursome. I normally don’t finish a main meal, but I couldn’t stop Myself! Our chef was...More

Thank Brendon Y
RACV-Royal-Pines, Manager at Arakawa, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Brendon, Thank you for your great review of Arakawa. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your dining experience and had great service from our Teppanyaki chef. Your feedback will be passed along to the Food and Beverage Team. We hope to see...More

Reviewed 13 April 2018

This is Japanese food at its finest. We ate at Arakawa multiple times and had a great time. Our chef's name was Alex and he put on an amazing show. There was laughter, great wine, exploding flames and flying food and the best fried rice...More

Thank Miguel m
RACV-Royal-Pines, Food and Beverage at Arakawa, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Dear Miguel m, What an amazing review! Thank you for sharing your dining experience. We are so pleased to hear you had a great time at Arakawa revisiting multiple times and loved the food as much as we do. Your feedback will be passed along...More

Reviewed 13 April 2018

We were taken by surprised at how good the food was at this restaurant. We enjoyed the seafood e.g. soft shell crab, grilled mackerel and great service by the wait staff.More

Thank jason8881
RACV-Royal-Pines, Food and Beverage at Arakawa, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Dear jason8881, Thank you for your great review of Arakawa Japanese Restaurant. We take great pride in our dishes and glad to hear you enjoyed the food and had great service. We hope to see you back again soon. Thank you, Food and Beverage -...More

Reviewed 17 March 2018

I took my husband here for our 10th anniversary and wanted to go somewhere that would be romantic and and have fine foods we love. We were recommended this restaurant by a friend who said that it has atmosphere and the food is amazing. Yes...More

Thank Elowishes
RACV-Royal-Pines, Manager at Arakawa, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2018

Hi Elowishes, Thank you for the praise on our food and atmosphere, we are very proud of Arakawa and the quality of food, atmosphere and service we can provide. It appears on this occasion however we have failed to meet the standard of beverage service...More

Reviewed 7 March 2018

We can't have a stay at Royal Pines without including a dinner at Arakawa. Caters for all preferences in traditional Japanese style dining and even have tatami rooms. We do a-la-carte rather then sushi or teppanyaki, but that's just us, The staff are just lovely...More

Thank clivep927
RACV-Royal-Pines, Food and Beverage at Arakawa, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Dear clivep927, Thank you for your great review of Arakawa Restaurant. We are so pleased to hear you loved your dining experience and returned again! We take pride in our staff and service and thank you for your lovely feedback. Thank you, The Arakawa Team

Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

The evening was lovely and there was plenty of food on your plate prepared to your liking. There were only a few of us at the table but conversation was positive. Our chef was funny and good at his trade. I have been here several...More

Thank Robyn G
RACV-Royal-Pines, Food and Beverage at Arakawa, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2018

Dear Robyn G, Thank you for taking the time to review Arakawa Japanese Restaurant. We are happy to hear you returned to dine again at Arakawa and had a better experience. Your feedback will be passed on to the chefs. We hope to see you...More

Reviewed 11 February 2018

I think that this may be my favorite restaurant. All of the food was excellent and Alex was a skilled and fun chef. A set menu is definately the way to go here and I can't fault one part of the menu. I only told...More

Thank Michael R
RACV-Royal-Pines, Food and Beverage at Arakawa, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

Dear Michael, Thank you so much for your great review of Arakawa Restaurant! We are so pleased to hear you loved the food and had great service from Alex and the staff. We hope to see you back again soon. Kind Regards, The Arakawa Team.

Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Been here many times and it's great. Food is delicious and the atmosphere is fun. The chefs do a wonderful job entertaining the guests while cooking. The kids love it too!

Thank Kathrina T
RACV-Royal-Pines, Food and Beverage at Arakawa, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2018

Hi Kathrina T, Thanks for your great review of Arakawa Restaurant. We are so pleased to hear you have a fun dining experience at the Teppanyaki tables and enjoy our menu. We can't wait to welcome you back again soon. - The Arakawa Team.

Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Went for the early bird option of being seated at 5pm. Great for young kids. The early option is a reduced teppenyaki menu but doesn’t disappoint. The miso pudding is amazing. Great service.

Thank vegas31
RACV-Royal-Pines, other at Arakawa, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2018

Hi vegas31, Thank you for your great review of Arakawa. We are so pleased you enjoyed the early bird teppanyaki special. We agree the miso pudding is great! Thank you, The Arakawa Team.

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tracey g
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Response from Michael C | Reviewed this property |
Hi Tracey, definitely worth it, we simply went for the set menu, which I think was $60 per head depending on what options you go with, but it still provided plenty of variety. Enjoy! Cheers Michael
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
17:00 - 21:30
Saturday
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ross Street, Benowa, Gold Coast, Queensland 4214, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Gold Coast  >  Benowa
  • Phone Number: +61 7 5597 8700
  • E-mail
Description
Arakawa is fashioned in the traditional Japanese style. It offers enticing dining options including intricately hand-crafted sushi, traditional a la carte dishes and the thrills of teppanyaki tables. Arakawa also features intimate tatami tables which can be reserved for special occasions.
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