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Bird's Nest Restaurant

West End Central Shop 5 220 Melbourne St | South Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
+61 7 3844 4306
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Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“skewers” (65 reviews)
“yakitori” (80 reviews)
“chicken” (48 reviews)
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CUISINES
Japanese, Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
West End Central Shop 5 220 Melbourne St | South Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
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1 - 10 of 288 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Came here for dinner with family to celebrate a birthday. Very efficient service both for drinks and food. Good menu choices and overall the food was liked by all. They had two guitarists playing that were very good.

Thank David V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there for lunch on a busy day but the staff seemed very competent & capable in handling the guests, taking orders, delivering food, collecting dishes & handling drinks including refilling water glasses with ease. We ate from the special lunch menu & were disappointed...More

Thank 188petere
Marie Y, Owner at Bird's Nest Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear 188petere, Thank you for dining with us and for the detailed review! We couldn't agree more with how competent and warm our staff are - traits that Bird's Nest loved to share with our customers. We always strive to give our customers the best...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good food and experience dining. Service is attentive and staff remember you from previous visit. Nice restaurant and if dining alone I suggest a bar seat to watch the cooking.More

Thank PetaMay
Marie Y, Owner at Bird's Nest Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear PetaMay, Thank you for dining with us! Warm and friendly service and delicious food are one of the things we strive to deliver for our lovely customers to ensure they keep coming back! In addition to that, we do our best to build a...More

Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

This is a modern small and unassuming place. Whilst having a first impression of fast food.. I was quickly mistaken.. even though the food is quick to come out the service and the food blew my mind! The Patè was sensational. The skewers were the...More

Thank serina h
Marie Y, Owner at Bird's Nest Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Dear Serina, Thank you for giving us a great feedback. We are incredibly happy to learn about your wonderful experience here at Bird's Nest. We hear our customers described our Patè mouth-watering, our skewers one of the most flavorful eats and never has disappointed anyone's...More

Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Best lunch option I've had in years, soo tasty and authentic. Yakitori on proper bitutan charcoal i could have sat and eaten them all afternoon lucky they closed at 3pm. Also tried the karaage burger and spicy chips so delicious. The miso soup is also...More

Thank Scott R
Marie Y, Owner at Bird's Nest Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Dear Scott, Thank you for the wonderful feedback. We are known for authentic yakitori and great beer! We would love to see you here again. Regards, Bird's Nest Communication Team

Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

Blown away by the great and attentive service, followed by the various meat and liver skewers. Definitely our new found favourite in the West End of Brisbane.

Thank geraldb88
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I were on a weekend away when we stumbled upon this gem of a place. Our initial reaction was positive as the decor is incredibly pleasing . We were greeted warmly even though it was quite late on a Sunday night and...More

Thank Emma D
Marie Y, Owner at Bird's Nest Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

Dear Emma, Thank you for your kind words. Bird's Nest is dedicated to ensuring our customers get the best experience they deserve and we are happy to learn you loved it here. It was great having you here and we look forward to the next...More

Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Having seen the rating we booked a table for dinner and wish we hadn’t! The service is well intentioned and pleasant but not skilled or knowledgeable about the menu. For this reason we decided on the set menu but it was overloaded with chicken (4...More

Thank pjb1803
Marie Y, Owner at Bird's Nest Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

Dear Pjb1803, We are sorry to learn about your negative experience dining with us. In regards to the chicken, most customers go to our place for the Japanese vibe and the chicken skewers so we want to give the customers the experience they came for....More

Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Last night was our second visit in the past six months to Bird's Nest and we were definitely not disappointed. The food is just so yummy, even for a vegetarian! The okra and the oyster mushrooms off the yakitori are just the best! It also...More

Thank AUSNC
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

This is a really great little place to experience Japanese dinning .... they sell champagne by the glass ! I think it is reasonably priced and the staff seem happy to help It’s fun for all watching the open kitchen.More

Thank andytheking007
Marie Y, Owner at Bird's Nest Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Dear Andy, It’s always our pleasure to provide you good food and service! Bird’s Nest is famous for its Japanese vibe so we’re glad you had a great time here. Thank you for dining with us and for leaving a wonderful feedback. See you again...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$2 - US$7
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
Monday
17:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: West End Central Shop 5 220 Melbourne St | South Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: +61 7 3844 4306
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Description
Experience authentic Yakitori at Bird's Nest! Our menu is 95% gluten-free! Four years on from when our doors first opened Bird’s Nest Restaurant and Bar West End still draws crowds of locals and visitors alike. We have a reputation for providing a high-quality dining experience with a variety of menu options to suit a range of tastes and dietary requirements. Our attentive staff will always make you feel right at home. Drop by in the evenings to soak up the vibrant atmosphere over dinner, make the most of our $12 lunch Specials, or hire the venue exclusively for your next function. Bird’s Nest West End has something for everyone.
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