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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
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“skewers” (67 reviews)
“yakitori” (83 reviews)
“chicken” (48 reviews)
Open Now
17:30 - 22:30 Hours
CUISINES
Japanese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
West End Central Shop 5 220 Melbourne St | South Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
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1 - 10 of 291 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our night started out terrible at a different restaurant and we left after 3 dishes. We were on our way back to our hotel (hungry) when we happened to walk past Birds Nest. We couldn’t help but notice the restaurant was full of happy customers....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank worldisyouroyster0
MarieY170, Owner at Bird's Nest Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear worldisyouroyster0, This kind of feedback is what keep us motivated. We're happy we make you feel better with our top notch service and delicious authentic Japanese skewers and beverages. We love appreciative guests like you who notice and commend even the simplest details and...More

Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

Delicious and affordable lunch. The staff were so friendly and the music was excellent. Such a wonderful atmosphere. Who was the man on guitar today? Very talented. Does he have a cd? Thankyou. Will be back. :)

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Katy P
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

Amazing place , food and service are excellent . Had some meat and vegetable skewers were cooked fresh and were delicious. Cold beer off tap and some good quality Saki to top it off. Would highly recommend this restaurant but probably book we got luck...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank AdamdV86
MarieY170, Owner at Bird's Nest Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2018

Hello AdamdV86, Thank you for dining at Bird's Nest. We're pleased to learn you loved our excellent skewers and delicious drinks. Bird's Nest always ensures to only use fresh and top quality ingredients. It's true that we could be busy sometimes but you can always...More

Reviewed 20 September 2018

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.More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank David V
MarieY170, Owner at Bird's Nest Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2018

Dear David, Thank you for dining and for leaving us a fantastic review! We love to hear feedback from our satisfied customers. We're glad you enjoyed our excellent service, lovely menu and delicious Japanese food. Clearly, we give our customers reasons to keep on coming...More

Reviewed 24 August 2018

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

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 188petere
Marie Y, Owner at Bird's Nest Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

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 21 August 2018

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

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank PetaMay
Marie Y, Owner at Bird's Nest Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

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

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank 635serinah
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

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank E718ZZscottr
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.

Date of visit: June 2018
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

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank 1em11
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

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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings
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
  • E-mail
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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