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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” (63 reviews)
“yakitori” (82 reviews)
“chicken” (45 reviews)
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CUISINES
Japanese, Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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Service
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LOCATION
West End Central Shop 5 220 Melbourne St | South Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 4 days ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of our bucket list now ticked off. But wont return. Firstly it took awhile to be served. We ordered several dishes and asked if it would be enough. After all 6 skewers between us both should be enough right? The flavours were delicious. Portion...More

Thank Debinbris
Reviewed 19 March 2018

I went to this restaurant twice just to get a fair judgement on the food quality and it was definitely underwhelming. After traveling to Japan multiple times, here is my review: 1. Poor size portion (Kid may not even feel full for that portion) -...More

2  Thank Mooliday
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

The food here is disappointing, it’s not awful but nothing special. Food took a very long time to arrive and when it did we were less than impressed. The service is amazing which is what saved the night for us and he drinks are also...More

1  Thank Sophie K
Marie Y, Owner at Bird's Nest Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Sophie, We apologise for your negative experience at Bird’s Nest. We pride ourself in using only the freshest produce and the authentic Japanese food here are prepared by skilled chefs. Because we value every customer feedback, yours will be passed on to our management....More

Reviewed 22 January 2018

We lived in Japan for over 8 years and have travelled back constantly so extremely excited when we heard Bird's Nest reputation - run by Japanese owners & authentic. The food was nice but we felt overpriced for the quality. Some of the yakitori was...More

3  Thank ebonytravels
Marie Y, Owner at Bird's Nest Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear ebonytravels, We apologise for your negative experience. Your feedback is important to us so we will make sure this will be addressed to the management. At Bird’s Nest, we use only the freshest produce, so the high quality in our Japanese food is guaranteed....More

Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

First all venues need to re think their no split bill policy. Its really not hard. Skewers took agers to come around ans expected more for what paid. Totally bad experienceMore

4  Thank lisa67bris
Marie Y, Owner at Bird's Nest Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Lisa, We understand your point. However, we are solid with our restaurant policies and bending one rule might cause the entire process to slow down and there will be greater chances for mistakes to happen. We are sorry for having you wait for your...More

Reviewed 17 January 2018

Very happy to find this in Brisbane! Good selection of drinks, from beer to whisky. Tasty food with focus on chicken (it's called Bird's Nest for a reason). Keep up the good work...will be back!More

1  Thank Stephanie C
Marie Y, Owner at Bird's Nest Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Stephanie, We are just as happy as you! Glad to learn you enjoyed your time at Bird’s Nest. Our authentic Japanese food matches the environment and vibe so it’s like dining at a local street in Japan. Thank you for visiting us and for...More

Reviewed 13 January 2018

We had an excellent family dinner at Birds Nest West End. The atmosphere is great and the Yakitori food experience was a refreshing departure from the usual fare. All of the food we had came out hot to the table, was well presented, looked fresh...More

Thank Steve R
Marie Y, Owner at Bird's Nest Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Steve, We are pleased to read your feedback and we’re delighted to learn you enjoyed your time here with the food and service. Bird’s Nest is your Japanese food and vibe haven, it is also family-friendly so it’s perfect for a family dinner. The...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$2 - US$8
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
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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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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