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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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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“skewers” (65 reviews)
“yakitori” (83 reviews)
“chicken” (46 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
West End Central Shop 5 220 Melbourne St | South Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
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
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

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

Reviewed 23 March 2018 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 20 March 2018

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 20 March 2018

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$7
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, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
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12:00 - 15:00
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17:30 - 22:30
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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
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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