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Ross Street, Ashmore, Gold Coast, Queensland 4214, Australia
+61 7 5597 8700
Wed - Sun 18:00 - 21:30
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Mount Coolum, Australia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Amazing food cooked by talented chefs in a great location. Alex dazzled us with his grill skills and showmanship. We will be definitely be back soon

Thank metal_jimmy
Twin Waters, Australia
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Had a great meal at this japenese restaurant. We did order a la carte rather than tepanyiki. The courses were shared between the 8 of us. Our favourite wss salmon terryarki We will eat there on our next visit

1 Thank Keith l
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Delicious authentic Japanese food with excellent attentive service. Highly recommend the plum wine. There was a conference dinner starting half way through our meal yet we were looked after the whole time.

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Gold Coast, Australia
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Quite simply the food was lovely, but the length of time it took for the food and drinks to come out was unacceptable. It would be nice to receive your beer order in less than 15 mins, and when you are paying over $9 for a bottled beer it should at least be on time. Plenty of better experiences to... More 

1 Thank Sifi1975
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

I had dinner at Arakawa with three friends. The food was sensational, the staff very helpful and the atmosphere lovely. Very traditional Japanese. Good wine list and the sesame ice cream for dessert was yum!

Thank Ellen J
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

I don't have much to say about this restaurant but it is definitely the BEST restaurant I have ever eaten at. I had the Chicken Teriyaki Set Menu and it was top notch. The last time I ate here was on my birthday, the 2nd of June this year. I definitely recommend this restaurant and if you want it even... More 

1 Thank Ethoslad 1
Southport, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

I have eaten at Arakawa often, and as usual the food is outstanding. My most recent visit was on Saturday Sept 3. As usual the staff were delightful upon arrival and we were shown our seats immediately. This time however, the service was dreadful. My wife and I ordered Agadashi Tofu as an entree, and various other dishes for our... More 

Thank rayguy2016
Wollongong, Australia
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We dined at the Arakawa restaurant and everything from the salad through to the Tempura were excellent. I even had dessert and I had the Triple chocolate nanami chilli and macadamia bomb, orange basil seed syrup and it was unbelievably nice.

Thank Strat119
Christchurch, New Zealand
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Second time here and will not be the last. We had the la cart menu just for a change and could not be more pleased with the food quality and attentive staff. Will go again next time on the Gold Coast.

Thank jeff_fay
Ashmore, Australia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Hubby and I love this place. We eat here regularly. Beautiful food and setting. Very helpful staff. Great cocktail selection too

Thank lozgus7

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ross Street, Ashmore, Gold Coast, Queensland 4214, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Gold Coast  >  Ashmore
  • Phone Number: +61 7 5597 8700

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?