Name: Etsu Japanese Izakaya Restaurant
Type: Japanese Restaurant and Bar
Address: 2440 Gold Coast Hwy Mermaid Beach Gold Coast
Opening Hours: Open 7 days, 5pm till late
Phone: (07) 5526 0944
Etsu Japanese Restaurant is a traditional Japanese izakaya (Japanese pub) which serves a range of food to be shared. From the outside the only thing that gives this away as a Japanese restaurant is the red lantern at the front next to the large sliding door. You slide open the large door to discover a buzzing bar restaurant with amazing decor, a well stocked bar and a range of dining tables, large communal tables and seating at the bar.
The menu is a range of Japanese food meant for sharing. Small tasting plates to be enjoyed with your favourite Japanese beverage. They have a number of Japanese beers on tap including Asahi, Kirin and Sapporo beer. They also have a lot more beers to try in the bottle. A must try is the Japanese rice beer. Etsu Izakaya also has a range of Japanese sake and shochu.
The food menu includes a range of meat or vegetable skewers cooked on the grill, sushi and sashimi, a range of tempura dishes, soups and salads and a range of food from the oven including delicious pork gyoza dumplings.
As in a traditional Japanese izakaya, rather than order all your food at the same time, here you can order a drink and a few dishes and then order more food each time you order another drink. The food and drinks keep coming until you are content.