I haven’t really been posting on the travel part of my blog. Don’t forget my blog is called Fit Raw Travel :)
So today I want to write about a beautiful restaurant on the Gold Coast. If you ever travel to Australia, you must try this restaurant!
It’s a very international country so you can find a lot of great cuisines!
Etsu Izakaya is a great Japanese restaurant and bar izakaya style. What is izakaya you ask? That was the same question that popped into my head too! Izakaya is a style of Japanese pub so a mix of a restaurant and bar that serves smaller plates/to share or not, and you can mix and match anything you like! Kind of like Spanish tapas food – finger food. I think it’s a great way to eat as a set menu restricts you and you can order as much or as little as you want to.
The atmosphere was beautiful, a young crowd all up for party and great music too.
The place only opened a week ago and was very crowded on a Friday night and all booked.
The decoration is amazing, and very funky. You can definitely feel the Japanese style with all the paintings on the walls and open grill behind glass.
Everything in the pub was very beautiful and stylish, from the funky chairs, to the large table with a tree in the middle, and the table settings and handmade plates and bowls.
The food is very diverse and it’s great for all tastes. They serve all kind of skewers, Japanese style of course with sauces, tempura, salads, chicken meatballs and food for all tastes meat lovers or not! For vegans, there are plenty of options: a handmade silken tofu salad, served with pine nuts – delicious!
Spicy edamame that was very tasty, a beautiful miso soup (that did NOT give me food poisoning – lol). They also serve tempura veggies – delicious and steamed veggie – very tasty and full of flavor. You must try the grilled rice balls – which is white rice on the grill with a smoky teriyaki flavor, amazing how such a plain food can taste so delicious!
The drinks are very good, from Japanese beers to aged whiskey to delicious crisp wine.
The place was clean, stylish and will definitely be a regular customer!
Make sure you make a reservation !
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