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Weekly changing menu using seasonal ingredients.

About Iku Yakitori Bar

Hidden behind an old wood-panelled exterior with bamboo growing against the wall, open the recycled timber door to find Iku Yakitori Bar on Gold Coast Highway in Burleigh Heads. This trendy late-night venue boasts an extensive range of rare Japanese whiskey, sake, shochu and spirits alongside a carefully selected wine list; in surrounds of softly glowing copper pendents, distressed timber and booth seating. From a weekly changing menu using seasonal ingredients, expect to delve into dishes like beef tataki – lightly seared beef tenderloin, Parmesan cheese, shredded chilli and mushroom ponzu sauce. Perhaps opt for one of the most popular yakitori skewers like tsukune chicken meatballs, served with tare and egg yolk dipping sauce, or dip a spoon into a steaming bowl of pork tonkotsu ramen.

Location & Map

1730 Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads 4220 QLD - See Map

Features & Facilities

Payments Accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Eftpos, Bitcoin, Apple Pay

Seats: 55   Chef: Mitch Chesterton  


Opening Hours

Mon  Closed
Tue  6:00:PM - 10:00:PM
Wed  5:30:PM - 12:00:AM
Thu  5:30:PM - 12:00:AM
Fri  12:30:PM - 3:00:PM
Fri  5:30:PM - 12:00:AM
Sat  12:00:PM - 3:00:PM
Sat  5:30:PM - 12:00:AM
Sun  12:00:PM - 3:00:PM
Sun  5:30:PM - 12:00:AM

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Member Reviews (19)


Fresh, fun, sublime
What good fortune to land ourselves a table at Iku on Easter weekend. We sat in a beautiful teal velvet booth and loved the selection of funk and disco music playing in the bar. We went omakase with paired wines and sat back for a Japanese feast. The chef and staff happily catered for the allergic one among us, and the host and hostess gave wonderful, friendly and knowledgeable service, despite being run off their feet, and also dealing expertly with some unfortunate ugly behaviour from other guests. And I haven’t even got to the food yet- pork wrapped garlic and shallot, stir fried mustard greens, delicious miso broth, charred fat prawns, matcha rice with soft egg and pork, wagyu sirloin with fresh wasabi....omg it was all so delicious


hidden Gem
have been here 3 times with friends and have had a great time, food is amazing and atmosphere is great




Absolutely amazing
Omakase menu is unbelievable! Changes weekly and is always on point. Japanese whisky selection is the biggest I’ve seen!




Such a hidden gem! Best food and best vibe!!


Best Japanese on the Coast! Exceptional service and food. Never disappoints!


Iku is the perfect combination of exceptional service and delicious food. Highest quality Japanese dishes, each time I’ve been here I’ve tried something new :)


Exceptional food and service


Iku’s food is unbelievable. Great staff, drinks and atmosphere.


Beautiful staff, delicious food and a great selection Japanese whisky. Also, that Sunday DJ is a good egg! Onya Iku.


Iku is the hottest spot in Burleigh! Like Wasabi hot, am I right!


Fantastic food, great service and an awesome vibe. If you're a fan of good food and enjoy a unique restaurant experience this place will be your new favourite.


Amazing food and service


The food is honestly so good. Great vibe also!


Great food, good service ..
Although when we arrived for our confirmed booking we were bluntly told "We don't open until 5.30" and the group had to wait outside on the street for 15 minutes .. Not offered a seat / drink or even a bar spot despite the advertised trading time being open at 5pm and the email booking showing 5.15pm. *hhmmm


Best yakitori outside of japan!