Japanese restaurant Portside Wharf Qld

Embark on a culinary journey at Bird's Nest, the premier Japanese restaurant at Portside Wharf. Immerse yourself in the exquisite fusion of traditional Japanese flavours and modern culinary innovation, creating a unique dining experience that resonates with the vibrant atmosphere of Portside Wharf.

Bird's Nest Yakitori Bar

Portside Wharf

Restaurant + Bar + Takeaway

Portside Wharf, 39 Hercules Street, Hamilton Qld 4007

Monday to Friday
Lunch 11:30am–2:30pm
Dinner 5:30pm–9:30pm

Saturday and Sunday
Lunch 12:00pm–3:00pm
Dinner 5:30pm–9:30pm

On-street parking, or two-hour free underground parking at Portside Wharf

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Best Japanese restaurant in Portside Wharf

Looking for the best Japanese restaurant in Portside Wharf? Look no further than Bird's Nest, where yakitori takes centre stage as an addictive combination of traditional charcoal grilling and modern Japanese gourmet. Step into an atmosphere buzzing with energy, where the intoxicating aroma of grilled skewers mingles with laughter and conversation, setting the stage for a truly unforgettable dining experience.

Indulge in the art of yakitori, elevated. Our expert chefs meticulously hand-skewer the freshest cuts of chicken, vegetables, and seafood, ensuring each bite bursts with flavour. Witness the magic unfold as they expertly grill them over binchotan charcoal, infusing each skewer with a smokey depth that pairs perfectly with our house-made tare sauce or a sprinkle of sea salt.

More than just a restaurant, Bird's Nest is a destination for yakitori enthusiasts and adventurous foodies alike. Join us and discover why we're hailed as the best Japanese restaurant. Reserve your table today and embark on a delicious journey through the flavours of Japan.

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Unleash your inner foodie: a guide to yakitori in Portside Wharf

Craving yakitori in Portside Wharf? Look no further! This vibrant waterfront precinct boasts a diverse culinary scene, but for an authentic and exciting yakitori experience, Bird's Nest rises above the rest. Here's what makes our yakitori truly special:

  • Tradition meets modern flair: we honour the time-tested art of traditional charcoal grilling, meticulously charring each skewer over binchotan for a smokey depth of flavour. But we don't stop there. We infuse our yakitori with a touch of modern Japanese gourmet, experimenting with unique ingredients and innovative sauces, keeping your taste buds surprised and delighted.
  • Beyond the classics: while you'll find the beloved favourites like tender chicken thigh and juicy tsukune meatballs, our menu unveils a world of yakitori possibilities. Explore adventurous options like crispy chicken skin skewers or octopus carpaccio with yuzu ponzu. Each bite is a revelation, showcasing the versatility and artistry of Japanese cuisine.

So, join us at Bird's Nest and unlock a world of flavour unlike any other. Let our passion for yakitori and modern Japanese cuisine take you on a delicious journey in the heart of Portside Wharf.

Elevate your event with Bird's Nest: catering with addictive yakitori

Planning a special event in Portside Wharf? Elevate your celebration with Bird's Nest, the premier yakitori bar renowned for its addictive take on authentic Japanese food. We offer a unique catering experience, perfect for:

  • Private events: impress your guests with our yakitori skewers, grilled to perfection over traditional binchotan charcoal. From classic favourites to modern fusions, our diverse menu caters to every palate.
  • Cocktail functions: add a touch of sophistication to your gathering with our delectable nibbles selection alongside our signature yakitori. Our skilled bartenders will craft bespoke cocktails to complement your chosen menu, ensuring a truly memorable experience.
  • Corporate events: make a lasting impression on clients and colleagues with our professionally catered corporate events. We offer personalised menus, flexible service options, and a stylish ambiance to ensure your event's success.

Beyond yakitori, we cater to every dietary need and preference. Our menu features an array of Japanese favourites, from vegetarian options to fresh seafood dishes. We also pride ourselves on our extensive beverage selection, featuring sake, Japanese beers, and handcrafted cocktails. With Bird's Nest catering, you get more than just delicious food. We provide seamless service, experienced staff, and a genuine passion for creating unforgettable occasions. Contact us today and let us tailor a personalised catering package that will make your event in Portside Wharf truly exceptional.

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Functions and group bookings

Whether it's a birthday party, corporate dinner, or intimate celebration, Bird’s Nest Yakitori Bar Portside Wharf can accommodate large and small groups for a range of functions and events. Host an intimate meal inside, enjoy an alfresco dinner with friends and family, or hire the whole venue exclusively.

Event catering

From Christmas parties to corporate functions, treat your guests to a spectacular dining experience with Bird's Nest catering at your home or private location. Our catering menus feature high-quality local and international ingredients cooked over special binchotan (premium white charcoal) to create flavoursome and vibrant fare.

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Savour authentic Japanese excellence at Portside Wharf. Visit us today!

Indulge in the true essence of Japan right here at Portside Wharf. Our carefully crafted menu showcases the finest Japanese cuisine, prepared with authenticity and passion. Join us for an unforgettable culinary journey, where every dish tells a story of traditional flavours and modern artistry. Elevate your dining experience at our exclusive locale—your taste buds will thank you!

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