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Sashimi selection at Etsu Izakaya.

Queensland's top 10 Japanese restaurants

From casual izakayas to fine dining degustation menus, here are our favourites from this year's Good Food Guide.

melbourne

Bagel and lox at Bancroft Brewers.

Bancroft Brewers

Matt Holden The menu is bit of a World Cafe excursion, from bagels to bibimbap.

sydney

Vanilla rice pudding at William Blue Dining.

William Blue Dining

Myffy Rigby The original Rockpool George Street site is back to life and buzzing.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (16)

manly

Sardines flatbread at the Boathouse at Shelley Beach.
14.5/20

The Boathouse Shelly Beach

Terry Durack The Boathouse's new Manly branch at Shelly Beach is set to break Instagram this summer.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (82)

opera house

Good Food cover. Bennelong at the Opera House. Chef Peter Gilmore.  Opera House sails - Pavlova. Photograph by Edwina Pickles. 19th June 2015.
16.5/20

Bennelong

Terry Durack Bennelong is back, with a beautifully judged menu and a radiant interior. If you want to feel good, just go.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (119)

hot new cafe

Poached eggs with spiced goat's curd and 'chilli hair'.

Square and Compass

Matt Holden This new cafe in the East Melbourne medical precinct is just what the doctor ordered.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (27)

hit the slopes

Tarwin River lamb shanks, Sichuan spices and salted cucumber at Yama Kitchen & Bar.
13/20

Yama Kitchen & Bar

Richard Cornish Two lauded chefs serve delicious modern Asian-inspired apres-ski food without fuss.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (13)

vittoria coffee restaurant of the year

Japanese sweet potato and black olive, served on a rock.
18/20

Esquire

A culinary roller-coaster that's equal parts kitchen alchemy, art, imagination and just plain good cooking.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (36)

good food guide

GOMA Restaurant's 'Plate of bait'.

Queensland's top 10 dishes of the year

Natascha Mirosch Deceptively simple-looking dishes seem to be de rigeur. Here are our favourites.

surprises

Muscovy duck, muscat grapes, black radish, beets and bone marrow at Pialligo.
15.5/20

Pialligo Farmhouse

Kirsten Lawson The Pialligo Farmhouse restaurant is a most extraordinary, unexpected thing.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (64)

indian

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13/20

Barbeque Nation

Natasha Rudra An Indian restaurant in the far south with a mix of classics and Goan traditional dishes.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (31)

sydney

Sardines flatbread at the Boathouse at Shelley Beach.

The Boathouse

14.5/20

Terry Durack The Boathouse's new Shelly Beach branch is set to break Instagram this summer.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (82)

melbourne

French toast and thick-cut bacon at C. H. James in Fairfield.

C. H. James, Fairfield

Matt Holden A new community hub is bringing classic dishes into the 21st century.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (7)

sydney

Coffee-rubbed beef brisket with chimichurri.

Sample Coffee Pro Shop

Louise Rugendyke Coffee extends to the food menu at this new cafe-roastery.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (10)

barhop

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 07: The double Barrio burger at Barrio Cellar on July 7, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Sahlan Hayes/Fairfax Media)

Barrio Cellar

Callan Boys It might look like just another tequila and taco bar - but this one's good. Really.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (57)

lobster rolls

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 23: The Connecticut style lobster roll at Watermans in Potts Point on June 23, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Sahlan Hayes/Fairfax Media)

Waterman's Lobster Co

Myffy Rigby A lobster sandwich bar serving imported shellfish - what's to like? Quite a lot.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (172)

middle eastern

Warm hummus with freshly baked taboon Palestinian bread.

Kepos & Co

15/20

Terry Durack This new offshoot of Kepos Street Kitchen channels Middle Eastern food into a classy mix of small feasts.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (92)

snow food

Tarwin River lamb shanks, Sichuan spices and salted cucumber at Yama Kitchen & Bar.

Yama Kitchen & Bar

13/20

Richard Cornish Two lauded chefs serve delicious modern Asian-inspired apres-ski food without fuss.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (13)

napoletana pizza

Margherita pizza at La Svolta.

La Svolta

Simone Egger Does a true Napoletana maketh a good pizza? Simone Egger heads to AVPN-anointed pizzeria La Svolta.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (14)

all-day dining

Huevos madrilenos (baked eggs with chorizo and black pudding).

Kirk's Wine Bar

Kylie Northover A Euro-centric breakfast menu adds class to Melbourne's Hardware Lane.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (40)

best bars

Gerard's Bar, Brisbane.

Brisbane's top 10 bars

Drinkers and good-time chasers in Brisbane are now spoilt for choice. Here are our top picks.

cult 'brownie' dessert

Malt Brownie, Salted Caramel, Peanut Brittle & Chocolate Textures at Malt Pier, Newstead.

Malt Pier

Natascha Mirosch Bar/cafe/restaurant - Malt Pier is a smart shape shifter.

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (14)

iconic dishes

Campari curds and whey at Esquire.

Brisbane's menu mainstays

Ashton Rigg These 10 dishes represent Brisbane on a plate.

meaty

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Ox Eatery

14/20

Natasha Rudra You will find decent meat-focused dishes in comfortable surrounds at this Kingston venue.

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (18)

italian

Hearty: Spaghetti and meatballs.

Chez Frederic

13.5/20

Catriona Jackson Italian classics from the hale and hearty school are the order of the day at this very casual diner.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (30)

indian

Copper Chimney on West Row, Civic.

Copper Chimney

13/20

Natasha Rudra You will discover very competent traditional dishes that don't break the mould at this Civic venue.

Rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars
reader ratings (26)

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Chef profile: Damien Brassel

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