About Izakaya Midori
Izakaya Midori, established in June 2019, offers a 100% plant-based authentic Japanese dining experience on the Gold Coast. We are passionate about introducing our culture, heritage and our culinary goodness for the people in Australia to feel like they’ve made a small trip to Japan while being here.
Committed to promoting conscious choices for the environment, animals, and our health, our mission is to craft a unique, delicious, and visually pleasing plant-based culinary journey. We aim to welcome guests with the finest Japanese quality hospitality, providing you with an unforgettable dining experience.
We have been fortunate to provide a one of a kind, unique and amazing dining experience to both locals and travelers, all savoring our unique and authentic Japanese flavors.
At Izakaya Midori, we aim to redefine Japanese cuisine – ‘Karaage’ no longer means fried chicken. Our delightful meat, poultry, and fish substitutes warmly embrace not only vegans, but vegetarians, and omnivores alike.
Our ‘omotenashi’ spirit embodies serving food for all, allowing family and friends with diverse diets to dine together, all while being environmentally conscious.
With the honor of serving guests from all across Australia, we strive to expand our reach, promoting the benefits of plant-based dining. As a cherished member of the local community, Izakaya Midori will continue to refine and improve our offerings, and aim to bring happiness to all of our guests.
居酒屋 (Japanese: [izakaja])
An ‘izayaka’ is a type of informal Japanese pub.They are casual places for eating and drinking.
The word izakaya entered the English language by 1987.
It is a compound word consisting of “i” (to stay) and “sakaya” (sake shop), indicating that izakaya originated from sake shops that allowed customers to sit on the premises to drink.
みどり、ミドリ、 緑、 翠
is the Japanese word for “green” and may refer to places, people, environment, technology, entertainment and eats.
プランツでおもてなし hospitality by plants
“Omotenashi” is a Japanese word which represents the act of providing detailed service in a variety of ways to allow guests to spend a relaxing and memorable time by putting customers first. “Omotenashi” is translated into “hospitality”.
To Japanese, “omotenashi” mean not just hospitality in the usual sence, but “something more akin to an elevated politeness that makes customers feek values and respected”.