About Us

About Izakaya Midori

Izakaya Midori was established by husband and wife duo, Fumi and Yuka, to bring to the Gold Coast a 100% plant based Japanese dining experience. Making conscious decisions based on the impacts they may have on the environment, animals and the human health is very important to the pair. Izakaya Midori’s mission is to create and serve an original, tasty and visually pleasing vegan-friendly dining experience for all of its guests, combined with “wabi-sabi” a very culturally significant Japanese concept.

Fumi, Chef de cuisine, is the mastermind behind the 100% vegan friendly menu offered at Izakaya Midori. Fumi has been fortunate to have had the opportunity to travel across the world and engage in many different food cultures, enjoying the authentic flavours and unforgettable dining experiences on offer. Each dish he creates for the menu is inspired by these experiences, with the add “Izakaya Midori” twist.

Izakaya Midori is creating a pathway to a future of Japanese cuisine where “Karaage” does not have to equal chicken. Fumi and Yuka strongly believe that everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy Japanese cuisine and “omotenashi” that is health, animal and environmentally friendly.

Since opening in Jun 2019, Izakaya Midori has been blessed with many guests from the vegan and also local community. It is an honour to have “Izakaya Midori” considered when diners are looking for a Japanese dining experience and the owners hope to serve more and more people and spread the benefits of plant-based dining. Izakaya Midori will continue to refine and improve it’s offering to ground its place as a loved member of the local community and will strive to bring happiness to more guests each day.

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居酒屋 (Japanese: [izakaja])

Izakaya

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

Midori

is the Japanese word for “green” and may refer to places, people, environment, technology, entertainment and eats.

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プランツでおもてなし hospitality by plants

Omotenashi

Customer Comes First.

“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”.