Iku Yakitori Whisky Bar

Burleigh Heads

Located in Burleigh Heads, Iku Yakitori & Whisky Bar is the award winning restaurant where the locals go to dine, drink, and socialise. Our menu features dishes assembled from the freshest local ingredients, sure to bring bold and inspiring flavour into your life. Join us today.


Mitch Chesterton

Chef | Owner | Burleigh Local

Mitch’s food focuses on the Japanese concept of “shun” which is to use ingredients at the best time of year when they are at their most flavourful.  

Since starting his apprenticeship as a 15 year old he has been working in kitchens everyday since. Under Mitch's guidance Iku Yakitori has achieved the coveted "Australian Good Food Guide"  Chef Hat award and been named a Delicious Magazine top 100 Restaurant

He has travelled extensively including many stints across Asia and Japan perfecting his culinary skills and passion for food (he also loves a Japanese whisky or two)


Our Food



Justin Laneway

Great selection of Japanese Whisky.

Sidle into Justins Laneway to find Iku, find the blue neon sign and walk through the wooden door frame into the bar, for a night to remember.


Iku's Yakitori

Sticking to Japanese tradition, all cuts of the chicken are given a grilling here, including the skin, gizzards, wings, and pick of the bunch, the oyster — exploding with juices from behind its crisp, fatty skin.

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Dinner Menu

Absolute Burleigh | Award Winning Cuisine

Relaxed atmosphere at one of Burleigh's  award winning restaurants for dinner. Our dedicated culinary team lead by Mitch Chesterton create a new menu every week which is dictated by the seasonality and availability of the very best produce.

Our omakase, which roughly translates to ‘I’ll leave it up to you’, invites you to put yourself in the hands of our experienced chefs for the evening. On Tuesday to Sunday nights you can reserve a place for up to six people.

Watch our talented chefs, as they embrace the possibilities of their chosen art form and prepare each special dish in front of you with a delicate balance of passion and precision.

We can cater for almost all dietary requirements, let us know ahead of time and a whole menu will be designed for you.

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Bar Menu

Our bar menu is all about yakitori!

(with some delicious Japanese street food for good measure)

This menu can be eaten in our whisky bar and is great for a more relaxed evening.



Please email us regarding group bookings and any enquiries you may have.

1730 Gold Coast Hwy, Burleigh Heads QLD 4220, Australia

(07) 5568 7300

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Opening Hours

Dine In

Dinner, Thursday - Sunday 5:30 pm - late