We heart Etsu Izakaya. This flawless venue has been a raging success since the day it opened, and it’s not hard to see why. Be it the sexy fit-out, the energetic atmosphere (do NOT come for a night of quiet convo), the loveable owners and their seriously cool staff, or that Etsu are plating up some of the most nek-level modern Japanese eats the Gold Coast has ever seen. We can’t get enough of their melt-in-your-mouth sashimi platters, fresh sushi, and smokey morsels off the robata grill. And if they couldn’t be any more perfect in our eyes, Etsu throw quarterly pop-up “Feast Under a Tipi” outdoor dinners parties that are the hottest tickets in town and regularly sell out in hours.