Best Cheap Eat

Recognises a venue that provides great quality food at wallet-friendly prices.

Bird’s Nest Yakitori, South Brisbane

Don’t be fooled by the casual atmosphere – behind the scenes we suspect this outfit is run with Swiss-like precision and attention to detail.

From the minute diners set foot in the door and receive the traditional shouted Japanese ‘Irrashaimase!’ greeting, the experience is a joy.

As the number of off-duty hospitality workers perched at the bar eating yakitori skewers grilled over binchotan charcoal testify, the food, albeit simple, is excellent quality and great value.

Add an attractive contemporary decor, neat sake list, Japanese beer and convivial late-night hours and it’s easy to see why Brisbane holds Bird’s Nest close to its collective hearts.

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