Wasabi Restaurant and Bar


Minimum Capacity: 1
Maximum Capacity: 55



With two Chef Hats and having been awarded Queensland's Hottest Restaurant in The Australian Hot 50 three years running, Wasabi Restaurant and Bar is Noosa River’s ultimate dining experience.  The entirely waterfront dining space with spectacular river views, amazing sunset vistas by day and a warm contemporary intimate dining space by night, is ready to cater for your every requirement.  

Wasabi offers two different styles of seating; the western style to the front of the restaurant and the Tatami style (with sunken wells under the tables for your legs) on a mezzanine level behind. This means everyone can enjoy the view by day and an extra dimension is added to the room at night.  We are able to section off various parts of the restaurant with Japanese paper screens to allow your function some privacy from other diners.

The restaurant seats approximately 55 people, with 35 in the western style and 20 in the tatami style.

Function Menus

3 Course Contemporary Japanese Menu

3 Course menus include either a plated entree or a selection of canapés, a shared main meal, served banquet style down the middle of the table with side dishes and a plated dessert 

7 Course Contemporary Japanese Kaiseki

Our Chefs will present a series of plates, beginning with the lightest and proceeding to heavier, richer dishes. When ordering kaiseki, expect Chef to be innovative and surprising in the selection of dishes, and to showcase seasonal ingredients grown at our farm ‘Honeysuckle Hill’. Our kaiseki changes frequently, often daily, in order to take advantage of small amounts of premium produce.

Max capacity : 55 seated  - 130 stand up

Bar and access

The Bar

The stunning river view bar area is available for private cocktail and canapé functions.  Weather permitting, the giant glass windows are opened to give the feel of an open air deck over the river. With sunset views over the Noosa River, this is the ideal location to impress your friends, work colleagues or celebrate a special occasion in style.


Should you wish to access the restaurant by water, the Noosa Wharf jetty is located just

50 m from the entrance, one stop from the Sofitel ferry jetty. If you are walking, it is just 1km from Hasting Street.  Car parking is available in the complex, on Quamby Place and Noosa Parade

The Cooking School Noosa

Located on the beautiful Noosa River and overlooking the Noosa Sound Park, The Cooking School Noosa is brought to you by the team behind the multi award winning Wasabi Restaurant and Bar. We offer exclusive classes with chefs both from our own restaurant as well as guest chefs from around the country.

Classes are suitable for everyone, home cooks to qualified chefs and those who are rarely found in the kitchen but are keen to learn more. The Cooking School Noosa is a perfect experience to share with friends, colleagues or attend by yourself. With talented chefs in our kitchen, highly skilled in a variety of cuisines and cooking techniques, the school will not limit itself to Contemporary Japanese classes but will also cover Classic French and Modern South East Asian cuisines. These will run as a half day class over five and a half hours. Shorter workshops will also be run on topics including  Artisan Bread Making, Tea Blending, Preserving and Pickling and other speciality techniques.

The space itself is luxuriously appointed with only the finest quality high end Electrolux equipment. To make the space more approachable we have chosen to fit it with domestic not commercial equipment.  It aims to create an environment which is both opulent and accessible. The classes are designed so that the experience does not end when you finish your lunch. We want our classes to extend into your homes when you share what you have learnt around the family dinner table.

The space has been designed in a way that when not in use for a class, it easily transforms into Ibento Boutique Event Space, an elegant and versatile venue for exclusive use small to mid-sized functions.

Groups from 6 - 20 guests

Ibento Boutique Event Space

Located on the Noosa River, overlooking the Noosa Sound Park, Ibento Boutique Event Space provides an elegant blank canvas for small to mid size personal or corporate gatherings; a versatile location that can match the individual clients' needs.  From private dinner parties and intimate weddings to wine tastings, modern meeting spaces and product launches, Ibento can adapt to fit a variety of different requirements. Enjoy exclusive use of the venue while watching either Wasabi's executive or senior sous chef cook and plate your food right in front of you and your guests, all served to you by your dedicated waiter.

Boasting both inside and outside areas it has a capacity to sit a maximum of 18 guests inside or up to 30 guests in our elegant outdoor courtyard seating. We can cater for 55 guests for a stand up event. Designed to bring the beautiful Noosa Sound Park into the space with live green walls and a gorgeous arched doorway, the weatherproof outdoor courtyard creates the perfect setting for many different events. An elegant caesarstone centre bench is perfect for a cocktail station, product display or a banquet table.

Depending on the nature of the event we can provide a range of different menu options; canapés, a three course meal or a degustation. Menus come from a variety of different cuisines including Modern South East Asian, Classic French and Contemporary Japanese.  There is no room hire fee for the space but minimum spends apply.

Groups up to 55


Wasabi Restaurant and Bar is located on the Noosa River, 30 minutes from the Sunshine Coast Airport.