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GOOD FOOD GUIDE
Awarded Two Chefs Hats 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

THE FINANCIAL REVIEW
2018 Queensland #3, Australia #51

THE AUSTRALIAN
The Hot 50 List:

2019 Hot as Ever
2018 Hall of Fame Entrant
2017 Hottest Regional Restaurant
2016, 2015, 2014 Hottest Restaurant Queensland
2016 Hottest Classic Restaurant

GOURMET TRAVELLER
2020 Restaurant Guide – Two Stars

Australia Top 100 – #43
Queensland Regional – #1

GOURMET TRAVELLER WINE
Wine List of the Year Award 2019 – 2 Glasses

THE AUSTRALIAN
Awarded ★★★★☆
June 2014 Review
‘Wasabi has gone from being a great regional restaurant to being a great restaurant full-stop.’

WHERE CHEFS EAT
Where Chefs Eat is a new international restaurant guide published by Phaidon Press. Unlike other guides, Where Chefs Eat doesn’t rely on critics or foodies to tell us their favourite places to eat, rather, the tips come from the people who know food the best: over 400 of the world’s top chefs.

THE AUSTRALIAN
The Hot List 2013:
Top 50 Restaurants in Australia
“The most interesting restaurants creating the most exciting dishes in the country right now.”

“The real headline here, beyond whip-sharp service, smart interiors, river location and affordable vino is, quite simply, some of Australia’s best Japanese food – Wasabi is a very stylish adventure from start to finish”
John Lethlean – The Australian

ELECTROLUX YOUNG RESTAURATEUR OF THE YEAR
Danielle Gjestland – 2009
‘Coming into this business with other life experiences under your belt can and usually does offer a better, broader understanding. She is clearly a manager as well as working at (and in) her business – and that is what really shone through. Formal training can sometimes hinder creativity and vision – that’s what’s important, not whether you have a piece of paper that really means nothing if you don’t have the inherent skills and confidence in knowing how to articulate your philosophy, business goals, develop strategies and how to implement them. Danielle has a thorough command on every aspect of her business, has the much-needed and essential ‘attention to detail’ required for success, spoke with authority and intuitive understanding. She is warm and engaging, has a thorough understanding of her brand and where it sits in the market, aspires to more success and inspires as a great role model for others in our industry. She is very hands on and her focus is sharp.’
Christine Mansfield