Melbourne Japanese Restaurant Guide

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Izakaya Hachibeh

“If you make delicious food, customers will come”. So says Izakaya Hachibeh owner Saitoh-san. And they’ve been coming for almost five years now, so he must be doing something right. Being an Izakaya, it’s not just delicious food, though -… Read More

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Nihonshu Shochu & Sake Bar

With its relaxed atmosphere and one of Melbourne’s largest sake and Japanese beer selections, Nihonshu is perfect for after-work drinks. If you’re peckish, food can be ordered from Izakaya Chuji next door, allowing you to relax while enjoying great Japanese… Read More

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Yebisu Japanese Takeaway

Yebisu offers delicious and healthy Japanese food at affordable prices. The bento boxes are all nutritionally balanced; the salads have shredded cabbage, which can help prevent cancer, and the homemade dressing is made with sesame, thought to possess anti-aging properties…. Read More

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Shujinko

Shujinko means hero or heroine in Japanese, and that’s because Melbourne’s first 24-hour ‘Tokyo Tonkotsu’-style ramen restaurant wants to make you the star. Its motto is, “Put your heart into the noodles and your love into the soup” and as… Read More

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Ajisen Ramen

Firmly established as a Melbourne favourite, global noodle giant Ajisen Ramen continues to expand and update its menu to provide even more great choices for its customers. In addition to its famous Kumamoto-style tonkotsu (pork bone marrow) soup ramen, you… Read More

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Wasshoi

Perfect for a quick bite and refreshing drink after shopping, Wasshoi offers delicious rolls and rice bowls (amongst other Japanese delights), at affordable prices from its open-kitchen stand. All meat is charcoal grilled, with the chicken and pork twice cooked:… Read More

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Rice WorkShop

Since opening its flagship store in Chinatown in October 2013, Rice Workshop has enjoyed rapid expansion. Aiming to serve donburi, or rice bowls with various toppings, almost as fast as vending machines do, Rice Workshop wants to keep its food… Read More

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Miyazaki

Since opening at the end of last year, Miyazaki has seen a non-stop stream of customers seeking out its affordable prices and great quality. Of the wide range of dishes on offer, the Teriyaki Salmon Steak is a particular highlight…. Read More

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Izakaya Chuji

Melbourne’s oldest, Izakaya Chuji offers over a hundred different dishes and all at reasonable prices. You can wash them down with a variety of sakes and shochus, with more available from the neighbouring Nihonshu sake bar. The popular sushi counter… Read More

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Wagaya

Accessed via the Chinatown-side elevator in the MidCity Arcade, Wagaya feels just like a Japanese izakaya. With its spacious interior and booth-style tables, it’s perfect for couples and groups of friends, and with its karaoke room and balcony, Wagaya is… Read More