BEST JAPANESE RESTAURANTS IN MELBOURNE 2018

Are you looking for the best Japanese restaurants in Melbourne? Below is a list of Japanese restaurants in Melbourne, some of which are highly recommended by our Japanese teachers and students. Students who study Japanese in Melbourne at our school are always dreaming about Japan. Of course nothing beats eating Japanese food in Japan but at least we have some fantastic options close to home in Melbourne. From Sashimi to Teppanyaki to Dorayaki, there’s something for everyone!   BEST JAPANESE RESTAURANTS IN MELBOURNE 2018

TOKYO TINA – JAPANESE RESTAURANT

Ramen, Bao, Kim Chi and Okonomiyaki. Tokyo Tina (created by the same team of people who brought you Hanoi Hannah and Saigon Sally) is a modern Japanese fusion with a slight twist of Vietnamese. They are well known for their unique charcoal grilled creations and delicious custard buns.

  BEST JAPANESE RESTAURANTS IN MELBOURNE 2018

KUMO IZAKAYA – JAPANESE RESTAURANT

Don’t let the name frighten you….you won’t be dining with spiders! Kumo Izakaya (founded and owned by Andre Bishop) is a well known, sophisticated and respected izakaya-style restaurant in Melbourne. Apart from all the delicious, mouth watering izakaya style meals, Kumo also offers a wide range of well sought after high end alcoholic drinks. There selection includes cocktails, wines, beers and plum wines. They even have their own rare brand of premium sake!

  BEST JAPANESE RESTAURANTS IN MELBOURNE 2018

MINAMISHIMA – JAPANESE RESTAURANT

If you’re in search for a fine dining Japanese experience in Melbourne then you should definitely check out Minamishima in Lord St Richmond. The Japanese restaurant in Melbourne offers an intimate Japanese dining experience. It’s been said that Minamishima offers the highest quality of sushi in Melbourne. Their food is either sourced locally or flown in especially from Tokyo’s Tsukiji Fish Market.
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HIHOU – JAPANESE BAR/RESTAURANT

If you’re looking for some pre dinner drinks why not check out a little Flinders st Japanese bar called Hihou in Melbourne. Anything from Japanese beer to cocktails and sake, Hihou has it all. You can also choose from a delicious menu of small appetizer snacks like spicy tuna cigars or to larger meals.

 

BEST JAPANESE RESTAURANTS IN MELBOURNE 2018

OCHA – JAPANESE RESTAURANT

Ocha Japanese restaurant in Melbourne has been feeding local Melburnians delicious Japanese cuisine for over 20 years now. Originally located in the back streets of Kew, Ocha’s new home for some time now is next to the Bee Hive Hotel in Hawthorn. Ocha is renowned for it’s high quality ingredients and attention to detail serving delicious modern Japanese cuisine. This is a buzzing restaurant on the weekends and a must try!

 

BEST JAPANESE RESTAURANTS IN MELBOURNE 2018

IZAKAYA DEN – JAPANESE RESTAURANT

Hidden away in a basement in Russel street Melbourne is where you’ll find the Izakaya Den Japanese restaurant. This little gem is perfect for those reminiscing about those Izakaya experiences in Japan. Here you can feel Japan in Melbourne. Their delicious seasonal Izakaya style menu goes hand in hand with their high end selection of sake and beer. Some dishes include grilled pork belly, sweet corn kakiage, tuna tataki and chicken den

 

BEST JAPANESE RESTAURANTS IN MELBOURNE 2018

HINOKI – JAPANESE PANTRY MELBOURNE

Some may say that this shop is more like a Japanese supermarket crossed with a restaurant. You get the best of both! Apart from the everyday essential grocery cooking products, Hinoki Japanese Pantry offers delicious sashimi and sushi platters in Fitzroy, Melbourne. Hinoki Sushi Menu | Hinoki A La Carte Sushi Menu | Hinoki Takeaway Menu