Best Japanese Restaurants in Melbourne

Best Japanese Restaurants in Melbourne
Couple's Eating Japanese Sushi Roll in a Bento Box Source: Big Stock Photos

Below is a list of the top and leading Japanese Restaurants in Melbourne. To help you find the best Japanese restaurants located near you in Melbourne, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.

Melbourne’s Best Japanese Restaurants:

The top-rated Japanese restaurants offering delicious selections of Japanese delicacies & specialties are:

  • Kenzan Japanese Restaurant
  • Hanabishi Japanese Restaurant
  • Tempura Hajime

Kenzan Japanese Restaurant

Best Japanese Restaurants in Melbourne
Kenzan Japanese Restaurant Source: https://www.kenzan.com.au/

Kenzan Japanese Restaurant Dining at Kenzan has never been better! Kenzan first opened its doors in 1981 and are known for their wide selection of sushi and also their extensive a la carte menu for both lunch and dinner. So, sit back and watch a real master prepare your sushi. Enjoy the excellent, friendly table service or the privacy of one of their private rooms. At Kenzan are all about tradition – sit at the sushi bar, or enjoy Sukiyaki at your table. Sit at the sushi bar and watch a real master prepare your sushi, enjoy the excellent, friendly table service or the privacy of one of their private rooms.

Products/Services:

Sushi & Sashimi, Terriyaki, California Maki, Soup, Chef’s Choice Menu.

Location:

AddressCollins Place, 45 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: (03) 9654 8933
Website: www.kenzan.com.au

Review:

“Very nice food and very nice service. Make a great effort to accommodate food intolerances. The price is moderately high for what it is. But, it is very, very nice. The only thing that could be improved is the price/serving size as it’s so delicious!”-
Anouska Khambatta

Hanabishi Japanese Restaurant

Best Japanese Restaurants in Melbourne
Hanabishi Japanese Restaurant Source: https://www.hanabishi.com.au/

Hanabishi Japanese Restaurant has been tempting Melbournians with traditional Japanese food since 1989, offering a broad range of Japanese cuisine to suit all taste buds. Open for Lunch and Dinner five days a week, bookings are essential however we do welcome walk-in guests, we are also able to cater for large functions in our private dining area. Ask us about our gluten-free and vegetarian menus.

Products/Services:

Traditional Bento-Boxes, Fresh Sushi, Wagyu Sashimi, Shabu-Shabu Hotpot, Gluten-Free & Vegetarian Menu, Dessert & Wine.

Location:

Address187 King St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: (03) 9670 1167
Website: www.hanabishi.com.au

Review:

“5-star service, venue, and food. Probably the best Japanese I’ve gone to in many years. We were very impressed. They are popular, so either come early at 6.30pm or make a booking.”- Maegan Embuido

Tempura Hajime

Best Japanese Restaurants in Melbourne
Tempura Hajime Source: https://tempurahajime.com.au/

Tempura Hajime is a traditional 12 seat Tempura restaurant situated in Park Street in South Melbourne. It is run by Tempura Hajime’s Owner chef Shigeo and has been a chef for over 20 years. He started in his home town of Osaka, Japan in 1994. Shigeo worked as the chef at the acclaimed CBD Japanese restaurant Kenzan – moving to Melbourne in 2004. In 2009 he started the ownership and chef’s role at the much-awarded Tempura Hajime.

Products/Services:

Tempura Set, Sashimi Set, Terriyaki, Hajime Bento, Omakase Tempura Set, Dessert & Wine.

Location:

Address60 Park St, South Melbourne VIC 3205
Phone: (03) 9696 0051
Website: www.tempurahajime.com.au

Review:

“An intimate place for a dinner date with your partner. I love the ambiance, the food was so delicious, and the service was superb! Thank you for a wonderful dining experience, Tempura Hajime.”- Marcellina Putri