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The Best Japanese Cafes, Restaurants and Bars in Melbourne

From sashimi to yakitori and ramen and katsu, here are some of the best places to fill up on Japanese nosh.
By Concrete Playground
August 01, 2019
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The Best Japanese Cafes, Restaurants and Bars in Melbourne

From sashimi to yakitori and ramen and katsu, here are some of the best places to fill up on Japanese nosh.
By Concrete Playground
August 01, 2019
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    Mono-XO

    A 25-seat yakitori and rock 'n' roll bar in Fitzroy.

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    Eazy Peazy

    A yakitori and sake bar with an ex-Yardbird chef.

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    Saint Dreux

    A futuristic katsu sando and Japanese coffee bar in the CBD.

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    Ishizuka

    The eatery specialises in a balanced kaiseki by acclaimed Japanese chef Tomotaka Ishizuka.

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    Minamishima

    Down a narrow street just off Bridge Road, there is a quiet oasis of calm — and a journey to be taken. 

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    Hihou

    A Japanese-inspired bar behind a secret doorway.

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    Kisume

    Chris Lucas's three storeys of Japanese grandeur.

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    Tokyo Tina

    The third sister has been born, and she brings a Japanese edge to the family.

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    Sake Flinders Lane

    Australia’s own masters of contemporary Japanese dining have welcomed a new culinary hotspot to their growing brood.

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    Izakaya Den

    A classic option for cool and classy Japanese.

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    CIBI

    A picture of perfect design, balance and Japanese cafe fare.

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    279

    Hand-strained miso soup, Tokyo coffee and traditional Japanese fare in West Melbourne.

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    Kazuki's Restaurant

    The acclaimed fine diner has brought its famed Japanese fare from regional Victoria to Carlton.

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    Grand Lafayette

    An all-day eatery serving up $33 all-you-can-eat Japanese feasts and vibrant Asian-inspired brunches.

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    Future Future

    This little Richmond eatery is slinging meatball katsu-sandos, donburi bowls, cocktails and rare Japanese sake.

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    Shinbashi Yakiniku

    Carlton's all-you-can-eat DIY Japanese barbecue joint.

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    Supernormal Canteen

    Andrew McConnell's gone more casual with his canteen, serving up highballs, fancy cup noodles and, yes, those lobster rolls.

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    Yoku Ono Ramen + Sake

    This Prahran ramen joint is known for its rich and creamy slow-cooked broth.

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    Neko Neko

    A dietary requirement-friendly ramen joint with vegan broth and gluten-free noodles.

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    Chotto Motto

    A gyoza and beer bar inside an art-covered Collingwood building.

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