Several of Melbourne's best Japanese chefs owe a debt of a gratitude to Kenzan.
Nestled away in Collins Place, Kenzan has been one of Melbourne's favourite Japanese eateries for going on 35 years, and with damn good reason too. The tastefully decorated main dining room includes a side sushi bar, where you can enjoy simple, tasty platters of thinly sliced sushi that rivals any upstart outfit in town. Indeed, several of Melbourne's best Japanese chefs owe a debt of a gratitude to this particular restaurant, with Kappo's Kentaro Usami and Minamishima's Koichi Minamishima both honing their craft in the Kenzan kitchens. If that's not pedigree, then we don't know what is. For the full experience, we recommend getting a group together and booking a private room.
Kenzan is open for lunch from 12pm-2:15pm Monday-Friday and dinner 6pm-late Monday-Saturday.
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