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Best Japanese Restaurants in Moonee Ponds

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A photo of Chocolate Buddha restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(2716)
Price: Expensive
• Japanese • Melbourne CBD
Booked 38 times today
Chocolate Buddha is an outstanding Japanese restaurant, highly recommended by many patrons for its consistently delicious food and attractive atmosphere. Enjoyment of the dining experience is reportedly elevated by the attentive yet unobtrusive staff that embodies warm Japanese hospitality. The freshness and creativity of its Japanese dishes have been attested by both locals and foreign guests, even impressing native Japanese visitors. The restaurant also addresses different dietary needs with a variety of gluten-free and dairy-free options, ensuring an inclusive dining experience for all. Conveniently located in Fed Square, Chocolate Buddha is hailed as the go-to spot for an authentic Japanese gastronomic adventure in Melbourne.
A photo of Ichi Ni Nana Izakaya - Fitzroy restaurant
4.3
Awesome(1664)
Price: Expensive
• Japanese • Fitzroy
Booked 29 times today
Ichi Ni Nana Izakaya in Fitzroy has been praised consistently for its authentic Japanese cuisine. The restaurant's brilliance reflects in the variety of positive reviews from patrons who celebrate it as one of the best Japanese restaurants in Melbourne. Customers commend the tantalizing flavors and freshness of the dishes, particularly the raw fish, goyza, and nigiri. Despite the extensive menu, the staff handles dietary requirements excellently and ensures a pleasing dining experience. The ambience, coupled with the top-notch service, contributes to its reputation as a local favorite. The quality of the food, striking atmosphere, and commendable staff make Ichi Ni Nana Izakaya a gem in Melbourne's culinary scene.
A photo of Misoya Sake Bar restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(83)
Price: Moderate
• Japanese • Brunswick
Booked 20 times today
Misoya Sake Bar in Brunswick is renowned for serving exceptional Japanese cuisine, with particular praise for their ramen. Numerous reviewers regard it as the "best Ramen in Melbourne", featuring generous portions, full flavors, and a well-balanced vinegarette. Also noted for its excellent gyoza, tofu dengaku, and katsu curry, Misoya's menu has something for everyone, including vegan options. Besides the cuisine, patrons also compliment the fast and friendly service, the pleasant atmosphere, and the great experience of trying sake. Even with its popularity, the staff is noted for being accommodating and the chef is willing to give helpful recommendations. Generous portions, inviting ambiance, and a welcoming staff make Misoya a favorite dining destination.
A photo of Kumo Izakaya restaurant
4.5
Awesome(168)
Price: Expensive
• Japanese • Brunswick
Booked 18 times today
Kumo Izakaya has been highly praised by its guests for its outstanding traditional Japanese cuisine. The restaurant has earned a reputation for its high-quality service and beautifully presented food, described as "absolute perfection” and the "most yummy Japanese food". Patrons have celebrated special occasions at Kumo Izakaya, confident in its consistently exceptional dining experience, where the service is attentive and efficient, the ambiance is pleasant, and the food and drinks are always incredible. Many of these satisfied customers express their firm intentions to return, ensuring the restaurant's continued relevance in the culinary scene. It’s particularly notable for its excellent vegan choices, kid-friendly options, and modern twist on traditional dishes.
A photo of Ototo restaurant
3.8
Excellent(351)
Price: Expensive
• Japanese • Melbourne CBD
Booked 13 times today
Ototo, a gem nestled in the heart of Melbourne is celebrated for its stunning array of contemporary Asian cuisine. With high praises received for its impeccable service, guests laud the restaurant for its attentive and friendly staff. According to the plethora of glowing reviews, Ototo serves dishes crafted from the freshest ingredients, each creation a visual and gastronomic delight. The Beef Tataki and Sashimi Platter come highly recommended, showcasing the distinctive flavours of contemporary Asian cuisine. With unique dishes like Tuna Tatake and Chirashi Bruschetta, guests are left marvelling at the culinary skills on display. Whether it's a cozy evening out or a special occasion, Ototo provides an alluring atmosphere that complements its exquisite cuisine. As one reviewer aptly expressed, "You are paying for the experience not only for the food and drinks."
A photo of Shoya Melbourne restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(20)
Price: Very Expensive
• Japanese • Melbourne CBD
Booked 9 times today
Founded in 2003 by Chef Shigeo Nonaka, Shoya Nouvelle Wafu Cuisine proudly holds the title of Best Japanese Restaurant in Melbourne for 7 years in a row. We are a "One Hat Awarded" Japanese Fine Dinning Experience by the Age Good Food Guide.Our dishes are prepared with century-old Japanese techniques with contemporary western influence for the purest and delicate flavors and crafted with the highest quality ingredients sourced from Japan, locally, and globally, ensuring a unique culinary journey you cannot find else where. Choose from our offerings: Omakase Courses, à la Carte, and premium Special Lunch Sets, all accompanied by an extensive selection of traditional alcoholic Japanese drinks. Stay tuned for upcoming menu updates and events as we continue to elevate your dining experience.
A photo of Chotto Motto Collingwood restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(302)
Price: Expensive
• Japanese • Collingwood
Booked 8 times today
Chotto Motto Collingwood is an acclaimed Japanese restaurant, praised by patrons for its delightful fusion of tradition and innovation. Housed in the heart of old Collingwood, this vibrant establishment is acclaimed for embodying the spirit of Japan, with modern retro Japanese pop culture adorning its walls and a food menu that balances authenticity with creativity. Praises include "love Chotto," and it's hailed for offering a "unique and tasty" menu with the best Karaage chicken and gyoza described as "fresh, melt in the mouth." Paired with a "great selection of drinks," including cocktails with a Japanese twist, Chotto Motto Collingwood offers a distinctively "Japanese-y" experience. Its ambiance, boasting colourful lanterns and 80s iconography, is equally lauded, creating a fun and authentic setting that matches the quality of their food.
A photo of Shusai Mijo restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(6)
Price: Very Expensive
• Japanese • Fitzroy
Authentic Japanese Omakase set menu featuring Australian & Japanese ingredients. Sake driven Beverage list accompanied with Australian & European wines. Pairing options including non-alcoholic pairing is available.
A photo of Wabi Sabi Salon restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(16)
Price: Expensive
• Japanese • Collingwood
Booked 16 times today
Wabi Sabi Salon is a modern and authentic take on Japanese dining. Our restaurant offers a great range of both traditional and contemporary dishes made with the freshest ingredients.
A photo of Leonie Upstairs restaurant
4.5
Awesome(24)
Price: Expensive
• Japanese • Carlton
Booked 8 times today
Leonie Upstairs is a Japanese Sake bar with widest selections of sake in Melbourne, serving artfully-crafted snacks and sake pairings.
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