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Askal, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Askal

4.3
4.3
65 Reviews
$41 to $100
Filipino
Askal is Melbourne’s newest contemporary Filipino restaurant and bar located on 167 Exhibition Street. Comprised of a dynamic team of culinary experts, Askal is a three-storey establishment sits in a historical building from the 1800s. The menu is a celebration of traditional Filipino flavours and techniques, showcasing bold and vibrant dishes inspired by ancestral recipes passed down through generations.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 21 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Filipino, Wine Bar, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 9639 2795
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    John Rivera
  • Area
    Melbourne CBD
  • Cross Street
    Exhibition Street & Bourke Street
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Tram 86 Stop.<br />Close to Parliament Station
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • PIYESTA - 'All in !' Menu

    $119.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    3 course all in menu that features the Oyster Blade with Pares Claypot Rice and Ube Cake
  • BAHALA KA NA - Chef Selection

    $99.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Experience Askal's vibrant and sumptuous menu! Enjoy a sharing banquet menu for the entire table that will showcase the diverse flavours and techniques for Filipino cuisine $120 per person Note: unfortunately, we are unable to cater for fructose, onion and garlic intolerances
  • KAINAN - Feed Me

    $69.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    $69 Feed Me menu available for weekday dinner and weekend lunches

What 65 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • City Centre

    Innovative

  • City Centre

    Great for creative cocktails

  • City Centre

    Good for special occasions

65 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    10/10 everything. Service, ambiance, setting, food everything was perfect

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  2. DiningWOBorders

    Melbourne

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 7 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I was blown away by the caliber of food having had the $119 tasting menu. The food was very accomplished and the service very attentive. Wine recommendation was spot on. Great value for money and definitely a great ambassador to promote Filipino cuisine that is unfamiliar to many and at best stereotypes at chicken adobo. Will definitely come back again!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 July 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Firstly, The front door is not the best and people do not close the door when they come in so it gets really cold if you’re sitting close to the front door. We had the sofa seats along the front window that had a gap so that was causing some a strong cold air coming through. Moving on to service which was really poor most of the dinner. 1. We were only offered water after we were seated for more than 5 mins. 2. No one explained the food and drinks menu to us and did not mention any specials that they had for the night. 3. When asked for recommendations, we were given very unhelpful recommendations like the the most expensive main and how many snacks to order. 4. Our waters were not topped up during our meals until we asked for it despite several waiters bringing our dishes to the table/ walking pass. It is pretty disappointing that we experienced service like that from a restaurant like Askal. What we ordered were tasty on its own but the menu all in all is not very well considered. We ended up feeling really sick from all the richness of all the dishes. The salad was barely enough to provide from relief. Drinks wise, we ordered most of the cocktails from the list and they were the only thing that did not disappoint! Desserts were good but too rich after several fatty dishes. Considering the amount we spent for the meal (more than any surrounding table pp), it was a very very expensive and disappointing meal no matter more much we drink to like it.

    1 person found this helpful

  4. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 July 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was creative and palatable . It was a twist from the traditional Filipino cuisine we have grown to love and yet it has respected the dish by not totally misrepresenting it like other fusion restaurants . Love the chicken inasal and the leche flan with the flaming rum was extra special and buying spectacular ! . Did not appreciate that there was no mention of extra cost $15x2 charged even if they made us share one dessert . It was a kind gesture to give the the birthday boy a glass of bubbly for the toast . We will be back when we come back to Melbourne to try the other dishes.

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  5. NatashaJohns

    Melbourne

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 4 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, very unique. Educational and knowledgeable staff. Loved it! Fried rice was sold out so we need to come back :) Best oyster version I’ve had 👌

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  6. Amber

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything from start to finish was incredible. The owner operated venue has an amazing menu and we couldn’t fault one dish. The drinks were some of the best I’ve had in a while and both owners are great hosts. I would highly recommend and would give six stars if I could!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really great service, good tempo between courses, had recently returned from the Philippines I loved Askal's take on the local cuisine, so much flavour! we ate at the Bar which I found preferable to table seating. Will book again.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time there. Food and drinks were amazing as usual!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Hey there Im also chef so it’s very hard for me to say that I never do it.But I order the first chef menu (menu degustation) so the first plate with tuna and the finger cucumber etc. it was good. But all the next plate after that it was ALL cold the fry rice it was so cold that it was also dry on the top and it was in the main plate that it was late more than 30 min the chicken was burned skin (all black) so all the flavours ok the chicken was bitter …. Good wine good service.!! But after all I will give one more try sometime for the ala carte menu.!!

    1 person found this helpful

  10. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent. Service was great! They were nice enough to rebook us on the same night when we ran late coz or traffic!

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FAQs

Askal is rated 4.3 stars by 65 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 21 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Askal

167 Exhibition St, Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Exhibition Street &amp; Bourke Street
  • Area
    Melbourne CBD
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Filipino, Wine Bar, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Tram 86 Stop.Close to Parliament Station
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    John Rivera
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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