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Bansho, Armadale, AU-VIC

Bansho

4.6
4.6
70 Reviews
$101 and over
Japanese
Japanese French fusion restaurant located in the leafy suburb of Armadale. Providing our customers with the best food and wine choices.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 1 time today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Price
    $101 and over
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, French, Australian
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu 5:30 pm–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    0493 707 391
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    Armadale
  • Cross Street
    High Street
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Tram, Train
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 70 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Japanese

  • Inner City South

    Good for business meals

  • Inner City South

    Good for business meals

  • Inner City South

    Innovative

  • Inner City South

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Inner City South

    Healthy

  • Inner City South

    Good for special occasions

  • Inner City South

    Vegetarian-friendly

70 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great combo, French & Japanese. We had 2 starters, 1 entree (the crab in vichyssoire: wow!), a main, then 2 sashimi, then dessert. Flavours were all subtle and perfectly balanced. Wine included a Chablis and a Bordeaux; both great. Front of house was excellent, staff disciplined and knowledgeable. Music was a treat.

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  2. Yoshi

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a dinner at the sushi counter. It was a very nice atmosphere, and it made for a wonderful dining experience. They brought out some sake from the back that wasn't on the list, making our first visit but feel special. It would be great if there were more varieties of fish and sake there. It was an elegant dinner. Thank you.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic host and food was superb. A great evening in our local neighbourhood!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great and the service was on point. Friendly atmosphere and a nice place to catch up with friends for dinner or an intimate meal for two.

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  5. DavidS

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always wonderful service and food. Never disappoints. Looking forward to next time.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I absolutely love this place. There is not one thing I can fault. The owners are such great hosts and they really deserve success for their business.

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  7. Pembles

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply outstanding!! We had not even heard of this beautiful restaurant before reading in Age Good Food. All the food was perfect and exquisitely balanced. Highly recommend the cocktails, sushi plate, prawn & also salmon tataki appetizers - the John Dory was divine. Wonderful service & very high quality fitout - in fine detail balancing japanese & French influences. The chefs & staff are to be commended. And don’t miss visiting the bathroom - exceptional sensory experience. Thankyou - we’ll be back!!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Service-good except when they charged us twice for a drink we never received. 2/5 Entree & snacks good 3/5. Mains: John Dory with yuzu sauce. Fish was over cooked and the sauce had an unpleasant yuzu aftertaste - it lacked balance of flavour.1/5 Duck breast: looked nothing like the OpenTable photo. The skin was pale with some unrendered duck fat. 2/5. Had much better elsewhere. Angus steak. 2.5/5 not sure about the sauce but steak was cooked medium rare as requested. Dessert: decided not to partake for above reasons.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great experience! Excellent service and outstanding food. The owner has exceptional knowledge on sake, his recommendation was spot on and complement with the food perfectly. I cannot wait to revisit again!

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  10. mariem

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, amazing ambience, beautifully setup! Loved the space, loved the food, great spicy marg and good vibe! Went for a friends bday and they even brought out a candle on the dessert! Will be back!!!

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  11. JaneneY

    Victoria

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Ambience great. Pricing more for special occasion. Very pleasant waiters though perhaps still learning as missed a couple of side dishes to accompany the tempura, and 2 x wine by the glass ordered with one coming out about 10 minutes ahead of the other. Not convinced the food measures up to pricing though the Duck was the winning dish.

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  12. MelS

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Don't judge a book by its cover! Bansho looks a little quiet at the front but once your inside a glorious sophisticated warm experience ignites. The staff are very welcoming, the food is sensational with recognisable Japanese staples, however French flair is featured. The wine list is pricey but very well balanced and considered. We loved our evening and cannot wait to return!
    BanshoResponded on 29 April 2024
    Hi Mel, thank you so much for writing us such a beautiful review! We are honored to be able to host you and we really hope that we will see you again soon! -Bansho

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this place. They are so friendly and professional. Everyone that I have taken also speaks highly of this restaurant. If you want a great restaurant with great food, staff and ambience then this is the place.
    BanshoResponded on 29 April 2024
    Hi! Thank you so much for leaving us a great review, we love to host you again! -Bansho

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  14. RobL

    Melbourne

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent food, wine, service & value BUT noisy with loud voices & 75 - 85 db volume

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Setting, service, menu, wine list, cocktails…everything great.

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  16. Wais

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My experience at Bansho was a night to remember. Every dish was flavoursome and exquisite. Owner was incredibly welcoming and made the experience a night to remember. Ambience is perfect for a date or a small gathering.

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  17. RobynM

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 13 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service and location! Highly recommend

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really loved the food, service was perfect and it’s a beautifully fitted out venue. We live locally and will definitely be coming back.

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  19. RobynL

    Deactivated - Far North Queensland

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An extraordinary culinary experience! Which, when coupled with a beautiful interior, great music, excellent staff and exquisite plating, really made for a magical night.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was outstanding love this restaurant. Service, food, atmosphere they have it all.

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  21. Stingray

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing sushi and sashimi. The freshest fish I have experienced in Melbourne. Attentive service and fine surroundings. The best dining experience I have had in Melbourne for years.

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  22. Sammy

    Sunshine Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely evening with wonderful food and excellent service. Will definitely return.

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  23. AndrewJ

    New South Wales

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good choices throughout menu which although being short was quite diverse

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  24. Willie

    Gold Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and staff. Food was incredible wonderful flavours. Great ambience and not to loud We will be back.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my new go to Staff were so accommodating, loved the food and ambience of the restaurant. On top of that I thought it was great value.

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  26. RobL

    Melbourne

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    excellent ambience & a great addition to the Armadale precinct with another quality Japanese restaurant Food & service were excellent Could do with a few more "value wines" =inthe $60 - $85 range

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  27. davidc

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing Food and Service. Fantastic dining experience.

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  28. SilviaP

    Melbourne

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 24 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excelled flavours and quality .The whole family enjoyed it.

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  29. KUSHM

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall very nice but food quality has some potential to improve

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  30. JanaM

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    High grade fit out / quality tableware and glassware. Very comfortable chairs - good space between tables. Obviously lots of thought and planning went into pleasing clients and making them comfortable - food is good and inventive. Service is excellent and professional. Host Larry knows his stuff - very knowledgeable about wines and pairing with Japanese food which can be a bit tricky. Looking forward to coming back and eating our way through the menu.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and staff. The sushi plate was a standout with variety and high quality ingredients

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  32. Trevor

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice service. Food is good, but could do with some improvements. eg. the sauce in the fish main course was too vinegary and sweet. The sashimi was really good.

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  33. AnnaS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gem in Armadale. Excellent choice for celebrating birthday. The Birthday Girl got a small cake with Candle. Very nice touch. Excellent choice of wine, delicious food

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  34. BronwynM

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely service and impeccable food. Genuine desire to give diners a nice experience.

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  35. JaneD

    Melbourne

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is excellent. Great menu and wine list. The ginger Creme brûlée delicious. The service is also great. Highly recommend

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An easy, elegant and delicious night out. Attention to detail eg. Choosing your own style of sake cup, a fun point of difference. Would certainly recommend to try it out.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Truly sublime dining experience. Will recommend to all my friends.

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  38. PaulM

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful ambience and service adds to the amazing array of exquisite dishes.

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  39. JoshW

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing, best sashimi I’ve ever had. Service was amazing also. Would highly recommend!

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  40. RossF

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant Food was amazing, unfortunately the Angus beef was quite tough Waitress was a bit of a beginner and didn't really know the drinks menu Other than tbat, quite a please experience

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Bansho is rated 4.6 stars by 70 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Bansho

960 High St, Armadale, AU-VIC 3143

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    High Street
  • Area
    Armadale
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu 5:30 pm–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $101 and over
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, French, Australian
  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Tram, Train
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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