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Chotto Motto Collingwood, Collingwood, AU-VIC

Chotto Motto Collingwood

4.6
4.6
286 Reviews
$41 to $100
Japanese
This Collingwood gem is a one of a kind Japanese restaurant famous for hand made Japanese dumplings served in Crispy Chilli Oil! The venue is coverered wall to wall in Showa Era Japanese vintage antiques, a super fun an unique environment.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 18 times today
Experiences are available.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Japanese Speciality, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Wed, Sun 5:30 pm–9:30 pm Thu 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm
  • Phone number
    0466 054 911
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Tomoya Kawasaki
  • Catering
    Friendly table service in a quirky japanese atmosphere
  • Area
    Collingwood
  • Cross Street
    Wellington & Hotham St
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Close to tram stops
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Wine
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Experiences

  • Feed Me Menu

    $69.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Pre-book our Feed Me Menu to get the really Chotto Motto experience. You'll get a selection of our favourite gyoza, side dishes & dessert -Regular Feed Me Menu- Hiramasa Kingfish Sashimi Hokkaido Scallop Nori Crisp w/ Tobikko Caviar, Diced Apple & Dill Sauce Pork Neck Kushiyaki Rice Chicken Karaage Shio Koji Marinated w/ Green Curry Mayo Daikon, Cucumber & Carrot Slaw Classic Pork Gyoza in Crispy Chilli Oil Ice Cream Mochi Daifuku Gyoza - Vegan / Vegetarian Feed Me Menu - Charred Corn w/ Thai Basil Mayo, Arare, & Vegan Parmesan Shimeji Mushroom Nori Crisp BakeTofu Tsuskune w/ Sticky Teriyaki Sauce Creamy Croquette Agedashi Tofu Rice Daikon, Cucumber & Carrot Slaw Shiitake & Chive Gyoza Crispy Chilli Oil Coconut Vanilla Ice Cream
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What 286 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
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Japanese

  • Inner City North

    Best Ambience

  • Inner City North

    Innovative

  • Inner City North

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Inner City North

    Lively

286 Reviews
  1. Nate

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place, if staying in Melbourne you definitely need to check it out!

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  2. Emils

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Been wanting to come for so long, the place looks awesome and the foods actually good. the service is so slow though, we waited literally 30 in between each plate because it’s so understaffed there, was absolutely full house with parties and all tables full but only two waiters. They kept accepting Uber eats orders too which I found bad as they could barely make our food. We waited 25 for someone to even come to us so we could us for dessert but they told us to leave as our table needed to be free. If the service was faster it wouldn’t of taken up all our time? They kept saying 5 min 5 min but waited 2 hours for all the food and I was looking forward to the dessert they wouldn’t even let us sit at the bar and eat it. Super disappointing and was a lot of money ! $140 dollars for afew bites that took so long inbetween so didn’t really feel like we ate a meal

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  3. Tina

    Melbourne

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 11 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chotto Motto is a true gem! From the moment we entered, we were warmly welcomed by the friendly staff and absolutely delighted with the eclectic and fun ambience of vintage Japanese treasures lining the walls and cool tunes on the turntable, which was being carefully guarded by Godzilla himself! The food and drinks were absolutely delicious and there were so many options to choose from. The space is cosy and comfortable. Perfect for a relaxed group meal or date. We are looking forward to our next visit!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service fantastic food Fun atmosphere will be back

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great as always The beer could be colder especially on the warmer evenings Service was below par We waited for nearly over an hour for 3 of our mains. A serve of Tofu and Sando’s arrived at our table with 15mins of order but then had to wait for our other 3 meals Staff walked pass and around us without asking if everything was ok, after 45mins our patience was out, we asked a waiter what was going on and still didn’t get answer asked again another 10-15mins later before finally getting our food. At least they could have said have a couple of beers on the house for the lack of service, but nothing…. We will return as the food is always very good and the venue is great and in the past the service good. Maybe they just had an off night

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  6. LukeP

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food. Great vibes. Can’t wait to come back

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely staff and delicious food! Staff made us feel very special

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  8. Anonymous

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was decent however the music was too loud and made having conversations difficult

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  9. ZoeC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing meal here! The food was 10/10 and the whole experience was brilliant

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  10. Helen

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, fun vibe, will certainly return - wish it was open for lunch!

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  11. Kota

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was 2nd visit. The best gyoza and great entertainment restaurant. I will come back for sure.

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  12. SamL

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing. My date and I loved the food especially the kingfish sashimi! We ordered that twice.

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  13. Gabi

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff were so friendly and lovely. Food was amazing, recommend the mochi dumplings for dessert.

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  14. Miranda

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, good food and cocktails and excellent service. Will be back in the future

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  15. Sarah

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is so cool! Absolutely loved the vibe, and the food was amazing too!

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  16. JulieW

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a VERY cool place. Amazing food. So tasty. So well presented. The service was awesome. The Japanese memorabilia everywhere adds to the authentic vibe and is really interesting. As with most places these days it is a little pricey, which kind of limited us getting more and more, but it didn’t ruin our birthday evening. Totally recommend. Bloody awesome!!!!!

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  17. AlanaE

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress was very lovely and super welcoming! Absolutely loved the atmosphere (the toilets were a highlight ha!), and we’re excited to come back!

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  18. RubyH

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Cute Japanese inspired spot. Some of the food - edamame, kingfish, agedashi tofu - was very good, but the gyoza that is supposed to be their ‘thing’ was dry and the octopus ceviche whilst tasty had approx. 8 pieces of the tiniest, thinnest pieces of octopus for a whopping $26. Some good food, but was not really good value for money and some food a let down.

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  19. JessyS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a playful spot, the food was fresh and beautifully presented. Loved it!

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  20. TarliahG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The inside was beautifully decorated. Very fitzroy, collingwood vibes. The food although was disappointing. The chilli oil on the dumplings tasted burnt and the meat for the sando was VERY tough, we could barely bite through it. Staff were friendly enough but forgot about us and didn’t take our order for 30 minutes but served large tables that came in after us instead.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gorgeous, quaint Japanese restaurant full of oddities and joy. Delicious food and fabulous tunes

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  22. ElyseD

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Super space and fresh gyoza. Warm and welcoming staff. Only downside being limited veggie options

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  23. EmilyP

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing and the service fantastic - and everything came out so fast! Our new favourite.

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  24. TonyM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place. Great food. Great staff. Just a really good Japanese restaurant.

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  25. AlexN

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing! The BEST dumplings I've ever had! Super recommended, staff is also very nice and friendly! Thank you! ☺️ Had a great time.

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  26. EarlM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great vibe, food and location. will definitely be visiting again

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely staff, good vibe & yummy food! Really enjoyed the experience here

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  28. Mizza

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistency is something I highly value in any restaurant and Chotto Motto has it in spades. If y'all are after a feed of reasonably priced excellent Japanese food, within the ocean of Japanese restaurant's in Melbourne, y'all definitely want to check them out. The vibe is downbeat, the decor upbeat and the service, beautiful. Arigotu gozaimasu

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  29. Fiona

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the kitschy surroundings filled with quirky Japanese vintage knick knacks, delicious gyozas, matched with wonderful service.

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  30. gigi

    Melbourne

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was okay but over priced for what you received.

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  31. JohnSpencer

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    A few orders mixed up, not very authentic Japanese but not bad, and staff were nice although a little confused.

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  32. HelenG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food & service great. Had to remind staff we were short an ordered dish. Before this arrived, we were informed, twice, that we needed to vacate the table within half an hour for next sitting. Felt a tad pressured. A bit chaotic trying to pay bill as many people queuing to get in.

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  33. MjlC

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    They were great people who served us. They did forget a main meal of ours, it was a cold dish, so it got served quickly. They have a lot of great nostalgia. 2 main things that were a gripe for me. Unclear menu with ingredients, would have gone elsewhere had I known, 90% of the menu contained onion. Meaning only the super expensive items were left. Couldn't leave and go to another place, as they have a $55 fee if you don't show up or cancel your booking with less than a days notice, even if you book that same day. Lastly, this kinda ruined my overall experience, they don't include tax in the meals advertised costs on the menu. They add tax at the end when paying. So you have your meal, then tax, then surcharge for weekend rates. It's definitely not clear anywhere that they do this, as we found out when paying. They may have the tax in tiny letters somewhere, unsure. Surcharge amount for weekends, not advertised clearly. So knowing these bits, I would have chosen differently.

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  34. MarcusK

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome ambiance, food was light and delicious. Affordable too.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chotto Motto never disappoints! I’ve been going here regularly for about 3 years now and the food is always the same… Fresh. Tasty. Clean. Service is always accommodating and friendly. And theres the option for inside or outside in the urban Japanese setting. Great first date, 50th date or just a solo feast on a Wednesday evening 🇯🇵

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  36. Carrie

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Favourite Japanese restaurant in Melbourne. Amazing food, service and decor.

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  37. CatS

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and gorgeous place. On the expensive side, but worth it.

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  38. Karile

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall- worth trying out. Food was tasty, not outstanding, would come back nonetheless. Staff was really lovely and you could tell was trying to give great service, but was a bit disorganised (several people came up to ask the same question on few occasions). Loved the interior!

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  39. Neera

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The best thing ever are the hojicha creme brulee and coconut miso ice cream! Mind blowing

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  40. SarahT

    Melbourne

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really yummy food with great value. Our host allowed us to modify our booking so we could sit with our friends so that was greatly appreciated.

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FAQs

Chotto Motto Collingwood offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0466 054 911.

Chotto Motto Collingwood is rated 4.6 stars by 286 OpenTable diners.

Chotto Motto Collingwood does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 18 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Chotto Motto Collingwood

287 Wellington St, Collingwood, AU-VIC 3066

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Wellington & Hotham St
  • Area
    Collingwood
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Wed, Sun 5:30 pm–9:30 pm Thu 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Japanese Speciality, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Close to tram stops
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Tomoya Kawasaki
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Wine
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