DenDeke Japanese Bar & Dining
Located on Plenty Road between Dundas and Raglan Street, DenDeke features an offering of Izakaya comfort food such as charcoal-grilled meat and seafood, Kaku-ni slow-cooked pork belly, sashimi and Japanese curry crafted by head chef Yasuhiro Kanamoto. DenDeke also boasts an array of Japanese beer, sake, shochu, whisky and cocktails to match the dishes on offer.
Have a refreshing Orion Premium Draft fresh from the tap with some edamame and pan-fried gyoza or enjoy a glass of crisp, aromatic sake with a platter of assorted sashimi and fresh oysters. Be on the lookout for weekly special dishes and premium sashimi options as well. Kanpai!
The food was worth the wait. YUM. Will endeavour to go back another time.
I’ve eaten here twice now and both times have been so impressed. Food is so fresh and delicious and the service is fantastic.
Sorry but really was not impressed with the food. Very average for infusion style (I think that’s what it was meant to be...?). The service was ok at best. Wine was good and decor very stylish and interesting.
I’ve been brought up with a Japanese family member my whole life so I know a little about the cuisine;-)
2 staff servicing tables was not enough with a full restaurant.
Soft shell crab was delicious
Veggie curry without any spice or kick!
Mackrell fillet was slightly warm to table
Food price was good but drink prices were high.
On a quiet night I would expect better.
The chef at DenDeke knows how to put together some exquisite tastes. Well stocked bar, specialising in Sake. I ordered several dishes that came cooked to culinary perfection & delight. The passionfruit pannacotta was a superb finishing compliment. I wouldn't hesitate to dine at DenDeke again in the future.
Very nice staff, very attentive. Great service. Really good atmosphere - the sort of place you could stay for hours enjoying drinks and fine food. Felt really comfortable there. Very cool place - fun and quirky posters as decor. Yummy food. 👍
Was great food just difficult at times to get the attention of the waiters and a few dishes we would order would be forgotten. But overall very lovely staff and great food
Beautiful food that tastes amazing. The staff are always friendly and they always play good music
Great flavors and warm friendly staffa. We will be back
Loved it. Our new little favourite.... don't tell anyone ;)
I love this place. The Ambience is great and the staff are so lovely. Also have a great selection of drinks.
Wonderful as always, one of our favourite places to go for a low key dinner
Great food & the kids love the gyoza! They also like the Star Wars paraphernalia.
Our dining was me introducing DenDeke to friends who also live in the neighborhood. The Feed Me Obi Wan is always a delight. They worked well with my food allergies and gave me warnings on courses that had things I am allergic to in them.
The drinks were also amazing. I have never seen such a good selection of Japanese whisky anywhere else. I also had a cocktail which was just perfect.
I can’t wait to return.
Excellent food, friendly service, excellent SAKE choice
Food very nice but essentially no air conditioning. Don't go on a hot day it was insufferable. Service slow and random eg our hot meal arrived before our drinks?
It was a lovely evening with great food ... we all very much enjoyed the Japanese dishes we had
I loved the food it was of great quality but it wasn’t value. The dishes were way too small for the price you pay. I would go back here for a snack and drink type of thing, I wouldnt recommend for dinner as i left hungry not wanting to spend upwards of $60 to feed only myself.
Fantastic place to research food and service for future business plans.
Great, pretty cheap Japanese food. Pretty relaxed vibe so maybe don’t go there expecting anything fancy and the wine list wasn’t to die for but I really enjoyed it and will definitely be back!!
This is a great little Japanese bar with fresh, interesting and well prepared food, an authentic atmosphere and really good service. It has a very thorough and well curated Japanese drinks offering too. Sake, soju, whiskey and beer. Thoroughly recommended.
This is a great little find, the food is so fresh and tasty. Its also got some Japanese beers on tap and a great bar with awesome cocktails. Service could be a bit better but overall its a great place !
I’ve been to Den Deke a few times. The food is always delicious, the staff are friendly and the place has a great atmosphere.
Great food Small serves so not for big eaters however every serving was delicious.
Love this place. My wife and I have dined at DenDeke twice and the food is fantastic. Great staff and atmosphere too. We’ll be back.
Loved it, very glad we booked as it was packed and for good reason! Great food, great ambiance, great drinks selection, great music, clean , a local gem. Looking forward to going back!
Great ambience and food! Especially loved the eggplant and sushi 🍣
Could not fault anything. Service with a smile, amazing ambience, the food was even better! Can’t wait to come back and try everything on the menu
Fabulous restaurant. Great food and friendly service
Our first time to Dendeke and we were not disappointed.
We drank authentic Japanese beer - mine was delicious made from sweet potato 🍠 and ate the Dendeke sharing plate. We will definitely be going back as the food was delicious and the service impeccable. Thank you 🙏🏻
Always delicious and served with a smile. We’ll keep coming back.
First time there - was a wonderful riding experience. The staff were friendly and attentive. Food was authentic and delicious and the place had a awesome vibe. Highly recommended!
It was our first time dining at DenDeke as locals and to be honest, we’d wondered why we hadn’t tried it sooner.
Great service, menu, food and ambiance!
We tried the Chicken Karaage, Gyoza, Pulled pork croquettes and a few other dishes. All of which were delicious and well presented.
Looking forward to visiting again soon.
Great little Japanese place with a cool range of foods and sake options. Food was fresh, tasty, and quite varied. Staff are so attentive, accommodating and friendly. Tables were nicely spaced so it wasn't over crowded and too noisy.
My partner and I recently enjoyed a delicious meal at Dendeke. We especially enjoyed all the Santory drink options, cocktails and the shared plate for two. Thank you! We will be back
Awesome food! Amazing cocktails too. Best I've had in Melbourne. Also, good music.
Fantastic friendly service as usual, amazing food and yes the cocktails were also outstanding!
We were so happy to finally discover this gem in our neighborhood. Tasty food, stellar cocktails & friendly service. Will be back!
Food was outstanding and the staff absolutely wonderful. Highly recommended!
Great food. Great service. Been a few times and I keep going back and introducing frienda to it.