Future Future

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134 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Japanese
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Conceived as a Japanese restaurant filtered through Melbourne eyes, Future Future is a dining destination that pays homage to its spiritual homeland without the clichés. Informed by a love of Japanese food and culture, great design and music.
What 134 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.4
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4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AY
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best restaurant in Melbourne, we had an amazing time and will be back!

CD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous food great flavours and wonderful service - the restaurant has a terrific feel and we both loved it

K
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Love the food here. Great service. Can't wait for the warmer weather to be able to sit in the outside space.

SS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous food amazing French waitress and hostess extremely knowledgeable enthusiastic and very professional. We enjoyed our evening , great music innovative Japanese food . Beautiful wines great selection of sake . We will definitely be back , I have already recommended this restaurant to several friends and clients everyone has good things to say .

R
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 1

Restaurant is not as good as it was when opened. Sat in private room near kitchen- overwhelmed by smell of dishwashing liquid which smelt like bleach. Food expensive for what you get. Chicken skewers were not nice.

JC
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Tried here for our 10th anniversary. Overall pretty good but I wasn’t blown away. I would give it another try to see what the other items on the menu are like.
I thought sending people upstairs to wait in a room was a little odd especially as there were no staff up there to direct you or get you a drink while you wait (a waitress did come a little while after with some drinks but only when we had gone back down stairs to see what was going on). Also my bill was wrong (was sorted quickly when I pointed it out).

TB
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

We got the Omakase for 2, it was pretty good, not as amazing as I had hope or as the reviews stated. I don't think it was good value for money based on what you got and the dessert was a let down. It was my companion's birthday and they bought out a tiny piece of tiramisu cake with a candle on it for us to share - it was smaller than your usual piece of cake. Would've been nice to finish with one of the desserts on the menu! Overall, average. Would I go back for the price? No.

W
Melbourne / VIC
7 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

The food took one away from the Japanese Classics with a twist towards a modern inclusion. The Sandos were great. The noise level a tad too high and one could do with keeping the music level lower.
Overall a good inclusion for the Richmond area.

MM
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Food was great. Had a nice little spot on the bar in front of the kitchen.
Service was good and attentive but really rushed us out at the end of our meal when we decided against ordering desserts or another round of drinks.

S
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved it - great food and service. Highly recommend this restaurant if you're going in a smaller group

OW
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Best Japanese fusion with very good service. Will definitely comeback

TH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Magnificent food and helpful staff that went out of their way to accommodate a late expanded booking. Don't try and make changes to your booking via the online booking on the day as it does not work

LM
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

DELICIOUS! Catered well for our range of needs, service was attentive, venue was beautiful. Everything we ordered was great, and everything else we saw coming out gave us serious food envy. I’ll be back for sure.

MS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food and service were excellent. We had the Chefs Table and would highly recommend it both for variety and value. A great way to sample the menu. Only draw back was that the room was a little cold. There was a heater so they knew it was cold but it wasn't enough.

LK
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The most amazing Japanese food I’ve experienced outside of Japan! The freshness and flavours were fabulous! Thank you.

M
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always such a treat to dine here...my absolute fav!

KA
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

The food was very good but quite rich for Japanese. The space is very pleasant and ambient noise at a level that allowed conversation . My wine glass broke and that was dealt with in a bit of a strange way - as my plate was taken away but then not replaced . When I asked for another the waitress said "Oh i thought you weren't eating !" However , we had a great night !

LV
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Generally cool vibe and decor. Great concept. Wine list not extensive, food interesting and generally good, but not great. Had an upset tummy after dinner unfortunately. Can only assume it was from this meal. Sorry!

JD
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good vibes, we had the chefs option, definitely a decent amount of food and we’ll presenter. Cocktails and Sake, a good night out.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

So fresh and delicious! Loved watching the kitchen prepare it all, so much care and effort put into each and every meal. Very obvious they care a lot.

J
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We got the chefs menu which had a nice variety of dishes - all of them were delicious. The staff recommendations for sake were great!

MS
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our second time here and will definitely come back. The only complaint is that we actually couldn’t get through the chefs selection menu!

MW
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful food and wine, New York lofty style ambience. Knowledgable staff, very happy and have just rebooked for the third time to take a different group of friends.

G
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Good except that service was a little lacking. Requested online for a table (not bench) as it was for a birthday celebration and then called the day before to confirm, however, when we arrived we were on a bench!! Were then awkwardly waiting and shuffled around until they sorted it. This also happened on a seperate occasion a few months ago... need to read booking notes!

KT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a beautiful space and such wonderful staff. Nothing was too much bother. The complimentary tea and seeds were delicious and the meal that followed sublime. Thank you very much team.

SC
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always receive the BEST service at Future Future. Staff are friendly and attentive. The food is always delicious and so many great GF options. An absolute favourite!!

LB
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Small portions of food that is expensive.
The waitress poured a different red wine into a different glass of wine.
We bought a bottle of wine then once we opened it was told the table is needed by next group and to go outside.
It was freezing and should have been told before being given a $70 bottle of wine.

Overall a couple of dishes were delicious but none of the group would said they would go back.

j
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Delicious yet again. Will be back again soon. Thanks for a great night.

SH
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food! Fun vibes! Definitely worth a visit!
Great location with fun atmosphere inside.

S
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Not only was the food extraordinary, so was the service.

NB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing ramen at lunch!! This is my favorite local. Do it.

TD
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

We booked on line 1 week before. We arrived and taken to 2 seat table. We were then told we had to move to the bar to allow table to used as a 6. Not happy. When we left the 2 seat table along with another had nor been used . Waitress who told us to move nor to seen when we left. Food as always great.

C
London
12 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Lovely Japanese fusion food. Mostly snack sized so good to share with a small group.
Some wait staff were lovely. But others were really grumpy and short with us which put a bit of a dampener on things.
The same staff member accidentally undercharged us and then asked for more money as we were walking out the door. Wasn’t handled very well and let a bit of a bad taste.

j
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Delicious Japanese cuisine and great service. Future Future was recommended to us and we would recommended it highly to others to try.

NF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 2

The food is great and quite new and innovative with some great classic staples. The vibe is more casual than I was expecting.

MM
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Lived up to the reviews relied upon to choose this restaurant. Excellent service, delicious food and really comfortable seating. Great acoustics even though tables quite close and the restaurant was very busy .

M
Melbourne / VIC
6 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had an excellent time at Future Future. The sharing style tapas was great. Cooked very well with great flavours. The staff was very friendly and very accommodating. A definite return. Simple and flavoursome food accompanied with great drinks.

DS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We really enjoyed the food and great service. A gem of a restaurant!

c
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The tuna/tofu was incredible!!
Service was attentive and friendly.
Will be back for sure 😊

C
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was delicious and the staff were great - particularly the woman behind the bar

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