Future Future

4.6
102 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.
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C
London
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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.

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j
Hawaii
2 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.

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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.

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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 .

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M
Melbourne / VIC
4 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.

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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!

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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 😊

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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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B
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent all-round experience!

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d
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

have already rebooked for next month
food was outstanding and had a lovely night out
We were recommended by a friend and will be recommending on to others

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KW
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was exceptional, and staff were accommodating. I would however mention in your reservation that you'd like a proper table for seating as we had bench seating with stools. It can be very difficult to eat such fine expensive food when seated at a kids table.

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L
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food is divine, drinks menu fab, and the staff are so lovely. Top of list for me. Would highly recommend without a doubt.

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CH
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food was fabulous. Well balanced. We did chef's menu and really enjoyed it. Definitely going back!

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SL
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Food was great with very nice wines & cocktails. Lots of different seating options including rear courtyard & rooftop. Service was a little sporadic. But overalll very nice place

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TD
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

I have been here several times but the first for the chef's menu. All of it was great but we ran out of time to try dessert as we were off to the footy. The food was delicious and the wines excellent and well priced. The service was friendly and not over the top.
I will be back again.

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t
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was unlike anything I had eaten before, using interesting and authentic ingredients. Their signature iced tea was truly exceptional! Furthermore, the service was great, everyone was very friendly and accommodating, explaining how the menu worked as we hadn't been there before. Overall a wonderful experience, and we will definitely be back.

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a
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Great food, will keep returning but only for lunch. Way too noisy for dinner, tables very close together...very uncomfortable dining when people are so close and talking at the top of their voices. Staff could be more attentive. Overall a great addition to the area.

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AN
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

This is a great venue for a casual night out with friends. The menu is fun and reasonably priced.
Would have loved a table in the front room as it appears more atmospheric and cosy but was a last minute booking so totally understandable.
The stand out was the great service. Lovely staff and eager to please without being too over the top. Would highly recommend and will definitely return.

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CB
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had wanted to dine at Future Future since it first opened, finally got around to it and really did enjoy.

I had read a review on Trip Advisor I think that quoted something along the lines of it was more of a place to be than go there for the food, but I was very very happy with the dishes.
Every single dish deliverd some amazing flavours and any of the house made sauces were very very tasty.

You could comfortably speak to friends at the table without background noise interfering.

Will be back again soon.

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KH
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was outstanding. We were all so impressed. And I absolutely LOVE the fit out (including all of the finer details: the crockery, the upstairs bar/outdoor area, the lighting fixtures in the stairwell). The noise levels were moderate but we were there on a quiet-ish night so not sure how loud it would be if it were busy.
Overall I would *highly* recommend. Will definitely be back.

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g
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food in a super cute fitout with a fabulous team looking after us

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OT
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Amazing food. Great service, a really nice evening.

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SW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Unfortunately we were given a table with stools instead of chairs to sit on which was most uncomfortable for anyone with a little bit of age or a back issue! Otherwise great!

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CC
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Food was phenomenal. Could not fault a single dish. Great night out

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M
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The set menu was outstanding and a generous amount of food given.
Everyone was extremely happy....
Delicious

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GB
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

This was our first visit so we chose to do the Chef’s Menu to get an overall experience. We were not disappointed! The food was fresh, interesting and most importantly delicious. I am still thinking about the tuna sashimi with avocado and the prawn rolls!
The service was also excellent and all the staff who looked after us were friendly and appropriately attentive.
We intend to go again soon.

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MS
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

it’s becoming quite hard to find food which is truly different and surprising and Future Future certainly has it. The Japanese inspired dishes were delicious and new. The staff were most helpful and made us feel very comfortable. The beverage list is not huge but well matched and good quality. The outing was my birthday treat and it was very enjoyable.

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KG
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food & service was great. Had seats in front of the kitchen, didn't like it to start with but being only 2 it was great to watch the food being prepared & what was on offer we have booked to go back & requested same seating.

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A
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very tasty modern Japanese food. Menu designed to share and they were able to increase portion sizes to suit the size of your group. Most dishes were easy to share except perhaps the Donburi rice dishes. Service was good and wine list matches the food well.

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TM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

I was very excited to dine here after having it recommended to me by multiple people.
Dining there last week was a mixed experience however as the food was amazing, but unfortunately the service was not.
Upon arriving at Future Future the front of house staff did not greet us, she continued her conversation with her friends until she finished her story. We were then seated at a table directly under an air conditioning unit which left us sitting at dinner wearing our jackets and freezing cold. Fortunately when we asked staff about it they turned it off.
We were given drinks menus but no water, and had to wait 15 minutes before someone came and took our drinks order. We were then given food menus and opted for the chef's menu - generally our choice when dining out to experience a few new things!
We had to ask again to get some water for the table. The service during the meal was fine, with each dish explained to us as it arrived at the table. However, we did then have to ask for serviettes which also weren't given to us.
As we reached the end of our dining, we were asked if we wanted to see the dessert menu which we said no to. It wasn't until I was discussing with some colleagues the next day that I remembered the waitress saying when we ordered, that the chef's menu included a dessert. No mention of this was made at the end of our mains, so we were essentially charged for a course we didn't receive!
When we received the bill, we asked if we could pay with AMEX, the waitress informed us that we could, but it would incur a surcharge. What she didn't say, is that all credit cards incur a surcharge. This left a really bitter taste at the end of the meal, when spending nearly $200 on a dinner for two people, surely the cost of the credit card can be absorbed into the menu pricing, it seems ridiculous to pass this charge onto the customers.

I enjoyed the food here, the flavours and dishes are very true to Japanese cuisine & were delicious. The service was just bad.

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CG
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Really creative bent on fabulous Japanese food. Avocado tofu with tuna a must, as is the Wagyu tartare and Agadeshi pumpkin tofu. Great beverages too

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LF
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Food was delicious and well priced. Service was fantastic.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

This was a nice little restaurant, it was a little too dim to see properly so it could have done with a little brighter lighting. The atmosphere was nice, and some of the dishes very delicious. Our waiter could have explained more thoroughly how one should order, how many entres would be appropriate for two etc but after a few extra questions this information was obtained. The waitstaff could have been more attentive, as in an up-market restaurant like this with up-market prices I would appreciate a little more up-market service but the waiters were friendly and helpful none the less. The standout dish was the Raw Tuna with Avocado Tofu and Wasabi which was by far my favourite dish at the table. It was beautifully crafted, I could have just eaten 4 bowls of that for dinner.

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S
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Future Future has become my new favourite restaurant! I’ve been there 5 times in a few months already, taking multiple friends and for business dinners. Everything I have ordered is absolutely perfect. And being a Japanese fusion person myself (!) I appreciate the the mix of modern and traditional. Highly recommend this place!

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JP
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really enjoyed a meal here. Great quality ingredients an authentic taste of Japan. Service was just right loved the ambiance and we’re looking forward to returning.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

It’s great . Just what Melbourne needs

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OT
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Dinner with friends, good food good service

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CY
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great casual dining - excellent food and service - friendly and knowledgeable staff

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S
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A funky superb modern Japanese find. - the chef's menu - outstanding - caters for vegetarians and other dietary requirements - highly recommend.

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MB
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a brilliant time at Future future, will certainly be bring my friends here for birthdays

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