Future Future

4.6
123 reviews
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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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New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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
1 review
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

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

Excellent all-round experience!

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

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.

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.

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!

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

TD
Melbourne / VIC
4 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.

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.

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.

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.

CB
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
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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