Hakoya Izakaya

4.6
58 reviews
$40 and under
Japanese Speciality

Top tags:

Casual
Hakoya Izakaya is located in hart of Melbourne CBD(364 Lonsdale St Melbourne) The journey begins with Hakoya, a traditional style Izakaya experience. We are providing great traditional Japanese food such as seiromushi(wood steam) and Nabe( Japanese Hop pot)

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 58 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
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Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
Value
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BillieZ
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just had dinner with my partner there before we entered Melbourne's 6th Lockdown. The food and services were fantastic! Absolutely loved to visit again afterward.

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Brittany
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The service is amazing
Wagu beef in the hot pot is my favourite. But the soup is too sweet for me.
Would be back next time.

JC
JayC
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Very simple menu to order, enjoyed very much. However missin the desert and booking s always recommended

JY
JessicYap
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Services is good and food delicious !I can recommend to my friends!

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Supreme
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Really great food and services. Booking is essential.

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Nothys
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and wonderful service! Cute little seating areas as well

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

This is a great place to come for a casual, quick meal. Food was average and no paper menus to browse, everyone has to order from one device at the table. Was hard to get gluten free and vegetarian options. Service was really good and loved sitting in a booth.

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Luna
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Need to update the menu in the website.
Foods are very delicious and beautiful.

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RenataL
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Loud ambience, cold because the door has been opened every 30 seconds.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

food is tasty!price is good!

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AudreyK
6 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Quick service, delicious food, good value.

GH
GraceH
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing. Best Japanese place in Melbourne. Will be back again soon

RN
RieN
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Sukiyaki was dissapointing. The meat was hard. Also the portion of tonkatsu was small.

MR
MikR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food

SM
SamM
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We really enjoyed the food. Service was quick and food came promptly. Some of the dishes were a bit pricey for what we got and we would have preferred a more extensive menu but overall we enjoyed ourselves and would go back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was amazing and with a great value.

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Phuongn
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

No dishes disappointed. Everyone was very satisfied and that rarely happens. Highly recommend!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere. Loved the overall dining experience. The highlights were the Takoyaki and the Wagyu Sukiyaki - some of the best in Melbourne!

YC
YaninaC
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Food and ambiance were great!
We really enjoyed the Katsu don
I would love to try the other dishes on the menu

AE
AlexE
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great venue, staff are lovely & very attentive. Private booth really creates a special experience. Highly recommend

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Mandy
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

If table can be bigger will be much better.
The foods were nice.

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Yongie
London
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We celebrated Mother's Day at Hakoya Izakaya and it was a memorable dining experience. My kids enjoyed the Combo Katsu and Wagyu Don.

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Parme81
3 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Cute izakaya. Fantastic decor and ambience. Maybe dim the lights a bit though. Ordering was a breeze on the touchscreen tablet. Not cheap but food was nicely presented.

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Grace
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The meal was so delicious. We successfully celebrated our parents day. Thanks

KS
KymS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and well priced. Definitely recommend the sashimi

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Reina
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

Looks very nice inside but nothing impressive or particularly standout about the food. Was ok.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food and service

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Jiazhe
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent service and food. Price is reasonable as well. However, some people just abit noisy

FG
FongG
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

This is a very nice restaurant with Japanese style concept & environment. 2 things that we are not satisfy, first there is no hot sake, for a cold this is very important. Secondly is a bit over price for the food, we can actually the same with 20% less even thought the food is good, but if too pricing will stop people come often or think about it for second visit.

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fhuu
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

The food was absolutely bussin', but the staff did seem pretty frantic and possibly overloaded-- don't blame them at all, it was a busy time of the night. The sukiyaki was amazing and the portions were generous! Would definitely recommend to a friend.

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Brett
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We dine here almost weekly. Such a lovely place for good fresh clean food and great people

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Sammy
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food. Great place. Only downside is the limited eating time. Wish we had more time to relax and eat.

OT
OpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great little Japanese restaurant in Melbourne CBD , food was great, service was great, ambience was good and busy, even had a line of waiting people outside on a rainy evening .. overall good and recommend for an enjoyable Japanese meal

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Emma
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it his restaurant!!! Private, friendly and fast!

JL
JonathanL
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great meal! Sukiyaki was really really good!

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NIckname
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Great place with private booths. Feel like we were in Japan! The pop usic was annoyingly loud.

OT
OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing place, food and service.

MC
MaxC
4 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Place was ok, service was nice, food was ok, nothing outstanding or unique, but it was worth going there. I would recommend it!

FB
FranjB
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best place that offers good katsu set! Love it!

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Apple
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Table was really dirty and had soy sauce on the table, seat and the screen.

The service was really good and everyone was super nice and welcoming :)

FAQs

Hakoya Izakaya offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 7014 9728.

Hakoya Izakaya is rated 4.6 stars by 58 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.