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Hakoya Izakaya, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Hakoya Izakaya

4.6
4.6
130 Reviews
$40 and under
Japanese Speciality

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)

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Japanese Speciality, Japanese, Izakaya

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner
    Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm
    Sun 5:30 am–10:00 am

  • Phone number

    (03) 7014 9728

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    We are offering contactless Ipad ordering system and private booth. Specialized traditional Japanese food and great Japanese atmosphere

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 130 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. EO

    EinrebO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Good food and good service mixed with great ambience provided an overall enjoyable experience. Will be coming back.

  2. TF

    TracyF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    A bit cozy, not a big selection of food, but food is yummy

  3. TH

    TraceyH

    Melbourne

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Super tasty Japanese food. Love the booths and the decor. Also love that we can order on an ipad. Quick and efficient service.

  4. TF

    TerryF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3

    unfortunately, there were no fish products which meant there were a lot fewer choices, but what we had was very nice

  5. SA

    SARKISA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    We were keen to try this, took a while to get a booking, good place go for four or more, not great for couples

  6. A

    Alisha

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    The overall service was quality good. One thing I’d like to say is the service. It is not that bad, though I just think it could be done better if the manager could ask customers about their booking or not and categories them accordingly. I know the place is increasingly popular and I understand our waiting time would get longer sometimes, but generally speaking, I’d come back monthly if i can book a table in advance.

  7. PD

    PrincessD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had the best experience. Food was delicious, staff were friendly, and ambience was phenomenal. Would highly recommend for anyone who loves Japanese cuisine.

  8. LW

    LapasW

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I ordered Salmon rolls, Dragon rolls and Cheese Kutsu it was good portion and always good quality. I usually come back when I got time.

  9. C

    Caroline

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My favourite restaurant in all of Melbourne - love the wagyu sukiyaki and tempura. Choice of drinks are great too, thank you!

  10. NN

    NancyN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Nice little Japanese corner for small family. Great selection of Japan signature dishes

  11. F

    Foodlover

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    It’s just ok. I expect better food given it was hard to get a booking.

  12. SV

    SandraV

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The food was really nice, we asked for some dishes but there was a fried combo that wasn't that good, the crumb takes all the flavors, was ok but not 5 stairs, asides for that, everything was 5 stairs, definitely we well go again.

  13. A

    Alicia

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    The two months I have been in Melbourne I have been trying to find a good Japanese restaurant that reminds me of home and finally I can say that I did! The food was amazing and the waiters were so friendly! The pork katsu was juicy on the inside and crunchy on the outside. If you are a cheese lover you will love the cheese pork katsu! The ambience is very nice it felt like a Japanese restaurant as they put the blinds down. Overall a really good experience and I can’t wait to go back!

  14. LW

    LapasW

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Cheese Katsu was very good and crispy, katsu sauce so yummy. Also Dragon roll and Aburi salmon roll was good portion and good quality of eel and salmon meat. I'm not surprised why this restaurant is always busy, cause your food alway good and delicious.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Great food and quick service! Book a booth, great for groups up to 6 :)

  16. H

    Helena

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience5

    Very nice - table wasn't ready when we arrived so we waited a bit but that's ok

  17. AM

    AnneM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 April 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    The only criticism we would have is that it wasn't properly explained to us that we should order items from the menu in the order that we wanted them to come out so we ordered and everything came out at once so the entrees and the main course came out at once which meant that the rice was cold when we ate it. However the food was delicious

  18. AL

    AmberL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    You should probably book beforehand because they are very busy

  19. C

    Cass

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    An amazing Japanese restaurant that has the best katsu I’ve had since visiting Japan! Staff were very friendly and the food quite affordable. Will definitely be back :)

  20. AT

    AnnabelleT

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very tasty food, well presented and well priced. The restaurant is small but has a nice layout with lots of booths and gives the feel if an authentic Japanese restaurant.

  21. T

    Tristan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is nice, we always love Japanese food. The service is great. Even though online booking is required but it is worth the minor trouble. We would come back again and again.

  22. NK

    NKng

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time there , easy to use menu and the food was as good as it looked! It was a really great way to chill and try new food! Going back to try the rest of the menu

  23. NB

    NickB

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a curtained booth for two, which was lovely. We had sushi roll, sashimi and sukiyaki - all highly recommended!

  24. CG

    ChrisG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Shhhhhhh - keep this place a secret. Too good to share!

  25. S

    Sylv

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 March 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    The only thing I’m not completely happy about is it costs me $4 to have extra soup for my hot pot

  26. VL

    VickieL

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 March 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Very happy with the atmosphere, food is good and well fits the price.

  27. H

    Heidi

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 March 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Easy to order, friendly staff, tasty food. Good menu.

  28. K

    Krissy

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Found this restaurant by accident and I’m so glad I did. Different kind of Japanese food served. We had the kingfish carpaccio, mix tonkatsu, and wagyu with rice. Everything was so delish! Serving was huge and worth the price. Put this in your must eat resto.

  29. JA

    JANES

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food & service was excellent, will definitely visit again.

  30. OA

    ObeseAsianDood

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Great concept, loved the decor. Highlights food wise were the wagyu sukiyaki, cheese katsu, and the salmon sashimi (which was surprisingly very fresh). The pork seiromushi was a tad bland, and dragon roll wasn't rolled tightly which fell apart when you tried to pick it up. Tempura was average. Overall good experience, and if you order the right things Hakoya would make a great dining spot with friends.

  31. MA

    MaddisonA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Hakoya is our go to for sukiyaki! Always delicious food, lovely service and great value. We come all the way from Sydney just for them!

  32. MG

    MiaG

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2

    There are so many people here and the noise level was quite loud as well. I ordered the hot pot and a cheese dish (forgot its name) but the taste is quite notmal and I think it is not worth to go to. There are many janpanese restaurants better than this

  33. M

    Moses

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service and food was outstanding. Nothing was returned and all the food was eaten. Definitely a place that I would love to return to. Booking is required because it is so danm popular and now I know why.

  34. H

    Herllyn

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    This place is great! The atmosphere is chill and cool~ Easy to order as there’s an iPad provided, suitable for those who want to grab a quick bite or dine with friends or as couples.

  35. b

    belle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, amazing customer service and lovely staff. Excited to come back <3

  36. NB

    NByum

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    by far the best katsu i have had in Melbourne. the restaurant was great for my date night. service was fantastic and smooth. food was delicious.

  37. PM

    ParnM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food is very delicious! Also, all orders are served faster than I expected, that’s really great!! Overall, I have a wonderful meal at this restaurant and definitely recommend to my friends.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Food was excellent. Service was very good. I would like a nicer table next time

  39. SS

    SomeoneS

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Thank you to the wonderful staff at Hakoya Izakaya for making my husband's birthday wonderful. I was worried about being celiac but they were able to prepare a meal (torched salmon and rice) with GF sauces provided on the side. We ordered a range of items and each one was delicious and a good size. The staff were very helpful and everything came out very quickly. Will definitely go back.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Food came through quite quick, service was good. Tonkatsu and tonkatsu with cheese was great. Tempura was probably the best dish that we had..Ordered a seafood based hotpot but the mussels were dead and didn’t open. Otherwise broth was tasty and unique. Slightly pricey but good food overall.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

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

Hakoya Izakaya is rated 4.6 stars by 130 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

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Google Map for Hakoya Izakaya

364 Lonsdale St Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000

Additional information

  • Area

    Melbourne CBD

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner
    Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm
    Sun 5:30 am–10:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Japanese Speciality, Japanese, Izakaya

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeaway, Wine

  • Phone number

    (03) 7014 9728

  • Catering

    We are offering contactless Ipad ordering system and private booth. Specialized traditional Japanese food and great Japanese atmosphere

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