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Ototo, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Ototo

3.8
3.8
352 Reviews
$41 to $100
Asian
Discover a hidden gem beneath the city streets at our contemporary Asian restaurant. Located underground, our venue boasts a full bar and an exquisite menu that promises a fusion of flavors. Delight in the Chef's Tasting Menu, a curated selection of favorites. Savor dishes like Kingfish Sashimi with grapefruit and Yuzu-Kosho, or the bold Sichuan Bang-Bang Chicken Noodle Salad. Dumpling enthusiasts can relish our diverse range, while main courses feature delights such as 48-Hour Black Angus Short Ribs and Signature 14-Day Dry Aged Duck. Don't forget to pair your meal with creative cocktails from our bar. Complete your journey with decadent desserts like Chocolate Fondant and Pandan Creme Brulee.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 14 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Asian, Contemporary Asian, Japanese
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 9620 1343
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Private party facilities
    Looking to impress at your next event? Our Speakeasy Underground Bar is the perfect venue to drink, eat and celebrate under the dazzling Red Thread of Fate.Private Events (Up to 120 guests) and sit-down dinners (Up to 50 guests) are available in this space. Other dining experiences include our Tsukiyo Private Dining Room for up to 10 guests.
  • Area
    Melbourne CBD
  • Cross Street
    Bond Street Multi-Story Carpark
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    5 minute walk from Flinders Street Station
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Wine

Experiences

  • $88 Signature Feed Me Menu

    $88.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Sydney Rock Oysters, Wagyu Tataki, Duck Katsu, Hiramasa Kingfish, Pork Belly Claypot Rice, Chicken dumplings, 'Gongbao' Tiger Prawns, Cucumber Salad, Lychee Tiramisu
  • $68 Ototo tasting menu

    $68.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Sydney Rock Oysters, Wagyu Tataki, Duck Katsu, Drunken Edamame, Dandan Noodles, Chicken dumplings, 'Gongbao' Tiger Prawns, Cucumber Salad, Matcha Cheesecake
  • $108 Ototo Banquet Feast

    $108.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Sydney Rock Oysters, Wagyu Tataki, Duck Katsu, Octopus, Pork Belly Claypot Rice, Wagyu Short Ribs, Dry-aged Squid, Cucumber Salad, Lychee Tiramisu, Matcha Cheesecake

What 352 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.8
3.8 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 3.7Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseEnergetic

352 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Extremely disappointing experience for such a well recognized restaurant. I made reservations on the website and booked a high top table + chefs tasting menu. Little did i know the table i booked was tucked away UNDER a staircase, our seats faced a black wall completely isolated from the rest of the restaurant. We were seated next to a clothing rack, pitch dark like a literal box. The staffs kept mentioning how i booked the HIGH TOP TABLE but not once one the website did it mention that HIGH TOP is UNDER THE STAIRCASE. Extremely bad service, the first staff showed no effort in helping until the manager came out. The menu was changed which i had no idea of, it did not mention the change of the menu on the website whatsoever even when i called to ask about the menu 1 day prior. It was a birthday so i wanted writings on the dessert. I wanted to make sure that there would be writings so i made a call 1 day prior to double check. The staff assured me about the menu and how i just need to enter my request during the booking process WHICH I DID. I had to double check everything again by calling and she confirmed my booking requests but in the end when we got to the desserts there was literally nothing. The team did not pay attention to my booking details at all: truly disappointing. The food was acceptable, good but the dining experience was extremely horrible. It’s the little things that make up a dining experience and this was not it, i would say it ruined my whole night. I would not recommend this place to anyone else ever.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unbelievable experience, the food was amazing, the cocktails were exotic and tasty. Will definitely return…

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Bizarrely they chose to change their menu on a Friday night. We had booked, expecting to order from the menu we saw online. When we arrived, we were told the menu had changed that day. One of us is pescatarian - we asked if the tasting menu could be catered to this. It appeared like the waiter had no idea what a pescatarian was - we clarified this, and they said no problem. Note the al a carte menu was very meat heavy and had 0 main vegetarian options, so that would have definitely been an issue for a vegetarian. It then took over 45 minutes to get the first course and an hour and 45 minutes to the main. People all around us were trying to get waiters’ attention, however the service was shocking. When the food finally arrived, it was well below average. Instead of substituting the meat options for the pescatarian, they just doubled up the amount of the fish dishes we were served. The new menu seemed very mismatched and restrictive. Overall, pretty disappointing, although it must be said, the waiters were very apologetic as they could see everyone in the restaurant was a bit annoyed.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    First thing the kingfish sashimi came with the bone and hurt my tongue which I am not expected. Also the duck we ordered was an over burnt and skin a bit too oily. Second one of the waitress she was rude and unfriendly to saying we need to return the table at 8 and we all feel very pushed to finish the food on the table which at 7:30. Absolutely not a not an enjoyable dining experience for a birthday celebration . End up I believe it’s the restaurant manager he came up with complimentary lychee dessert and a glass or dessert wine . We appreciate for his kindness but we not happy for the dining experience. We left the restaurant with angry and frustrated.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Staff can be more professional, came in with my partner and was greeted nicely but I then requested for the booth and their response was you have to spend $200 or more? Very judgemental. I asked if it was reserved? They said no. Thanks for making me feel that way guys

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Staff is good but it’s very slow, came tequila in dip cup not even with a shot glass and also without lime and salt. So disappointing

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Booked a table for 3 people got seated at a table for 2 with a setting for 2, on the smallest make shift table to increase capacity right on the bar wall with a high chance of hitting your head on the bar edge. Brought the food out all at once with no place to put the dishes. Service was way below Par. The Red wine was below the 150ML/glass standard drink. Experience was absolutely shocking. Hope they lift up their standards for the price you pay.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Too dark to read the menu, prompted to tip, food was nice but not awesome

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Sitting across the other person on the tables, it felt very far.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 May 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Extremely disappointing, was recommended here as a mid range dining experience. Food was average at best and service was absolutely shocking. Had to ask for a drink each time and was a struggle to get a server over to our table dispite three of them standing behind the bar chatting to each other.

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FAQs

Ototo is rated 3.8 stars by 352 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 14 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Ototo

349-351 Flinders Ln, Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Bond Street Multi-Story Carpark
  • Area
    Melbourne CBD
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Asian, Contemporary Asian, Japanese
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    5 minute walk from Flinders Street Station
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Wine
  • Phone number
    (03) 9620 1343
  • Private party facilities
    Looking to impress at your next event? Our Speakeasy Underground Bar is the perfect venue to drink, eat and celebrate under the dazzling Red Thread of Fate.Private Events (Up to 120 guests) and sit-down dinners (Up to 50 guests) are available in this space. Other dining experiences include our Tsukiyo Private Dining Room for up to 10 guests.
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