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Ototo, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Ototo

3.9
3.9
332 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 17 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

  • $55 Ototo Fill Me Up

    $55.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Embark on a contemporary Asian gastronomic journey at OTOTO with our exclusive tasting menu. Begin with the luxurious Wagyu Tataki, seared to perfection and served with flying fish roe & truffle ponzu sauce. Dive into the Thai-Style Pork San Choy Bow, featuring crisp pigs' ear and Thai herbs in a lettuce cup. Delight in Sichuan Bang-Bang Chicken Noodle Salad, where tender chicken meets sesame dressing, and Lao Gan Ma chili oil. Enjoy Chicken Dumplings in Zhenjiang vinegar and chili oil, topped with spring onions. Our signature "O.F.C" Ototo Fried Chicken with Gochujang glaze ending with Yellow Prawn Curry, featuring paradise prawns in coconut curry with turmeric.
  • Ototo Early Bird FeedMe Menu

    $45.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy our feedme menu at happy hour pricing!
  • $75 Chefs Tasting Menu

    $75.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Embark on a contemporary Asian gastronomic journey at OTOTO with our chefs tasting menu. Begin with the luxurious Wagyu Tataki, seared to perfection and served with flying fish roe & truffle ponzu sauce. Dive into the Thai-Style Pork San Choy Bow, featuring crisp pigs' ear and Thai herbs in a lettuce cup. Delight in Sichuan Bang-Bang Chicken Noodle Salad, where tender chicken meets sesame dressing, and Lao Gan Ma chili oil. Enjoy a modern Dim Sum platter along with steamed local Barramundi with fermented chili paste and soy sauce. Finish with a chocolate fondant oozing with salted caramel & vanilla ice cream.

What 332 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • City Centre

    Great for creative cocktails

332 Reviews
  1. ChrissyN

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The main food did take a bit to come out after the first 3 dishes on the Fill Me Up menu. But other than that it was a great experience and really delicious food. $2 oysters were a steal!! Would come back for sure.

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  2. GJC8

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Super wobbly table, and a water leak in the hallway blocking a filthy toilet.

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  3. KittyBowers

    Melbourne

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the chef's menu and added the beef rib - utter deliciousness. The cocktails were so very good. Will definitely be back!

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  4. AlliO

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the chefs tasting menu and everything by was delicious, particularly the dim sum and sashimi tacos. We had a group of 8 which fitted perfectly around a booth table and the music and room noise was at a level where we could hear each other speak. Great spot!

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  5. Marg

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Toilet can be improved. need more light in that area, mirror, working dryer, cleanliness should also be taken care of at all time

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  6. TracyP

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff were beyond amazing. Such a great intimate place for dinner

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  7. Juulv

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the chefs tasting menu and it was absolutely outstanding, very tasty, catered to any allergies and well priced!

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  8. Anonymous

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food! I suggest the duck and lamb ribs... no recommended for birthdays!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and drinks were great and the ambience of the place is really nice. However service was very slow, we had to keep looking for someone to help us or whenever we wanted to order something. No one was around our table or checking up if we needed anything. The staff was busy standing around the register and chatting most night.

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  10. Kayst

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food quantity and quality do not reflect the cost. The curry in the feed me menu was watery with only 1 portion of rice that needs to be shared by 2 people. No spoons were provided with the fact that rice has to be eaten with watery curry which basically functions as a soup.

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  11. Butch

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Had been there 12 months ago and the food was amazing, this time the food was terrible! We done the 75$ pp feed me there wasn’t one nice dish out of the 6… thought they couldn’t stuff up dessert but I was wrong again. Menu sounds great but doesn’t deliver. As for staff the service poor I had to keep trying to get the staff’s attention to get another drink, the guy behind the bar was more interested in chatting up his colleague . Would definitely not recommend this place to anyone like I have done in the past. A waste of 250$

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  12. JasonB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, but average service. Simple things like your booking system asks for dietary requirements, So be prepared for them Your booking system asks you to decide in advance for a group menu. Know it in advance and be prepared. And Simple touches like clear the empty plates off the table first before you stand there with new plates expecting the customer to reshuffle and move everything

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food!! Enjoy the night. Would recommend visiting

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  14. BrendanB

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Interstate visitors looking for a nice little date night spot. Recommendation came from instagram ads. Very nice dark and intimate ambience. We ordered lots of dishes expecting the serving sizes to be small, but they were decent sized and we ended up over ordering. Would have appreciated the waiter advising us that the amount of food we ordered was excessive so as to not waste food. The food was fresh and very nice and came out at a good steady rate.

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  15. MarkM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Really lovely food, fresh flavours and good variety of hot and cold dishes on the chefs menu. The restaurant was very cold inside and the staff were friendly but didn’t go a long way to explain much of the menu or the dishes.

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  16. StevenT

    New South Wales

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely flavours and great service. Tasting menu was a great way to try different dishes.

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  17. Jibba

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely loved this place, perfect for a date night or even sitting in a booth with friends drinking cocktails and having fantastic food

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  18. NathanG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    I don’t want to go into detail because I am hopeing our experience was a once off anomaly. However the way our complaints was handled by the manager was fair and reasonable. I will try them again one day in hope things are better

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  19. Fifi

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Good value for food on the $55 feed me menu, food was tasty. Service can improve. Staff seemed inexperienced. They were not attentive and did not clear the table before bringing out new dishes? We had to clear the table while they had the new dishes on hand.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    OK. Best thing was the cocktails. Would not go again. One and done

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food and service was amazing, just lacked a little bit of atmosphere

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  22. MassimoC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I asked for a special night, and I received one. The food was nothing short of incredible, with flavours that I had never experienced together. For the value of the Chefs tasting menu, what we had received was outstanding. The service was well spaced and very considerate. Love the place, with a room so eloquently ambient, there is no doubt I will be coming back with loved ones or friends in the near future.

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  23. SerkanO

    Exclusive

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Terrible food Not happy not very good restaurant

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  24. ChrisM

    New York City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great! Everything we had was delicious except the yellow curry. Wasn’t really a curry but more like a soup very runny and bland. Waited 10min for waiter to bring us a spoon to dish the curry onto our plates when he didn’t return I walked up to the bar to get one. Waiter forgot our truffle fries as he hadn’t written anything down when he took our order. Reminded him about the fries when I asked for spoon and it came out after we had eaten all our food and was ready to go lol truffle fries were yum tho!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had an amazing night for dinner and cocktails at Ototo Melbourne, the food, ambience was just perfect. Staff are lovely.

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  26. SanikaD

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The service was horrible. The waitress was constantly angry or upset. I booked this in for my husband’s birthday and the staff was not organised at all. I asked for vegetarian food and the food was really bad. There was an overly sticky sweet sauce on most things. It was too much money for what it was. Please save your money and go elsewhere

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  27. KerenL

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was poor and food with no flavour. No one came to our table - only after prompting

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  28. LucyP

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was really rich but average in flavour. Nothing to rave about. Where we were seated there needed to be a bit more lighting as we couldn't see the food properly. Service was average, when asking what our waiter would suggest out of the squid or short ribs she afvised she doesn't eat meat so cannot make suggestions. Ok experience but wouldn't be dying to return again.

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  29. EmmaZ

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was alright, nothing super spectacular. Restaurant's ambience was really good and the cocktails were delicious though. Would not recommend coming here if you're looking for a good feed, but the place is nice for drinks at the bar.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time here and it was on our Wedding Anniversary. We pre chose the Chefs Menu @ $75 p/h drinks additional. 4 courses, including dessert, and we were not once disappointed. The service was great, staff polite, attentive and friendly. Our dishes were quick, and each and everyone of them were insanely delicious. Inside was ambient, nicely lit, and comfortable. We were so full even before dessert was served. They staff had Happy Anniversary written in chocolate across our dessert plate, which was a nice touch. Happily Recommend and would definitely return.

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  31. FrankB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The quality of the dishes served were average at best, small portions and so overpriced, the service was bad. Extremely disappointed with experience at Ototo..

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  32. JodieB

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Just loved the food - was delicious! The cocktails were great as well. The let down was the service. We had a lovely Scottish waitress and she was great but there were only 4 people on the floor. We only had One drink through our meal. We would have ordered more but just too slow. No issue with the staff. But disappointed we couldn’t have enjoyed more if they had more people serving. Would go again in the hope it was a one off issue as food and drinks were spot on!

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  33. MichaelW

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Very average food and service but a very beautiful venue. Disappointed in the $55 tasting menu.

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  34. DanielaP

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The $55 tasting menu was great value and delicious!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    "An exquisite dining experience! The ambiance was inviting, creating a warm atmosphere. The service was impeccable, with attentive staff. The menu offered a delightful variety, and each dish surpassed expectations in flavor and presentation. The attention to detail truly set this restaurant aside.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Food wasn’t up to standards. Too much or less sweet sauces on everything. The service was very bad. Not enough staffs. Long waits. Great ambience. Clean with just enough take and plenty of room to walk through for access. Overall: Go in for drinks only and pre-order a them too if you’re coming in group celebrating anything.

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  37. ChowdhuryM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nothing to say really except how amazing the food was. Would definitely recommend.

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  38. NickA

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Wagyu tataki might be the best. Foods taste too much seasoning/sauce

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  39. EbonyJ

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the short rib and it was absolutely mouth watering. Cocktails were amazing too but $26 is very pricey especially when the food is already on the expensive side. Still worth every cent.

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  40. robertH

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food and service. Too dark and difficult not to fall over at entrance down the stairs

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Ototo is rated 3.9 stars by 332 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 17 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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