Sash Japanese - Melbourne

4.3
26 reviews
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Izakaya
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  • Creative Cuisine
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Serving fusion dishes bordering on technicolour food art, Sash Restaurant on Chapel Street in Windsor is pulling in a crowd.

An ideal blend of restaurant and bar, this funky night spot is all sleek, dark spaces with neon signs and downlights, creating a moody, jazzy vibe, from a vibrant wall mural to bench tables overlooking the tap room. Sash’s original menu concept takes dishes from around the globe and fuses them with Japanese flavours – resulting in taste sensations like spicy tuna tacos, Japanese inspired pizzas and other great ‘Izakaya’ options.

Salivate over signature Kingfish sashimi, orange daikon wakame salad, wasabi crème, yuzu ponzu, baby shisho and roe; while the roast duck buns with kimchi shoots and honey hoisin are also sure to tempt, teamed with a Geisha Girl cocktail.

Special Offers

$49 Early Bird Banquet + Drink

Sash is a modern Japanese inspired fusion offering a range of Japanese style tacos, sliders, bao, pizzas, sushi, sashimi, dessert & cocktails.

Terms and Conditions: 6 course banquet with a glass of wine or beer for $49
Must be seated before 7pm

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 18 January 2019

Ends: 31 March 2019

Availability: Wed 17:00-18:45
Fri 17:00-18:45

Sunday Sessions at Sash $49

Sash Japanese offers a modern Japanese inspired fusion like nothing else in the world utilising Japanese ingredients & flavours across a range of tacos, sliders, pizza, sushi, sashimi, dessert & cocktails

Terms and Conditions: 6 course tasting with a beer or wine

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 15 January 2019

Ends: 30 June 2019

Availability: Sun 17:30-23:45

2 for 1 Tuesdays

Sash Japanese offers a modern Japanese inspired fusion like nothing else in the world utilising Japanese ingredients & flavours across a range of tacos, sliders, pizza, sushi, sashimi, dessert & cocktails

Terms and Conditions: Buy 1 get 1 free on selected tacos, sliders, bao & Japanese margaritas.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 15 January 2019

Ends: 1 June 2019

Availability: Tue 17:30-23:00

What 26 People Are Saying
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OT
1 review
Dined 13 hours ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was impeccable and the service was even better. Marina made mine and my partners Valentine's Day dinner absolutely unforgettable. Will definitely be back soon!

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HB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

yes love the food here- shame they have taken the tuna taco and prawn slider off the 2-4-1 offer

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S
3 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Decent food, yummy cocktails but the standout was the service!

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ES
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Staff were excellent, so personable and friendly especially Elise and Michael. The $49 6 courses and wine on a Sunday is amazing value for money- each dish so delicious! We will be back :)

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RG
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Salmon Ceviche was the star of the show!! The waitress serving us was extremely funny and great. We shall be back again.

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FH
4 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed our meal, cocktails and the friendly staff. Other than the noise level (and in particular the background music being a bit high), everything was great. Will go back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food and cocktails are both some of the best Japanese I’ve had in Melbourne. The crispy Japanese pizzas are so unique and tasty and surprisingly the sushi was different and amazing

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OT
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Came here for my anniversary, the chefs did amazing in the way the food looked to the way it tasted! It was fresh, beautiful and full of flavours. Service was excellent, fast, attentive and friendly!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic vibe, atmosphere, food, drinks!
Amazing, vibrant service and great dinner.

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BL
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went to Sash for a birthday group booking and got the 'feed me'. It was AMAZING! So much food, staff were so accommodating and very prompt. Food came out at a good pace and was perfect for a group booking. We had 12 people! Highly recommend!

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PN
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Food was disappointing and tasted dry. Sorry but won’t be going back there again.

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CJ
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

I have been here before numerous times and enjoyed the experience, so I booked a dinner reservation for my sisters, my mother and I. However each time the service standard is dropping, I don't think I will return. We were asked to leave our table as 'another booking was due to arrive' but we hadn't received all of our order yet. We had tried to make eye contact with the waiters to flag this prior but this didn't work. We also couldn't get out of our seats as we were jammed between a wall and another table (even though I requested a booth when I made my advanced booking) So this made us feel quite uncomfortable when we were asked to ultimately leave. We were also only asked if we wanted drinks when we first arrived for dinner and never asked again, which was a shame as I had raved about the cocktails that I wanted my sisters to try. The music was also far to loud, I love listening to great music over dinner but unfortunately we could barley even have a conversation as we couldn't hear each other speak. It was exhausting and the overall experience was disappointing.

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JM
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Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

The food was great! Unfortunately the music volume was way to loud.. It was difficult to have a group conversation (the music style was good)

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S
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Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

awesome food and chefs tasting platter was massive, great value.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 1

Finally after all the hype on Facebook and Instagram, we all made a time to get together after work to come and dine in at sash. The atmosphere is pretty cool, the music was chill and it looked like a club. On our arrival, we waited at least 5 minutes at the door before anyone wanted to greet us. We had to sit at the bar even though we booked ahead of time. Nobody took our order. A couple walked in and they got seated instantly. VIPs I expect because the male staff stood there speaking to them for what seemed to be the longest wait to get his attention to order our drinks. When the drinks finally came, it was watered down by the ice, our food arrived quicker then our drinks.. I don’t know if this is normal? It was quiet so I don’t see where the problem is in making our cocktails? The food is tiny, the tacos are smaller than the size of my palm and the nuggets for $16 is not worth it, for 5 small pieces? crispy prawns should be renamed to soggy prawns and the broccoli pizza we ordered was tasteless. Sash is overreacted.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was amazing fun and a wonderful experience.
One staff member stood out above all I forget her name she was the our Asian hostesses.
This staff member made our night fun and so enjoyable, I’m going to recommend this restaurant to all my friends and family.

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LW
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

They overcharged us with both food and drinks, I questioned it at the time and they took the extra food items off the bill but when I got home I realised that they had over charged us for the drinks awsell. The waiters were too busy talking and flirting to each other to do their job properly. However food was great

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A
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing ! love this place and will defiantly be back and recommending to others. Great Food and Great staff

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AL
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing / had my birthday here with 14 guest, Kyle and the team accommodated for us and went above and beyond. I’ll be back next year, for sure. Great food, perfect portion sizes and as I’ve already mentioned what an amazing mix of food (Japanese fusion), great host - entertaining and friendly, amazing vibe of the place. Highly recommend! Can’t stress how happy I was with the night, you guys are incredible

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S
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 1

I have been to Sash a number of times and it seems nothing will ever come close to my first experience there (which was absolutely amazing!). Unfortunately this time, we had to actively seek out a waitress and request that we be able to place both drink and food orders throughout the entire evening. Food was being delivered to wrong tables left, right and centre. Our food came out cold - the prawn sliders I remember had hot, fresh crispy prawns. These were cold, wilted and soggy. We had ordered sushi that after 60minutes had not arrived, which they attempted to rectify with the kitchen (thank you) and we also ordered dessert (being assured the sushi would arrive before the dessert). Unfortunately this also didn’t occur, our sushi was never found and out came the dessert. We were offered to eat our desserts first and then our sushi would come when it was ready — we decided to cancel it instead after having waited a further 30minutes.
The team also thought that the music should be pumping at 6.30pm - we were all yelling across our tables to try hear each other. On each Occassion it was requested that the music be turned down a fraction, no sooner did we watch them turn it back up again. It resulted in fractured conversations and an unenjoyable experience.

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GB
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We visited New Years Eve and selected the feed me menu. The food wash beautifully prepared and presented. The mix of ingredients was imaginative and the flavours blended very well.
Portion size was generous. The cocktails were equally interesting and very tasty. The venue provides a good choice for either casual or semi formal eating experiences.
Jordan the manager was excellent and Lyndsay our waitress was fantastic. There attention to us was excellent for the whole evening.
I would highly recommend Sash to people who enjoy food with some interesting twists.

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MM
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

Food is great but service not so much. From the moment we sat down, the server was rushing us. Once we ordered (got the feed me meal), they brought out more than half of the dishes and no drinks. When we called out that we needed our drinks, we were told to order our second round even before the first came because it was busy. Bear in mind, the tables next to us were empty. Our dessert was brought out even before we finished main course and when asked to hold it for 10 minutes (the ice cream would melt), we were told it's ready now so we should just eat it. Safe to say, we didn't even get to enjoy it before the ice cream melted all over the dish and turned into soup.

Possibly the most aggressive and worst customer service we have ever experienced in a restaurant. Our reservation was for 9pm and the restaurant closed at 11pm, so didn't understand the rush at all. It was a very uncomfortable environment and the servers were more interested in getting us out than in letting us enjoy our meal. If 9pm was too late for a booking, they shouldn't have taken our reservation for that time.

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AH
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Really good food. A little expensive

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IA
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I've honestly been to Sash about 6 times and never left disappointed. The menu is constantly being updated with changes big and small, and I am yet to try anything I haven't loved. This recent visit was still fantastic, although it was a little annoying having a table of very loud, obnoxious and obviously drunk people sitting in the booth next to us that kept cat calling us... This is obviously not something that the restaurant is at fault for, but maybe cutting people off a couple of drink before they become creepy towards other customers might be a good idea. Aside from that it was delicious as always, and I will continue to recommend the Kingfish Ceviche and the Tuna Nachos!! Delish!!

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PM
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 1

disappointing service, after receiving our food almost an hour later after ordering to then nobody aplogisising for it to then also having explained we didn’t get something off the menu to then being snubbed about asking if we could get it off the bill to then still nobody saying sorry! Bit disappointing as food wasn’t too bad but the service definitely killed the vibe

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OT
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Unbelievable eating experience!

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