Supernormal Canteen - St Kilda

4.5
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132 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Asian
In the summer of 2013/14 Andrew McConnell launched the fun-times test kitchen Supernormal Canteen. The loud and lively eatery was packed nightly and was the free-wheeling precursor to the hugely successful Supernormal, Flinders Lane. In winter of 2017, McConnell brought it back , and it is St Kilda's Fitzroy Street that gets to have all the Canteen fun. Think casual good-times in a distinctly Tokyo setting while the delicious scent of yakitori smoke fills the air. The relaxed and versatile menu lends itself well to a quick snack or party pit-stop, or you can go all out and build a feast that might hero dumplings, cup noodles and fried school prawns alongside a selection of sticks (yakitori) and of course, the New England Lobster Roll.
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4.5
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4.3
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Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Supernormal canteen is always a fun night out. It has great atmosphere. and vibe. The staff are top notch and always so appeasing and accommodating with general service and special requests. The food is delish.

MM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great location, excellent wine to complement interesting and delicious dishes. Great for a small group.

AC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food and outstanding service. Such a warm, friendly vibe with super interesting food and first class wait staff. We had a wonderful, memorable meal, thank-you.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious contemporary Japanese dishes coupled with attentive and knowledgeable service. Five stars.

JJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We went to Supernormal Canteen to celebrate the end of exams for our son. Great food, great drinks & good service. Another Andrew McConnell great place.

TM
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Soooo good! We had the banquet and it was divine.

E
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Overall great experience. Would 100% go the banquet, great value for what you get. Food is delicious and we weren’t disappointed. Service was great, staff we’re very knowledgeable and friendly.

MP
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4

Got the wrong order
It took a long time to get food

GS
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Had a lovely evening and the family was well looked after by the supernormal team

s
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

I chose Supernormal Canteen to have my birthday dinner and it didn’t disappoint! The food and service were impeccable. The team were friendly and accommodating. I love a good restaurant interior design too and SN Canteen is a great example of that.

The only downside to this particular visit was that there were some loud guests close to our table. Usually don’t mind/care, but the offensive language wasn’t particularly great, especially as there were younger patrons in the restaurant.

Overall, would still come back and recommend to friends!

SO
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place. Have been 3 times in the past few months. Took a friend on one occasion and other friends on another occasion. Cant wait to go back

BC
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful food
Dessert was best course - outstanding
Only negative was the thick smoke from the Hibachi - would recommend restaurant look at better ventilation. Otherwise wonderful night.

AT
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Came for the lobster rolls and stayed for the delights of the hibachi grill! The chicken tsukune and char siu pork neck were stand outs and the chicken and prawn dumplings were heaven. The dynamic of sitting of the bar was lovely for a couple and we enjoyed the very attentive service :)

LA
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

An excellent spot. Went for a long lunch and was very impressed with the menu selection and the very knowledgeable and friendly staff really made the experience.

S
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was very delicious and the service from the minute we stepped into the restaurant was great! if i was to mention anything negative about my experience it might be that 1 or 2 of the dishes seemed a bit ill-prices and the fumes from the hibachi grill area in the kitchen were pretty intense.
Overall, have been here twice and will definitely visit again. Yum!

WR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful restaurant, always great service and fabulous food. A rose to die for.

B
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food was amazing, all dishes we tried we loved, one was a bit spicy without any knowledge that it would be and wasn't told about it being spicy either, however the dish was still very yummy and i enjoyed it. Loved the experience at supernormal. All food we tried was amazing we had a number of dishes that we shared between us and it was enough to fill us up without being to stuffed. Loved supernormal Canteen would recommend to all ages. It was a perfect place for us as teenagers but suits any age.

MR
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food, family of four dined for $50 each, plenty of food. Waiters were great, lots of sharing and a lovely refreshing dessert shared at the end of the meal.

RG
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Amazingbfood and atmosphere. service was fantastic but just forgot a couple of things we ordered. Highly recommend eating here.

T
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Supernormal was a superb, truly beyond normal experience. 10/10

FH
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

Based on prior visits I would recommend however this visit was terrible. Service was so ordinary and poor value. The food however was great, except the fact the fried chicken wasn't on the menu. Best desert!

RA
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great value, we had the banquet which took all the ordering drama away and we got all the stuff you want including the peanut butter dessert, delicious!

BS
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Simply amazing. The smell when you walk in the door is incredible. You have to order one of everything. I'm serious. We woke up dreaming about the food. Crazy good.

g
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

Frustratingly, this is my third visit to Supernormal Canteen and i have been underwhelmed.
I have high expectations and it does not meet them.
We had the banquet. Most dishes were just ok....the lobster roll is always a crowd pleaser, but how long can you hang your hat on that dish? The lab shoulder was beautifully cooked, but lacked flavour punch, and did not really match with lettuce cups and rice ...dessert was very nice....but not original....good portion size though.

W
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

Disappointing meal overall. Forgot one of the courses, food not that tasty. probably wont go again which is a pity as we have been here numerous times over the years with all its incarnations.

B
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

This restaurant is amazing. The food is so fresh and beautifully presented. The service is most welcoming and attentive. We went to celebrate a birthday on a Sunday afternoon. It wasn’t too busy so the noise level was low. We all had a great time and enjoyed a very nice dining experience.

H
London
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food, service was excellent, fabulous addition to Fitzroy Street.

CT
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it! Foods amazing and staff were lovely and helpful.

MW
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

It was our first time at supernormal canteen and it was so good! Service was impeccable and staff were lovely and helpful. We sat at the bar and ordered a bunch of stuff recommended by our friendly waitress, we drank a couple of flasks of sake.. and just had an awesome time overall. We’ll be back!

AJ
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great Saturday lunch here food was great had the banquet which was lovely and drank some lovely wine.

GM
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A fun and very approachable version of supernormal little flinders, easy going but with the same amazing food.

CD
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place could not fault the service and the food was superb

DX
Melbourne / VIC
8 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love everything they do habachi. Especially the whiting!
BBQ pork and bone marrow on fried bread was super. They have Asashi from tap! $50 pp a la carte. Super satisfied.

JH
Indonesia
3 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great late lunch/early dinner last Saturday and thoroughly enjoyed everything about Supernormal Canteen.
There were 4 of us and we shared a few dishes - all of which were fantastic.

J
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience3

Lovely staff and the food was really top quality! The wait for food was quite long as it was a busy Friday night but the staff offered dumplings on the house to make up for it.

OT
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the banquet. Was delicious

MB
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience1

The place was definitely full of smoke from the kitchen and bbq

r
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing!
We had the banquet and added a couple of bits and it really was the best bits of the menu.
We will be back.

NC
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Everything we had was excellent. It is highly recommended.

LD
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a wonderful waitress and the food was absolutely awesome