Takumi Japanese Restaurant

3.9
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25 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Yakiniku
Takumi is a Japanese word meaning Connoisseur. We pride ourselves in offering Traditional Japanese cuisine in a casual environment whilst serving the highest quality produce for your enjoyment. At Takumi, we specialise in Yakiniku (BBQ) and Shabu Shabu (Hot Pot). We serve only the highest quality Wagyu Beef with a wide range of Wagyu Prime Cuts for your selection. Combined with seasonal Fresh Vegetables at your fingertips, your Takumi experience will be like none other. We are constantly on the pursuit to source the highest and best quality domestic Wagyu beef Australia has to offer. Takumi is perfect for all occasions. Whether you are on that special date or enjoying a social event with friends and family, we ensure to carter for all your needs Come in, relax, and enjoy a unique dining experience.

Special Offers

ALL YOU CAN EAT $100pp*Must be booked a day before for group of 4+

ALL YOU CAN EAT - TABEHODAI
Beef / Pork
Gyutan 牛タンox tongue
Karubi カルビrib eye cap
Harami ハラミ tender meat
Misuji ミスジoyster blade
Hire ヒレeye fillet
K Kurobuta Pork Belly 黒豚バラ肉premium Japanese pork
Cheese Sausageあらびきウィンナーimported from Japan

Seafood
Ika いかsquid
Hotate帆立scallops
Ebiエビprawns
Sāmon サーモンsalmon
Salad
Salad サラダ
Vegetables 野菜
Steamed Rice ご飯
Miso Soup みそ汁
Soft Drinks

Terms and Conditions: available Sunday - Thursday
Bookings 4 or more must give at least 1 day notice.
90 minute seating, last order after 60 minutes wastage will be charged accordingly for over ordering on last order Terms & Conditions

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 18 May 2018

Ends: 4 June 2020

Availability: Sun-Thu 18:00-18:00 19:45-19:45

What 25 People Are Saying
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3.9based on all time ratings
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4.0
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3.9
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3.8
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AC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Great food, great wine, great value. Just need more staff to speed up service

MB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

We enjoyed a Saturday night anniversary meal and really enjoyed it.

The Good:- Food Quality, Service, Location.
Improvements:- Less side dishes to start, bring the meat and seafood on earlier.
Other:- It was surprising quiet for a Saturday night, we prefer a more buoyant atmosphere.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

On valentines day after 40min of waiting we decided to leave without getting a single course. The waiters were constantly running around and food was being served to the wrong table. It was a night to forget to be honest.

LT
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

Waited for an hr for the first entree and drinks. We decided to leave as we didnt know how long it was going to take to receive the rest of our food. Definitely ruined our valentines dinner.

DD
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

We went here for Valentines. Ordered the buffet for $100 pp. The food took 30 mins to come out and it took 20 mins for raw meat to come out when we re-ordered. Food was very average. It took so long that we just wanted to go home because we were tired. The quality has dropped since the last time we were here. Multiple couples walked out as the service time was extremely slow. People who had bookings were made to wait. It was a very disappointing dinner.

O
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Don’t order the seafood. We sent it back. Meat dishes were good though. Overall ok.

M
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you once again for the excellent lunch experience! We will be returning!

M
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you, everything was perfect!! We will be back!

K
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience2

We went to Takumi for the first time in 4 months. We realised that the quality of BBQ meat has lowered a lot. We normally do not want to waste food so we had to force ourselves to finish pork and this was difficult as the meat was not soft and didn't taste fresh. Maybe they changed the meat supplier?
Only the great thing was the service. The staff were friendly and efficient.

N
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Wagyu was absolutely delicious! Melt in your mouth- the best we’ve ever had.

XX
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

Ordinary food. Not even the rice was OK. Little authenticity. No Japanese pickles!

Y
Bristol
23 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yakiniku absolutely outstanding, an amazing array of cuts of beef which is locally sourced, a rare thing in Australia. Our vegetarian daughter was also well catered for. Exceptional wine list which is also good value. Albert is a very good and knowledgeable host, all in all a lovely evening out.

L
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience4

Small portion, moderate cooking, lack of service, good ventilation

KF
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

I always enjoy my lunch time visit but this time I decided to order to beef yakiniku instead of the salmon which I found to be quite tough and not very nice to eat. This was alittle disappointing this time.
Otherwise it is a great gem and it had delicious matcha ice cream as well.

JB
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always loved the quality of this place, very highly recommended. We always had the BBQ but wanted to change it up a bit so we ended up having the shabu shabu and it was delicious! Very good quality food, well worth the money. Customer service was great too!

DN
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Food was good (especially the ice cream!) The BBQs sucked the smoke from the bottom so you didn't get it wafting about your face. It was a good place for a comfortable get together, I felt relaxed and I really enjoyed myself. Largest table seats 8 so expect to be split up if you're in a bigger group which was fair enough. But what I loved the most was the service! The staff were really friendly, so so helpful and patient (we were a big group).

HB
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Your waitress was very helpful and pleasant. Food arrived promptly. Your venue is very customer friendly in that noise levels were sufficiently low for great conversation among patrons.

O
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Forget what you know about Japanese Yakiniku in Melbourne! This restaurant serves the best quality wagyu beef I’ve ever had in Melbourne! The premium meat selection is off the charts! Oyster blade, porterhouse, eye fillet, and scotch fillet - OMG!
We were asked to try a small portion of the regular beef and then the premium to compare the difference because we didn’t know what to select. There is a huge huge difference in taste, texture, juiciness, tenderness, and flavour. Surprisingly, the price for the premium is so reasonable and affordable!
Service was great, drinks were awesome, the meat...seriously the best in Melbourne! Coming back next week! The porterhouse and scotch fillet steak are a must!
Thanks heaps Takumi team!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very delicious.

TH
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2018
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

My friends and I had dinner here on a Sunday evening were slightly disappointed with our time there.
- Underserviced and slow - took ages to get waiter's attention, and our table was not completely cleared between dishes and when we finished our last meal.
- There was also a funky smell around our table.
- BBQ meats were delicious but otherwise everything else was just okay.

J
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2018
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience1

The food portion is way too small and very pricey. We ordered a combination of premium beef but the quality was pretty bad. Great customer service though.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

日本語話せありません、でも料理とサービスは素敵です。

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JG
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, lovely restaurant & great service!!

K
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were outstanding!
We had a VERY indulgent evening but it was worth every dollar.
Huge thanks to the team who were on that night for being so friendly and accommodating :)

R
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2018
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Food is good and plenty of it, but $9.50 each for a small draft beer is way over the top. Price should be displayed on advert so people are aware before ordering.