Tetsujin

4.5
56 reviews
$40 and under
Japanese
Capturing the essence of Tokyo with sushi train, Japanese barbeque and a bar, all under one roof.
What 56 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.3
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.2
Value
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OliverH
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely a MUST try! We went once and have been hooked ever since.

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syaullala
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

best shabu-shabu in melbourne!! love this place so much!!

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Goran
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Easily one of the best restaurants in Melbourne. Food, service and ambiance won’t disappoint!

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Bennn
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience1

A complete and utter waste of time and money. Music was so loud you couldn’t hear people at the table, service was poor had to call staff multiple times to get service. We ordered the set for 4 people was well overpriced with hardly any food, 4 thin strips for each meat type. Would not ever go back or recommend to anybody.

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CHRISTOPHERM
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Been here 3 times, will definitely keep coming back. Only issue was the music was way too loud, speaker was right above our table, it was difficult to have a conversation

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LuciR
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience2

This is a really nice place for Korean BBQ. We love the meat quality and the dishes. Love the ambience and the staff are really nice. We love the big space and that we can go with family.
If anything to improve, I would focus on
1. the choice of music, I know there are lots of youngsters group but there are also many family with small kids. If Tetsujin BBQ can be a bit more considerate with not a discotech music, we would be happier.
2. The side dishes (pickles and kimchi) is getting smaller in portion, and if we asked extra we will have to pay $2. It would be nice to have a bigger portion, hence we don't have to ask for extra.
Thank you,

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StephanieM
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice food, nice atmosphere, would go again definitely

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EmilyW
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, yummy food and cool atmosphere. A great interactive night out

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VN96
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was amazing - the food, service, view and ambience. The staff were very kind and helpful and the food matched all expectations.

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Scarlett
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

Worst customer service ever. Why are the waiting people so mad at customers at first sight? The meat are so over processed that you can't taste its original flavor.

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DavidN
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Amazing food!

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LBFoodie
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a really great experience here. The food was value for money, staff were attentive and engaging, and the taste was quality. We really enjoyed our time here and would definitely recommend this restaurant!

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Moncy2
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The wagyu beef was melt in the mouth. Service was good and food arrived promptly.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Made the mistake of making a reservation for the wrong part of the restaurant. Got told off that it was written on the website. I guess I missed it! Luckily I did get a table on sushi train side but the service wasn’t great there either. If you don’t order a drink it’s pretty hard to get someone to refill your water glass. I like their sushi so I’ll probably go back…

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Arianna
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I celebrated my partner’s birthday last night at Tetsujin and we loved it! We got served by a lovely girl named Amanda and she was extremely accomodating and nice to us, every enterprise deserves an employee like her because she was a gem. The food was delicious and the music and atmosphere were great! I can’t wait to come back here again, and hopefully get served by Amanda. Love your work!

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DanielaE
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed our food! Never disappointed by this restaurant! Yummy and high quality

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ConnieT
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place! We come at least once a week!! Food and drinks are great! Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Really attentive staff and beautifully seasoned beef, pork and vegetables. Was a delicious meal.

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Colleen
2 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I've been to Tetsujin 3 times, and this has to be my favourite time, the Japanese BBQ is the best with a larger group and the wagyu selection was fantastic, im dreaming of my next visit so delicious! the staff was fantastic and the ambience was great, its for everyone, families with older kids, families with young kids, couples, groups of friends, all ages and I especially loved the current kpop music! Yay Aespa & Itzy!

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JudithW
5 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience2

Absolutely brilliant. Sushi is so yummy and we go to the sushi bar all the time. This time we celebrated a birthday with a BBQ feast. It was so much fun cooking at the table. And they catered really well for gluten free. Would prefer more ambient music, rather than top 40 , but that's just me :). Otherwise delicious, big serves, great service, top quality in every way.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience3

Experience was amazing in the end, but please note that booking is only available for their Korean BBQ area not the sushi train. This wasn’t made clear on opentable so when we arrived we had to line up for 15mins to get a table.

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Mandgez
London
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it! Perfect for groups and families. Fresh and delicious, and such wonderful service from the friendly staff! Highly recommend. We’ll be back!

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MayM
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely AMAZING food & staff. Highly recommend.

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ALai
4 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Overall great food as always but had some items not available which was a bit disappointing (soba salad, fried mushroom & mix salad) especially with limited vegetarian options as is. Service was okay but being so busy, less attention was paid on changing plates when they’re getting too burnt.

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JimmyH
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, good service.
Would definitely come back to have the wagu set again.

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YumYum
2 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is delicious. Drinks are great but they're out of Hibiki Harmony every time I'm there. Probably best to take it off the drinks menu if that's the case

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MaddiH
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, great service! Cannot wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food! Will definitely be back!

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M3llyz
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience! Thank you so much for everything!

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AmandaS
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

It is better to serve water when people attended their desk...My friend asked twice before water is served...

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ZachariahD
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

The food and service were amazing, cocktails were some of the most creative we've ever had. The noise levels were good however unfortunately on our day we had a fire alarm going off for 10 minutes straight. I'm sure it's not a regular occurrence, however that was our experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

good food, good service, was very happy with everuthing

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Jessica
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

Food was great, bare in mind you cook it yourself. However, we made our booking for a birthday and upon arrival notified staff that we were happy to pay extra for a cake/dessert to be brought out for the birthday boy at some point. We were initially told tetsujin does not offer anything like this despite selecting the birthday option when booking.

I approached someone else who assured us they could do this and would bring dessert to us when we were finishing up eating.

We had finished eating, stacked up our plates and then had to approach staff ourselves after waiting an extra 30 mins or so, trying to gain their attention.

Was disappointing given the service and spending $400+ to then be met with a disappointed look when we declined to tip.

Food itself is always good.

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HannahS
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, service and experience! Broad menu catering to all in our group (even the vegetarian)!

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LisaC
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

great to visit tetsujin, would highly recommend for tasty and authentic japanese cuisine

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LoveJapanesefood
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience2

As much as we enjoyed the food, the service was a bit of a let down and the music was so loud it was like being in a lounge bar. If you like that kind of ambiance then this is great.

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CEC1964
4 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

The waitress was incredibly rude and shouldn't work in a customer facing role at all. We left because my interaction with her was so bad.

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PattyK
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4

I call to the staff about 3-4 times. But she doesn't hear me. Wth!!

And she look tired.

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Rlmo
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2021
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience1

Staff were very unattentive. Did not even give us water in the beginning. Not until the end of the meal until I asked for a cup of water they gave. They were more concerned about the time we would spend in restaurant stating as we got seated that it was strictly 1 1/2 hr table only. We only stayed for 1hr, however I just felt for the price and quality of the food, the service should have matched

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We caught up with friends who have come from interstate and wanted to try a new experience. The food we got for the bbq was AMAZING. We all enjoyed and will happily come back again.

FAQs

Tetsujin is rated 4.5 stars by 56 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.