Tokyo Tina

4.5
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142 reviews
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$40 and under
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Japanese

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Groups of 6+ are required to dine on our $49pp set menu (dinner only).

If your group is over 6pax your table will be divided accordingly. No tables bigger than 6pax.

Contactless payment will be applied (no cash).

We recommend everyone takes their temperature before arriving at the restaurant to ensure the safety of our guests and team members. If your temperature reading is higher than 37.2ºC please stay home.

Please adhere to social distancing.

***The Karaoke/Private dining room is currently unavailable to book.

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What 142 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.5
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vipshewolf
Melbourne / VIC
37 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tokyo Tina has to be one of my very favourite restaurants in the world....great food great service great ambience and great price....
The food is not your generic Japanese but amazing fusion food...
The service is always so professional and friendly....
The ambience is warm and welcoming with an eclectic clientele...
The price for such a great night is unbelievable...
Highly recommended!

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MattM
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The chefs banquet is great value for money as we were stuffed like a Christmas Turkey!

Staff new the menu really well and told of their favourite menu items to get us excited!

Great food, great space!

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SamuelB
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great and friendly staff. Let us get in early which is great, food was rally tasty and i couldn't believe they let us split the bill. Thanks for the birthday sparkler too!

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience3

A casual Sunday night dinner turned sour very quickly. Good service to begin with, good drinks and when it came to the food- we ordered the beef bao (which was recommended to us). A bite into our bao, and we spotted a 10cent piece sized snail crawling about in the salad that we used to create our bao. That was the end of our Sunday night dinner!
I am not pleased hearing that "this is happens sometimes as we use organic veg", as explained to us. Wash your salad please and avoid contamination, organic food is not an excuse. I think you guys need to revisit your council's food hygiene and safety policy and perhaps don't let it slip that these are common occurrences.

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RachelH
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great place - service was attentive and positive

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BIANCAB
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and staff were amazing. Will definitely be returning.

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vipshewolf
Melbourne / VIC
38 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tokyo Tina is one of my favourite local restaurants.
It has amazing vegetarian food...amazing staff ...amazing service...great ambience..and all very reasonably priced.
We have been eating here for years and have never been disappointed!

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SvenjaG
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Went on Valentine’s Day and everything was a bit meh. Would go again on a night that isn’t as busy to give it another chance.

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Saskiawc
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always come in for dinner and love it but bring back the kingfish cones!!

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DonnaY
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As usual, wonderful food and wine. Staff are always great and on the ball.

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DanaC
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Great service. Loved it. Highly recommend.

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Mills
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience2

The music was much too loud. The food was fairly overrated. Favourites had to be the short rib bao and the dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience2

This was my first time at the restaurant my only feedback was it was far too noisy

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food. myself and 2 others had the "all in", there was more then enough food to go around. Staff made sure we were happy.

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MollyD
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic. Loved that we could order like ‘Bao’s for 8’ etc then easily split bill at the end. Only downside was not much variation in cocktails, but more than made up for it with food & staff!

Tokyo Tina
Responded on 2 February 2020

Hey MollyD, Cheers for your review! We're glad to hear you enjoyed everything about your experience with us. We'll be sure to pass your feedback on to the team :) - TT

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JohnnyB
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely loved it.
Food amazing, service was great and a good fun atmosphere.

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WayneL
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

If you prefer a quieter ambiance don't go elsewhere, just book for an early sitting. Everything is excellent about Tokyo Tina; it's just that those who may be a little hard at hearing will find it more comfortable when the restaurant is not buzzing with lots of patrons.

Tokyo Tina
Responded on 27 January 2020

Hey WayneL, We're stoked to hear you enjoyed your experience at Tokyo Tina! We can't wait to have you back down. TT

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Whilst the ambiance was nice and the flavors great, the portion sizes were minuscule.
We were encouraged to share such minuscule dishes and were quite disappointed when we all (6 of us) left hungry. The prices were accordingly over inflated
We had the fish main course in a tasty broth with tiny amounts of cabbage. The dish had 4 bite size fish pieces. So my partner and I both had two.
So I’m disappointed to say I won’t be recommending it.

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ClaireE
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had originally booked in for the bingo academy brunch for my bday but turned out it wasn’t running throughout Jan. to make up for it TT have us 2 hours of complementary drinks which was pretty generous of them. Service was great and the food on point! Will definitely be going back - have done the bingo before and it’s a great experience!

Tokyo Tina
Responded on 27 January 2020

Hello ClaireE, Happy Birthday! We're glad you still had a great time and we were able to make it up to you. Our Bingo is back from Feb 1st - so we hope to see you down for another round. TT

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Had a night out with my daughter, great cocktails and starters. We made a poor choice with our main. We chose the pork hock. It was too oily and the pancakes served with it were very oily as well. The tiramisu mochi was really good so we finished in a high note.

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HowardP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant food and beverage list - original and delicious. Great service too!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

NYE banquet was ok, felt very pre-prepared and was a little hurried by staff. Probably wouldn't bother going back again.

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TracyC
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always a great meal - restaurant for any event. Caters well for vegan and non vegan

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ARCHIEA
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Once again the food was fantastic , plenty of food provided as part of the banquet .

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Foodie
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Only downfall was that when you pay by credit card they don't tell you that you have to pay a surcharge.

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AnnaS
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, service and value for money. Lovely experience.

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SylvainT
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food, service was good but slow at beginning with drinks. It was Monday and only 1 bartender.
Floor staff good, always there to upsale snacks or more drinks.
The music is very loud and it is hard to talk to your friend.
Overall a great evening. Been there many times and will go back for sure.

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ClaireE
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Atmosphere, food and service was awesome, great host for bingo but would have liked more rounds of it! Overall a really fun experience. Will definitely recommend!

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sandy
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never fails to serve outstanding food. The music is ALWAYS on point. Love it all.

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LindaC
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience2

Our booking was from 3:15-5:15pm.
We didn't get seated to our table until 3:40pm. We didn't get service until 10-15mins later.
We were waiting until 4:10pm to get our first dish of edamame and corn balls. Then it took another 20mins for the next dish to come out. Fried rice was not put out until the end of the meal, when I asked where it was. When booking, we were told 6 dishes to pick, and on the day we were told 5 dishes.
I was called the day before on Friday by a staff in your restaurant, re-iterated that it was ONLY A 2 HOUR SITTING, and we needed to have the table back at 5:15pm.
We left before the 5:15pm, there was no reason for us to stay any longer, the whole experience just left a bad taste with everyone.
Given it was $1500 for bottomless brunch and a company function, it was very disappointing.
I have been to your restaurant several times, raved to many people and unfortunately a huge let down.
I also tipped $50, as I believe that workers should be thanked in hospitality.
However, I will have to rethink any large functions at Toyko Tina in future. I still have a $100 birthday gift voucher to use, which I am not keen to be coming back anytime soon. Sorry, not the best feedback, but being a business owner, I would prefer to have honesty so I would know where the areas of improvement are required.

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CanB
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Tasty food, nice ambiance and service. Only thing that, we were there for our anniversary and i selected it from the option menu. But they just gave us a regular table and nothing else. I don't know why i had to chose it as anniversary ?

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Dotti
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience3

Personally, I left extremely hungry (I ordered the avocado bao:(which came out as vegan, even though I did not request it to be) and the tuna cone)

It would have been nice to be told that the two things I ordered were not very substantial.

However, the service was great and staff were extremely friendly and altered the lights in our private room to create better ambience. They also kept checking to see if we wanted more drinks, which was great.

I understand 'fine dining' but I think portion sizes are extremely overpriced for how big they are, and my friends also agreed on this. Perhaps if there was a greater selection of dishes to put in the middle of the table or more sides eg; sushi, seaweed salad etc, this problem would be resolved.

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KateB
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great dinner at Tokyo Tina with girlfriends. Food was fresh & delicious and staff were friendly, attentive & helpful. We were allowed to sit & chat after the meal without being rushed out the door like a lot of restaurants seem to do these days. A great evening all round - will be back!

Tokyo Tina
Responded on 8 December 2019

Hey KateB, Thank you for your review - we're so glad you loved your experience with us! We can't wait to have you and your crew back down - maybe we could even tempt you for a round of karaoke in our private dining room too! Warm Regards, Tokyo Tina

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Nez8
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Went with my parents who are a bit older and it was very loud so it was hard have a conversation. Food wasn’t too bad - options we chose may not have been the best.

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Stephanie
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Had to change the receipt 3 times because incorrect things put on it. Some staff were attentive but they lady who rang up our bill was quite rude and short. The food was disappointing, the same chilli salt flavoured most of our meals to the point we couldn't taste anything else.

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Dani
London
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Delicious vegan degustation menu which was great value for money

Tokyo Tina
Responded on 1 December 2019

Hey Dani, We're glad you enjoying our Vegan All-In! We can't wait to have you back down for some more. Tokyo Tina

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ShaneG
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great tasting Japanese fusion dishes, in funky atmosphere!!

Tokyo Tina
Responded on 17 November 2019

Hey ShaneG, Cheers for your review! Can't wait to have you back down again soon. TT

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warranb
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

It was very quiet for lunch and main items on the menu were not available. No yakatori and no chicken What was was mainly all vegetarian.

Tokyo Tina
Responded on 17 November 2019

Hey Warranb, Thank you for your review. Unfortunately our hibachi is only available for dinner on the menu. We do have a variety of chicken menu items, and we have a great selection of vegetarian options on our menu too. Warm Regards, Tokyo Tina

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BronaO
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great bottomless brunch set up, highly recommend and will be back again.

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Michael
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience1

-Some of the Food was a bit of a let down (the BAO).
-The BAO was incredibly messy and all we could taste was butter.
- Also, we were the only table seated (table of 2) then had another couple sat directly next to us in a fully open dining room. it was really awkward and we joked about it with the other couple.
- Prawns were good.
- overall a bit two expensive for what we had.

FAQs

Tokyo Tina offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9525 2774.

Tokyo Tina is rated 4.5 stars by 142 OpenTable diners.

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