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JAMES, South Melbourne, AU-VIC

JAMES

4.8
4.8
338 Reviews
$41 to $100
Modern Australian
JAMES

Chef, Kim Sangsoo and owner and front of house manager, Kirbie Tate have designed a sharing menu and chefs tasting menu that is a cultural embrace. Taking Kim's South Korean heritage and sourcing Australian native produce - the JAMES menu blends traditional technique, a play with the freedom of contemporary fusion and both their instinctive understanding of balance and restraint.


Sharing menu and Chefs tasting menu available for dinner from 5pm TUES to SATURDAY //
Snacks menu, sharing set lunch and express ramen bowls are on offer between midday _ 3pm WED to SATURDAY //

Hidden in plain sight on Clarendon St - Book in to experience fine dining, casually.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Modern Australian, Wine Bar, Contemporary Korean
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Wed–Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 9690 9285
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Kim Sangsoo
  • Area
    South Melbourne
  • Parking Details
    Try the carpark off James Lane.
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Chefs Tasting Menu

    Multiple dates available
    SPRING | SUMMER SET MENU $165pp SELECTION of Colds, Hots and desserts Please Note: 20% service charge is applied on Public Holidays.
    Chefs Tasting Menu photo
  • Chefs Tasting 8+

    $165.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Bookings of 8+ AVAILABLE FOR PRE-BOOKINGS ONLY 10 COURSE seasonal chefs tasting menu SELECTION of Colds, Hots and desserts Please Note: 20% service charge is applied on Public Holidays.

What 338 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Best Overall

  • Melbourne

    Best Food

  • Melbourne

    Best Ambience

  • Melbourne

    Innovative

  • Melbourne

    Good for special occasions

  • Melbourne

    Modern Australian

  • Inner City South

    Best Overall

  • Inner City South

    Best Food

  • Inner City South

    Best Service

  • Inner City South

    Best Ambience

  • Inner City South

    Best Value

  • Inner City South

    Innovative

  • Inner City South

    Good for special occasions

338 Reviews
  1. MelindaR

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a wonderful afternoon. Delicious dishes crafted with immense skill, coupled with outstanding service and genuine warmth. Looking forward to dining again.

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    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food & ambience, excellent service too!!

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  3. StevenS

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The menu here was amazing and it was clear a lot of thought had gone into each dish. This is a restaurant that has taken zero waste cooking to a whole new level and an example to other restaurants. It was a relaxed atmosphere and the staff were knowledgeable about each dish. One of the best tasting menu’s I have experienced in a while. A go-to if you’re looking for somewhere to try in Melbourne!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated with our anniversary dinner at James and were so pleased that we did. From the moment we arrived everything just flowed with no fuss or hiccups. The Cocktails Mocktails and wines by the glass selected by our waiter were superb. Kirbie assisted with a selection of small courses which were just what we needed, tasty and an amazing choice. No wonder they have a Hat, I am surprised that it is only the one. Definitely will return great service food and at a very affordable price.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and amazing service. They have good variety of food and drinks and all of them are delicious. Lovely service and atmosphere.

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  6. LeanneH

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Owner and host, Kirbie, warmly greeted us, she was very generous with her time, despite a very busy restaurant! One word to describe the food is STUNNING, everything Kirbie suggested was prepared with quality ingredients, creatively presented, and was full of incredible flavors, it is a dining experience at JAMES, one I would highly recommend!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful food, fantastic service - friendly, personable, yet professional. Looking forward to trying the tasting menu next time

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  8. MarieT

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went to James for an intimate birthday dinner and everything was amazing. The food was delicious and the service was good as well. Will most definitely be returning

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. Amazing food. Will definitely be back

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was spot on and the food is phenomenal! We chose the A la carte menu and honestly hard to choose a favourite as everything was delicious. Highlights were the prawn cracker, the charred cucumber and the carrot gnocchi.

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FAQs

JAMES is rated 4.8 stars by 338 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for JAMES

323 Clarendon Street, South Melbourne, AU-VIC 3205

Additional information

  • Area
    South Melbourne
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Wed–Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Modern Australian, Wine Bar, Contemporary Korean
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Try the carpark off James Lane.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Kim Sangsoo
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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