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Yugen Tea Bar, South Yarra, AU-VIC

Yugen Tea Bar

4.7
4.7
105 Reviews
$101 and over
Asian
Yugen Tea Bar is a contemporary tea venue sharing the beauty and wisdom of tea, pastry and tea-inspired cocktails. Located in Capitol Grand on one of the most iconic corners in Melbourne, at the cross of Chapel Street and Toorak Road, South Yarra.

Yugen Tea Bar offers loose-leaf teas and Afternoon Tea each selected by of tea experts. Sample exquisite infusions brewed using ceramic and glass teaware, sourced through collaborations with local and international makers. Pair that with a selection of pastries, bonbons, and biscuits, created by our world-class pastry team.

Tea Inspired cocktails, fine sakes, savory bites and elegantly plated desserts, all in a relaxed yet exciting setting. Enjoy an experience where tea mixology, sake and patisserie are brought together in an interplay of flavour, texture and exploration.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $101 and over
  • Cuisines
    Asian, Afternoon Tea
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Wed–Sun 6:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 8080 8080
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Stephen Nairn
  • Area
    South Yarra
  • Cross Street
    Chapel Street and Toorak Road
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Cocktails, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Experiences

  • Nidaime Omakase

    $175.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Immerse yourself in the enigmatic world of Nidaime Omakase. Our talented Chefs and Sommeliers have curated a refined multi-course menu, that goes beyond the ordinary. Hosted at Yūgen Tea Bar, this intimate 8 seater Chef-to-Guest experience serves as an incubator for experimental ideas, shining a light on the best seasonal produce to captivate your senses in a laid-back and entertaining space. Our ever-evolving beverage menus will include small release, rare & one-off pairings of high-quality Sake, Tea & Whisky’s to complement the food on offer.
    Nidaime Omakase photo
  • Yugen Tea Bar Afternoon Tea - Journey

    $119.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Yugen Tea Bar’s afternoon tea is inspired by the classic English Afternoon Tea, with some bold twists and turns. Let our tea sommeliers and pastry artists craft a Yugen moment for you to remember. We have a variety of options at different price points to assist you in planning the perfect experience. All afternoon tea experiences are a 90-minute sitting. Yugen Tea Bar Afternoon Tea - Journey Your afternoon tea experience will include a variety of sweet treats and savoury bites, one glass of your choice of champagne and a serving of the tea of your choice or one that is selected for you by our sommelier.
    Yugen Tea Bar Afternoon Tea - Journey photo
  • Yugen Tea Bar Afternoon Tea - Senses

    $105.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Yugen Tea Bar’s afternoon tea is inspired by the classic English Afternoon Tea, with some bold twists and turns. Let our tea sommeliers and pastry artists craft a Yugen moment for you to remember. We have a variety of options at different price points to assist you in planning the perfect experience. All afternoon tea experiences are a 90-minute sitting. Yugen Tea Bar Afternoon Tea - Senses Your afternoon tea experience will include a variety of sweet treats and savoury bites, one glass of your choice of sparkling wine and a serving of the tea of your choice or one that is selected for you by our sommelier.
    Yugen Tea Bar Afternoon Tea - Senses photo

What 105 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Best Overall

  • Melbourne

    Best Food

  • Melbourne

    Best Service

  • Melbourne

    Innovative

  • Melbourne

    Good for special occasions

  • Melbourne

    Asian

  • Inner City South

    Best Overall

  • Inner City South

    Best Food

  • Inner City South

    Best Service

  • Inner City South

    Best Value

  • Inner City South

    Innovative

  • Inner City South

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Inner City South

    Good for special occasions

105 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely girls high tea. Beautifully presented afternoon tea.

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  2. StevenS

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed our anniversary dinner with the Nidaime Omakase option. Small intimate set up with lovely host / chef. Definitely not your usual Omakase and those who wants something different will definitely appreciate the adventurous twist. Will come back to try other options.

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  3. Kath

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience! Food is favourful and different from traditional omakase. Drink pairing was really beautifully matched. Highly recommend!!

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  4. Victor

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and intimate experience with the chef, he really explained everything in detail and had some wonderful new dishes. My only gripe is that there was a $55 extra charge for the mere fact it was a Sunday?

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  5. Trevor

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent dinner menu. I would highly recommend this spot

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  6. LachlanO

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good experience, perfect night for mums birthday.

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  7. RogerL

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chef Orita prepared some exceptional food and took good care of us on the night. Will return for sure

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  8. JulieH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great Sake knowledge and excellent pairings. Food was delicate and well portioned for multiple courses.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing unique experience with phenomenal food and wine/sake tastings with excellent service

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  10. HengT

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Top mark for the Omakase: Yu Orita-san prepared mostly creative dishes with elements of surprise reminiscent of high-end sushi bars in Tokyo. The different varieties of fish/seafood served tasted fresh and of high quality. The disappointment was at the end with the ‘Celebration Cake’ - ordered to celebrate a friend's birthday. It was a chocolate coated over sweetened semifreddo mousse. It tasted 'average' and could have come from a supermarket frozen section. I would give it 5/10 and would not recommend it! The service from the sommelier and the chef was exemplary - as good as one would get in Japan. The ambience failed to impress; it lacked warmth. The interior decor is obviously designed to be noticed and it succeeded in a negative sense. The dominant black all around suggests inspiration from European Fascist Era architecture of the 1930s. The bar seats could be more comfortable with soft cushioning considering one had to sit for two hours. A design defect or is it purposeful? And, unlike sushi bars in Japan, diners could not watch the chef in action as he prepared the dishes. Instead, the sommelier preparing the tea and drinks are closely visible to the diners. Overall, I would return for the Omakase as the dishes are good enough such that I could imagine being in Tokyo.

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FAQs

Yugen Tea Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 105 OpenTable diners.

Yugen Tea Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Yugen Tea Bar

605 Chapel St, South Yarra, AU-VIC 3141

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Chapel Street and Toorak Road
  • Area
    South Yarra
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Wed–Sun 6:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Price
    $101 and over
  • Cuisines
    Asian, Afternoon Tea
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Stephen Nairn
  • Additional
    Cocktails, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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