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Ishiya Stone Grill

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152 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9650 9510
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Today
17:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 00:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a beautiful dinner, the food quality is excellent and cooking it yourself on the lava stone is quite entertaining, one of my favorite places to eat.

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Thank wodup
Blenheim, New Zealand
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We had never eaten this type of food, and found it to be delicious. Cooking on the stones provided was definitely a new experience, as was having a bib tied on by a staff member to stop splashes from the stone. Very worthwhile.

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Thank Kiwijock
Brisbane, Australia
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83 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

Not the first time I have been here and each time have really enjoyed it. A handy selection of Sake to add to the flavours. Great sashimi. It's a small place and you could easily miss it for the better promoted places in china town but the food is great and prices are reasonable. Would recommend and Wouk go again... More 

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

Nothing specifically wrong with the place but it didn't float my boat. The place looks like it hasn't had money spent on it for a while and the menu options where less than inspired but tasty. That said the beef filet was less than good quality but the seafood looked good. Service was attentive but a bit odd. Plates where... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Didn't know what a stone grill was but I am really glad I have sampled the experience and will do it again. Located on the main drag in Chinatown you get all the hustle and bustle and energy. It is not a big restaurant and we hadn't booked but they managed to fit us in? The quality of the food... More 

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Thank Geoff H
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

Walked in without a booking on a Saturday night and was full in a matter of minutes. A Japanese restaurant in the middle of china town. The service of the staff is excellent, from taking the order down to the service & explaining in detail. Not an expensive place to dine, the quality of the food was excellent.

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Thank christopher P
Sydney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

Excellent food. We had the $22 lunch. The tasting plate was great. The main course OK. rather too sweet for my taste. But I would certainly go again. Though having the owner sit at a table in the middle of the restaurant 'doing the books' was a bit strange....

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Cobden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

Absolutely delicious meals all round!! Perfect sashimi, Soft shell crab cooked just right, clam soup second to none, incredible tenderloin and stunning prawns and scallops on the stone grill with perfectly matched sauces!! Hard to go past - our new favorite restaurant in china town

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Paris, France
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65 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

Walked in without booking-fortunate, as it became busy very quickly. Sunday night is MEAT special, with a small entrée & large chunk of red meat for main. The meat comes out on sizzling thick stone platter, and continues cooking, so your preference is catered for. Staff very accommodating and helpful, with timing superb. The Japanese menu includes delicious fresh seafood,... More 

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Ipswich
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015

I have to say that if you ever get the chance to eat at Ishiya Stonegrill Restaurant and you DON'T eat the three steak dinner, you're insane. That is easily the best tasting steak meal I've ever had and the experience only adds to the enjoyment factor. Slowly cooking your own steak to perfection while experimenting with the four dipping... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 152 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9650 9510

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Chinatown
Locals know that Chinatown is the tried and true place to eat before hitting the nightclub scene. The place simply buzzes, and the well-preserved buildings exude a sense of Imperial China stemming from immigration over a century ago. In restaurant after restaurant on Little Bourke Street, you'll find delicious dishes such as sizzling honeyed prawns, and value for your money. Stately matrons oversee family kitchens serving up age-old recipes. The lighting may be unromantic, the patrons loud, and the service no-nonsense, but the food is sensational.
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