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60 Park St, Melbourne, Victoria 3205, Australia
96960051
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12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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123 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's like being invited to someone's home and you sit around the breakfast/Kitchen bar. Very homely. But that's where the similarity ends. The food is a joy to behold. Colourful and attractively presented. The tempura is all that you imagined a good piece of tempura batter to be; light and crisp; not soggy as in some places. The oil is... More 

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Thank IAN M
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the tempura and sushi omakase. The tempura was divine - crispy on the outside, succulent in the inside and not too oily. The sashimi was nice and fresh too. Service was impeccable and the ambience was nice. It is only a 12 seater restaurant though, so you'll have to book in advance. Prices were affordable too and there's... More 

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Wangaratta, Australia
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166 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

This is the first time we have tried this place, on the recommendation of a friend who has been there many times in the past. Reading The Age Good Food Guide, although the food is given high marks, it is described as a “foodie nerd shrine”, in a rather disparaging way, and it doesn’t score overly well on Zomato either.... More 

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Thank RickandTatiana
Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Working in Dorcas Street, this is a favourite venue when 3 or 4 of us want to have a special lunch. It is a small restaurant so booking is essential, but the food and service are both excellent. Personal favourite is the bento box. The tempura is always deliciously crisp and all the food is fresh and tasty. My Japanese... More 

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Thank wendycO9624WI
Melbourne, Australia
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64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Superb fresh sushi and tempura. Chef prepares in front of you. Typical gracious Japanese service. Set menu 2 choices. Not inexpensive but worth it. Later in evening when some guests left, had interesting conversation with chef. Only 12 places around cooking area.

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Thank Fra P
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Came here with my sister for my bday dinner. We were hoping to get some good omakase experience like we had in Japan and it doesn't dissapoint. The place is really nice, service was excellent. We ordered the 10 course Tempura + Sashimi Omakase. Just because we thought we will be super full if we had the sushi course as... More 

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Thank Cherilia P
Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

12 seater Japanese Restaurant specialising in Tempura. A choice of 8 -10 Tempura pieces served individually with other courses of Sashimi, chicken or wagyu beef. Just came back from a trip to Japan and it brought back lovely memories. Very tasty food and lovely Sake also available

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Thank drichia
Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

the restaurant seats 12 people at the bar looked after by 2 waiters with one chef cooking from 2 stations the most exquisite Japanese tempura in Australia supplemented by fresh Sushi and sashimi. It is a genuine Osaka, Japan experience.

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Melbourne, Australia
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70 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

The staff, the ambience and the feeling of being 'special' because you are one of only 12 diners in the place. Exceptional service and impeccable presentation for the courses. Every course was amazing and there was decent explanation. The food were mouth watering. Don't be deceive by the size of each course because by the time you finish the 8... More 

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Thank CWKB2
Hong Kong, China
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

If you are in Melbourne, you have to go to Tempura Hajime. You will need to book ahead as there is only 12 seats available. I had only been to Tokyo 2 weeks ago so to have Japanese tempura in Melbourne was the same as if in Japan. The restaurant was if it was plucked out of Japan and placed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 52 - US$ 105
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 60 Park St, Melbourne, Victoria 3205, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: 96960051

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?