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Tempura Hajime

60 Park St, Melbourne, Victoria 3205, Australia
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“tempura” (28 reviews)
“sushi” (10 reviews)
“bento box” (2 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian
60 Park St, Melbourne, Victoria 3205, Australia
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1 - 10 of 41 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Possibly not quite as good as they may like to believe. Portions small and slightly predictable. But staff impeccably mannered. Beer good. Food fresh. A super quiet corner of authentic Japanese cuisine hidden away in busy Melbourne.

2  Thank Peter R
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We discovered this restaurant on our way to another, and were intrigued by how unobtrusive and private it seemed. Once inside, we were delighted by the warmth of the friendliness and the professionalism of the hard working chef. Had a lovely set menu, ate too...More

Thank Linda Carmody
Reviewed 12 September 2017

This is my fourth visit to Hajime.. and first since it changed hands. The restaurant is better than average but not very good. Perhaps I had elevated the experience in my mind but I' m sorry to say I was underwhelmed. The quality of both...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 4 August 2017

The restaurant is small and cozy and seats about 12 people. Each tempura dish is beautifully and carefully created. The chef literally makes the tempura making an art and it's such a joy to watch because you can feel the pride this person has in...More

Thank alim85
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

This cute and intimate little (seats 12) restaurant just became a favourite. Authentic with great attention to detail. The food was fabulous, and we had a very enjoyable evening. Thank you Tempura Hajime. 🙂

Thank critic359
Reviewed 20 May 2017

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...More

Thank IAN M
Reviewed 27 April 2017

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...More

Thank Sze Mei Y
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...More

Thank RickandTatiana
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...More

Thank wendycO9624WI
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.

Thank Fra P
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$ 52 - US$ 105
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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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