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izakaya den

114 Russell St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9654 2977
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“black sesame” (9 reviews)
“pork belly” (20 reviews)
“tuna tataki” (7 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
114 Russell St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Came here for a business meeting after a recommendation and was pleasantly surprised, the classic lunch set menu was ideal. The tuna, salmon, chicken and pork belly were standouts. Plus the service was very professional and attentive.

Thank Ari T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bright and appealing basement bar with a wide variety of drinks and cocktails. Delicious bar food from beautifully marinated lean pork belly, lightly crumbed mushrooms and dusted king prawns. Super polite and friendly staff. Thanks for the vote if you found this review helpful

Thank nilintentum_reliquit
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a quintessential Melbourne restaurant where you need to know where you're going or you might miss it! Great location, lovely ambience and the staff fabulous. Very attentive and helpful with complicated dietaries. Unfortunately the food was very much average with only two stand...More

Thank Travel_Bea_2010
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One thing you have to accept and understand that, whatever how much you pay, you ever never found a authentic Japanese food in Australia due to long transport they have limited source to import fresh food and you well high quality foods in Japan is...More

Thank Breakfour20170802
Reviewed 29 July 2017

We have been there before and were reminded how wonderful this place is! Served by a great Japanese Hospitality mind, nothing is too hard . We went there for lunch and so had a $35.- set menu which included beer..a great value. we added dessert...More

Thank MarkWong007
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Made a reservation at this place to try out on Saturday night for the first time. Lucky I did, because when I arrived around 7pm it was completely full inside. The ambience is great and their sake selection- there's something for everyone. All the dishes...More

Thank deejayyyg
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Izakaya Den is a bi tricky to find, like many Melbourne venues, its tucked away unmarked, down a flight of stairs - but definitely worth finding! Fabulous menus, great atmosphere - I'll be back!

Thank S F
Reviewed 11 July 2017

After dinner my friend and I decided that we wanted some Sake and popped over to the den for some drinks. The range of sake was big but was just right! The waitress came over to understand what we liked and suggested one to us...More

Thank Priscilla C
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

ID had a prawn special tonight. Grilled with spices. In addition the sashimi, tatami and miso were all really good. But it's the service that matters. ID has great service. And top ambience. And good information about sake. Izakaya is still good. We recommend it.

Thank Wheathouse
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Went with my wife on an evening of love. Going downstairs, following the signs, we had a choice between Pilates on the right, and Izakaya Den on the left. I'll stretch my stomach at Izakaya Den, thanks! We had a number of tasty dishes, the...More

Thank thebigdoghasgottoeat
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 01:00
17:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 114 Russell St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9654 2977
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