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33 South Wharf Promenade, Melbourne, Victoria VIC3006, Australia
+61 3 9245 9900
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“sashimi” (29 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
33 South Wharf Promenade, Melbourne, Victoria VIC3006, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We simply got the Assorted Sushi Platter each as we were after a light lunch. Lovely. So fresh and very pretty too! Good service.

Thank SciFiSoapie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice view if u go for outdoor sitting by the river to chill & relax. Go for the sushi & sashimi. Kobe wagu beef steak did not meet our expectations so you can skip that.

Thank E8441TJnancyt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The matcha martini is nice but the tofu steak is very small and taste quite normal( just like the normal fried tofu) , the view is good, you can see the helicopter land in just in front of u, anyway the tofu steak is really...More

Thank Anna S
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

The staff were very professional; unfortunately there was a mishap at the til and the meal arrived after our friends had finished their mains. The fish (market) was beautiful, the pork was a bit dry, the pizza was very nice and the crumbed chicken was...More

Thank James T
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

Get a table outside and enjoy the fantastic location... finally a great place for sushi and sashimi in Melbourne. Everything else perfect as well. Amazing selection of real imported japanese beers. Good service

Thank Matteo B
Reviewed 8 December 2017

We live in the area close to South Wharf and Akachochin was a favourite place to take friends. Not so sure now that prices have gone up and the servings have become minimal. During our November visit we paid $20 per person for a set...More

Thank nocatnow
Reviewed 26 November 2017

I'll admit that a) I love "sushi", and b) I am something of a novice when it comes to Japanese food.That said, this place makes me inquisitive for more. The service was great, the food had that clean taste I have come to expect from...More

Thank rbmitch
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

The website said come early and have a drink. So we did! But no the bar was not open and the door was securely shut as diners gathered outside watching the staff inside. On the up side once they opened the door the food was...More

Thank Birt1964
Reviewed 14 November 2017

Went for lunch. Not many people in other restaurants, but Akachochin was rocking. We had mixed tempura, salmon sashimi and teriyaki chicken. All washed down with Sapporo and Pinot Grigio. This has to be one of the best meals I have ever had. Light, tasty,...More

Thank Don M
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Akachochin is a terrific Japanese restaurant we were not too conversant with Japanese but staff were super to explain and we deadset loved it. Do yourself a favour and visit!!!!

1  Thank Ian O
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$8 - US$21
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Validated Parking, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
View, Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 South Wharf Promenade, Melbourne, Victoria VIC3006, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9245 9900
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Named after the red paper lanterns that hang outside traditional Japanese izakaya's, Akachochin is an elegant and modern Tokyo-style bar. Head Chef Uein Hayashi Lee combines quality ingredients and japanese tradition to present a menu with a focus on true japanese cuisine presented in a modern way. Akachochin's specialty sake range showcases the best Japan has to offer and if requested, can be matched to a variety of regional dishes to suit your palate. Akachochin's dining room is elegant and when seated at either the marble laden sushi bar or a private table overlooking the water, you will be sure to have your tastebuds looked after at Melbourne's most unique and authentic japanese restaurant.
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