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Hanabishi Japanese Restaurant

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187 King St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9670 1167
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Uga, Spain
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494 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 374 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed the meal along with the service which is outstanding. The place is busy at lunch time during the week which is always a good sign. Prices are too expensive though.

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Thank whitepointer
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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127 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

We each had a "Chef's special" sushi--one with 12 pieces and one with 7 pieces. They were excellent! The fish was as fresh as we can ever recall having at a sushi restaurant and the service was excellent. We watched others around us have an assortment of other dishes and they all looked wonderful and were served stylishly. We'll go... More 

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Thank Doug B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

All we ate was very good, we were looking for abalone, and we found it delicious. Music was a little bit loud and not suitable for talking...

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Thank Äli R
Fraser Coast
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242 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

I always had assumed that I'd eaten "good" Japanese food - that is, until I went to Hanabishi. This restaurant takes quality to a new high. Never have I had such excellent, fresh sushi. The presentation was exquisite and the things that went on in my mouth defy description. Simple, yet with amazing subtle complexity - every bite just perfect.... More 

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Thank KierenX
Newcastle, Australia
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

It's an unpretentious Japanese restaurant not too far from Southern Cross Station, and run, I think, by Japanese people, judging from the language they spoke to each other. The food would not be out of place in Kyoto, really excellent, subtle but defined tastes all complementing each other. The staff were attentive without being obtrusive and very helpful. Altogether a... More 

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Thank Journeywoman55
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

went to Hanabishi for my mum's birthday celebration and it was an amazing experience. we choose the $105/pax omakase menu which turned out to be a worthwhile meal of quality and diversity .the service staff were attentive and took pains to explain the different components of the dinner. our favourite was the cedar wood fish which had a subtle hint... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Had a quick meal here before the soccer. The food was beautiful and fresh. The service was great. Full of Japanese people which is always a good sign. Relatively new to Japanese food. The Aburi was the best that I have had.

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Thank Gongboy53
Mackay, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

One of the best Japanese places in Melbourne. Beautiful food and the banquets are brilliant. Really nice sushi.

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Thank Sally M
Melbourne, Australia
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Absolutely delicious food. Fish was extremelly fresh, just melted in the mout. Unpretensious, simple restaurant mainly visited by business people. Also had wagyu beef that was phenomenal. Will definitely return.

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Applecross, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

6 Adults, 6 Children - great meal with very nice selection that suited everyone. Great Wine and Sake selection to suit. Great place west end of CBD.

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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, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 187 King St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9670 1167

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

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Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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