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804 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn, Boroondara, Victoria 3122, Australia
+61 3 9819 4858
17:30 - 21:30
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Mon - Wed 11:30 - 15:00
Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri 12:30 - 15:00
Sat 17:30 - 21:30
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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

My "default" place to eat when we decided to eat out randomly. Best dinner box! The sashimi are fresh! Surprise Bonus is to meet Hawks players.

Thank yudahsan
Level Contributor
82 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

This place is always crowded from when they open at 530 each night (except Sunday) to 930. A really good range of meals; sushi, tempura, noodles, rice dishes, curry, gyoza & lots more. I always have the Miso soup & Samurai salad with its great tasting dressing, then one of the many mains available. Going their expensive option you'll be... More 

Thank David C
Melbourne, Australia
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250 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This is a great option for families on a budget. Food is fresh, tasty and very reasonably priced. Its a busy restaurant and tables are packed close together but I am happy with that if it keeps the prices down. Love the range of bento boxes.

Thank familyfuninsun
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147 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Four of us went to dinner. Very busy but only 5-10 minute wait for a table. Was really hot inside (upstairs) and air con was broken. Ordered the banquet (4 people min) at $25 each. We got to choose one of the soups the had so many entrees and 2 mains. And a choice of a drink or desert. The... More 

Thank Amy W
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is possibly the best Japanese in Melbourne but what makes it even better is the low prices. Quality for low cost, who would have thought it in Melbourne. The restaurant is very cramped and I wouldn't eat in if there was more than 3 of you but take away is easy and usually ready within 20 mins.

Thank RG1990
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

We love their bento boxes available lunchtime Mondays-Fridays. We do takeaways at least 1-2 times a month as we live only 15 minutes away. Good friendly service.

Thank Poolo J
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

I came here with my two teenage boys, and I have to say the service was dismal. The woman on the front desk was rude, and basically the rest of the service was designed to have you in and out as quickly as possible. The place was noisy, crowded and dirty. Our tabletop was sticky +++. It felt like a... More 

1 Thank gep67
Melbourne, Australia
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155 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

You can tell a successful place by the fact it's so often full and there are people waiting outside. The food is always fresh and yummy, and it's not toooo cramped inside, although sometimes you might need to wait for a bit for seating or food because it's so popular.

Thank martyvana
Level Contributor
25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

I went there with my daughter for the second time. Absolutely loved it. Excellent and very prompt service and food was exceptionally fresh. I won't be leaving it for so long between visits again.

Thank PamelaM27
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

WOW the lunch special is out of this world... $9 you get miso soup and on Friday Chicken Katsu Curry.... its super quick, super tasty and just super value., Don't sit here and read it go and try for yourself !

Thank MelbFoodLoverExtra

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$23 - US$91
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 804 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn, Boroondara, Victoria 3122, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Boroondara  >  Hawthorn
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9819 4858

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