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“Surprising Level of Sophistication”
Review of Wagyu One

Wagyu One
Ranked #501 of 4,477 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$74
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Neighbourhood: Central Business District
Description: Wagyu One is a BBQ Japanese restaurant specializing in Wagyu meats. We provide top quality products from season to season from a variety of local farms. Wagyu One is the Wagyu Beef professional, in the city centre of Melbourne, Australia. Wagyu One has Wagyu specialists to consult our preparation and sauces for meats. We source ingredients from a variety of local farms which provide top quality products from season to season. Please come and enjoy the variety of cuts for their premium texture and flavours of Wagyu. In addition to the grill, we offer hot-pot style Shabu-Shabu and Sukiyaki cooking as an alternative for your enjoyment. We welcome walk-ins and take reservations on the phone. Our restaurant is great for groups, great for kids,we offer take away, delivery and catering services. We are located in the heart of Melbourne's CBD at 122 Bourke Street, Melbourne Australia. Public Transport is available when arriving at Wagyu One located at To get directions please download the following apps: Yarra Tram Tracker, PTV
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Place looked good but I didn't expect much, was disappointed that I couldn't get a mixed sushi/sashimi platter, but was astonished at the delicacy & supple excellence in all details of food. Eggplant appeared underdone & bland but was so delicious that we made it last throughout the meal, rolled sushi was exquisitely fresh, griiled wagyu escalopes were a rare succulence. The style of cuisine is a bit left of centre but it excelled in terms of freshness and unadulterated eloquence. Those in search of normal westernized sushi may be unsatisfied but I am looking forward to another great meal at this jewel of a dining place.

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Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

We had the sashimi platter and the 180g scotch fillet steak. Having grown up in Honolulu and traveled extensively in Japan, I can vouch for the authenticity and quality of the food at this restaurant.

The sashimi was very fresh and freshly cut. It was served with properly shredded daikon and seaweed. The steak was perfectly done; nicely seared and well seasoned.

The service was all by Japanese people as for as we could tell in keeping with the authenticity.

Price was very reasonable; about AUD 75 for 2 for the food. More than enough.

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Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

I ate in this restaurant on a Saturday for lunch and was immediately seated by a friendly waitress. I should have seen the warning signs (it was pretty empty). The oyster blade and gyu tongue were sublime but the rest of the food on average was 3/5 because they served very small portions.

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Reviewed 23 June 2016

Wagyu One is a fairly recent addition to a small block of Melbourne CBD which is unofficially something of a Japanese/Korean area - there seems to be a gravitation of Japanese cafes and restaurants in this particular part of Melbourne, Bourke St.

Opened and operated by the same owner of Maedaya, Richmond, Wagya One is themed around all things Wagyu beef, which is one of Japanese finest grain-fed beef exports to the world.

Most tables, if not all are sizeable wooden rectangular structures which each come with the in-built stove/burner to accommodate a yakiniku/BBQ style of cooking the beef. The reality is that this place specialises in cooking wagyu beef and most other dishes/dining options are fairly average. Since the dining experience was a weekday lunch, and I had to return to work, the option of trying out the BBQ was simply not viable. Service was fairly reasonable given it was a quiet Monday and the place was less busy. With clear menu options laid out on the single table-mat sized laminates, our food selection was:
- wagyu beef gyoza
- tempura
- wagyu sukiyaki don
- grilled wagyu scotch fillet

With the lunch meal being a catch up of two people, the large table felt a little too spacious, although the BBQ stove equipment underneath had a large protective casing that inhibited leg room, even for myself as a shorter person. The overall ambience was fairly nice but would have been better with a bigger crowd since the restaurant has been designed to cater for groups.

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Reviewed 9 June 2016

Went there during dinner and we requested a wagyu grilled one. That menu is only good for lunch though. They agreed to serve but unfortunately they gave us a tender and not so tender meat combined. To pacify us, they gave us a free green tea ice cream.

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Thank JoevyB
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