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Gypsy & Pig

3/391 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9640 0731
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good34%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
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“pork” (16 reviews)
“katsu curry” (2 reviews)
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Asian, Japanese
$$ - $$$
3/391 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

A cute little place in Little Lonsdale - easily missed, turns out I have been walking past it all these years! Gypsy & Pig specialises in 'kurobuta' pork - translated to 'black pig', it is essentially pork cuts from Black Berkshire pigs bred in Japan...More

Thank Bernard A
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Great little place on Little Lonsdale Street. It's a tiny little place but the food is fab, the service is excellent and the ambience is lovely. Am absolutely going back. In fact, this place will become a regular haunt. Great dishes.... the crab croquettes, the...More

Thank JGiuliani
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Went here on the off chance and what a delightful experience. The food was delicious and very tasty, the service was good and luckily we got seated straight away on a busy Friday night. Would definitely go back.

1  Thank Lucy B
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Always on the hunt for something special to eat, I found this place recommended by urbanlist. To be honest, I found that I had walked past this place so many times without even knowing! With a very intimate feel and being able to see the...More

1  Thank arpana s
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Fresh veg with anchovy sauce: 5/5 Assorted sashimi: 5/5 Tataki: 5/5 Stir fried noodles: 5/5 Price: 1/5 Service: 5/5 Overall: 4.3/5

Thank LC888
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Just amazing! Such a small place but all works so well! We went for lunch and had a really great time. Pork is incredible with some nice cold asahi! Little expensive but totally worth it! A must go in Melbourne!

1  Thank travel-fa-eva
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Heard from a friend this restaurant serves black Pig hence the name. Great traditional Japanese food. Same as it would have been served in Japan!! Great taste, friendly service and very reasonably priced. A variety of condiments are offered to complete the taste the way...More

Thank Sillypiggys
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

I wanted to try this place last time I was in Melbourne but they were closed, so I made a beeline here today while I was visiting Melbourne again. It was worth the effort (not a great deal of effort to wander the lane ways...More

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Interesting place with all things related to porky food and pigs. Really friendly and lovely Japanese waitress. Good options when you need some porky good.

Thank LawrenceLimCH
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Friends took me to lunch on Tuesday 27th Seotember. We booked before we left for our mini holiday in Melbourne, as it is a small restaurant. Quirky decor which added to the experience. I have lived in Japan and my friends have holidays there. The...More

Thank Jenny S
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
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19 April 2016|
Response from Lucy954 | Reviewed this property |
I would book, purely so you don't miss out on dining here. There are only about 25 seats & being on the corner of Hardware Lane there is a lot of dinner foot traffic. Make sure you try the seared salmon nigiri :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
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Open Hours
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3/391 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9640 0731
This is not a general Japanese Restaurant you have known. More precisely, we are 'SPECIALTY RESTAURANT of Japanese-Pork'. That we are specializing in 'pork' means almost all our menu are pork-dishes. So, if you feel like having pork or if you have never eaten delicious pork before, this is the best and only one place to satisfy you in Australia. In all pork-dish menu we have, our signature is ' Tonkatu (とんかつ)'. ' Tonkatsu' is deepfried pork-loin covered with breadcrumbs(Panko), which is Japanese typical dish. In Gypsy&Pig, you could enjoy real ' Tonkatsu' with our original ' Tonkatsu-Sauce' as if you were in real ' Tonkatsu-Ya' in Japan.
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