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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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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“sashimi” (17 reviews)
“wagyu beef” (3 reviews)
“japanese food” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
187 King St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Neighbourhood: Central Business District
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

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.

Thank whitepointer
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...More

Thank Doug B
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...

Thank Äli R
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...More

Thank KierenX
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...More

Thank Journeywoman55
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...More

Thank ashleigh shunwe... l
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.

Thank Gongboy53
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Sally M
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.

1  Thank Crisw300
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.

Thank OzzieBasil
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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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