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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed 6 December 2020

Great set menu with additional options. Service was excellent. The choice of dishes was good and I would go again.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 14 March 2020 via mobile

Service was bad, food, while tasty, was ridiculously minimalist, wine expensive. Atmosphere at lunch was business men and women hanging out! Boring!!! We found so many Asian restaurants in Melbourne that had much better food, much better atmosphere, much better service and much better value...for money.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 1 March 2020

Atmosphere and service are good, staff attentive and cheerful, tables reasonably spaced. But, food seems very overpriced and quality dubious - I had a chicken dish accompanied by "premium imported rice" . Given the location, pricing and fact it styled as a Japanese restaurant, I...expected prime pieces of chicken and Japanese rice. I was served very mixed lumps of chicken with fat, ligament and skin attached with small rice which if imported was certainly not premium and definitely not Japanese. Overall food was very disappointing.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 22 February 2020

Sat at the sushi bar and had the combination sushi/sashimi plate (large) for 2 $129. Absolutely excellent sushi crafted with care and first class ingredients. Excellent service. Lovely evening for 2 for under $200 including drinks. Absolutely loved it and will be going back. If...you think $7 is overpriced for a piece of sushi stick to the $2 sushi trains.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 12 February 2020 via mobile

Very consistent food & service .Always fresh & high quality—not cheap but worth going the extra yard . Has become an institution & very large following —-always busy ! Need to book.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 11 January 2020 via mobile

Nothing wrong with the food, but the pricing is outrageous. $7.00 for one piece of sushi is not worth it. There sushi places close by with just as good of food very close by. Would not recommend.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 15 December 2019 via mobile

The restaurant was very busy, so the staff were very busy so probably not quite as attentive as they might normally be. It was also quite noisy because there were so many people in the area but there was plenty of room between tables to...make you feel comfortable. The food wasn’t too bad, not the best I’ve eaten but certainly tasty and fresh. Overall, a pleasant dinner and experience.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 12 December 2019 via mobile

The food is great and the fish and seafood extremely fresh. The staff was really receptive as well. Definitely worth it.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 23 November 2019 via mobile

A go to place for us when in Melbourne having eaten here over the years Consistently excellent fresh sushi beautifully presented. The ambience is elegant and staff are welcomING and attentive

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 18 November 2019

Went for luhcn on a monday, still very busy so you need to book. The service was good and the lunchboxes were excellent. Not cheap at about $65 each including wine but still very good.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kenzan Japanese Restaurant

Yes, Kenzan Japanese Restaurant offers takeaway services.

Kenzan Japanese Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4