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Kenzan Japanese Restaurant

56 Flinders Lane | At Collins Place, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9654 8933
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“sashimi” (43 reviews)
“sukiyaki” (15 reviews)
“sashmi” (3 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
56 Flinders Lane | At Collins Place, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Authentic, expensive bento box lunchtime at Kenzan at Collins Place. Quick service, delish food, stunning Japanese ambiance. It was quite expensive (AUD 101 for two bento boxes and two bottles of local beer but it was all worth it). Lunch Set Menu Kenzan Gozen (Special...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank tumfave815
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 1 April 2018

It gives me great pleasure to provide my 3rd review of Kenzan, simply because this is one of the outstanding restaurants in Australia, not just the best Japanese restaurant in Melbourne. Normally one is reluctant to return to a venue for fear it will be...More

Date of visit: April 2018
3  Thank Russell S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First dinner in Melbourne, hadn’t had Sushi for a while so wanted some authentic Sushi. This place was just perfect, complete with the experts creating all the different dishes right in front of you, if you sat at the bar. Great entertainment, great food and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Glyndwr100
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is now one of my favourite restaurants in Melbourne. We came here for lunch and weren’t disappointed. We ordered the lunch box with a bottle of wine. The food is amazing the prawn dumpling are a must try here. This restaurant is always busy...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank michlaz21
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For a business dinner I enjoyed a really good sushi night. In the Japanese restaurant we started with some shrimp tempura followed by the chef recommendation sushi and sashimi. Both were really well prepared by the authentic staff, the fish was fresh and the temperature...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Robert-Jan1972
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

We went to Kenzan with high expectations based on the numerous positive reviews and we were not disappointed! The food was amazing (we took the sushi and sashimi platter and smoked eel for starter) and so was the service. Quite on the expensive side in...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank stardust585
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Very friendly staff, wonderful authentic Japanese food in a lovely setting. Would highly recommend this place.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank gargamelgirl
Reviewed 3 September 2018

We went there on a Saturday night & the place was almost full at 6pm when we arrived. Menu is straight forward and service was prompt. As this was a family gathering of 3, so we just ordered simple shashimi main dishes, and mixed sushi...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank WongAK
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

I love Kenzan for its reliability in food and service. The menu includes all the Japanese favourites, all of which are done well. The service is always polite and efficient. There is a traditional Japanese feel about it as wait staff are dressed in Japanese...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Stupendous82
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Great traditional Japanese restaurant with authentic staff. You know your in a real Japanese Restuarant when they know how to serve warm saki. These guys have it correct! You don’t need to create heaven on a plate to be successful. Good traditional food wins out...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank darryl c
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Helen M
27 September 2017|
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Yes Helen. You usually do. But one day ahead of time is probably ok.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56 Flinders Lane | At Collins Place, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9654 8933
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