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Central Business District
0.3 km from Flinders Street Station
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Upon opening our doors in 2009, we were thrilled to receive the The Age Good Food Guide's 'HatAward' and have maintained it ever since. Complementing these achievements, we are very proud of Head Sommelier, Travis Howe, who not only won Sommelier of the Year but also picked up the 2013 Wine List of the Year. Nestled in one of Melbourne's iconic laneways (basement Oliver Lane, and Flinders Lane), Coda is located in the busiest and most dynamic culinary precinct the city has to offer. A stone's throw away from the Yarra River, Flinders Street station and Federation Square, the restaurant enjoys hosting a diverse group of diners from frequenting locals who live and work on its doorstep to diners
USD 57 - USD 215
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Asian, Australian, Contemporary
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 11 August 2021 via mobile

A long time favorite that is as good as it ever was, possibly even better. The service is professional with good recommendations (particularly wine). The food is so yummy. Highly recommend either of the banquets, they are a perfect way to enjoy the best of...Coda; with must haves being the scallops and the crispy prawn betel leaf. That being said, we have worked our way through the whole menu over the years and never been disappointed. The desserts are definitely worth saving room for. A bonus of the banquet is the pandan lamington with passion fruit sorbet - which is about the best dessert ever.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 12 May 2021 via mobile

The first restaurant we visited after being away from Melbourne for over a year. Great menu and wine list and matched by the wait staff.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 28 February 2021 via mobile

Such a lovely dinner in a modern setting. Food was delicious with chocolate dome dessert being exquisite. Service the epitome of friendly, knowledgeable and efficient without being in your face. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 7 February 2021 via mobile

Return visit after 3-4 years. Was with a vegetarian colleague so decided to go all vego and see how it went. Overall they did a good job and we got to sample a variety of tastes and textures. Jungle curry was good, as was the...san choi bao, but I was left with the feeling that it was not as exciting as last time. Nothing has changed much since my last visit, so I conclude that whilst they used to be a standard setter, they are now part of the pack. Service was great as always. Beer list is disappointing in this day and age.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 27 January 2021

Providing farm produce to the restaurant trade, we know when we are presented with good quality produce on our plates. This establishment showed us that simple does not have to be low quality. All our dishes were beautifully presented with the separate flavours clearly identifiable...in there intended intensity. This is a restaurant we Will be going back to. Thank you Gerry and Anthony (our neighbours and foodie experts in Tassie) for making the suggestion.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 2 December 2020

After supporting these guys during Covid through their takeaway and delivery service, I was most disappointed with the treatment we received when coming back into the restaurant. I had a gift voucher for Tonka (same owner), and when I rang to book a table I...asked specifically if we could use the Tonka voucher in Coda and was assured that this was the case, as they were the same owners. We happily went to Coda to celebrate my son's VCE graduation, and as usual the food was great...but the nasty taste that was left in our mouths when the waitress said they would not honour our voucher (even though we spent $100 more than the voucher value) because it was for Tonka and not Coda left me speechless! These guys DO NOT deserve your support if they are going to treat repeat customers (or any customers) like this! I paid close to $400 for our meals, and still have $300 left on a voucher I have ZERO intention to use at Tonka given the treatment we received. Not honouring the voucher for the reason that it was from a different restaurant (SAME OWNER!), and yet cross-promoting Tonka and Coda on their websites and in the venue seems very deceitful to me! Not happy...More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 26 July 2020

What a place, if you to see how good modern asian can be go here. These guys are resetting the bar here. Sit at the bar and watch some the best fine dining cooked in front of you. Amazing wine list and great Somme

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 19 July 2020 via mobile

We were lucky to be able to return to Coda before further shutdowns Even with mandatory reduction in diners the service was first class, friendly and attentive The food lived up to its reputation with a wonderful blend of textures and tastes. Certainly nothing disappointed...Ambience was first rateMore

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed 17 March 2020

Beautiful food and lovely service. Can't wait to come back to Melbourne next month. Had a quiet lovely dinner in beautiful calming setting that is some time needed after a long day of business engagements. Will always be my first spot for business dinner. Perfect.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 16 March 2020

Ate as a group of six. That allowed us to choose many dishes to share which gave a broad view across the offerings. No dish disappointed. Some stood out (see below). Great guidance on wine and the Armagnac is outstanding. Definitely will go again but...if a couple its hard to taste across the menuMore

Date of visit: March 2020
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Response from Cymbid64 | Reviewed this property |
Trendy. It's a smart place but casual. Not dressy but trendy. Some of this will depend on your age. I went with my two sons 37 and 40. I wore a jacket with jeans but then I'm a little older. Not sure if this helps at all... More
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Love2TrvlMM...I'm not sure who you are lashing out in reference to this review but in no way did I ever use the word "terrible" and this is not my first rodeo with reviews. TripAdvisor is used for people who have a variety... More
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Coda is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5