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Sushi Masa

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10 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9662 1322
Today
18:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 22:00
Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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Singapore
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135 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Mostly Japanese customers, sitting at counter and chatting with chef. Non Japanese tend to order cooked food rather than sashimi. The sashimi, although fresh, lacks variety, with only the usual salmon, tuna, hamachi.. The grilled kingfish was good. On a weekend night, best to make reservations as it's packed.

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Thank hlmh
Brisbane, Australia
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

Best sushi i have eaten in Australia. Basic no frills restaurant but food is exceptional. Unfortunately shop is going to shutdown soon. Go before it does.

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Thank honest d
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Simple, basic, unpretentious and very, very Japanese, I thought we were back on Tokyo or Osaka when we stumbled into this place, looking for a quick meal before the theatre. If you're looking for fancy food or fancy surrounds, forget it, but if you like excellent home style Japanese cuisine at a reasonable price, this place is hard to beat.... More 

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Thank Doug P
Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

Good place to get consistently basic, but nice bento box from a native Japanese elderly couple. Service is fast and generally very good.

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Thank Linatmelb74
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

We have been there for a while. It reminds me of the time when I was in Japan drinking. We always order sashimi main ,salmon maki, tuna row maki and karaage!!! Lunch box looks good too!

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Thank Kay S
Melbourne, Australia
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48 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016

This is a no-frills down-to-earth small Japanese eatery serves authentic Japanese food at a reasonable price. If you want fancy decor or banquet type of Japanese food, don't come here. But if you just want to simple, home-cooking type of Japanese food, and don't want to get ripped off, then this is the place I'll recommend. We had Tenzaru Soba... More 

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Thank fongling18
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109 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

Great place for a quick meal. Good menu. Fresh and quality food. Price was ok. Service was ok. Good quick place but not up as a restaurant

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Thank Brett P
Darwin, Australia
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84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

Whilst visiting a friend he suggested we have dinner at one of his favourite haunts. Sushi Masa has been quietly serving its outstanding fare for a couple of decades yet I had never visited. It is tucked away between louder, brighter neighbors such that you could walk by and not notice it was there. I must have done so dozens... More 

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Thank Bunburyoz
Perth, Australia
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75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2014

I like the prawn and salmon sushi with miso soup at good reasonable price. I dislike the mustard because it has a pungent taste

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Thank 3073311
Melbourne, Australia
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59 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014

I was so hungry when I first came in here , but when I left they served me anough fird I could hardly wa;lk out the door. Great place to socialize with friends. Staff and waiters wonderful service. They even cater to your needs. If you want a good meal and socialize with friends I would reccommend here

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Thank Kathy C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9662 1322

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chinatown

Neighbourhood Profile
Chinatown
Locals know that Chinatown is the tried and true place to eat before hitting the nightclub scene. The place simply buzzes, and the well-preserved buildings exude a sense of Imperial China stemming from immigration over a century ago. In restaurant after restaurant on Little Bourke Street, you'll find delicious dishes such as sizzling honeyed prawns, and value for your money. Stately matrons oversee family kitchens serving up age-old recipes. The lighting may be unromantic, the patrons loud, and the service no-nonsense, but the food is sensational.
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