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Ishiya Stone Grill

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152 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9650 9510
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 00:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

This place is good but overpriced. Seating is crowded. The novelty wears off after a couple of visits

Thank rainer446
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

We were back in Melbourne for a wedding and I must admit I would always find time to come back to visit this unique stone grill restaurant. We have been back so many times with friends, families for many years and the food are truly amazing. The type of meat and the home-made sauce were very good. Most importantly as... More 

Thank ZeniaChan
Melbourne, Australia
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

We have been here so many times because the food does not disappoint, we can always get a booking and our entire family enjoy themselves. On this visit my husband and enjoyed the lunch special while my 6 year old had the dumplings and then ate half of my steak. It was delicious as always and a fun environment where... More 

Thank BekBishop
Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We had a beautiful dinner, the food quality is excellent and cooking it yourself on the lava stone is quite entertaining, one of my favorite places to eat.

Thank wodup
Blenheim, New Zealand
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66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We had never eaten this type of food, and found it to be delicious. Cooking on the stones provided was definitely a new experience, as was having a bib tied on by a staff member to stop splashes from the stone. Very worthwhile.

Thank Kiwijock
Brisbane, Australia
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91 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

Not the first time I have been here and each time have really enjoyed it. A handy selection of Sake to add to the flavours. Great sashimi. It's a small place and you could easily miss it for the better promoted places in china town but the food is great and prices are reasonable. Would recommend and Wouk go again... More 

Thank Q8684ZYS
Chippenham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

Nothing specifically wrong with the place but it didn't float my boat. The place looks like it hasn't had money spent on it for a while and the menu options where less than inspired but tasty. That said the beef filet was less than good quality but the seafood looked good. Service was attentive but a bit odd. Plates where... More 

Thank John S
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Didn't know what a stone grill was but I am really glad I have sampled the experience and will do it again. Located on the main drag in Chinatown you get all the hustle and bustle and energy. It is not a big restaurant and we hadn't booked but they managed to fit us in? The quality of the food... More 

Thank Geoff H
Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

Walked in without a booking on a Saturday night and was full in a matter of minutes. A Japanese restaurant in the middle of china town. The service of the staff is excellent, from taking the order down to the service & explaining in detail. Not an expensive place to dine, the quality of the food was excellent.

Thank christopher P
Sydney, Australia
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134 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

Excellent food. We had the $22 lunch. The tasting plate was great. The main course OK. rather too sweet for my taste. But I would certainly go again. Though having the owner sit at a table in the middle of the restaurant 'doing the books' was a bit strange....

Thank roboSydney

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 152 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9650 9510

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighbourhood Profile
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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