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Izakaya Chuji

) #1,019 of 3,375 Restaurants in Melbourne $$ - $$$ Japanese, Sushi, Asian
165 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 8118
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  • Average25%
  • Poor7%
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“sashimi” (7 reviews)
“okonomiyaki” (3 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
165 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for dinner with work colleagues. Great service, fresh sashimi. Unhurried, unrushed dining experience. Sukiyaki top notch. Highly recommend. Go early in the evening as this place gets busy.

Thank SD H
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Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Yum! I want to go back. We enjoyed a variety of different dishes ... My favourites were the okonomiyaki, pork gyoza and tori karange(deep fried chicken pieces). My son only likes very basic sushi, cucumber nori rolls and they made this especially for him too...More

Thank Kelly T
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Popped in here for a quick dinner and a few beers. Nice atmosphere - good food - attentive staff. Will be back next time I'm in Melbourne.

Thank Jamie C
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Busy time the night we visited after a comedy show but the service was great. We actually had a drink and an entree before the show and then returned after the show was more. The barman was very friendly and made a great suggestion on...More

Thank Sue B
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

We went to have a meal before going to a show. The ordering process involved us writing our own orders (which the waitress then needed to clarify anyway). The food was prompt and very nice (nigiri sushi, yakitore etc all delicious) and reasonably priced but...More

Thank Cassie D
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Izakaya Chuji used to be one of my favourite restaurants. It was often extremely busy with very slow service but I was prepared to put up with that. One day I was served mackerel sushi and the awful taste of that fish still sticks to...More

Thank rainer446
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Monday's are all you can eat. It is from a specific menu, but has all the usual favorites. $45 is probably good value for this. Agudashi tofu was our favorite. Even though service is a bit slow it's ok as it gives time for the...More

Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

I have been here thrice now and eaten some really traditional and authentic Japanese food. I was especially impressed with item #4 which is a kind of raw beef. The idea would've made me cringe, but one bite and I was hooked and so were...More

Thank Faraaj Q
Reviewed 12 September 2016

The food here is average, but the staff is very friendly. I do not recommend the sashimi selection but ordering individually seems to be a better option. The udon is tasty but the price is too high. The place is nowhere near fancy, but the...More

Thank 96joshuap
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

I can honestly say that the bbq pork sticks served amongst the remainder of a tasty Japanese meal, were the outstanding part of my day. I have never had a more decadently morsel of food. Thanks chef I will be back

Thank Konrad J
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 15
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Takeout, Highchairs Available
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Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 165 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9663 8118
Situated on the edge of Chinatown and the Greek precinct of Melbourne's central business district, our original Izakaya Chuji restaurant has been bringing izakaya style dining to Melburnians since 1989. A wide range of classic izakaya dishes is available, and can be accompanied by a wide selection of sake, shochu, beer and umeshu from our sister bar Nihonshu.
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