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TETSU Japanese dining

97 Church St, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
+61 3 5952 6809
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good14%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible9%
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“tempura” (3 reviews)
“pork belly” (2 reviews)
“sushi” (5 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Cafe
$$ - $$$
97 Church St, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

Shockingly poor: gyozas fried to the point of being as rigid as stones, edamame served cold, and extremely overpriced. This place is, simply put, the worst Japanese food I've ever had anywhere at any time at any price. Avoid this place like the plague.

3  Thank Mike A
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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

The edamame came out served cold, sushi fell apart, and teriyaki kids dishes were over salted. Spicy mayo was just hot sauce. Wagyu beef sushi was gristly. Gyoza were rock hard like cardboard as they were fried so much. Only good part was the chicken...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Well this places was fantastic great food and good service will be returning soon. Highly recommend for a group or couples very relax, set back from the Main Street so a bit quieter.

Thank Trish C
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The staff was friendly and service was average. The sashimi and sushi was fresh and nice but as for the price it was a bit pricey! Do not expect a big portion in this restaurant.

Thank NamasayaPk
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Great place to eat. It's a little on the pricey side but really who cares when it's this good!? Meals are quite small so order a few. And make sure you get warm saki yummmmm!!

Thank J_lou240
Reviewed 29 January 2017

I have been here for lunch a couple of times and was very surprised when arriving a week ago to find it was no longer open for lunch. One lunch I had was excellent - tempura platter but the other - the twice cooked pork...More

Thank OzMum231
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

They have chsnged the lay out but it's still great. Though, they don't have the Saiki (?) Sample paddle from my last visit. Still, they have various types but only in 180ml or 320ml ceramic bottles. The smaller bottle will be enough for most. Food...More

Thank Quentin R
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

The quality of the food is of a high standard and authentic. It is really nice to have such a good restaurant in Cowes.

Thank Martine S
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The ambiance is great. The staff service was very good. We had sushi and sashimi. The quality of the food is good, portion is a bit small, with the price similar to top notch restaurant in Sydney and Melbourne. Still, worth having dinner there if...More

2  Thank Sun L
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Having seen this restaurant open after the closure of the previous Japanese Restaurant (which we loved) we thought that we should try it out. It's restaurant sign says that it is Japanese Tapas (which is what the previous restaurant was) so we went there last...More

3  Thank Tistru
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 4 - USD 32
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 97 Church St, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Phillip Island  >  Cowes
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5952 6809
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Tetsu Japanese Dining opened 1/12/2016 and loved by local connoisseurs. We use Wagyu 5+ beef(Japanese beef), which is extremely tender.All the sushi are freshly made by each order and fabulously presented with delicacy and micro herb on top. Our tempura is lightly battered and crispy. Please enjoy our sensational dishes.
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