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26 Ferguson St, Williamstown, Hobsons Bay, Victoria 3016, Australia
+61 3 9397 5811
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's never a good sign when a Japanese restaurant isn't run by actual Japanese people and it shows as the food is inauthentic and most likely the worst Japanese food we have ever had. The sashimi was not fresh at all and came out warm and limp. Why it was served with a slice of lemon is beyond us. In... More 

Thank shoryukan
Williamstown, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

This is one of the best Japanese restaurants I have been too. Food is fresh and authentic. Hand rolls, Eel, Octopus and the Salmon all great. The soups were perfect. Can't fault.

Thank happydinetime
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Yamabuki is one of my favourite restaurants in Williamstown. The atmosphere is great and the food is delicious. It is owned and run by a Japanese family. All the sushi and sashimi dishes are prepared fresh as they are ordered. My absolute favourite is the Teka Maki which are small sushi rolls with raw tuna and wasabi. They have a... More 

Thank J0_melb
Melbourne, Australia
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43 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Quiet 29th birthday dinner for my daughter-in-law whose identical twin sister and husband (my son) speak fluent Japanese and totally love the food here. My son and I had the top banquet for two...very nice and more than enough. A small restaurant but well patronized (always a good sign) for a Wednesday night!

Thank Mark E
Newport, Victoria, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

Best Japanese in Williamstown because it's the only Japanese restaurant in Williamstown. never the less, the food is cooked, prepared and presented well. Service is ok, However nothing exciting. A bit pricey but a welcome break from Chinese.

Thank Leigh G
Melbourne, Australia
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206 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

It had been about a year since my last visit as I have started going to another Japanese restaurant in Yarraville but that said Yamabuki is very good. The fresh sushi is yummy, the staff are friendly and it is always busy. I think it is time to refresh the menu and the wine list. However this is one of... More 

Thank Birt1964
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

Great sushi plates and son loved the terriyaki chicken Everything is so fresh Friendly staff Reasonable priced menu too Quick service

Thank pernilledalgas
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

We like Yamabuki a lot. The food is fresh and well priced and the service generally good. Service and delivery times for food to table can suffer on a night with heavy Take Away traffic but that is the only down side. Sushi and Sashimi are prepared fresh, a real bonus.

Thank HappyBuddha247
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

Nice fresh food, very tasty, wine was very reasonable at 30 dollars a bottle of wine. Great atmosphere.

Thank camacruise
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

Nothing flash here except great Japanese food with a Master making the Sushi while you wait. Very pleasant staff who are often Japanese exchange students who may need to practice their English though its better than my Japanese. Host Justin is charming

Thank RKLT

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Ferguson St, Williamstown, Hobsons Bay, Victoria 3016, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Hobsons Bay  >  Williamstown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9397 5811

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?