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Tanabe Japanese Restaurant

479 Main Stret, Mordialloc, Kingston, Victoria, Australia
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Ranked #2 of 21 restaurants in Mordialloc
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Jun 2, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We love coming here, the staff are friendly and the food always good, good idea to book! It does get busy even on a Monday, we look forward to coming back again soon

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Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

This somewhat unimposing dining venue is somewhat reminiscent of a sixties cafe minus the juke-box selectors. Seating for about thirty runs down the left side, while the right is given over to an open kitchen and wait-staff stations. Decor is minimalist with little more than a few "clan banners" adorning the wall. What is striking though is the warmth of... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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102 reviews 102 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

The ambience is pretty ordinary in the narrow shop front with brown tables and chairs lining the wall opposite the open kitchen, so we didn't quite know what to expect. However, when we ordered from the comprehensive menu and the food arrived at the table we were in for a treat. I like Japanese food because it has crisp clean... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

To charge so much you need to back it up with good food and plentiful and unfortunately they miss the mark here.

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Food was delicious, nicely presented (sushi on the wooden boat), service very helpful and friendly. Only the interior could be better. But if you go for food, not for views, it is really excellent.

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Melbourne, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

My husband and I have been meaning to try this place for a long time since it opened and after reading the reviews and getting a babysitter, we were very happy that we did try this place. First impressions - a bit below average, well, we didn't have high expectations as we believe taste trumps most. It used to be... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

We always enjoy our dinner here, we will be back soon, the black cod even though not on the menu is our favourite,

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Melbourne, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

The food was quite nice but the portions were very small for the cost. It seems to be busy though so maybe this is not a problem for most people.

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Melbourne, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Authentic and modest space and food was delightful. Very reasonable price and staff very friendly and helpful.

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Barham, Australia
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14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

As a family we visited this restaurant on Friday evening and were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. The sliced Wagu was perfect as were most of the speciality dishes. Our food was chosen from the specials menu. I cannot comment on the sushi or sashimi.

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