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Akita

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Cnr Courtney & Blackwood Streets, Melbourne, Victoria 3051, Australia
(03) 9326 5766
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Impromptu dinner for 3 Saturday night. Vin and Mrs Merlot have been coming here for 30 years but for an inexplicable reason have not been for a couple of years. More fool us! The quality of the food as others have noted outstanding authentic Japanese of the highest quality. Genuine service and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Impromptu dinner for 3 Saturday night. Vin and Mrs Merlot have been coming here for 30 years but for an inexplicable reason have not been for a couple of years. More fool us! The quality of the food as others have noted outstanding authentic Japanese of the highest quality. Genuine service and unfailing politeness. Broad range of dishes chosen from... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

As there were no customers. All three waitresses were stood watching us eat so that they could serve us to have something to do. Not very relaxing experience.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I am Japanese and very often I get a disappointment when the food served by a so called "Japanese Restaurant" is not "Japanese" food. But Akita's Japanese food is proper!

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South Melbourne, Australia
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33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Excellent and authentic Japanese restaurant in a city that shines for great food options. We have been there twice already, and will certainly return in the future. In particular, sushi and sashimi are of outstanding quality. I also like the sake tasting set, excellent opportunity to try three different kinds without having too much alcohol. Service is attentive and value... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We shared beautifully presented extremely fresh sashimi. The tempura was declicous and delicate. We also had cold sake which complimented the meal perfectly. Resturant has an unassuming exterior but inside you were transported to a very tranditional Japanese ambiance, very polite and attentive service! Top notch experience.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Lovely attentive service. Very good range of dishes. The sashimi was very good especially the kingfish and salmon. The tempura was as good - beautifully cooked. We also had several other "entrees" such as the sardines, the zucchini and squid and a custard with prawns dish. All well presented and interesting dishes. Didn't look at their wine list so can't... More 

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Last time we went to Akita was last year just before the old owners left. So we thought we would give it a try with new people. The menu was much the same, teriyaki chicken was a little dry , my husband had the Teriyaki beef, veg wasn't as good either. Akita was always BYO, But now they have changed... More 

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Balnarring, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

If you love traditional Japanese food, then you must visit Akita in North Melbourne. The food is beautifully presented and is oh..... so delicious. With a vast menu selection, there is sure to be something to suit everyone. I recommend sharing your dishes with your fellow diners, as I did with my husband and two teenage daughters. We did not... More 

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Having been a client over 25 years we went last weekend and had an excellent meal - fish super fresh - service excellent - very attentive - fresh wine glasses for the reds - great value Japanese food still up there with the best

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have been dining at Akita regularly although not often for more than twenty years. From the early days at the Moomba hotel to Clarendon St. to North Melbourne they have always presented delightful food at a fair price. The menu has changed over the years and always for the better. I have my favourites and suggest that should you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Cnr Courtney & Blackwood Streets, Melbourne, Victoria 3051, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > North Melbourne
  • Neighborhood: North Melbourne
  • Phone Number: (03) 9326 5766

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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