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Akita

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

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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
Most recent review
wow totally enjoyable!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 23, 2015
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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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98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
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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20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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46 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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Melbourne
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57 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

The owners have changed recently of this reliably good Japanese restaurant, but that doesn't mean a change in the quality of the food. This is one of Melbourne's best Japanese restaurants- all staff that work there in the kitchen, the sushi chef, the waiters and waitresses are all Japanese. The food is delicious, fresh and authentic. Prices are reasonable, service... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Great Food, The sisters are great. The sushi chef is marvelous. good selection of food and drink . Never been left waiting. Finally a restaurant in Aus that I am happy to tip!

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Melbourne, Australia
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23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Love everything about this restaurant great value great food fantastic service.Have frequented this establishment for 30 years plus at different locations. Toshi is the perfect Host and has never delivered anything but exceptional.My only regret is that he isn't open on weekends but I guess I will just have to live with that.Fantastic 10/10

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Melbourne
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57 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

This is one of my favourite Japanese restaurants in Melbourne. It would have to be one of Melbourne's best kept secrets. The Japanese food here is excellent. I come here quite often, at least every couple of months. And it seems that those who do come here are regulars too. The food is authentic, tasty, well prepared and fresh. The... 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?