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Akita

Cnr Courtney & Blackwood Streets, Melbourne, Victoria 3051, Australia (North Melbourne)
(03) 9326 5766
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Ranked #315 of 4,030 Restaurants in Melbourne
Hours:
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: North Melbourne
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: North Melbourne
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English first
Melbourne
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83 reviews 83 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
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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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Melbourne
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69 reviews 69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

I cannot recall the last time I was at the restaurant, maybe 20 years ago? I used to work relatively close by and it was a great place to take overseas guests back then. Ventured back last evening and it was still good. Service was very good, very helpful and courteous. These people were doing small tasting plates way before... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012 via mobile

My family have been regulars here for a few years and just love the food because there are some great dishes you won't find at many other Japanese restaurants. We never have main meals, choosing instead from a selection of the delicious entrees and often leaving it up to Toshi, the owner to surprise us. He is very welcoming and... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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146 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

Akita was a favorite Japanese restaurant when I used to live in Melbourne, two years it hasn't changed. Great food, friendly service and charming host Mr Toshi. Patrons at Akita are more like relatives to Toshi! Non pretentious ambience but fresh and yummy food.

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Melbourne
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10 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

This restaurant has been under the same ownership / management for 30+ years. That, alone, should speak volumes! Open Mon - Fri only. We always get Toshi (the owner / maitre d') to just bring us entrees of what is good / special on the day. We have never been disappointed. We love seafood but our guests sometimes do not... More

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