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Kenzan Japanese Restaurant

45 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
(03) 9654 8933
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Ranked #264 of 4,031 Restaurants in Melbourne
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Melbourne CBD
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Melbourne CBD
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Broulee, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We've been going to Kenzan whenever in Melbourne for as long as I can remember, for one good reason: it has been consistently great throughout that time. Divided into three areas: a sushi bar, tatami rooms and a la carte tables (no teppanyaki tables, thank god..the last one I went to I had to warn the chef there'd be no... More

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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The ambience fits the food - quiet efficeint service with high end Japanese food. Every dish was so beautifully presented and the taste of each food portion matched. A very happy experience.

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Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

If you want a good authentic Japanese taste, Kenzan has always been our choice for 15 years. We had a wonderful stay at Sofitel and decided to get some good Japanese take away since we were in close vicinity of Kenzan. Chirashi Don and Una Juu were superb, and it was so nice of them to take our order only... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

There are few things in life that have remained as constantly good as Kenzan in Collins Place at the Paris end of Collins Street. It's been there for as long as I can remember. When I first went there 30 years ago the Kenzan lunch box was a revelation and when I went there yesterday the Gozen Lunch Box was... More

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Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I have travelled to Japan a number of times on business and the Kenzan restaurant tucked away in Collins Place (below the Sofitel) offers authentic Japanese cuisine. The shabu shabu is fine & lightly cooked, teriyaki is a Kenzan speciality and eating sushi & sashimi at the sushi bar is a close as you will get to an upmarket Ginza... More

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Noosa Heads
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220 reviews 220 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The sushi and sashimi is consistently good and to true Japanese standards. Service is good and what you would expect. It is higher priced compared to some but well worth it.If you want an authentic Japanese meal this is the place.

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Melbourne
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164 reviews 164 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I have been going to Kenzan for many years. Sometimes it's really good. The sashimi and sushi is very fresh and beautifully presented. If you want rare beef then ask for it. It is on the expensive side. The atmosphere is good for business or romance.

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Melbourne, Australia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Great hidden gem in the Sofitel complex Great menu, great room, friendly staff Always great food Sitting at the bar is fun

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115 reviews 115 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014 via mobile

Beautifully prepared, reliable with precise service. Good wine list at reasonable prices. Busy but quiet enough for good conversation. Excellent menu. Very good if on a short time frame.

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Melbourne, Australia
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95 reviews 95 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

A lovely dinner for two at the sushi bar. We enjoyed a great selection of sashimi and sushi, beautifully presented and of a high standard. The service was attentive and overall a great experience.

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