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Kenzan Japanese Restaurant

#238 of 2,900 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
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45 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
(03) 9654 8933
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Sukiyaki +++

Always a great spot for a Japanese meal. Enjoyed the sushi, sashimi, agedashi tofu, unagi and sukiyaki to top it all off. Maybe they could add Ebisu to the drinks list.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
Tom B
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

My family and I have been coming here for many years, my whole life in fact, and without a doubt I can say we've never been disappointed. It's easily our favourite restaurant! Even after finally visiting Japan we still absolutely love the food and service here. We even come a night or two before heading to Japan to get us... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

As a Jap food lover and also been to many other Jap restaurants. This is definitely the worst! Over-priced and not authentic! Didn't really see the best way to serve Jap food! Your staffs were great though, very nice but your food and the price of it just ruined it all. Not going to come back and not recommending!

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

Kenzan is part of Melbourne's Nippon culture. One of the earliest, and most respected Japanese restaurants it continues to offer sublime delicacies with respect and enthusiasm . I love this restaurant, it's authentic with uncompromisingly high standards. The sushi bar is brilliant when dining alone, the tatami rooms are great for a big night?

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161 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

Had lunch here today with friends and colleagues. Had the first lunchbox listed on the menu. Gosh, what a delight it was. Great sashimi, fluffy tempura, tasty sushi etc, etc, I could not fault a thing. It was just superb. Add polite attentive and professional service and you have a terrific restaurant. It's not cheap but you certainly get what... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Always a great spot for a Japanese meal. Enjoyed the sushi, sashimi, agedashi tofu, unagi and sukiyaki to top it all off. Maybe they could add Ebisu to the drinks list.

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Maroochydore, Australia
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65 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

No reservation on a Saturday night with a tired toddler. We were still accommodated and the food came out fast. Probably not the best decision for us, but the staff were very welcoming and knew we had to eat quickly with a toddler falling asleep. It took me back to my travels in Japan for work a few years back,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Great food, good friendly service, lots of choices and dishes and more than enough good wines to choose from. We will definitely visit again soon.

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Launceston Tasmania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I fly to Melbourne from Tasmania whenever i need a ' Sushi Fix'. I head straight to Kenzan. I know it's always going to be a 100% faultless experience. Thanks to the Kenzan Team for doing what you do and how you do it !!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Just dropped in after having seen Kenzan in the Jetstar magazine. It was apparently busy and we were told we could only have a private room. The room was an experience all of its self. It ended up being a fun experience for us and adding to the atmosphere. The food was amazing as well. Would definitely recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We sat at the sushi bar and went for omakaze (let the chef decide). We enjoyed a nice selection of sashimi and sushi which was all very fresh and tasty. We even got to have a chat with the sushi chefs when they weren't too busy. Overall a great place for quality sushi, although quite pricey.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 45 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: (03) 9654 8933

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?