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Kenzan Japanese Restaurant

#178 of 2,849 Restaurants in Melbourne
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45 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
(03) 9654 8933
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12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
Where Nippon began.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
journeywoman57
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

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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Melbourne, Australia
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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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129 restaurant reviews
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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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59 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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40 restaurant reviews
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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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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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Melbourne
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We have been to this restaurant multiple times. In fact, I have celebrated quite a few special occasions here over the years. They have never fail to deliver. Service is immaculate. Food is authentic. Sushi and sashimi is fresh. Atmosphere is pleasant. My only little suggestion would be for the restaurant to consider increasing the variety / changing the menu... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Our first time trying out Kenzan and was really blown away by everything. The staff were incredibly genuine and polite, the food was incredible and the service was fast and friendly. We tried the fixed menu option which was lots of little serves over about 45 minutes. I love Japanese food and I can't wait to visit again. Cheers.

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Additional Information about Kenzan Japanese Restaurant

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

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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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