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Kenzan Japanese Restaurant

#233 of 2,937 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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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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
CBD Excellent Japanese Restaurant

Excellent quality of fish and great service!!! Sushi Bar is accomodating with great chef and excellent Saki.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 15, 2015
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Excellent quality of fish and great service!!! Sushi Bar is accomodating with great chef and excellent Saki.

Thank FrankXDz
Melbourne Australia
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59 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

We arrived at Kenzan without a booking on a Saturday night just after the 6.00pm opening and within half an hour the restaurant was full. We had the Sukiyaki set menu and the main meal was cooked on a burner on the table. All courses were great and the beef very tender. The staff were attentive and helpful in explaining... More 

Thank Golfnut3977
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93 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

My wife and I attended the Kenzan Japanese restaurant in Collins Street Melbourne to celebrate my youngest daughter's birthday. The food and service were excellent. The wine list was somewhat expensive. The French Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Champagne at AUD $130 was almost 150 percent dearer than I could buy at my local Dan Murphy's. The Chandon Australian sparkling at... More 

Thank bowenjk
Melbourne, Australia
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264 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Coming from of all places, Abu Dhabi, I just can't seem to find good Japanese restaurant in melbourne which is reasonably priced. This is another expensive Japanese restaurant where you would spend $50/person but still leave hungry. Don't get me wrong. All the dishes is standard Japanese fares that are not bad but they don't make you feel like you... More 

Thank LC888
Melbourne, Australia
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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 

Thank Isabella G
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48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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!

Thank Brendon Y
Melbourne, Australia
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115 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
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?

1 Thank journeywoman57
Melbourne, Australia
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296 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
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 

Thank TwoSheds57
Melbourne, Australia
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229 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank Tom B
Maroochydore, Australia
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85 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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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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
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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