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Kenzan Japanese Restaurant

45 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
(03) 9654 8933
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Ranked #272 of 4,009 restaurants in Melbourne
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Melbourne CBD
Most recent review
- Aug 18, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Melbourne CBD
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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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30 reviews 30 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
70 reviews 70 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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197 reviews 197 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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161 reviews 161 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 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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Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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52 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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Melbourne
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65 reviews 65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Had a magnificent dinner at Kenzan. Impeccably presented, mouth watering, faultless food. Started with tempura as an entree, all hot, crisp and served with a delicious dipping sauce. Main was a sushi platter. Many different fish pieces on sushi rice. A real difficulty was deciding which piece to eat next. The scallop and seared salmon were definitely the favourite pieces.... More

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