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Kenzan Japanese Restaurant

#188 of 3,836 Restaurants in Melbourne
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45 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
(03) 9654 8933
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Today
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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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 28
    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
Not disappointed

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
Michelle M
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

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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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Melbourne, Australia
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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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29 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Tried this one when we couldn't get into Yu U, nearby. Not a patch on it sadly. Tempura was a bit greasy with not very light batter and my colleagues had some kind of meat do it yourself stew, which was not at all good. Very hidden inside an office building but to be honest I wouldn't go our my... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We have visited Kenzai several times and almost always include a visit when we are in Melbourne. I have to say that our visit at the beginning of the week was more than a disappointment. One of our party was ill following the meal. The sashimi and sushi did not taste fresh and they obviously were not. Maybe the fact... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

After reading a review in our in-flight magazine we turned up for lunch without a booking . Luckily we were the first to arrive a few minutes before they were serving and shown a table as soon as they were 'open'. Within 30 minutes the place was full and people waiting - so if you want to lunch a bit... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Japanese visitors impressed by food thought it authentic and loved the atmosphere,! We had banquet for 4 good value

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?