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3 Church Street | Hawthorn (Near Corner of Barkers Road), Melbourne, Victoria 3122, Australia
3 98536002
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 48
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Wow. Just wow. Sushi and sashimi of excellent quality. Small, delicious, gourmand starters. A good tofu served with a flavourful soy sauce. A great taste of unagi tempura, and zucchini flowers stuffed in tempura. Delicious. All with a beautifully cold Asahi beer. Finally, a sweet fruit-tart... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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Cuneo, Italy
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  • Late Night
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Cuneo, Italy
Top Contributor
143 reviews 143 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Wow. Just wow. Sushi and sashimi of excellent quality. Small, delicious, gourmand starters. A good tofu served with a flavourful soy sauce. A great taste of unagi tempura, and zucchini flowers stuffed in tempura. Delicious. All with a beautifully cold Asahi beer. Finally, a sweet fruit-tart with fresh mint leaves and cream - just Japanese quality. Truly remarkable. Seldom you... More 

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Delicious food. Great entree platter for two was the best. Lots of small dishes and offerings that were all tasty and different. Beef was very tender with lovely sauces. This place remains one of the very best in the east and is a top performer.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The staff set up a custom banquet style menu to suit our price range and were very knowledgeable about each meal. The food was excellent, i was very impressed. I would highly recommend this restaurant for couples and small diner parties. The only problem is that the tables are very close, so you feel a little claustrophobic.

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Melbourne, Australia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We visited Ocha with a large group. Depsite having ordered in advance and being a little pressed for time, we were quite surprised that the service was very slow and that after several courses, the service suddenly ceased. After waiting for some time, we were informed that the chef had finished so that was it! Not great given that Ocha... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Ocha ain't cheap but the food and service is first class. We go to this fascinating Japanese restaurant for special occasions and recently went for my birthday with friends who were new to the restaurant. I took the precaution to ask another friend for a list of things to order and how to pronounce them. I was able to carry... More 

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Caves Beach,Australia
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126 reviews 126 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Well prepared, well cooked and presented. We went with Melbourne friends, as it was their "regular" I let my friend do the ordering and we particularly enjoyed the beef carpaccio and the squid. It is BYO as well as licenced. Reliable Japanese well worthy of a visit

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Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Went for a farewell dinner. Food was very good, unfortunately the zuchini flower that was on special run out. Service could be better. One fo the female service staff spilled the sake and not refilled (just wondering why she did not use a tray to carry it to the table). Same service staff re filling the water tip the sake... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I have been here many, many times over the years and it still does not fail to impress. Presentation of each dish is just a piece or art on a plate.....and he most important facet...TASTE!!! Incredible...delectable...simply magnificent. If you like to relax over a wonderful contemporary array of Japanese dishes then this is the place for you. You will NOT... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Ocha used to be one of my favourite restaurants, both for its food and its service. However, I recently went for lunch with my family to celebrate a special occasion, and was very disappointed. Our waiter was quite unfriendly - to the point where we all commented on it after we left - and the progress of the courses was... More 

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Camberwell, Australia
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167 reviews 167 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

This is the first time that we have been to the new premises since our last visit to the old site some twelve years or so and I must say that the food was magnificent and very tasty and true to style. The wait staff were very good and helpful in recommendations as the menu is vast. They also have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3 Church Street | Hawthorn (Near Corner of Barkers Road), Melbourne, Victoria 3122, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: 3 98536002

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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