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

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Visitor rating
  • 45
    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
Most recent review
Poor service, disappointed

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2015
algrant13
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Melbourne, Australia
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  • Reservations
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
Senior Contributor
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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121 reviews 121 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 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
49 helpful votes 49 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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155 reviews 155 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

From outside you wouldn't know this restaurant was open but as soon as you enter the doors the tastefully decorated ambient room invites you in to relax. The menu is full of options leaving you salivating making a decision. I had miso soup and edamame to start followed by the deep fried tofu that was beautiful and creamy on the... More 

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Canterbury, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Once again Ocha turned on a great meal. Always consistent and never disappoints.Fresh takes on Japanese cuisine plus the more standard dishes makes this restaurant a favourite of mine. Terrific food from people who really care and know how to deliver. The Prawn Dumplings were a standout as well as the special flounder. No hesitation in recommending this gem to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This is my fourth visit to this restaurant and I have to say one of the best Japanese restaurants in Melbourne. I have never been disappointed by the excellent service and food. The best way to enjoy this experience is to leave it to the Waiters and just bring the dishes on. Mouth watering entrees and delicious main courses will... 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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