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Ocha

3 Church Street | Hawthorn (Near Corner of Barkers Road), Melbourne, Victoria 3122, Australia
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Ranked #294 of 3,991 restaurants in Melbourne
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
melbourne
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133 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great lunch deal, this place is always busy so shows its good. Excellent wine list and by the glass $8 & $9 for good selected wines.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

Having been a long term patron stemming from its previous location, Ocha has dropped to a very ordinary suburban dining experience. Attn to detail and taste overshadowed by cafeteria experience. At least start packing chairs up when patrons are gone not whilst they are still dining. Will not be back

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I was treated to dinner by some friends who come to this restaurant often. Not being very familiar with Japanese food I was glad to be guided by my friends, but we decided to try dishes of the chef's own choice, banquet-style. We advised the waiter of foods that we didn't like, then what followed was truly exquisite. The portions... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Ocha has been one of our favourites for a long time However it was not at its usual sparkling self when we dined a week ago. The King fish was wonderful; the other dishes OK but lacking flavour and were just ''ordinary''. Service varied fro excellent to lazy & non existent - maybe having 3 wait staff attending at various... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We were looking for something casual and were a little surprised at the decor of Ocha; quite formal. The food and service were both at the higher end of the Melbourne food scene. On offer was a lunch special menu, general a la carte menu and separate dessert menu. Excellent range of food choices. We did not partake in alcohol.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Have been here about a dozen times. We like it very much. Have to say that in the last 6 months the servings have become smaller and in some cases the prices have also gone up. It's BYO which is great. Staff very helpful. Could do with a slightly bigger dining room.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We went to Ocha during the Melbourne Wine and Food Festival and had the express lunch (2 courses, plus glass of wine, plus tea/coffee). The service was excellent - speedy and friendly. The four small entrees (tastes of Ocha) were a delight and beautifully presented. These consisted of 2 scallops with a wonderful sauce, prawn balls, a small platter of... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We heard about this Ocha Japanese Restaurant from many friends. Finally we managed to get there to enjoy the famed Japanese food. The service and ambience were great. Food was average. Sashimi was great and tasty. Expensive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

We were very happy with our evening. Food was tasty and staff were friendly and very attentive but also discreet (we did not feel pestered). While on a main road, the dining area is behind 2 walls of glass and so you hardly notice the traffic and there are nets in the window so it is nice and private. Mains... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Consistently good for a great value lunch deal. Byo is you have an expensive bottle as corkage is $7.50. Great wine by the glass list starting from $7.50 so good drinks price anyway. Every thing that comes out of the open kitchen looks great. Nice room and service. Recommend.

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