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Nihonbashi Zen

87 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
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Ranked #1,826 of 4,030 Restaurants in Melbourne
Price range: $0 - $39
Cuisines: Japanese
Neighborhood: Melbourne CBD
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Neighborhood: Melbourne CBD
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  • English first
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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed the banquet meals and thought they were good value for money. We both thought the servings were plenty for an evening meal. Everything was top quality with the delicate flavours able to be fully appreciated. Service was very friendly and efficient.

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Pasadena, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

we came here before the theatre. The owners were very inviting and friendly. The prices were really inflated. I had the seafood special which was one prawn, two small scallops and a chewy skewer of calamari, served with miso soup and a cup of steamed rice. Husband had the tempura with only one prawn. Our bill was $120 for two... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Nice and friendly, good food (seafood or meat) on skewers. Small place with friendly staff, for reasonable prices. Loved it.

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Melbourne, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Having recently read a raving review in the Australian Financial Review, I was not disappointed on the service and atmosphere. But the food was very overpriced. For $40, the seafood special only delivered one prawn, two small scallops and two small tentacles of calamari. The rest was filler (rice, miso soup, a couple of pieces of asparagus wrapped in bacon).... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014 via mobile

expensive. Ordered seafood platter and got 3 pieces of seafood and veggies wrapped in bacon, i.e. potatoes in bacon. Not very japanese.No flavour.Poor quality of food. Will not go there again.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

I am sorry, but I have read through the positive reviews above & I can't say I agree. Personally I found the food just OK. I have eaten at Japanese restaurants before and I found this to be the worst. The meals sizes were very small considering the price. In fact we had 1 beer, 1 plum wine, stuffed shitake... More

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melbourne
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

This authentic Japanese restaurant is worth the price. Been to Japan, and have experienced the local eateries around. This restaurant embodies the Japanese cuisine. It is indeed a bit dear and people who are used to the cheap Japanese restaurants will be turned off with their price. Most of the so called Japanese restaurants around Australia are not real Japanese.... More

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Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

I agree with others a little pricey but the food is great and the service very lively. Go down into this place and just have a good time.

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Busselton, Australia
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101 reviews 101 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

If you want an experience in classic cooking a history of flavour then you must try I have never experience tofu until I dined here and that's just the entree the rest is their to view Quite and meaningful, delightful service one could expect. I'd highly recommend the experience Price is high if you order to much which is easily... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

The prices would be fine if this restaurant was somewhere stunning in the city. Mains 35-50 for this location is a shame. Very good food and service however. They were able to highlight the best choices for our very tight deadline of 30 mins before our show started next door at Her Maj's.

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