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Ocha

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3 Church Street | (Near Corner of Barkers Road), Hawthorn, Boroondara, Victoria 3122, Australia
3 98536002
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Sunday
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 55
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Asian Food

This restaurant always comes up with the goods. Service and food are great. If you go you can ask for them to select food for your table and they just keep bringing out food till you say stop.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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English first
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Not what I would call value for money, the restaurant looks nice and the staff very efficient but the food quality was dissapointing and over priced. Not a place you would go out of your way to visit.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This restaurant always comes up with the goods. Service and food are great. If you go you can ask for them to select food for your table and they just keep bringing out food till you say stop.

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The food was delicious and I really enjoyed it. But the service was absolutely terrible. For some reason there was a massive 45 minute hiatus between courses. The waiter forgot one of our dishes and then we had to wait more. If it had not been for the for the dish that did arrive I would have been very disappointed.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I used to be a regular way back when this amazing restaurant was in Kew but it's been years since we've been. We went for dinner on Saturday night and my husband was sceptical. However we were both blown away. The food was excellent and the overall experience was great. I ordered the calamari which was one of my all... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We have been customers of Ocha since 2001, when they were in Kew, and have been many times to their Hawthorn restaurant. For 14 years we have recommended them to friends & family, and referred to Ocha as our favourite Japanese restaurant. Not any more! Last night we went their to celebrate a Birthday, and the night started well. Unfortunately... More 

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Camberwell, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Absolute favourite Japanese restaurant in our area. The staff are wonderful and will organising your meal for you. They ask your favourite foods and keep bringing out delicious plates until you feel that you have enough! Fabulous taste treats such as their prawn balls, sushi platter, but all time favourite.....crispy soft-shell crab rolls.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

What a dilemma. On the one hand this local restaurant does sophisticated japanese food at moderate prices. We had stand out dishes of sushi, sashimi and duck. But on the other hand the service was extremely rushed and bordering on rude in order to meet the 'two sittings' policy. The dining room is also very loud and impersonal. Pity because... More 

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Normally I don't like to do this but we had a complex matrix of allergies/intolerances amongst the dining party. Also the menu was somewhat difficult to sort out for an evening meal. The Waiter said with a shrug, "No problem. I suggest .........." and at one point he said we would like the scallops so much we would be tempted... More 

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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We were a group of 5 there for lunch. We asked the chef (via the waitress) to prepare a selection for us. Wow what a selection & all really really good. Everyone enjoyed everything. We started with a scallop in a creamy sauce, followed by a pork gyoza, tempura scampi, a sashimi & sushi platter, black cod, pork belly burger,... More 

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Brisbane
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

The decor and fit out of this Japanese restaurant is quite intimate and lovely, the service was poor, the waitstaff with the exception of the manager knew very little of what they were serving, the winelist is alright and the other only positive was that the wines by the glass are well suited to the food. The sake however is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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