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“Excellent sushi; a real neighbourhood gem” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Asakusa

Asakusa
127 Waverley Road, Malvern, Stonnington, Victoria 3145, Australia
61 3 9569 2051
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Ranked #10 of 127 Restaurants in Malvern
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Sydney, Australia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Excellent sushi; a real neighbourhood gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

Asakusa is an excellent Japanese restaurant with particularly good sushi. Steve and Cherry know their regulars and run a good local restaurant. You cannot go wrong here.

An excellent spot for a casual dinner with friends or family. Book ahead for Friday and Saturday, or arrive early and sneak in ahead of the rush.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Brilliant fresh Japanese-food at very reasonable price. Friendly service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2011

Great Japanese at reasonable price.Lawrence wang obviously has no idea of food or service. Ignorant

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Lawrencewang doesn't know what he's talking about!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2011

Sushi and sushimi delicious and prepared fresh as we watched. Excellent fresh salmon and tuna. Great local restaurant to have in the neighborhood.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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18 restaurant reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Great Japanese cuisine, fantastic service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2010

I've been to Asakusa twice, and on both occasions, food and service was fantastic. A tad slow on serving the food when the shop is busy but it doesn't really affect the enjoyment of the food. The chef and owner of the restaurant, Steven Yu, is talented and very friendly.

This little gem has been on The Age Cheap Eats every year since 2006, although I feel the price is modest but not the cheapest. My favourite dishes from this restaurant would be their sushi - especially the spicy tuna and salmon rolls.

For a full review, visit my blog post at http://www.ichigoshortcake.com/2010/10/asakusa-east-malvern.html including photos.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
“Back again. The place was jumping so do...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2010

Back again. The place was jumping so do book. Great sushi and sushimi as always. Lots of other great stuff like the spinach salad and Ebi gyoza

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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