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“Amazing authentic Japanese food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Akita

Akita
Cnr Courtney & Blackwood Streets, Melbourne, Victoria 3051, Australia (North Melbourne)
(03) 9326 5766
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Ranked #301 of 4,089 Restaurants in Melbourne
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: North Melbourne
Melbourne
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57 restaurant reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Amazing authentic Japanese food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

The owners have changed recently of this reliably good Japanese restaurant, but that doesn't mean a change in the quality of the food. This is one of Melbourne's best Japanese restaurants- all staff that work there in the kitchen, the sushi chef, the waiters and waitresses are all Japanese. The food is delicious, fresh and authentic. Prices are reasonable, service is quick. As in all Japanese style service, the service is excellent- polite, obliging and efficient. I could eat here every night if I could! Now offers takeaway!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Japan!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Great Food, The sisters are great. The sushi chef is marvelous.
good selection of food and drink . Never been left waiting. Finally a restaurant in Aus that I am happy to tip!

Visited March 2014
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Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Fantastic Food and Value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Love everything about this restaurant great value great food fantastic service.Have frequented this establishment for 30 years plus at different locations. Toshi is the perfect Host and has never delivered anything but exceptional.My only regret is that he isn't open on weekends but I guess I will just have to live with that.Fantastic 10/10

Visited February 2013
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Melbourne
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“Reliably excellent Japanese food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

This is one of my favourite Japanese restaurants in Melbourne. It would have to be one of Melbourne's best kept secrets. The Japanese food here is excellent. I come here quite often, at least every couple of months. And it seems that those who do come here are regulars too. The food is authentic, tasty, well prepared and fresh. The owner, sushi chef, chefs and all the waiters and waitresses are all Japanese- there aren't many restaurants in Melbourne where the staff of a Japanese restaurant are all Japanese- makes the experience all the more authentic. Although there are no windows inside which makes the place seem somewhat dark, I would still rate this restaurant extremely highly.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Long time between visits but a winner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

I cannot recall the last time I was at the restaurant, maybe 20 years ago? I used to work relatively close by and it was a great place to take overseas guests back then. Ventured back last evening and it was still good.
Service was very good, very helpful and courteous.
These people were doing small tasting plates way before it was popular and they do them well. We enjoyed one of the dishes that much that we ordered it twice more...(chicken teriyaki). There are many dishes to consider, all of them very tasty and well presented.
The fact that this place is a BYO is also excellent as feel many restaurants are becoming too expensive on their wines, etc

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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