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“So fresh.... So delicious !” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ocha

Ocha
3 Church Street | Hawthorn (Near Corner of Barkers Road), Melbourne, Victoria 3122, Australia
3 98536002
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Ranked #302 of 4,093 Restaurants in Melbourne
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Brisbane, Australia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“So fresh.... So delicious !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

We loved the seared kingfish with ponzu dressing and the spanner crab tempura was delightful. We have to return to taste more on the menu.... Some of the best contemporary Japanese food. Coconut palm sugar treacle crepes were the perfect ending to the night. Thank you.

Visited May 2012
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English first
Melbourne Australia
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225 reviews 225 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 61 cities Reviews in 61 cities
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
“Excellent and Innovative Japanese restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

This is one of the best Japanese restaurants i've known outside of Japan. Now in a larger building and with great design features, Ocha continues to pioneer new styles of Japanese cuisine. You need to book a long time ahead to get a reservation but in my experience asking for a very early time slot (6.00pm0 increases your chances of getting in. Ocha does allow you to bring your own wines- albeit with a rather stiff (by Melbourne standards) corkage fee. Parking nearby is relatively easy to find.

  • Visited March 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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Melbourne, Australia
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112 reviews 112 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 50 cities Reviews in 50 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Fabulous Japanese restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

Ocha is an extremely popular, high quality & good value Japanese restaurant with a modern twist.
The reputation rests with its food from chef Yasu Yoshida and evidenced by the length of the forward reservations. Excellent sushi selection,inside-out rolls, eggplant with miso paste , tempura crab are just some of the delights. Book early for a great Melbourne food experience

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Truly brilliant"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

Great food,ambiance,service and wine,a culinary delight,recommend this place to one and all!

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“One of Melbourne's best Japanese”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

Excellent Japaenese food in funky small space, great menu and great quality food on offer. If you like Japanese you just try Ocha.

Visited October 2011
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