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“Bravo!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Coda

Coda
141 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
613 96503155
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Ranked #5 of 3,916 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $42 - $42
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Guangzhou, China
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15 restaurant reviews
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“Bravo!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Visited Coda because of the positive comments from Tripadvisor. We were lucky to have gotten two seats at the bar on a Saturday night with no waiting at all.

Picked four appetizers .... Oysters, scallops, crispy prawns and yellow fin tuna salad. Each dish was carefully prepared to bring out the freshness of the main ingredient, as well as garnishes to give the dish multiple taste dimensions and sophistication.

For main course we chose the fish of the day, which was pan fried fish cooked in a black colored sauce (I have to confess that due to the vibrant atmosphere of the restaurant, I did not fully grasped the waitress' description of the dish)! One highlight of this dish was the fresh squid (tasted like squid sashimi) which was so so soft and fresh!

We liked sitting at the bar cos we can see all the chefs in action. All of them were so immersed in their work to prepare these delicious dishes for us.

We will be back to Coda if visit Melbourne again in the future. And would definitely recommend it to our friends.

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English first
Guangzhou, China
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Bravo!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Visited Coda because of the positive comments from Tripadvisor. We were lucky to have gotten two seats at the bar on a Saturday night with no waiting at all.

Picked four appetizers .... Oysters, scallops, crispy prawns and yellow fin tuna salad. Each dish was carefully prepared to bring out the freshness of the main ingredient, as well as garnishes to give the dish multiple taste dimensions and sophistication.

For main course we chose the fish of the day, which was pan fried fish cooked in a black colored sauce (I have to confess that due to the vibrant atmosphere of the restaurant, I did not fully grasped the waitress' description of the dish)! One highlight of this dish was the fresh squid (tasted like squid sashimi) which was so so soft and fresh!

We liked sitting at the bar cos we can see the chefs in action. All of them were so immersed in their work to prepare these delicious dishes for us.

Will definitely visit Coda when I visit Melbourne again, and would recommend it to our friends.




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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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“If you love food this is the place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

As my son is a chef and we love good food and on a regular basis we go to up coming or well noted restaurants and not always are we impressed, however on this occasion we were totally satisfied with all aspects of the night. Usually l provide a lengthy description, however all l can say is.....if you love brilliant food, fantastic service and a relaxing atmosphere, this is the place.

My wife and daughter ordered from the menu the meals which they desired and fully enjoyed, however my son and l left our food and wine selection in the hands of the staff, a big call which can turn terribly wrong and expensive. Not this time, the staff pride them self on their knowledge of food and wine and they selected an extensive range of items all of which were eye catching, smelt wonderful and tasted fantastic. As far as what was best, you'll have to go to taste for yourself but you won't be disappointed.

In terms of price, we paid a lot but you can get a great meal and drink for a very reasonable price.

By the way the seating is comfortable, lighting satisfactory and noise level for the amount of people easy. I highly recommend this place and thank Will for his great service. We will be back.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Sleek & consistent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Coda always delivers a lovely dining experience, either as a couple or a crowd. The ambience and the food never disappoints.

Visited December 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Wonderful service and food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Never disappointement...this place is perfect.We walked in to Coda off the street without booking...the staff here are fantastic.Great ambiance.We will return

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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