Went there with my wife on a voucher for eight courses.
The 2/5 rating has more to do with the fact that the place has missed the mark in terms of what it is supposed to be and the price point that this place is pitching itself at, rather than purely on the quality of food.
Their marketing pitch is "Eat Drink Bento has brought Japanese Izakaya (ee-zah-kah-ya) style dining to Melbourne". My wife and I regularly holiday in Japan.
Each individual dish, if judged by its own merits I would rate as "between average to below average". Izakaya by default requires each dish to have a bit of fineness to it. The dishes at Eat Drink Bento, while tastey were littered with various small faults which are typical in restaurants with Asian chefs not proper Japanese trained chefs (not being racist here, just an generalised observation). Attention to detail and presentation, in particular with food is an entrenched part of Japanese culture, and Eat Drink Bento missed the mark.
The type of dishes selected for the 10 courses were also odd, in the sense that I doubt they were the best dishes to showcase their menu or encourage customers to return especially pitched at a western market.
While the serving sizes were adequate over 8 courses and a good price for the cost of the voucher, the menu price of $140 was far above what we felt the meal was worth.
To sum it up, we won't be back. If we want Izakaya in Melbourne CBD we'll go to Izakaya Den instead.
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