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#100 of 425 Restaurants in Hobart
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167 Harrington St, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
+61 427 634 574
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Melbourne, Australia
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44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 28, 2016

Read good reports about Rin and was looking forward to a Japanese meal.The restaurant itself is a small,quaint unassuming little place with an assortment of tables and chairs.Service whilst friendly is a bit hit and miss. We had a 20\25 minute wait til entree arrived and it was not what we ordered.It eventually found its rightful owner.Our entrees of gyoza,prawn... More 

Thank Alastair M
Hobart, Australia
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122 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed October 24, 2016

I joined two friends for lunch at Rin and was served by a pleasant, effective waitress. I ordered a $28 Special Set meal that consisted of a selection of sushi, sashimi and tempura with noodles and miso soup. Beautiful flavours and just enough to satisfy my appetite. Hot green tea completed an excellent lunch in an excellent setting. There were... More 

Thank Tony R
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110 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

It's cute and local and has all the favorite Japanese sushi and sashimi in the menu, but it just doesn't quite hit he mark. Also on a cold winters night you'd think it would be nice and cozy with the heat turned up but it is a small establishment and frankly it was just too hot to be comfortable. The... More 

Thank Angelry_1
Hobart, Australia
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed August 16, 2016

I come here once a month and have done for nearly a year. I can't believe I have yet to write a review on this place! Consistently good food, with the service matching the decor; quirky and trying its best. Having said that, what you come here for is the food. Great, accessible, affordable Japanese. Home made and fresh, with... More 

2 Thank cyn7180
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed August 11, 2016

This is a tiny Japanese restaurant, a bit out the way but well worth a visit. Fresh, wholesome and altogether unpretentious. Great choice of sake too, and easy on your wallet. So if you like Japanese, treat the walk as exercise, and view the somewhat desolate neighbourhood through a sepia filter.

Thank Alab_9
Greater Hobart, Australia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 8, 2016

I have eaten here a few times and the food is consistently fresh, well-presented and delicious. As can be expected of Japanese cuisine, the meals are simple with delicate flavours. I can highly recommend the miso-salmon. It reminds me of Japanese home-cooking :-) The restaurant itself is small, so it can feel a little crowded. But this makes for a... More 

Thank Hare_onna1986
Hobart, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 20, 2016

We were very impressed with the food, the atmosphere and the price of the meals. They were very prompt and we really enjoyed the food. I had the Rin bento box and it was really good. The other diners food also looked great. We will definitely go back again, luckily we booked as nearly booked out. They has good Tassie... More 

Thank Kathryn J
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230 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed July 14, 2016

Ticks most of the boxes but is not outstanding. Good selection of Sake by the glass. Overall, the food is good, service is acceptable but decor needs a lot of help. Good for lunchtime meal and close to central Hobart.

Thank Lindsay W
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Have visited this little restaurant a few times now and will definitely go back again great tasty food and great friendly service such a gem of a place can't recommend a better place in hobart for Japanese

Thank Nicole K
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 28, 2016

Very busy little joint - great vibe. Food came quite out in a reasonable time frame and was delicious. Tempura udon and a Ramen dish. Always love having Japanese speaking staff, makes the experience all the more authentic.

Thank runawayfromreality

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $15
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 167 Harrington St, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Greater Hobart  >  Hobart
  • Phone Number: +61 427 634 574

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