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izakaya den

114 Russell St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9654 2977
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Japanese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
114 Russell St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic Japanese food in a cool atmosphere. This place is a hidden gem but an absolute must if you are in Melbourne and love Japanese food. The scallops were to die for 👊

Thank Jurgen B
Reviewed September 7, 2016

Great little restaurant / Bar located in the basement. Typical Melbourne Restaurant which an outsider wouldn't find. Good, contemporary food. Expect modern dishes priced reasonably high.

Thank rjsbakelaar
Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

We have been here a few times, the service is always good and the food a taste sensation, if in Melbourne a must try. We will be back soon

Thank Sirlunchalott
Reviewed August 10, 2016

We found it difficult to find 'the Den', but well worth the persistence! We ordered a lunch banquet, and thoroughly enjoyed all food served. Was a great price & certainly enough quantity. Customer service was very friendly and professional. Great staff & ambient interior. So...More

Thank kimlivi
Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

Amazing place, dropped down to be pleasantly delighted with corn balls, salmon sashimi and pork belly. Great sake and wine available, highly recommended.

Thank adeejay
Reviewed August 6, 2016

Try the popped corn and chicken. And the sashimi (always as an entree - remember that), was fresh and delightful.

Thank Graeme K
Reviewed July 31, 2016

Izakaya Den is my go-to restaurant when there is something small to celebrate or when you just want to treat yourself. I'm not going to deny I had trouble finding it the first time I came, but as is the way with Melbourne, the harder...More

Thank Susie B
Reviewed July 30, 2016

walked in on a recent thursday night. Seated at the bar which was fine for 2 of us. Drinks order taken quickly. The place was quickly filling up but we didn't feel forgotten at the bar. Order taken, and drinks replenished before food started coming...More

Thank seal_loves_holidays
Reviewed July 13, 2016

Went with work colleagues for lunch and we either had the 'Classic' or 'Lite' Menu to share between two. The décor is uber cool and the food was just beautiful and prepared and cooked to perfection. We were seated at the small table on high...More

Thank GillyAdelaide
Reviewed July 9, 2016

A great venue once you go down the stairs and through the curtain. Sat at the counter in front of the open plan kitchen and had a great meal. The food was excellent and there is a good selection of Sake and Japanese Beers as...More

1  Thank James O
Central Business District
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city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques,
throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
never quite know what you’ll find around the next
corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 1:00 AM
5:30 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 114 Russell St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9654 2977
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