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Takumi Japanese Restaurant

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32 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Melbourne, Australia
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164 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A colleague and I enjoyed a quick but very tasty lunch at Takumi yesterday. Pressed for time, we went for the salmon which was presented in an extended Bento format. We started with miso soup, then enjoyed fresh salmon sashimi as well as lightly barbecued salmon pieces complemented by small tasting cups of pumpkin, beams and pickles. We washed this... More 

Thank JumboJetJohnny
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

We went here with a groupon deal for the 10 course degustation and were thoroughly impressed!! Delicious food, great quality, and pleasant atmosphere and staff. It was a lovely date night and every course was very enjoyable. We're huge fans of raw eats (sashimi, tataki beef, etc) and this place did not disappoint! Definitely would come back!

Thank Nastassia H
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Everything was lovely and staff very intentive. The decor was great and environment was warm and cosy. Would def be back with a bigger group nexrt time.

Thank FrankyANDHoang
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Went here with a Groupon for 10 course degustation which was totally worth it. The wagyu beef was delicious and so was the beef carpaccio. The decor was done stylishly and was nice to have comfortable chairs to sit on. Our waitress was attentive and pleasant. We will definitely be going back.

Thank smileydodo
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Having sampled several examples of Japanese restaurants in Melbourne it is safe to say this is the best in Melbourne. The service was excellent without being obtrusive, the food was outstanding and full of flavour. We had a the B banquet that was perfect for our group of three which was delivered over a period of the evening. If your... More 

Thank Stephen S
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

Takumi is a one minute walk from Parliament station located at 32 Bourke St, Melbourne. We had a Groupon banquet for 6 people to celebrate my birthday and it was fantastic. The ambiance is great, you get plenty of room on the table and the service is excellent. They have an extensive wine list including my favorite Pepper Jack Shiraz.... More 

Thank Holidaygogetter
Cebu City, Philippines
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I want my review to be as accurate and as balanced as possible, so I will be pointing out the positives and negatives based on my recent experience. Positives 1. Some dishes were tasty like the mixed cabbage salad 2. Charcoal used was not smoky so we didn't leave smelling like we just had bbq 3. Good atmosphere Negatives: 1.... More 

Thank MichaelMike82
Melbourne, Australia
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307 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

This is the place if you want to have the best wagyu beef. Dinner ended up costing approximately $51 per person. It's only a 2 hr sitting, so, if you book for 6PM, you need to be out before 8PM. Wait staff don't speak much English though.

Thank LC888
Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

Came here to try the 10-Course Japanese Degustation offered on Groupon and got to say there were quite a few grouponers that night. A few moments after we sat down the dishes just flowed to our table. The meal itself was good. The 10 course is basically made up of 5 prepared dishes and 5 self cook dishes over hot... More 

Thank tayprime
Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016 via mobile

Went to Takumi for lunch. I had the Wagyu Yakiniku set. Very good proportion. Meal includes miso soup, rice, main and a variety of seasonal vegetables sides. However, Wagyu beef tasted average. The meat was too dry but the overall flavouring was alright. Staffs were friendly and the dining environment was fine.

Thank alberrt s

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$17 - $43
Japanese, Barbecue, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: 061396507020

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chinatown

Neighborhood Profile
Locals know that Chinatown is the tried and true place to eat before hitting the nightclub scene. The place simply buzzes, and the well-preserved buildings exude a sense of Imperial China stemming from immigration over a century ago. In restaurant after restaurant on Little Bourke Street, you'll find delicious dishes such as sizzling honeyed prawns, and value for your money. Stately matrons oversee family kitchens serving up age-old recipes. The lighting may be unromantic, the patrons loud, and the service no-nonsense, but the food is sensational.