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Akita

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Cnr Courtney & Blackwood Streets, Melbourne, Victoria 3051, Australia
(03) 9326 5766
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

The highlight of our visit was food....fresh, delicious and well presented. The restaurant is a bit tired but quite spacious. Quite surprised by the size...different areas and can seat different groups of people - small, medium or large.

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Thank SmitaGeorge
Melbourne
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111 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

Run by Japanese owners. All staff are Japanese. A restaurant that is run by Japanese people is rare in Melbourne and a true testament to the authentic Japanese cuisine here. Super fresh seafood, really fantastic staff who are friendly and willing to please, delicious food. You'll be coming back over and over again.

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Thank intrepid_pixie
Arles, France
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

I had my first experience at Akita recently and was impressed by the ability of the chefs to make the food sing. The eggplant with miso was to die for. It is great to have a space where you can have a conversation over dinner. The price was very reasonable ($75 for 2 entrees; 2 mains and 2 glasses of... More 

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Thank Melbfoodie
Melbourne, Australia
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103 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

This Akita Japanese Restaurant has not changed much in last 22 years as I use to frequent visit. They have kept the good service and not to mention excellent sushi and menu!!!!! Will add some photos soon Thanks very much Akita I will return here as I loved eating here 23years ago......

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Thank stephen b
Melbourne, Australia
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84 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016

This is a quaint restaurant on the edge of the City of Melbourne. It is open for lunch and dinner all days except Monday. The restaurant is dark and quiet and has a few different sections to sit so you get a very cosy and private feel when dining. I had a selection of chicken skewers with rice and my... More 

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Thank GerardPound
Sydney, Australia
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

What a great find! This is probably the best and most authentic Japanese I've had outside Japan. Beautiful, crispy tempura that was absolutely delicious. Highly recommended for a traditional restaurant experience.

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Thank Fiona B
Auckland, New Zealand
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

This place is tucked away in Parkville, and isn't anything special to look at from the outside. However, the people who run it are lovely and welcoming, and the food is very good - the miso eggplant is the best I have tasted! We had a really nice evening there and felt the prices were very reasonable for good food.

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Thank GreyWhisker
Melbourne, Australia
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151 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Our family used to come here a lot many years ago, as it was worth the drive across town. For some reason I hadn't thought of Akita for about 8 years, when I found myself drinking beer in a pub across the road. It was dinner time and I was with a friend who had never experienced good Japanese cuisine,... More 

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Thank garybMelbourne
Perth, Australia
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

The food was very delicious and came quickly, but the wait staff had no clue about the food and when asked a question had to clarify with another staff member. Our waitress only asked 2 out of the 6 in our party if they would like a drink. Does not do split bill.

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Thank SparkIgnite
Melbourne, Australia
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111 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Two couples on a week-night, so it was a bit quiet. However the food was really excellent, and the service was adequate - certainly not over-attentive as others have experienced. The nasu dengaku (roasted eggplant halves with miso paste) was equal to the best I've ever had. The sushi master seemed to know his stuff. Other favorites were also excellent... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cnr Courtney & Blackwood Streets, Melbourne, Victoria 3051, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > North Melbourne
  • Neighborhood: North Melbourne
  • Phone Number: (03) 9326 5766

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?