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Cnr Courtney & Blackwood Streets, Melbourne, Victoria 3051, Australia
+61 3 9326 5766
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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102 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been coming to Akita for many years. First in the Moomba Hotel in West Melbourne - then in South Melbourne and now in North Melbourne. When the original owner, Toshi, sold the restaurant some years ago, things deteriorated. It has improved but it's good, not very good. Kingfish, Chawanmushi and Agadashi Tofu were very good.Guyoza and Salmon croquet... More 

Thank David B
Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been several times to this place and happy with the food. A good selection of sashimi and freshly prepared also a great selection of authentic cooked dishes. Great customer service and quite stealth when serving. Very polite and attentive. Clean restaurant and can be noisy depending on the crowd obviously.

Thank ssalern
Melbourne, Australia
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411 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

A return trip to an old favourite : the Sakura bento makes for an exceptional lunch. Plenty of parking in the street.

Thank Tom B
Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank SmitaGeorge
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120 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank intrepid_pixie
Arles, France
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Melbfoodie
Melbourne, Australia
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109 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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......

Thank stephen b
Melbourne, Australia
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97 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank GerardPound
Sydney, Australia
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Fiona B
Auckland, New Zealand
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank GreyWhisker

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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: +61 3 9326 5766

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