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Kenzan Japanese Restaurant

56 Flinders Lane | At Collins Place, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9654 8933
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“sukiyaki” (15 reviews)
“sashimi” (43 reviews)
“sashmi” (3 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
56 Flinders Lane | At Collins Place, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the great pleasure of dinner at the amazing Kenzan in the main dining area. (there are several styles of dining from traditional to Tepinyaki). We chose the banquet and were delighted with the array and quality of the food provided. From the Miso to...More

Thank OnTheRoadAgainAussie
Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed April 1, 2018

It gives me great pleasure to provide my 3rd review of Kenzan, simply because this is one of the outstanding restaurants in Australia, not just the best Japanese restaurant in Melbourne. Normally one is reluctant to return to a venue for fear it will be...More

2  Thank Russell S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Met up with family here for dinner after seeing a movie at the German Film Festival being held at the Kino a few meters away. The food was exceptional, and the ambiance was very relaxing/zen. Not a lot to choose from for dessert but then,...More

1  Thank PhoebeNJ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great dinner in this popular and spacious Japanese Restaurant. We had the sushi & tempura entrees, followed by salmon don, and a very delicious Sukiyaki dinner for 2 with Japanese marble beef(sauce slightly sweet). Liked the ambience & slightly dim lighting, and the...More

Thank sodesa
Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

Kenzan was amazing. The service was outstanding. The food was fresh and beautifully presented. The sashimi melted in the mouth. Recommend booking ahead. There is also a private room for any special occasion.

Thank wateva_44
Reviewed April 24, 2018

We recently had the pleasure of dining at the Kenzan Japanese Restaurant. We wanted something authentic in regard to decor, atmosphere and good food and we got all that. The bonus was friendly and very efficient wait staff and I can't praise them highly enough....More

Thank Christine W
Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

Timeless and traditional restaurant located at the top end of Flinders lane. The Menu is simple Japanese cuisine, prepared, cooked and served perfectly. To compliment the food, the whole experience is topped off by the restaurant staff who are amazing. The Teriyaki dishes were beautiful,...More

1  Thank Jayd K
Reviewed March 20, 2018

I have been eating at Kenzan restaurant, since the early Eighties and I still love eating there. I cannot say what it is exactly that keeps me going back, ambiance, staff, or the food. All are great. Wonderful restauarant and always a good night out.

1  Thank robmA1969WX
Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

A very special evening with my teenage daughter. Service was sublime - very attentive, wonderful attention to detail, and the food is superb. Wonderful menu, I will be back!

1  Thank Catriona H
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Although not totally disappointed I left a little dissatisfied. The service was lovely, very attentive but not intrusive. Nice ambience. The deluxe sushi platter was nice and fresh however the mains, beef and salmon in teriyaki sauce, well for $40 each i expected a little...More

Thank JoasiaKho
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Helen M
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Yes Helen. You usually do. But one day ahead of time is probably ok.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:15 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:15 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:15 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:15 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:15 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56 Flinders Lane | At Collins Place, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9654 8933
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