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3 Church Street | Near Corner of Barkers Road, Hawthorn, Boroondara, Victoria 3122, Australia
3 98536002
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Queenscliff, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

While we found the food beautiful and fresh, it was extremely expensive for what we got. We had a scallop dish to start - $8 for one scallop. The sushi was excellent but very small portions - not enough for the price. We ordered a tempura ($38) for a main. Three prawns, two 2.5cn X 4cm (approx) pieces of fish,... More 

Thank Rozz16
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to this restaurant many times, 1st time as a couple then with other family members then with friends. Food is terrific we prefer to let the staff pick our menu and we have never been disappointed. It's a little expensive but for a special occasion or as a thank you dinner you can't go wrong. It is... More 

Thank Gianna T
Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

poor service, the food was dry, prices very high. third time we have had this experience. not coming back! ps. do not like your modern "japanese" decor. or your modern "japanese" food. certainly not authentic Japanese. pss. replace the manager

Thank jeaniesnow
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ocha is a very busy restaurant where you can have excellent Japanese food in a location that many would find surprising. There are two sittings each evening, and at least in the second sitting on this occasion, it was full. This detracted a little from the experience as the noise level was too high most of the time.

Thank Cruiser-0904
South Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

One of my favourite restaurant in Melbourne. I have been here a few times. Would love to go there more often but have to book weeks in advance. The food is delicious and quite reasonable.

Thank Kumala G
Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Have eaten here quite a few times now and never disappointed. Friendly attentive service and wonderful food. we ordered lots of plates to share and probably ordered too much. Nice mix of fish, meat and vegetables. Really enjoy this modern Japanese cuisine.

Thank mastersfamily
Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

We arrived this restaurant at 6:00 we had told that need to leave by 7:30, soI felt rush. I tried to place order quickly but wait staff totally ignore me, after 30 mins finally we could order drinks. Drinks took long to arrive our table and once the glass was empty the wait staff never ask another round. I think... More 

Thank 669AM7777
Melbourne, Australia
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129 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

Had a business meeting / dinner here with 3 others. Very pleasant. Great, helpful and friendly floor staff. One of us had eaten here before and so ordered everything - otherwise I think I would have called upon staff-assistance. We had a series of small plates - all were very tasty and interesting (some more so than others). The flavours... More 

Thank heracles2015
Melbourne, Australia
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

We have visited Ocha on many occasions (as a 2 or 4) and although we are not very keen on the two sitting policy the food and service makes up for it. We have tried many of the dishes on the menu and one of our favourites is the Beef Tataki - not to be missed. Service has always been... More 

Thank keyword2016
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

We had a second sitting on a Friday evening at 8.15pm. The service was shockingly slow as the one person assigned to our area was busy trying to get other tables to finish up and pay. We got some water after 15 minutes. The people at the table next to us were able to advise us what to order, not... More 

Thank Lisa S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Church Street | Near Corner of Barkers Road, Hawthorn, Boroondara, Victoria 3122, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Boroondara  >  Hawthorn
  • Phone Number: 3 98536002

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?