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“Nice for a pre-show dinner”

Saki Japanese Restaurant
Ranked #1,846 of 4,256 Restaurants in Melbourne
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed December 2, 2012 via mobile

We ate at this sweet restaurant last night after a cocktail reception event. Looking for a light meal, this fit the bill wonderfully.
Lovely views across the river to Flinders Station which is beautifully lit at night.
Dishes were fresh and delicious. Beautifully presented. Attentive service. Great for sharing dishes.

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Reviewed November 21, 2012

Saki Japanese Restaurant has been at the back of the arcade in North Balwyn Village as long as I can remember. We dined there again on Saturday night and were very pleasantly surprised. The restaurant was full, and we hadn't booked (never needed to!) but we arrived just after 8 and some of the early diners were leaving. It's BYO which is always a bonus, including beer, for $2 corkage per person! We started with a tuna and salmon sashimi platter and an assortment of sushi. All freshly prepared by the sushi chef at the back of the room. Then we ordered various tempura "specials" of asparagus, vegetables, prawns and sardines. 4 pieces for 4 people at $9 per plate! Satisfied, we asked for the bill. What a great surprise - it came to $25 pp which included a tip. Great food and great value compared to another well known nearby Japanese restaurant where we cannot seem to escape without paying at least $85 pp. I would suggest booking on the weekends as the locals have rediscovered Saki. Please don't tell anyone else!

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Reviewed October 21, 2012

This is a real little find. Very good Japanese food tucked away down an arcade on Doncaster Road in Balwyn North. Whenever we have gone, it has been pretty busy and they obviously take great care in the preparation of the food. Excellent eel, great sashimi and other classic dishes. Very reasonably priced and the staff are very nice and unobtrusive. It could probably do with a re-fit as the furnishings look like they are from the 70's but maybe they don't need to as people keep coming back.

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Reviewed February 20, 2017 via mobile
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