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“average at best”
Review of Ito Japanese Noodle Cafe - CLOSED

Ito Japanese Noodle Cafe
Cuisines: Japanese
Neighborhood: Chinatown
Restaurant details
Neighborhood: Chinatown
Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“average at best”
Reviewed February 17, 2012

Serves the standard japanese fare (and some fancier sets), which they can't even do to a particularly solid quality. Service is prompt, staff are polite, and seating comfortable, but there is something very lacking about the food. Give me Don Don or Purple Peanuts any day.

  • Visited February 2012
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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129 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
“Good value and good food”
Reviewed January 11, 2012

ITO is a cheap but clean and comfortable Japanese restaurant around the corner from Chinatown. Having never been to Japan, I can’t vouch for the authenticity of the food, but the restaurant seems to have the standard fare: sushi, sashimi, bento boxes, noodles, curries and soups. They are well presented, smallish quantities and delicious. My personal favourites are gecki kara ramen (noodle soup with chilli pork mince) and bento box 3 which includes a dumpling, meat, fish and salad – with a mirin dip. Main courses can be had for somewhere between $10 and $20; Japanese tea is $2 a head. At those prices, you can’t go wrong. The one slight irritation is that food comes when it is ready – they don’t bring everyone’s food together. That means some people may have finished eating before others have started. But, for the price, you can’t complain.

  • Visited January 2012
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“i think the staff are cantonese. judge for urself!”
Reviewed November 4, 2008

i think the staff are cantonese. judge for urself!

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“50's style american dinner.”
Reviewed August 25, 2008

50's style american dinner.

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“First I thought "Naaah, This place is not for eating Japanese food" in my mind. But....Actually, I was...”
Reviewed August 11, 2008

First I thought "Naaah, This place is not for eating Japanese food" in my mind. But....Actually, I was surprised. Karaage Ramen was nice!

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