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“Great view of Melbourne along the waterfront” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Taxi Kitchen

Taxi Kitchen
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Ranked #58 of 4,054 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $32
Cuisines: Asian, Contemporary, Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Description: For a 180 degree view of Melbourne's city skyline, Yarra River and Arts Precinct, journey to Taxi Kitchen in Federation Square's Transport Hotel. Hosting cocktail events, a la carte dining, pre-show drinks and boasting three private function dining rooms, Taxi Kitchen dazzles guests with views through floor to ceiling glass windows complemented by earthy tones, indoor greenery and natural light for a clean, semi-alfresco feel. Playful menu items provoke a certain inquisitiveness of guests, charmingly presented on a bed of black pebbles, rustic wooden boards or in colourful, textured dishes. Delight in any or all six courses from seared scallops with red radish, smoked chilli mayo and katiafi to Wagyu porterhouse with creamed potato and jus gras - just be sure to leave room for dessert
Hong Kong, China
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Great view of Melbourne along the waterfront”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2012

We went here for dinner on Boxing Day. It's a nice blend of Australian and Japanese cuisine. We enjoyed the sushi and sashimi entree along with the tempura veges. Our group also liked the beef, salmon and turkey main courses. The service was amazing on arrival, but was less reliable as the restaurant filled up. We still really enjoyed our meal. Be sure to walk along the riverfront afterwards to full enjoy the area.

Visited December 2012
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Berwick, Australia
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114 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2012

Top setting , great views of Flinders St station and the Yarra . Efficient service and good selection of tasty dishes . In a group of 8 - everyone was happy with their meals

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“A lovely dining experience in an ideal location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2012 via mobile

This restaurant is perfectly located in the centre of town and the views of the Melbourne city skyline are beautiful at night.

It has a great atmosphere and can get rather loud at the heart of an evening.

Service was impeccable and the food well presented and delicious - especially the Wagyu steak that I had which was rather a large piece of meat cooked perfectly throughout.

The wine selection is good with a knowledgable sommelier on hand to help you choose for your taste.

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Melbourne, Australia
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96 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Entertaining”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2012

Taxi is at Federation Square, the meeting place for all that is supposed to be Melbourne. The atmosphere is vibrant and busy. The decor is modern. The food is very interesting and we presented. Sashimi is terrific. Don't go there if you are hungry as the positions are very small. Good wine list.
Taxi's not the place for a quite intimate lunch or dinner.

  • Visited December 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Taxi!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2012

Went here with some old work colleagues for lunch one day. They did a very nice light lunch at a reasonable price. The staff were excellent and very helpful. Couldn't help but think it was lacking something

Visited April 2012
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