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“Always a favorite.”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Taxi Kitchen

Taxi Kitchen
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Ranked #63 of 4,053 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $32
Cuisines: Asian, Contemporary, Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
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
Portarlington, Australia
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Always a favorite.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2013

Since our first visit to Taxi where they squeezed us in without bookings we have always enjoyed our visits to this modern restaurant. The wine list is a positive novel and the food is interesting with an East meets West influence.

Visited September 2012
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Melbourne
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great views of Melbourne while fine dining”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2013

The food at Taxi certainly lives up to it's reputation. My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary and started the meal with sushi and sushimi.....fresh, melt in your mouth tuna.....great flavours. The pork for main was delicious....tender and surrounded with crackle....my husband had the duck.....cooked to perfection with a sweet sauce! We shared a white mousse with a nut brittle and meringue....sublime! The staff were extremely attentive and highly professional.....from the time you arrived to the offer of a photo on our camera at the end!! The tables a very close together so I would recommend when booking that you request a table which seats four.....that way you can spread out and you won't hear the conversations of those around you! The highlight of the night are the views....you are surrounded by glass....our city of Melbourne is so beautiful! Just a tip....it was a balmy night so we went upstairs to the outside bar for a pre dinner drink....great views from the bar balcony and a fun way to start the night!
Bon Apetite

  • Visited April 2013
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Canberra
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Perfect”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2013

From the moment we walked into the restaurant the service was impeccable. The maitre'd was friendly and polite and quickly had us settled at our table.

Our waiter, was again, very polite, efficient and friendly. He didn't miss a beat when telling us the specials for the evening, right down to each dish's fine details.

Whilst the restaurant didn't have the particular vintage we were after, their Sommelier was quickly able to advise us with the next best choice. Truly lovely.

Visited April 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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569 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 402 helpful votes
“Great food with Asian twist, great location too”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2013

Went to Taxi with a local from Melbourne. Impressive location and great views of Flinders and Yarra.

The setting is great for a business dinner, catching up with friends or a special evening. We had reserved ahead (have to) and were immediately seated at a table by the windows. My first observation was that the table was bigger than what most other restaurants offer for 2...The service was very attentive.

My guest ordered the appetizers, some tuna sashimi, scallops and Wagyu aburi for starters. I followed up with the Wagyu porterhouse while he went for the pork.

I thoroughly enjoyed the delectable appetizers and my steak though a little rarer than I prefer was worth it. We didn't have any room left for desserts so instead opted for a dessert wine (of which they have an impressive menu).

Would certainly go to Taxi again the next time I visit Melbourne.

Visited April 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Fine Dining in (Well) Fed Square”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2013

We were given a degustation dinner for two for Christmas and went in April.
Great venue overlooking Princes Bridge in the heart of Melbourne.
Excellent menu - seven interesting and delicious dishes.

  • Visited April 2013
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