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“Great food!”
Review of Shoya

Shoya
Ranked #397 of 4,116 Restaurants in Melbourne
Price range: $75 - $75
Cuisines: Japanese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Chinatown
Hong Kong, China
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great food!”
Reviewed November 19, 2013

Been to Shoya with friends, family and for business - all very good! Often ask for the tables on the top floor as it is quieter. Lunch sets are good value. Degustation is also very good.

Had a business lunch function there - food was great - good selection, fresh and tasty. Food is very well presented. Always love their sashimi - one of the best in Melbourne. Sashimi was presented in a ice bowl!! All guests were impressed!!

Service could be better - staff are not as attentive which is a let down.

  • Visited April 2013
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Perth, Australia
1 review
“A little disappointing...”
Reviewed October 24, 2013

Went for the degustation and was pretty disappointed. Most dishes felt heavy handed. Sashimi was good.

Visited September 2013
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Sydney, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Consistently good!”
Reviewed October 22, 2013

We visited Shoya in August and was not disappointed. We ordered the degustation and it was good value for the delectable and well presented food that was presented. The sashimi was so fresh, there was a wide variety of different dishes and it was great to see them grate fresh wasabi. If you have an opportunity, I recommend sitting at the sushi bar and watching the chef work magic and demonstrate amazing knife skills.

Visited August 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
“Customer Satisfaction?”
Reviewed October 19, 2013

Went for lunch Sat 19 Oct with friends. We have been there many times with good experiences. As usual we wanted to go with the $38 set lunch however a couple of my guests do not eat beef so we asked the waiter that we wanted to swap the 'wagyu beef' with grilled fish. The waiter suggested chicken! Ha, if we wanted chicken we would have chosen the $35 set. He then said that we needed to pay an extra $2! We were dumb smacked! Surely the cost of grilled fish is no more than 'wagyu beef'. My guests ended up having the $28 set because that set offered grilled fish. They were happy to pay only $28 ilo of $38 should the waiter permitted. Over lunch, we were pondering if this is the restaurant / owner's position or just the waiter. If it is the waiter's position, he should be told and wrapped around the wrists! If this is the restaurant's position, say no more! I won't be rushing to go back there in the near future. Probably won't be go back!
Frankly, not happy with the attitude of the waiter.

  • Visited October 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
“great atmosphere”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

I have dined at Shoya on numerous occasions including private dinners , meeting friends and anniversary. Shoya is a place that fits every occasion. The staff are friendly and always professional but what keep me coming back is the food is consistently excellent. Interesting, fresh and seasonal and beautifully prepared and presented.

  • Visited September 2013
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