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1221 High Street, Malvern, Stonnington, Victoria 3144, Australia
+61 3 9824 8200
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good51%
  • Average0%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible12%
18 Feb 2017
14 Mar 2016
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
1221 High Street, Malvern, Stonnington, Victoria 3144, Australia
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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Delicious and fresh sushi. Spicy tempura prawn is delectable and many other great dishes. My family and I go regularly

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 14 March 2016

Went to Sozai in October 2015 - had a fantastic meal with high quality service and produce (see my earlier review). From then til my 2nd experience last week - something has changed. The sushi and sashmi were inconsistently cut and shaped - not a...More

Thank simon g
Reviewed 5 February 2016 via mobile

We have been going to Sozai since it opened (2-3 times each month) and have always enjoyed the menu and freshness of the food. We had a really bad experience there last night. The menu has changed, the service was terrible, the order in which...More

2  Thank Terry W
Reviewed 22 October 2015 via mobile

Went for family birthday with children on a Thursday night. Delicious quality traditional Japanese food. Also would be gr at for romantic getaway. Worth a visit.

Thank simon g
Reviewed 24 April 2015

I have been going to Sozai for 17 years now. It is still owned by the same Japanese chef and the quality is still excellent. The selection and variety of raw fish has diminished unfortunately - where once the Chef's Platter contained about 6-7 different...More

Thank Lee S
Reviewed 30 October 2014

Just love Sozai for its' fresh sushi and sashimi. Their Gyoza and nasu-dengaku is deliciously consistent. Efficient polite service and it's always busy so it's wise to book ahead of time. We've since moved from Melbourne and miss our Japanese food fix but we'll be...More

Thank JPNoosa
Reviewed 30 September 2014

The last Japanese resturnat we ate in was in Mikan italy. Not many people know that Milan which is land bound is actually the seafood capital and distribution centre for all of italy. All fish arrives here then goes down south to Rome nd Naples....More

Thank MrsWorldly
Reviewed 5 February 2014

Used to go to Sozai all the time for a number of years. Great fresh sashmi and sushi and good fair pricing. However, over the past few months members of my family and I felt ill after dining at Sozai and could not sleep. On...More

3  Thank Tania d
Reviewed 9 October 2013

Wonderful, fresh sushi and lovely service for an extended family dinner to celebrate Dad's Birthday.

Thank jojopiz
Reviewed 22 August 2013

We often go to Sozai as the food is always fresh and delicious. A good place to take children as it is low key and accommodating. Their Nasuden Eggplant and Tofu are fabulous. The quality never varies. Fresh Soya Beans are always available and good.

Thank Evelynne G
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12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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  • Address: 1221 High Street, Malvern, Stonnington, Victoria 3144, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Stonnington  >  Malvern
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9824 8200
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