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19 Hall St, Moonee Ponds, Moonee Valley, Victoria 3039, Australia
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here for lunch after seeing the positive online reviews and left wondering if they have a lunch restaurant and dinner restaurant...... Had a simple oakydon which came with miso and desert. The miso was fine, the chicken in the main dish was leg (lots of connective muscles) and the rice dry, with hardly any onion and egg. Extremely disappointing... More 

Thank Frog4114
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have visited this restaurant on many occasions. The soft shell crab roll was always a favourite. However, the last few visits have been disappointing to say the least. Some of the soft shell crab roll had absolutely nothing in it other than rice & batter. (See pic) Todays roll was the definitely the worst....... no flavour what so ever.

Thank cherrycola1967
Caloundra, Australia
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753 reviews
297 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A late minute reservation and we were in. Great quick service and fresh tasty food. The array of food was great and the prices were very reasonable. Loved it.

Thank Tryatleastonce
Santa Monica, California
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Food here is always fresh and tasty! Staff are always pleasant, knowledgeable and obliging ( unlike the other Japanese in the area) Hard to get in at times as it's so good 😊 so ensure you book!

Thank Kerrie H
Melbourne, Australia
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68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We have eaten at many japanese restaurants and this place was ok nothing to brag about. It was fresh and service was good but didnt blow our socks off. Probably wouldnt rush back.

Thank lbbarb
Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

The sashimi is always fresh and the grilled eggplant and yakitori skewers are divine! The decor is calming and lovely.

Thank Julie G
Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Ordered take away with some friends, and was just as happy as always. We ordered a bunch of things to share, which were ready in 20 minutes, which I think is pretty great (ordered at about 6.15pm). Food included sushi and sashimi, Japanese pancake, tempura vegetables, chicken skewers and eggplant. All was so yummy, you can just tell the quality... More 

Thank peta2017
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4 reviews
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Food is great quality and tastes awesome!!! Takeaway is a bit expensive but similar to other restaurants in the area. All up a good experience

Thank thenomal
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Fantastic food and service, we were completely satisfied. The quality all round is top notch and lovely setting

Thank Robert M
Melbourne, Australia
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Got to be honest, don't really know much about Japanese food as I have always associated it heavily with seafood and i don't eat any seafood. So when I found out that's where a birthday dinner was going to be I was a little apprehensive. That being said I was very surprised the food was excellent, extremely fresh and flavoursome,... More 

Thank Ben H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$18
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Hall St, Moonee Ponds, Moonee Valley, Victoria 3039, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Moonee Valley  >  Moonee Ponds
  • Phone Number: 93260248

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?