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Cnr Courtney & Blackwood Streets, Melbourne, Victoria 3051, Australia
+61 3 9326 5766
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“sashimi” (3 reviews)
“salmon” (2 reviews)
18:00 - 22:00All hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
Cnr Courtney & Blackwood Streets, Melbourne, Victoria 3051, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Food was okay but extremely expensive. Staff were friendly but struggled with their organization to the point we couldn't get their attention.

Thank Vicky B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has been around for years - and there's a good son for that. Classic, classy Japanese dishes, great produce, very good service and a good wine list that won't disappoint. Been a long time between visits and in many ways it has not...More

Thank ShaneABurke
Reviewed 31 May 2017

We've been to many Japanese restaurants but this is the best for many reasons. The food is authentic as are the waiting staff, all smiles and very helpful. The restaurant is also unpretentious and good value. Beautiful, delicious and fresh food - easy parking -...More

Thank Devoman60
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

I been to this restaurant with my family a few times and we always have a very good meal. From the waitress to the chef are all Japanese so expect a very good and authentic japanese food. the sevice is very good. I definitely recomend...More

Thank Hanam1ka
Reviewed 17 February 2017

I have been coming to Akita for many years. First in the Moomba Hotel in West Melbourne - then in South Melbourne and now in North Melbourne. When the original owner, Toshi, sold the restaurant some years ago, things deteriorated. It has improved but it's...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Have been several times to this place and happy with the food. A good selection of sashimi and freshly prepared also a great selection of authentic cooked dishes. Great customer service and quite stealth when serving. Very polite and attentive. Clean restaurant and can be...More

Thank ssalern
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

A return trip to an old favourite : the Sakura bento makes for an exceptional lunch. Plenty of parking in the street.

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 25 April 2016

The highlight of our visit was food....fresh, delicious and well presented. The restaurant is a bit tired but quite spacious. Quite surprised by the size...different areas and can seat different groups of people - small, medium or large.

Thank SmitaGeorge
Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

Run by Japanese owners. All staff are Japanese. A restaurant that is run by Japanese people is rare in Melbourne and a true testament to the authentic Japanese cuisine here. Super fresh seafood, really fantastic staff who are friendly and willing to please, delicious food....More

Thank intrepid_pixie
Reviewed 16 March 2016

I had my first experience at Akita recently and was impressed by the ability of the chefs to make the food sing. The eggplant with miso was to die for. It is great to have a space where you can have a conversation over dinner....More

Thank Melbfoodie
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cnr Courtney & Blackwood Streets, Melbourne, Victoria 3051, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > North Melbourne
  • Neighbourhood: North Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9326 5766
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