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Tempura Hajime

60 Park St, Melbourne, Victoria 3205, Australia
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“tempura” (26 reviews)
“sushi” (10 reviews)
“panna cotta” (3 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian
60 Park St, Melbourne, Victoria 3205, Australia
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Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

This cute and intimate little (seats 12) restaurant just became a favourite. Authentic with great attention to detail. The food was fabulous, and we had a very enjoyable evening. Thank you Tempura Hajime. 🙂

Thank critic359
Reviewed 19 May 2017

It's like being invited to someone's home and you sit around the breakfast/Kitchen bar. Very homely. But that's where the similarity ends. The food is a joy to behold. Colourful and attractively presented. The tempura is all that you imagined a good piece of tempura...More

Thank IAN M
Reviewed 26 April 2017

We had the tempura and sushi omakase. The tempura was divine - crispy on the outside, succulent in the inside and not too oily. The sashimi was nice and fresh too. Service was impeccable and the ambience was nice. It is only a 12 seater...More

Thank Sze Mei Y
Reviewed 6 April 2017

This is the first time we have tried this place, on the recommendation of a friend who has been there many times in the past. Reading The Age Good Food Guide, although the food is given high marks, it is described as a “foodie nerd...More

Thank RickandTatiana
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Working in Dorcas Street, this is a favourite venue when 3 or 4 of us want to have a special lunch. It is a small restaurant so booking is essential, but the food and service are both excellent. Personal favourite is the bento box. The...More

Thank wendycO9624WI
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Superb fresh sushi and tempura. Chef prepares in front of you. Typical gracious Japanese service. Set menu 2 choices. Not inexpensive but worth it. Later in evening when some guests left, had interesting conversation with chef. Only 12 places around cooking area.

Thank Fra P
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Came here with my sister for my bday dinner. We were hoping to get some good omakase experience like we had in Japan and it doesn't dissapoint. The place is really nice, service was excellent. We ordered the 10 course Tempura + Sashimi Omakase. Just...More

Thank Cherilia P
Reviewed 12 September 2016

12 seater Japanese Restaurant specialising in Tempura. A choice of 8 -10 Tempura pieces served individually with other courses of Sashimi, chicken or wagyu beef. Just came back from a trip to Japan and it brought back lovely memories. Very tasty food and lovely Sake...More

Thank drichia
Reviewed 22 August 2016

the restaurant seats 12 people at the bar looked after by 2 waiters with one chef cooking from 2 stations the most exquisite Japanese tempura in Australia supplemented by fresh Sushi and sashimi. It is a genuine Osaka, Japan experience.

1  Thank graemephillips2016
Reviewed 5 August 2016

The staff, the ambience and the feeling of being 'special' because you are one of only 12 diners in the place. Exceptional service and impeccable presentation for the courses. Every course was amazing and there was decent explanation. The food were mouth watering. Don't be...More

Thank CWKB2
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$52 - US$105
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 60 Park St, Melbourne, Victoria 3205, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: 96960051
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