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4 Lord St, Richmond, Yarra, Victoria 3121, Australia
+61 3 9429 5180
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good19%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“omakase” (18 reviews)
“sushi” (57 reviews)
“tuna belly” (9 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
4 Lord St, Richmond, Yarra, Victoria 3121, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I guess it is one of the worst restaurant I saw in my life. There is a tasting menu unbelievable: a few pieces of sushi and that’s it. 3 hours for a dinner is not acceptable considering the menù which is short and poor. Please...More

Thank Mario Luigi P
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

This is the best japanese sushi in Melbourne. The fish is cut so fine and the flavours are great. But there is nothing here that you can’t get in Japan for $500 cheaper. There wasn’t even fatty tuna (Ootoro) on the menu and the specialty...More

Thank Lachlan C
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

I absolutely cannot fault the quality of the food or the service at this intimate Japanese restaurant. The setting is post-modern minimalist, quiet and dimly lit. The staff are knowledgeable and helpful. The service is great. The food is prepared and presented perfectly. So why...More

1  Thank OchreSilence
Reviewed August 4, 2018

When it comes to authenticity, atmosphere, service and of course splendid nigiri, Minamishima is the best Japanese fine dining restaurant in Melbourne. Having extensively dined in Japanese and have experienced what the rest of the Japanese restaurants have to offer in Melbourne, Minamishima is the...More

Thank Bissiotis
Reviewed July 24, 2018

I was so looking forward to my birthday dinner at Minimishima, however unfortunately I found it disappointing, especially for a 3 chefs hats restaurant. My expectations were very high and but they were not met. The food was nice enough but I wouldn't rave about...More

Thank Brenda S
Reviewed July 2, 2018

This is truly great sushi, but not worth anywhere near the price. Our bill for two people, including a bottle of mediocre Japanese wine, and a couple of extra glasses of the same, came to $680. Admitedly this included the suggested extra course of Pufferfish...More

Thank TopShop9999
Reviewed June 16, 2018

Unquestionably the food and theatre of its preparation is remarkable. The restaurant is modern to the point of ultra-modern with an extreme minimalism of decoration that at once recalls Japanese aesthetics whilst not clearly being of any cultural background. The degustation meal is a remarkable...More

Thank OchreSilence
Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

Truly amazing experience. Thanks so much to my good friend in melbourne for booking the restaurant for us. Everything from appertiser, tuna, fugu, beef, sake pairing and dessert was to perfection. Very knowledgeable waiter that educate us on all the dishes. Definitely must try if...More

Thank HungoverTT
Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a pleasant rather than spectacular experience here. On the plus side, service was impeccable and food presentation was outstanding; neither could be faulted. However... ambiance is underwhelming. You would not visit Minamishima for a riotous evening by any stretch, and we almost felt...More

1  Thank DuncanGK
Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

Some of the best Japanese food I have had outside of Japan! 3 of us opted for the tasting menu and it was excellent. Sushi is spectacularly good, the best I have ever had in Australia. The only thing that wasn't as excellent was the...More

1  Thank l-globetrotter
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Aaron C
August 20, 2017|
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Response from kiza01 | Reviewed this property |
Bridge Rd, but you should get public transport, they have so many delicious sakes you'll want to try.
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Lord St, Richmond, Yarra, Victoria 3121, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Yarra  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9429 5180
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Minamishima is a Japanese restaurant that serves the omakase of Chef Koichi Minamishima. Tucked down a one-way street in Richmond, it's the most intimate Japanese dining experience in Melbourne.
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