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4 Lord St, Richmond, Yarra, Victoria 3121, Australia
+61 3 9429 5180
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good18%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“omakase” (17 reviews)
“sushi” (55 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 2 weeks ago

Some of the best sushi I have had outside Japan. Yes, it is expensive but comparatively it is decent value for money. Watch the extra optional specials though- the two we had were very good but racked up the bill. The counter is very nice...More

Thank Keith E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Probably the best sushi I’ve tried (and yes, I’ve visited Japan 20 times over the last 15 years). But....with matched sake and one of the additional “optional” courses, you are talking, a not inconsiderable, $400 per head. Dinner at (No 44 in the world) Brae...More

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner and I dined here in December '17. It was absolutely outstanding. I had the paired sake and he had the paired wines - so glad we did, as both matches were sensational and we got to try many rare drops we never would...More

Thank JazB333
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Japanese cuisine at the highest end, edomae style sushi or Kaiseki, is an art form. It takes practice and decades of training to perfect the simplest thing, washing rice, slicing fish, pressing rice eg. Minamishima is Australia's best sushi and at $150 omakase, it's a...More

Thank Anotation
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Had heard so much about this place and how good it is but the experience doesn't live up to it. Certainly money has been spent on the long narrow restaurant area but it has flaws. If you cannt sit at the Sushi Counter the views...More

1  Thank Allan M
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We had the omakase dining room menu , rather than sitting at the bar. The waiters were attentive. Our waiter tried to upsell extra dishes to the standard menu. We didn't takeup the offer as we expected to go home full and satisfied on the...More

1  Thank NashMelbourne
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Located in an alley in Richmond Neat deco in a dim atmosphere . Need the light from my phone to read the menu Service is very good though Special diet requirement like gluten free or no deep fried food have been very well noted and...More

1  Thank Happy258
Reviewed 27 August 2017

With its calm and quiet interior, solicitous staff and superb food, the restaurant is a delightful treat. My dietary needs were catered for without fuss and every morsel we placed in our mouths was an exquisite fusion of delicate flavours. The quality and freshness of...More

Thank Hatfia
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Had a fabulous dinner here for our 25th wedding anniversary. Not only was the quality and flavour of the food amazing but I think it is the best service I have ever had in a restaurant. The wait staff are friendly, knowledgeable and extremely attentive...More

Thank Multimuffin
Reviewed 17 August 2017

My wife and I went to the restuarant yesterday evening and had seats infront of the chefs. I can't remember how many pieces of sushi were served to us but the most memorable pieces of sushi was the Blue Fin Tuna's belly... omg to die...More

Thank alim85
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Aaron C
20 August 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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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