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3 Church St | Near Corner of Barkers Road, Hawthorn, Boroondara, Victoria 3122, Australia
+61 3 9853 6002
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
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Tue - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 22:30
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40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is 5 star and I don't give That rating often. We couldn't fault our meal and service at Ocha last night. This is seriously good Japanese food.. Sashimi, sushi, prawn balls, beef and chicken main courses and dessert platter. Ocha is licensed with a range of good wines but you can BYO if you want... $5 corkage. All in... More 

Thank Jilljeffrey
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70 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here last night. We let the chef decide what to feed us and we received Hokkaido oysters, green tea soba noodle salad, crab tempura, sushi and sashimi platter and beef wrapped in lettuce. The food was so fresh and really tasty. For desert we shared the green tea meringue and the yuzu citrus tart. Amazing. $120 after entertainment card... More 

Thank Owen B
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579 reviews
379 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

ate there with family for birthday. Extremely busy, full house plus turning tables. Service was a bit stiff and i think they were a waiter short as getting drinks and ordering at times was slow. Food really good and its great to go and find something different. We shared most every dish. BYO which is great, allows you to pull... More 

Thank emelian
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This restaurant never fails to impress. The food is made with attention to detail, exceptionally fresh produce, bursting with flavour. I've dined here with friends and also as a couple and always walk away knowing I'll definitely return.

Thank FamilyfourAustralia
Melbourne, Australia
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

This is our "go to" restaurant for special occasions. This time, my son's 25th birthday and Uni graduation. We chose from the menu rather than the chef's choice this time and our best meal yet. And best value. Had exactly what we wanted. Gyoza, prawns, scallops, calamari, chicken teriyaki, Ocha rolls. All absolutely sensational. And BYO wine just makes it... More 

Thank KayDavidFitchwell
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Busy Saturday night with our large table we were well looked after, very tasty nibbles crunchy prawn balls, gyoza , sushi platter with soft shell crab roll , yummy ! and some of the tenderest beef together with chicken teriyaki you could wish for. Happy and helpful staff. Will be back for sure to choose more from the menu

Thank Tony L
Brisbane, Australia
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Attending with work colleagues, service was attentive, food was fantastic and wine lists were thorough. Highly recommended.

Thank MPbrisban
Melbourne, Australia
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228 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The food is good at Ocha. It is a good reason to go to this restaurant. There are some good wines too, although the mark-up is a bit on the high side. Unfortunately, our experience with the service spoiled what otherwise would have been an enjoyable lunch. The glass of wine came promptly. That was good. We ordered two entrees... More 

Thank FunTimes030
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We have been to Ocha before and the food has always been good. Tonight was no exception but we won't be going again. Our two daughters took us out for their mothers birthday. They are both students so an expensive restaurant like this is a big deal for them. We ordered a bottle of champagne ($60 cheapest) for the 3... More 

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48 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Had date night here with hubby. The food was very nice. No complaints. Meals came out well paced and very fresh. Service was good overall. Pricing was a little higher than average Japanese dinner. My only complaint is how they squash you into the restaurant. I felt like I knew the people on the tables next to me by the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Church St | Near Corner of Barkers Road, Hawthorn, Boroondara, Victoria 3122, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Boroondara  >  Hawthorn
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9853 6002

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