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€€ - €€€Japanese, Sushi, Asian
33 South Wharf Promenade, Melbourne, Victoria VIC3006, Australia
+61 3 9245 9900
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
33 South Wharf Promenade, Melbourne, Victoria VIC3006, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went for lunch and dinner. Got told to sit down to order but was then ignored. Udon was ok but nothing special. At dinner, place stank of beer. Miso soup was 7 bucks because they put a small piece of salmon in. Pork dish was...More

Thank Silentleges
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It pains me to write this review. I used to frequent Akachochin regularly with the family because we loved the authentic Japanese vibe, the quality of the food and that it was more ‘fine dining’ than other nearby restaurants. I went to dinner recently and...More

Thank lisaeknight
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When I go to this side of town my friends make an effort to visit. Good options for vegans, better than most.

Thank Dino54ma
Reviewed 2 March 2018

Brilliant food and nice location (if you are staying nearby or are in that part of town). While the food portion werent super big, the quality was excellent and I enjoyed the sushi, sashimi and soup. It is of course not like Japan, but it...More

Thank Foody R
Reviewed 16 February 2018

My wife and I and very close friends were looking for a special restaurant for an overdue catch up dinner. The restaurant had been highly recommended to us and so we were looking forward to the dinner. The location was excellent and on a warmer...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

Went with family there after recommendation, but it was a bit disappointed. Overall dishes are quite small serve with pricey. There were limited selection as there are no common Japanese dishes such as soba or Raman. Maki are in form of sushi rolls, which is...More

Thank herbertdanny
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

We simply got the Assorted Sushi Platter each as we were after a light lunch. Lovely. So fresh and very pretty too! Good service.

Thank SciFiSoapie
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Very nice view if u go for outdoor sitting by the river to chill & relax. Go for the sushi & sashimi. Kobe wagu beef steak did not meet our expectations so you can skip that.

Thank E8441TJnancyt
Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

The matcha martini is nice but the tofu steak is very small and taste quite normal( just like the normal fried tofu) , the view is good, you can see the helicopter land in just in front of u, anyway the tofu steak is really...More

Thank Anna S
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

The staff were very professional; unfortunately there was a mishap at the til and the meal arrived after our friends had finished their mains. The fish (market) was beautiful, the pork was a bit dry, the pizza was very nice and the crumbed chicken was...More

Thank James T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 South Wharf Promenade, Melbourne, Victoria VIC3006, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9245 9900
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Named after the red paper lanterns that hang outside traditional Japanese izakaya's, Akachochin is an elegant and modern Tokyo-style bar. Our Head Chef combines quality ingredients and Japanese tradition to present a menu with a focus on true Japanese cuisine presented in a modern way. Akachochin's specialty sake range showcases the best Japan has to offer and if requested, can be matched to a variety of regional dishes to suit your palate. Akachochin's dining room is elegant and when seated at either the marble laden sushi bar or a private table overlooking the water, you will be sure to have your tastebuds looked after at Melbourne's most unique and authentic Japanese restaurant.
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