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Purple Peanuts Japanese Cafe

620 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good49%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“lunch” (17 reviews)
“brown rice” (7 reviews)
“fish soup” (10 reviews)
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10:00 - 20:30All hours
Japanese, Asian, Sushi, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
620 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was staying almost next door and got a takeaway from this place for my kids and I. The service from the lady was awesome. The sushi and seaweed was really good also. Then menu looked great and I hope to visit again to try a...More

Thank MeMock
Reviewed 5 January 2018

I've eaten here every time I've been in Melbourne for the past few years (roughly once a month) and have never been let down - their consistency is incredible. Great quality food, amazingly good value, wonderful casual service - I love it!

Thank Mertescielny
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Not being from Melbourne I literally stumbled across this place after dropping my bags off at a nearby hotel. Very quick service. Excellent presentation and very tasty. Highly recommended.

Thank Peter123663
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Located near the Southern Cross Station. Cheap, quick and delicious. Vegetarian options available. Free plain water provided. The staff had no smile but probably because they were too busy.

Thank ym_onthego
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Nice and cheap Japanese food in Melbourne cbd area. The fried onigiri is something different and nice. The grilled chicken curry rice was nice but the curry soba was a bit too watery.

Thank Cyrusho
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Looks grungy from the outside but the food is amazing! Authentic and tasty large bowls of chicken, veggie or beef curry or teriyaki. They also have sushi, noodles and desserts. Not expensive and really fast service.

Thank Jodie E
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Good for a quick bite to eat if you're tired. Funky. Small amount of places to actually eat, but found it filling and value for money.

Thank MariAlbiston
Reviewed 29 July 2017

We called in here for a late lunch after we got off our train and booked into our hotel around the corner-we only had a couple of sushi rolls each, but thoroughly enjoyed them and appreciated the very friendly service. Other diners meals looked good,...More

Thank justjans
Reviewed 21 July 2017

This place had an epic pork dish. It was so tasty. the salads also looked delicous. And it's so easy to get to Southern Cross station, that you could pick up something takeaway and then eat it on a train to the country or wherever....More

Thank Merilyn_S_12
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

I usually get the Akio salmon sashimi or tsuke don. It's a twist/fusion on Japanese meals. Sooo delicious. Always fresh ingredients. Never disappointed. Service is fast and always busy at lunch time.

Thank holly g
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 620 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
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