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Shop 6 180 Toorak Rd, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
+61 3 9827 2968
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good40%
  • Average25%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible0%
1 Mar 2017
“Good Japanese restaurant no bells and whistles”
13 Jan 2016
“Been a regular for over a decade”
Closed Now
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Shop 6 180 Toorak Rd, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
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Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

We were craving Japanese and found this gem near our hotel. With plain decor, fast service this isn't a dining experience for a special event but this is how the Japanese really do eat out. Japanese dine out frequently in plain restaurants and food is...More

Thank Jessica R
Reviewed 13 January 2016

One of the joys of travelling or new places is finding the places that the locals go and if you want quality Japanese (not just sushi) in South Yarra then Jimmy and the team at Japonica are the best. A Japanese master chef hiding out...More

Thank Lee T
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Reviewed 27 July 2015

Good menu and food was fine, just nothing too exciting. It's quite expensive for what you get. The sushi was nice but found the main too salty. The drinks list is limited.

Thank Julia6024
Reviewed 30 June 2015

I am currently on a personal search for great teriyaki, alas I regret to say that we did not enjoy the so called "best teriyaki". We ordered a variety off the menu. The entrees of tomago - which was by far the best dish out...More

1  Thank E M
Reviewed 12 April 2015

We chose to eat at Japonica on a busy Friday night when we just couldn't face a noisy crowded restaurant. Japonica was not busy, so we had no problem being seated at 7:30pm on a Friday. Staff were helpful and attentive. The restaurant feels like...More

Thank Kenley52
Reviewed 15 August 2014

Japonica seems to have been around forever and is always the same - very reliable, good food, good service and a nice atmosphere. As it is also close to lots of public transport options, it is ideal for those living nearby or travellers. It is...More

Thank Miss_Molly_8
Reviewed 11 August 2014

A group of friends ate here tonight. We shared most dishes and were reasonably happy with what we were served. The sushi-sashimi plate was good, edamame beans ok but needed more salt; fried tofu pleasant enough; a cooked eggplant dish was well received. Reasonably priced...More

Thank MelbourneOztraveller
Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

I always enjoy a Japanese restaurant more when it has more traditional decor. This place is nice with a good menu and reasonable prices. My only criticism is the sea food dishes come with that terrible fake pink crab stick imitation meat. Other than that,...More

Thank jacksunn
Reviewed 20 March 2014

I always love Japanese food. The sushi is so tasty and fresh. it is quite different from other sushi store, one of the chef's special 'soft shell crab roll ' is fabulous The waitresses are so friendly and the service is quite nice here.

Thank Jamievhu v
Reviewed 29 January 2014 via mobile

This seems to be a Chinese or Korean knock off of a Japanese restaurant. The waitress's blank look when I asked for the bento box should have been a warning. The "lunch box" had the items you'd find in a Japanese bento box, but cooked...More

1  Thank Alexander P
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vintage knick-knacks that you will feel as if you're
in a huge and busy museum. By contrast, at the
northern end of Chapel Street, South Yarra and Windsor
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Lunch, Dinner
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Open Hours
18:00 - 22:30
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12:00 - 14:30
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 6 180 Toorak Rd, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chapel Street
  • Neighbourhood: Chapel Street
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9827 2968
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