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Kuni's Japanese Restaurant

#1,127 of 3,536 Restaurants in Melbourne
€€ - €€€Japanese, Asian
56 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 7243
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good50%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
12 Jan 2017
“One of Melbourne's oldest Japanese Restaurants”
1 May 2016
“A Japanese Restaurant with all of the Staples”
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Japanese, Asian
€€ - €€€
56 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 12 January 2017

This place has been open for decades serving consistently good quality japanese food. Good service and friendly staff.

Thank rainer446
Reviewed 1 May 2016

I have eaten here on a couple of occasions when I have travelled to Melbourne for work. There is a good selection of Japanese favourites including sashimi and miso. Tempura is tasty and there are great tofu dishes.

Thank DLW112
Reviewed 23 December 2015

I think we have eaten here half a dozen times the last being only two months ago. It is always a very pleasant meal and we have been more than satisfied with our choices every time. I recommend the sushi platter which is always fresh...More

Thank kimbo66
Reviewed 3 December 2015 via mobile

Call ahead! There isn't any signage saying it's closed down but I visited on Thursday for dinner and it was shut. Pity as the other reviews sounded good.

Thank Evaaaa_44
Reviewed 19 November 2015

I went to this restaurant for lunch today. It was closed. This restaurant has closed down. I was unable to try and review, sorry.

Thank ph s
Reviewed 4 September 2015

Kuni is a 'quaint' Japanese restaurant incredibly convenient for business lunch. Fantastic service and attitude. I am a serial repeat visitor.

Thank JimBob99999
Reviewed 11 July 2015

Good variety of lunch set menu. I ordered the bento box which includes salmon sashimi, chicken karage, tempura, beef sukiyaki, miso soup, pickles and rice. While it is more expensive than most other japanese lunch places ($19), the amount of food that's included makes it...More

Thank elonie
Reviewed 18 June 2015

Very good and authentic Japanese food. I had the tempura vegetables and seafood, which was excellent. A pleasant, calm atmosphere (I was eating alone), and attentive service. I would certainly go back next time I am in Melbourne.

Thank RobUKNL
Reviewed 19 May 2015

We had dined here previously on our last visit to Melbourne and thought it was worth a re-run. Happily we found that the food this year was even better than last time as was the service which was much more professional. Our meal was delicious...More

Thank Sue P
Reviewed 21 March 2015

We used to live in Melbourne some 30 years ago and decided to revisit Kuni's during our visit back to this city. The food was still good but the menu has changed (not surprisingly after 30 years). In the ‘70s & ‘80s, there were more...More

Thank Satoshi G
Locals know that Chinatown is the tried and true place
to eat before hitting the nightclub scene. The place
simply buzzes, and the well-preserved buildings exude
a sense of Imperial China stemming from immigration
over a century ago. In restaurant after restaurant on
Little Bourke Street, you'll find delicious dishes
such as sizzling honeyed prawns, and value for your
money. Stately matrons oversee family kitchens serving
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
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: 56 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9663 7243
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