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Yamato

#705 of 3,150 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Neighbourhood:
Chinatown
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28 Corrs Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 1706
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Narre Warren, Australia
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff don't speak English well so it's hard to order and ask questions but the food was delicious

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Thank ChoccaHolic
Orange, Australia
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great little find, the food is authentic and fresh. The staff were so accommodating as we had our two grandchildren with us (7 & 3 1/2 year olds) the elder loving sushi rolls but very fuzzy on what is I them, the kitchen was fantastic and did them just they way he likes with no fuss.

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Thank andreasm63
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

For a tiny little hole in the wall-one of the best Japanese joints in Melby!!! Wonderful service, intimate, and plenty of choices on the menu. Highly recommend this restaurant for some beautiful Japanese in china town. Will not let you down.

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Thank Shellbford
Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Great gyoza and quality japanese food for a reasonable price. The authentic looking business is hidden and a delight to share with friends in the cosy space. We felt like we were in Japan again!

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Thank Bianca S
Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Traveling on my own, I didn't want to sit in a restaurant by myself but Yamato does takeaway. I got a salmon bento box which came with miso. All of the elements of the box were flavorsome without anything overpowering. The teriyaki salmon was some of the best I've tasted. And all very reasonably priced.

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Thank Caroline R
Toowoomba, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Little restaurant was well priced for the food on offer and the service provided was pleasant and quick.

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Thank Marnie A
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Cute little place and no complaints about the food, however with no pre-warning, our bill came out with $32 extra for corkage. Turns out it was $8 a bottle and there was a notice on the door (which we checked as we were leaving -- but there was none). We tried to negotiate with the manager but she said there... More 

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Thank Amalah M
Sydney, Australia
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141 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

it was late, i was hungry and found this restaurant on my way back to the hotel. the food was nice, the service was quick and fairly priced. i enjoyed my dinner there and would like to give them a visit the next time i'm in melbourne.

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Thank AhmadDundee
Murwillumbah, Australia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

After reading reviews on here I had my hopes up for this place (maybe that was my problem). I ate here while on holiday in Melbourne and while the food was pretty good, I didn't think it matched up to a couple of my favorite Japanese restaurants in my home town the Gold Coast. The restaurant is very authentic Japanese... More 

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Thank Chris A
Uga, Spain
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433 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 300 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

It looks like the kind of place that would serve great food. I think it fell short of good Japanese food, Small, very quiet and i believe it tries to be traditional. But the food lacks Japanese flair and taste. Left after two dishes to dine elsewhere.

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Thank whitepointer

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 Corrs Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9663 1706

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

Staying in Chinatown

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Chinatown
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 up age-old recipes. The lighting may be unromantic, the patrons loud, and the service no-nonsense, but the food is sensational.
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