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127 Waverley Rd, Malvern, Stonnington, Victoria 3145, Australia
+61 3 9569 2051
17:30 - 22:30
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Paris, France
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

I usually try to see if the chef speaks Japanese. As it was in the good food guide I did not check. When I saw the sashimi arrive I realised it was not a real Japanese restaurant as the pieces were very thick and not cut like in an authentic Japanese restaurant

Thank Charles D
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

asakusa is a fantastic local restaurant that serves brilliant japanese food. steve the sushi chef is an absolute gem and the food is great. you must have the soft shell crab rolls and the crispy skin tuna rolls if you're into sushi. the sukiyaki is also a winner. we eat here at least once a fortnight and we are never... More 

Thank 17sol
Melbourne, Australia
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596 reviews
353 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Good solid four star Japanese. This is a favourite restaurant of my good friends who love their Japanese and good food generally. Nice restaurant. Very good dishes. All of them. Every dish we had tonight was great - see photos. Service, particularly from the lovely Zoe, was efficient and friendly. We had a great night. Been here twice. I'd love... More 

Thank TwoSheds57
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

A party of 4. 1st time visit. We ordered the large sashimi $39 I have never had such a small serve anywhere in Melbourne. Ridiculous portion. We had to ask the waitress to bring the sauce otherwise it would have been a dry dish. Entrees were nice but the Wagyu beef main was an awful presentation for a Japanese restaurant.... More 

Thank vickiers10
Melbourne, Australia
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233 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

It has been a little while since we last visited Asakusa & note an ownership change has occurred.This was a Birthday celebration & we were a party of 2. Not very busy this mid week evening but sadly an extremely loud table of 6 ladies made sure they were heard. But we were here for the food which as on... More 

1 Thank Roger1278
Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

Asakusa continues to present excellent food at very reasonable prices. I have been going for several years and have never been disappointed. Very friendly service and a very good sushi chef.

Thank Gilly034
Melbourne, Australia
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105 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

We have been to Asakusa years ago. Now we have moved into the area and are in walking distance, we decided to try it again - we are happy that we did. The restaurant is comfortable. We chose to sit right in front of the Sushi Chef because we enjoy watching them work. Our waitress told us it was her... More 

Thank David B
Victoria, Australia
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

We do take away from Asakusa quite regularly as it is my 18yr olds favourite. I have been making excuses for them over a period of time eg: "they are busy", but after 3 chances I am venting: the food is not worth the price, a small container of Miso $4 and small tub of rice $2.50 The staff are... More 

1 Thank KMJ62
Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

A recent change in ownership has not changed the great quality and variety of the menu. A generous sashimi platter is a delight. Serves are plentiful and raw dishes fresh and tasty. Friendly staff with owners keeping an eye on things. Steven the well known sashimi chef is very popular and greets many diners by name.

Thank Trevor C
Melbourne, Australia
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

Looking for somewhere to eat our dinner last night we were driving past this little shopping strip with a few restaurants. We stopped and decided to try Asakusa. It is small and cosy. We did not know what to expect and were pleasantly surprised as the food was so fresh and delicious. We could not fault anything we had and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 127 Waverley Rd, Malvern, Stonnington, Victoria 3145, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Stonnington  >  Malvern
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9569 2051

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