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“bento box for me!”
Review of Chiba

Chiba
Ranked #8 of 113 Restaurants in Moonee Ponds
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$13 - US$18
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Melbourne, Australia
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137 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“bento box for me!”
Reviewed 4 August 2014

I love the bento box here which comes with miso ship. Being here a couple time with friends. Never disappoint. The food has always been consistent. Friendly staff and nice decor. Soft shell crab roll is a must. Sushi boat to die for. Everything here are served fresh and good portion. Highly recommended. Request upstair seating. Must nicer and quieter if you are on a date! All dishes are nicely priced and worth the value !

  • Visited March 2014
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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114 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“best value lunch”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Where else can you get a great Japanese meal for $15. The lunch bento box is just fantastic. I have tried several times to book for dinner at late notice and have not been able to get in, which goes to show how popular this place is. The setting is very modern and the staff are friendly. I will go back again and again

  • Visited May 2014
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Ballarat, Australia
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400 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 331 helpful votes
“Good Value, Authentic Japanese”
Reviewed 20 August 2013

Another of my favourite value for money restaurants in Melbourne's north. Just over 12 months ago, Chiba moved further along the street, to larger premises, without compromising on authentic, quality Japanese food.
I highly recommend the sushi and sashimi platter, seafood bento box, gyoza, yakitori, tempura whiting, okinomiyaki and breaded oysters.
Non seafood eaters won't be disappointed by their sukiyaki, or bento box.
Fabulous vegetarian and noodle dishes have also been enjoyed by friends.
Their wine list is excellent and reasonably priced, including Japanese Plum Wine, or sake, as well as good quality Australian wines.
The downstairs space is pretty standard Japanese decor, but upstairs took me back to some wonderful dining experiences in Tokyo and is way more intimate in ambience than downstairs.
Chibas has a devoted regular clientelle and it's often impossible to get a table. Multiple sittings occur on busy nights, so ensure you book ahead.
Service is generally obliging and prompt.

  • Visited August 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Top marks for quick delicious lunch”
Reviewed 17 July 2013 via mobile

Dropped in at short notice and was quickly seated by very helpful staff.

I had bento box (very decent portions) and colleague enjoyed tempura selection - service was prompt and seamless and food was delicious and light - ill make sure to try dinner soon.

  • Visited June 2013
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Hong Kong, China
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Good food & Ambience”
Reviewed 14 April 2013

Recently went to this restaurant on two different occasions with different people. On both visits the food, staff & ambience was excellent. The 1st visit was a Saturday night and the 2nd was a Tuesday night. On both nights the service and food were excellent.

I recommend this restaurant to both travelers and local people who wish an good food experience at a reasonable price. The restaurant is a BYO wine with a small corkage charge.

  • Visited April 2013
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