"Fashion changes, but style endures". Coco Chanel could have been talking about Japanese food, which will ever be en vogue thanks to its goddamn deliciousness. Say "konnichiwa" to the city's finest places to enjoy sushi, sashimi, sake and so much more. Whether you want to dip into a cosy inn-style café or hobnob with the glitterati, you'll find what you're looking for here. We can also point you in the direction of Melbourne's best ramen shops, dumplings and cocktail bars.
Best Japanese restaurants in Melbourne
Perched underneath Hamer Hall, Saké is decorated with polished concrete and pops of colour. The menu is innovative and experimental – dishes constantly evolve with the seasons. Drinks are swift: shochu and saké are the headline acts (combine the two for a Japanese Martini).