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Golden Gai, Windsor, AU-VIC

Golden Gai

4.7
4.7
72 Reviews
$41 to $100
Japanese
With a love for Japanese pop culture and nightlife, Golden Gai is inspired by the noisy and creative back alleyways of Shinjuku, Golden Gai, Tokyo, Japan. From our menu to the walls, we’ve added our own personality anywhere we can.
As Melbourne’s very own Golden Gai, our doors are open to anyone and everyone who is looking for a late night hang out, hungry for Japanese fusion, drinks to celebrate or wanting to be transported to Japan for a little while.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 9533 6667

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

What 72 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Japanese

  • Inner City South

    Kid Friendly

  • Inner City South

    Healthy

  • Inner City South

    Good Vegetarian Options

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  1. SC

    SueC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious! We really enjoyed our choices! I tried plum wine for the first time and it was yummy too! We had good service which was prompt and friendly!
  2. NL

    NikkiL

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Legend place! Amazing food, delish cocktails and very sweet staff. Will go again.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great sashimi. The atmosphere is cute,
  4. M

    Mauve

    Melbourne

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favourite restaurants! The nori tacos are a must-try :)
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was so lovely and food was unreal! Really great quality!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such wonderful and kind staff and super delicious food. We had the best time. Such a cool place
  8. J

    Jordan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great venue. Great service. Friendly staff.
  9. C

    Carl

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very cool little place. It kind of feels like I'm back in Japan. Lovely staff, good food.
  10. C

    Calypso

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the best night celebrating my twins 18th birthday. Fun atmosphere, great food and drinks we will be back.
  11. IL

    IsabellaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful food, lovely staff- can’t ask for more!
  12. JB

    JillB

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience3
    There was a surcharge for Easter Saturday that was not known until the bill arrived. Saturday is not a public holiday and prior notice of the surcharge would have let us understand before making the booking. No split bill, credit card surcharge and then a Saturday Easter surcharge put a damper on a good meal
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great casual dining spot. Food was really good. The Wagu Beef Taco and the Chicken Taco were very tasty indeed. Service was friendly and always with a smile
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Delicious food, nori tacos and agedashi tofu a favourite. Great sake too. I wasn’t super thrilled with the skewer selection, but everything else was spot on.
  15. S

    Smithling

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Really tasty, helped by the charcoal grill flavours. Salad was excellent too. Great Tokyo style atmosphere. Very colourful decor with Manga toys & pictures.
  16. JG

    JasonG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service, been twice and happy both times.
  17. L

    Lyss

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were great and super quick! Overall great experience, amazing food and good value. Would definitely recommend. Cool decor and vibe.
  18. M

    Michelle

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Had a group of 11 people but it was not specified that we won’t be on the same table until we arrived on the day. It was unnecessarily impossible to interact and talk to the other half of the group as we were split between two booths. Only drinks were offered at the start and no one asked for our food order. We had to eventually find and call someone over. Everything was ordered at once but it was a very long wait for all the dishes to come out. The portions were tiny and they only bought out one dish each time so everyone only gets one bite before having to wait 10+ minutes again for the next. Why advertise the 7 skewer set with 7 different skewers only to tell us we had to get 7 of the same kind? We tried to get 2 sets with 3 different skewers (5+5+4) but the waitress said no ..? The nori fries were too salty and wagyu tacos were ridiculously priced at $10 for one with a small piece of meat at the top and the rest is just rice. Overall a terrible experience and heavily overpriced for the food and service received.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice food and service.
  20. TS

    TroyS

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cool and happening venue, will return. Great food and staff
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Decor of the restaurant was really nice and the food was amazing!
  22. F

    Faeby

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Beautiful aesthetic with yummy food, would definitely recommend the matcha creme brulee
  23. G

    Grace

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Food was great except nearly $30 for a one chicken breast with a bit of sauce and some leaves, not worth the money at all.
  24. JM

    JMurray

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food at modest prices. Awesome vibe inside.
  25. K

    Katy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Deliciou food and good service will come back again
  26. LR

    LaurenR

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cool place with quick service, helpful staff and banging food. Deffo worth the visit
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Overall good experience, a little on the pricey side but the food and atmosphere is good. Wagyu nori was disappointing and so was wagyu steak as the cheaper eye round cut was used.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  29. MT

    MarshallT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    Pricey main dishes of above 25$ without any rice i.e curry with no rice, chicken with no rice. You’d have to pay separate for rice. Terriyaki chicken for 27+ and 3.5 for rice and chicken is dry. Come here for the ambiance but never the food.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is great, service is good, nice izakaya environment.
  31. CL

    CoffeeLover

    Canberra

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Food is very rich with flavour, if this is what you like - I found it a bit overwhelming. Most of the food was very good!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and fast service
  33. RM

    RachM

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food! Excellent service , Will be back :)
  34. JS

    JaciS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very attentive staff, food was delcious, only thing was it was a little noisy this could be fixed by choosing outside seating though. Great place!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Everything fine except they wouldn’t split the bill even though there was no one there and there were only two of us wanting to split it 50/50
  36. SK

    SababK

    Melbourne

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fast service, amazing food and ambient surroundings
  37. M

    Meeekhan

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved every dish we ordered. Salmon was fresh. I recommend the tacos and soba noodles!
  38. N

    Neil

    Melbourne

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place - great food, cocktails and service!
  39. G

    Georgia

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The Japanese pancake skewers and the vegetarian taco were amazing!
  40. HM

    HaydenM

    Melbourne

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the best restaurant on Chapel st

FAQs

Golden Gai is rated 4.7 stars by 72 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Golden Gai

147 Chapel St Windsor, AU-VIC 3181

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Windsor

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

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