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Hakoya Izakaya, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Hakoya Izakaya

4.6
4.6
140 Reviews
$40 and under
Japanese Speciality
Hakoya Izakaya is located in hart of Melbourne CBD(364 Lonsdale St Melbourne) The journey begins with Hakoya, a traditional style Izakaya experience. We are providing great traditional Japanese food such as seiromushi(wood steam) and Nabe( Japanese Hop pot)

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Japanese Speciality, Japanese, Izakaya

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:30 am–10:00 am

  • Phone number

    (03) 7014 9728

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    We are offering contactless Ipad ordering system and private booth. Specialized traditional Japanese food and great Japanese atmosphere

What 140 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. JF

    JamesF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    3rd date here with my boy and its our favourite due to the privacy of booths, friendly staff and consistent amazing food. Thank you so much. See you again next time !
  2. BD

    BenD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Overall experience was great but too few dishes to choose from.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Its ok, meat is less than before. Dishes become smaller
  4. c

    cath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cheese tonkatsu and wagyu sukiyaki were very delicious along with the other dishes ordered. Only thing would be to have a larger variety of non-alcoholic drinks on the menu.
  5. EM

    EMHC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Fantastic staffs, very courteous and friendly. Food was very good, the interior is very well done up, giving customer the izakaya feel (hence slightly noisy).
  6. c

    clemstar

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Restaurant has a proper authentic Japanese feel. Food was exquisite. Service was very swift. Staff were polite and friendly. Can highly recommend.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Food was a bit too sweet but ambiance was amazing felt very much like Japan
  8. W

    Wendy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Tempura Udon in Melbourne. Must try Cheese Tonkatsu.
  9. JP

    JulieP

    Sydney

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience5
    A homey place with wonderful food. I loved the studio ghibli murals and the whole interior of the restaurant. Food was great! I love the scorched salmon sushi and the wagyu sukiyaki was so yummy too. Definitely recommend
  10. EO

    EinrebO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Good food and good service mixed with great ambience provided an overall enjoyable experience. Will be coming back.
  11. TF

    TracyF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    A bit cozy, not a big selection of food, but food is yummy
  12. TH

    TraceyH

    Melbourne

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super tasty Japanese food. Love the booths and the decor. Also love that we can order on an ipad. Quick and efficient service.
  13. TF

    TerryF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    unfortunately, there were no fish products which meant there were a lot fewer choices, but what we had was very nice
  14. SA

    SARKISA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We were keen to try this, took a while to get a booking, good place go for four or more, not great for couples
  15. A

    Alisha

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The overall service was quality good. One thing I’d like to say is the service. It is not that bad, though I just think it could be done better if the manager could ask customers about their booking or not and categories them accordingly. I know the place is increasingly popular and I understand our waiting time would get longer sometimes, but generally speaking, I’d come back monthly if i can book a table in advance.
  16. PD

    PrincessD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the best experience. Food was delicious, staff were friendly, and ambience was phenomenal. Would highly recommend for anyone who loves Japanese cuisine.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tasty food!!
  18. LW

    LapasW

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I ordered Salmon rolls, Dragon rolls and Cheese Kutsu it was good portion and always good quality. I usually come back when I got time.
  19. C

    Caroline

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favourite restaurant in all of Melbourne - love the wagyu sukiyaki and tempura. Choice of drinks are great too, thank you!
  20. NN

    NancyN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice little Japanese corner for small family. Great selection of Japan signature dishes
  21. F

    Foodlover

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    It’s just ok. I expect better food given it was hard to get a booking.
  22. SV

    SandraV

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was really nice, we asked for some dishes but there was a fried combo that wasn't that good, the crumb takes all the flavors, was ok but not 5 stairs, asides for that, everything was 5 stairs, definitely we well go again.
  23. A

    Alicia

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The two months I have been in Melbourne I have been trying to find a good Japanese restaurant that reminds me of home and finally I can say that I did! The food was amazing and the waiters were so friendly! The pork katsu was juicy on the inside and crunchy on the outside. If you are a cheese lover you will love the cheese pork katsu! The ambience is very nice it felt like a Japanese restaurant as they put the blinds down. Overall a really good experience and I can’t wait to go back!
  24. LW

    LapasW

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cheese Katsu was very good and crispy, katsu sauce so yummy. Also Dragon roll and Aburi salmon roll was good portion and good quality of eel and salmon meat. I'm not surprised why this restaurant is always busy, cause your food alway good and delicious.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food and quick service! Book a booth, great for groups up to 6 :)
  26. H

    Helena

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience5
    Very nice - table wasn't ready when we arrived so we waited a bit but that's ok
  27. AM

    AnneM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The only criticism we would have is that it wasn't properly explained to us that we should order items from the menu in the order that we wanted them to come out so we ordered and everything came out at once so the entrees and the main course came out at once which meant that the rice was cold when we ate it. However the food was delicious
  28. AL

    AmberL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    You should probably book beforehand because they are very busy
  29. C

    Cass

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An amazing Japanese restaurant that has the best katsu I’ve had since visiting Japan! Staff were very friendly and the food quite affordable. Will definitely be back :)
  30. AT

    AnnabelleT

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very tasty food, well presented and well priced. The restaurant is small but has a nice layout with lots of booths and gives the feel if an authentic Japanese restaurant.
  31. T

    Tristan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is nice, we always love Japanese food. The service is great. Even though online booking is required but it is worth the minor trouble. We would come back again and again.
  32. NK

    NKng

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there , easy to use menu and the food was as good as it looked! It was a really great way to chill and try new food! Going back to try the rest of the menu
  33. NB

    NickB

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a curtained booth for two, which was lovely. We had sushi roll, sashimi and sukiyaki - all highly recommended!
  34. CG

    ChrisG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Shhhhhhh - keep this place a secret. Too good to share!
  35. S

    Sylvia

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The only thing I’m not completely happy about is it costs me $4 to have extra soup for my hot pot
  36. VL

    VickieL

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very happy with the atmosphere, food is good and well fits the price.
  37. H

    Heidi

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Easy to order, friendly staff, tasty food. Good menu.
  38. K

    Krissy

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Found this restaurant by accident and I’m so glad I did. Different kind of Japanese food served. We had the kingfish carpaccio, mix tonkatsu, and wagyu with rice. Everything was so delish! Serving was huge and worth the price. Put this in your must eat resto.
  39. JA

    JANES

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food & service was excellent, will definitely visit again.
  40. OA

    ObeseAsianDood

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great concept, loved the decor. Highlights food wise were the wagyu sukiyaki, cheese katsu, and the salmon sashimi (which was surprisingly very fresh). The pork seiromushi was a tad bland, and dragon roll wasn't rolled tightly which fell apart when you tried to pick it up. Tempura was average. Overall good experience, and if you order the right things Hakoya would make a great dining spot with friends.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Hakoya Izakaya offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 7014 9728.

Hakoya Izakaya is rated 4.6 stars by 140 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 9 times today
Google Map for Hakoya Izakaya

364 Lonsdale St, Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Melbourne CBD

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:30 am–10:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Japanese Speciality, Japanese, Izakaya

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

  • Phone number

    (03) 7014 9728

  • Catering

    We are offering contactless Ipad ordering system and private booth. Specialized traditional Japanese food and great Japanese atmosphere

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