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Ishizuka, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Ishizuka

4.8
4.8
41 Reviews
$101 and over
Japanese
A secret within Melbourne’s city centre, Ishizuka offers a refined kaiseki experience that reflects the pinnacle of Japanese dining in an intimate subterranean restaurant space. Honoured with two hats at the 2019 Good Food Guide Awards, Head Chef Hitoshi Miyazawa’s cuisine is meticulously prepared and exquisitely served, guiding diners on a journey through time, place and season.

Designed by esteemed architecture and design practice Russell & George, Ishizuka was awarded Restaurant of the Year at the 2019 Frame Awards in Amsterdam, International Winner in the Australia & Pacific Restaurant category at the prestigious Restaurant & Bar Design Awards in London, and Restaurant Design of the Year at the 2018 Eat Drink Design Awards in Melbourne.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $101 and over
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Kaiseki, Japanese Speciality
  • Hours of operation
    Opening Hours Mon, Wed–Sun 6:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 8594 0895
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Private party contact
    reservation@ishizuka.com.au: (03) 8594 0895
  • Neighborhood
    Melbourne CBD
  • Cross street
    Exhibition Street
  • Parking details
    SOUTHERN CROSS CAR PARK<br />121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 0.05km<br />Entry via 129 Bourke Street<br />Maximum Height 2.00m<br /><br />QV CAR PARK<br />180 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne 0.3km<br />Entry via Lonsdale, Little Lonsdale or Russell Streets<br />Discount parking tickets need to be validated by midnight Monday to Sunday<br />Maximum Height 2.10m
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 41 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.8
4.8 based on all time ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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41 Reviews
  1. KinL

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fine dining atmosphere, detail on the presentation on the food, can't get any better Japanese food in Melbourne

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  2. Anon

    Victoria

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An exceptional meal from start to finish. For starters, pictures don’t do the beauty of the restaurant’s decor justice. Timing of dishes was executed perfectly and the open kitchen design allowed for a very exciting dining experience. The alcohol matching was consistently excellent, taking diners on a journey around Australia and the world. It’s very rare that I remember something outstanding from every dish after a degustation but this was one of those rare cases. The flavours were harmonious and dishes wereprepared immaculately. While I still consider Minamishima to be the best sushi in Australia, Ishizuka definitely makes a strong argument for the best Japanese dining experiences money can buy in Australia

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  3. SophiaL

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you to everyone who assisted in making this night a memorable one. My boyfriend was much surprised and the staff and food was outstanding. I loved the seasonal menu and atmosphere.

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  4. Fabk

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Me and my boyfriend went to Ishizuka on thursdau the 30th of August. The entrence is not too hard to find with a little bit of guiding from the receptionist. She seemed very friendly and helpfull. When we sat at the bar which is the dining area, where the chef's cook everything right in feont of your nose, i had the feeling i needed to be quiet or whispering because everyone around us was so quiet. They presented the menu in a very beautiful way, gave us the options of a wine pairing which we did do with a cocktail to kick of with. The cocktails were good, some tasted very strong in my opinion. The food was absolutely outstanding. Very beautiful presentations, on very beautiful plates and the flavours were amazing. I would recommend this restaurant to people who don't mind spending a bit more money on high quality food and beverages. They absolutely blew my mind and gave me one special evening and dining experience

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  5. Laurence

    Melbourne

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Well well well, finally had a chance to try this best Japanese cuisine. It is really really worth the money and can not give a fault of each dish. So fresh, so tasty, well prepared. Will go back to try other menus from other seasons.

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  6. JamesF

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Felt like we were back in Japan. Just bliss. Can’t fault anything.

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  7. japan

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the moment of entering through the basement intercom entry, we knew this would be a special evening. Seating only 16 diners and with fantastic staff explaining each beautifully crafted course, it is a total experience as if we were in Japan. Ingredients such as snow crab, fresh yuzu are sourced form Japan and the combination of delicate and beautifully presented food match the decor and ambience for a superb night out. Overall excellent value and delicious wines either in a paring or own selection. We will be back

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  8. KadinB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience. Went for a birthday celebration. The atmosphere and the food were outstanding. Would definitely come back the next time we are in Melbourne.

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  9. MarieT

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it ... quality from start to finish. Definitely a special occasion restaurant that did not disappoint.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing! Cannot wait to come back!!

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Ishizuka offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 8594 0895.

Ishizuka is rated 4.8 stars by 41 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Ishizuka

Level b01, 139 Bourke St, Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Exhibition Street
  • Neighborhood
    Melbourne CBD
  • Hours of operation
    Opening Hours Mon, Wed–Sun 6:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $101 and over
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Kaiseki, Japanese Speciality
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    SOUTHERN CROSS CAR PARK<br />121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 0.05km<br />Entry via 129 Bourke Street<br />Maximum Height 2.00m<br /><br />QV CAR PARK<br />180 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne 0.3km<br />Entry via Lonsdale, Little Lonsdale or Russell Streets<br />Discount parking tickets need to be validated by midnight Monday to Sunday<br />Maximum Height 2.10m
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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