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izakaya den

114 Russell St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9654 2977
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good36%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Japanese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
114 Russell St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wow what a fantastic meal... Found this little gem via trip advisor and was super impressed. We arrived early (at opening time) as we had not booked. Our group of 5 ordered plates to share and we were super impressed, especially with the Fantastic prawns...More

Thank Feebs_1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I love trying different restaurants all over the world and this was was just awesome. The servers were awesome, the food to die for (I'm still dreaming of eating there even though we are home now), the service was outstanding. Everything about...More

Thank askittl
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Wonderful setting in a basement ( don't miss the signage at this prominent corner of Russell st) where you can see what's being prepared and cooked for you. Food is very nicely done, simple yet delicious and beautifully presented - but not overkilled which would...More

Thank jackcl
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

This has been a favourite for my wife and I for a lot of years and we have always come back here! No reservation is taken so it is on a first come first serve basis. For those coming in pairs I suggest the table...More

Thank alim85
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

17 small plates -omikase. So yummy. Service is second to none. Good wine list as well. Nebbiolo Rose was the winner

Thank Toscavini
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

I hadn’t been to Izakaya Den for quite a while, though always enjoyed it there. Tend to go to supernormal or longrain or lucy liu. Anyway, returned last night and I must say I really enjoyed it. The food was delicious, and the drinks list...More

Thank woodybill
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is located at the basement. It’s quite hard for us to find it. However it was all paid off. The food was excellent. We especially loved the scallops. Highly recommended!

Thank Isabella H
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

To my great surprise, I was reluctant to go over there since long ago when one of my very good friend worked there before taking off to open his own “whiskey bar” in Collingwood. Was invited yet declined... now felt like was the time to...More

Thank Cristian G
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Izakaya Den in the kind of place there should be more of. I’ve been here as part of a large group for a significant birthday and with a vegetarian friend for a casual, impromptu dinner. The restaurant worked superbly for both occasions and would no...More

Thank wendyurquia
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

I am a Japanese food tragic and this is my go to place when in Melbourne. It must have been 18 months since last here and previously I have dined alone. Even though I know how to find this place, I still dig its anominty...More

Thank Brenero
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 1:00 AM
5:30 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 114 Russell St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9654 2977
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