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33 South Wharf Promenade, Melbourne, Victoria VIC3006, Australia
+61 3 9245 9900
12:00 - 22:00
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First time here in a numebr of years. Was not disappointed. Went early for dinner after a tough day travelling and Exhibition at Exhibition Centre nearby. There's a bar in front of the chefs that enables you to see how they select and prepare the special dishes. Or individual tables, which ever suits best. I ate alone, was given outstanding... More 

Thank ozjohn_traveller
Nuremberg, Germany
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with a group and it was a very pleasant experience from arrival to the bill...selection is limited to the essentials but excellent never the less...we orders numerous selections and shared...

Thank Danny R
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ordered a few dishes to try. The mini eel rice and the sushi platter (very fresh) were very good. The rest like udon noodles, tempura etc were ok. The food was reasonably price. Service was very good. The restaurant has a good vibe to it. Will come back.

Thank Hanh N
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fresh sushi but limited variety. Nice eel rice with innovative presentation. Tempura and udon good. Very nice Japanese feel environment.

Thank destinyhk
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Nice area with the restaurant overlooking the water at Southbank. The food portions were well presented but incredibly small for the price. Sashimi platter with half a dozen slices cost $16. Sushi was fresh but the rice was not so good. Loose and crumbly. Can eat better in my local area for a fraction of the price.

Thank Rod K
Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

My wife and I ate dinner here while staying at south wharf for our post wedding nights. The sushi was fresh and amazing, the other dishes were fantastic too. Great value for money too.

Thank craigstephenson85
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

We have eaten at this restaurant a number of times over the past few years, and we have never n\been disappointed. the food is always flavorful, sometimes unusual, and always interesting. The service is attentive - and can be fast or slow, depending on what is ordered. I get the strong impression they cook from scratch, so if you order... More 

Thank Tina G
Bondi, Australia
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Great food, service a little slow, even though the place was not busy. Try and get a table on the wharf as far more atmospheric.

Thank Les F
Melbourne, Australia
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53 reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Caught up with my family on a Sunday night. We felt very welcome when we arrived. Service was friendly and efficient. Food was good and reasonably priced. Would visit again

Thank laurie37
Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

I have dined here before with and without friends. Try the Tori chicken and also the Pork Belly as small meals. The hand made sushi rolls are a must. They also have taster plates for 2 people that are well worth the money. Yummy!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$7 - US$19
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Validated Parking, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 South Wharf Promenade, Melbourne, Victoria VIC3006, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9245 9900
Named after the red paper lanterns that hang outside traditional Japanese izakaya's, Akachochin is an elegant and modern Tokyo-style bar.

Head Chef Kengo Hiromatsu combines quality ingredients and japanese tradition to present a menu with a focus on true japanese cuisine presented in a modern way.

Akachochin's specialty sake range showcases the best Japan has to offer and if requested, can be matched to a variety of regional dishes to suit your palate.

Akachochin's dining room is elegant and when seated at either the marble laden sushi bar or a private table overlooking the water, you will be sure to have your tastebuds looked after at Melbourne's most unique and authentic japanese restaurant.

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