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#680 of 3,168 Restaurants in Melbourne
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$$ - $$$
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28 Corrs Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 1706
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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Usually I like small cosy places, but in the case of Yamato it worked against it. The booths are very cramped such that everytime someone sitting on the inside needs to go to the toilet, everyone has to get up to let them out. Having to take off shoes just to sit in the booths was more of a bother... More 

Thank jooof
Melbourne, Australia
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44 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Located off Chinatown at the end of Corrs Lane is this little gem. Been here a couple of times and it did not disappoint. The staff are very friendly and the food is well priced and tasty! We always order the gyoza which comes as 6 for $6.60 and though they are quite small, they are nice. This time I... More 

Thank Bianca S
Melbourne, Australia
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127 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Found this place by pure chance and very glad we stopped in for dinner. The place is tiny, so fills up in no time, but the food is great and the atmosphere is very Japan-like. Will come back.

Thank Dennis V
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

This was such a great place to conclude 2016 with . We were interested in partaking in the banquet which included the Sukiyaki. The entrees preceding the mains were delightful and so tasty . The sashimi melted in my mouth and the everything we sampled was pleasing and so very delectable. Friendly staff added to the pleasant atmosphere and so... More 

Thank Rosa H
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Found this while strolling around Chinatown. Tiny restaurant, very nice food. Our kids (adults) who had recently traveled to Japan enjoyed the authentic Japanese drinks menu, "sparkling sake" a highlight. They went back the following night.

Thank Sando3110
Melbourne, Australia
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134 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

This restaurant is a bit of a hidden gem. Its a small establishment nestled in a alley way in Melbourne's China Town. Its good value, very friendly service and good food. Well worth a visit!

Thank joelctaylor
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Little has changed in the 25 years I have been coming here. The decor may be a little tired and the tatami room has gone but it still manages to deliver on food. Although wine list is small we found a decent bottle to avoid the enormous corkage charged for BYO and between 4 of us ordered food to share.... More 

Thank MuseumCats
Narre Warren, Australia
1 review
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

The staff don't speak English well so it's hard to order and ask questions but the food was delicious

1 Thank ChoccaHolic
Orange, Australia
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37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

What a great little find, the food is authentic and fresh. The staff were so accommodating as we had our two grandchildren with us (7 & 3 1/2 year olds) the elder loving sushi rolls but very fuzzy on what is I them, the kitchen was fantastic and did them just they way he likes with no fuss.

1 Thank andreasm63
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

For a tiny little hole in the wall-one of the best Japanese joints in Melby!!! Wonderful service, intimate, and plenty of choices on the menu. Highly recommend this restaurant for some beautiful Japanese in china town. Will not let you down.

Thank Shellbford

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 Corrs Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9663 1706

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chinatown

Neighbourhood Profile
Locals know that Chinatown is the tried and true place to eat before hitting the nightclub scene. The place simply buzzes, and the well-preserved buildings exude a sense of Imperial China stemming from immigration over a century ago. In restaurant after restaurant on Little Bourke Street, you'll find delicious dishes such as sizzling honeyed prawns, and value for your money. Stately matrons oversee family kitchens serving up age-old recipes. The lighting may be unromantic, the patrons loud, and the service no-nonsense, but the food is sensational.
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