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26 Ferguson St, Williamstown, Hobsons Bay, Victoria 3016, Australia
+61 3 9397 5811
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is a very unassuming local restaurant, we have been here many times and the food is consistently good and reasonably priced to boot. The decor is very traditional but the staff are great and the selection on the menu will suit anyone who like Japanese food. Can highly recommend this restaurant. It has a basic wine list and BYO... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We ordered take away sushi trays twice. Both time we were impressed with the freshness, presentation, quality and quantity.

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Thank Duang T
Williamstown
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

I love Japanese food and Yamabuki is a bit hit and miss. A few months ago we were here and the food was pretty good. Great Gyoza, really fresh yummy sushi and sashimi. The hot dishes were good and the tempura was enjoyable. But our recent visit was a bit different. The sushi and sashimi didnt taste as fresh and... More 

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Thank Alison K
middle of nowhere
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

It's never a good sign when a Japanese restaurant isn't run by actual Japanese people and it shows as the food is inauthentic and most likely the worst Japanese food we have ever had. The sashimi was not fresh at all and came out warm and limp. Why it was served with a slice of lemon is beyond us. In... More 

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Thank shoryukan
Williamstown, Australia
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28 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

This is one of the best Japanese restaurants I have been too. Food is fresh and authentic. Hand rolls, Eel, Octopus and the Salmon all great. The soups were perfect. Can't fault.

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Thank happydinetime
Melbourne, Australia
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Yamabuki is one of my favourite restaurants in Williamstown. The atmosphere is great and the food is delicious. It is owned and run by a Japanese family. All the sushi and sashimi dishes are prepared fresh as they are ordered. My absolute favourite is the Teka Maki which are small sushi rolls with raw tuna and wasabi. They have a... More 

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Thank J0_melb
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Quiet 29th birthday dinner for my daughter-in-law whose identical twin sister and husband (my son) speak fluent Japanese and totally love the food here. My son and I had the top banquet for two...very nice and more than enough. A small restaurant but well patronized (always a good sign) for a Wednesday night!

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Thank Mark E
Newport, Victoria, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

Best Japanese in Williamstown because it's the only Japanese restaurant in Williamstown. never the less, the food is cooked, prepared and presented well. Service is ok, However nothing exciting. A bit pricey but a welcome break from Chinese.

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Thank Leigh G
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

It had been about a year since my last visit as I have started going to another Japanese restaurant in Yarraville but that said Yamabuki is very good. The fresh sushi is yummy, the staff are friendly and it is always busy. I think it is time to refresh the menu and the wine list. However this is one of... More 

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Thank Birt1964
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

Great sushi plates and son loved the terriyaki chicken Everything is so fresh Friendly staff Reasonable priced menu too Quick service

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Ferguson St, Williamstown, Hobsons Bay, Victoria 3016, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Hobsons Bay  >  Williamstown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9397 5811

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?