Fodor's Expert Review Hanabishi

$$$ City Center Japanese

Touted as the city's best Japanese restaurant, Hanabishi sits in slightly seedy King Street, an area known for its bars, club venues, and occasionally unsavory clientele. With wooden floors, blue walls, and traditional ceramic serving trays, Hanabishi is the playground of Osakan chef Akio Soga, whose seasonal menu includes such gems as abalone sashimi and aburi salmon. There are long lists of hot and chilled sake and wines, ranging from reasonable to pricey.

Japanese Service Sophisticated Lunch Dinner $$$

Quick Facts

187 King St.
Melbourne, Victoria  3000, Australia

- 03 - 9670–1167

Known For:
  • <PRO>bento boxes</PRO>
  • <PRO>vegetarian menu</PRO>
  • <PRO>Wagyu beef</PRO>
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun. No lunch Sat., Credit cards accepted, Reservations essential

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