Kazuki's Restaurant

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Kazuki's Restaurant - Restaurant in Melbourne, Australia


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№ 9 Hidden Gems - Restaurant in Melbourne


121 Lygon St, Carlton VIC 3053, Australia


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4.70 (77 reviews)

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  • 5Teddy P. 1 year ago
    Great fine dining restaurant serving amazing produce. Everything from the bread with charcoal butter to the pork main was superb. Service was warm and the venue was excellent.

  • 5Nicky R. 1 year ago
    Amazing 7 courses, great sake and wine selection s. All accompanied by fantastic service. We'll be back!! Domo arigato :)

  • 5Shidhi R. 1 year ago
    Excellent food.

  • 5Julie B. 1 year ago
    Thankyou. I cannot wait to return.. The 5 course meal was amazing ...the wines amazing . The service was warm and friendly without being pretendcious .. Thankyou

  • 5Paula M. 1 year ago
    Amazing food, really fresh and taste its fabulous! Staff and athmosphere 10stars ❤️ Cant wait to be back ??

  • 5FOUR ELEMENTS VILLA B. 1 year ago
    Absolutely amazing this new place I would definitely recommend it

  • 5Ricky P. 1 year ago
    Cannot believe I have not been here sooner!! Just finished this experience and cannot fault, upstairs atmosphere completely romantic, food is absolutely in a class of heaven, I am thinking about booking again! Tonight! Such an impressive set menu, I totally recommend the 7 course, not one dish questionable at all. I have dined at many and been impressed by many but every now and then one just gives you a great big kiss. Well done to all involved, I will be back for sure!

  • 5Christine P. 1 year ago
    Great food and service! Would certainly recommend!

  • 5Herbert F. 1 year ago
    We had been to Kazuki's a few times over the years when it was in Daylesford, so we were excited to see that it had reopened in Carlton. The space has a very calm, elegant feel with low lighting and a nice mix of modern furnishings with the old Victorian-era building. The food - a mix of Japanese and French-inspired dishes - is of course supurb. And the cocktail menu has an interesting Japanese twist.

  • 5Jess L. 1 year ago
    Generally not a huge fan of fine dining (I'm a simple guy) but unfortunately have experienced a lot of it due to work dinners. Anyway, out of all the fine dining experiences, this one was my favourite to date. Food was delicious, satisfactory portion size (didn't need to get a cheeky kebab after), friendly service, however was a little on the pricey side (happy to pay for the quality though).

  • 5RH H. 1 year ago
    Excellent service and experience. Huge props to the manager who made the visit fantastic!

  • 5Jessica L. 1 year ago
    Excellent menu with french japanese fusion dishes using local Australian produce. Loved every single dish but the waygu with bone marrow was a stand out.

  • 5Alexander T. 1 year ago
    Excellent food, attentive service and great sake and wine suggestions.

  • 5Ben M. 1 year ago
    Very nice fine dining restaurant. Table service very professional and very attentive. The serving size is on the smaller side, so if you get full easily don't be afraid to go for the tasting menu, it is worth it.

  • 5Jocelyn M. 1 year ago
    Fabulous food & great attention to detail. Would definitely recommend dining at Kazukis . We will be back !!!

  • 5Greg M. 1 year ago
    Great food and service in a lovely space.

  • 5Bec K. 2 years ago
    Beautiful decor, lovely waiter, incredible subtle flavored food and delicious wines. Highly recommend!!

  • 5Kieran W. 2 years ago
    Had the 7 course wine matched degustation. Everything was superb! Attentive service and food was exceptional. They were very willing to accommodate dietary requirements and even adjust wine matching to suit.

  • 5jenna m. 2 years ago
    We visited Kazuki's Restaurant casually, with no booking and no warning that one of us is vegetarian. We received a gracious welcome from the well-trained and courteous wait staff. The tailored menu for our dinner was an exceptionally well-balanced choice of local ingredients, delicately combined elements and elegant presentation. Tangy and smokey is not a combination I'd tasted before but Japanese aesthetic plus French technique will produce wonderful surprises. This is delicious fine dining in a beautifully appointed space offered by people whose pride and expertise in their work is a pleasure to praise. Arigatou gozaimasu.

  • 5Andrew C. 2 years ago
    After being disappointed with Sakana, and then an incredible experience at Ishizuka, I wanted to try Kazuki. 7 course and matched winee / sake. Exceptional. The Morton bay bug in ponzu one of the best things I have put in my mouth, and the 30 year old sake amazing

  • 5Lucy B. 2 years ago
    Amazing food - innovative and full of great flavour. And the most beautiful handmade sake glasses - each one unique

  • 5Bryce S. 1 year ago
    Amazing food. Absolutely worth the money.

  • 5. 1 year ago
    Very restaurant in Carlton. Unique, very creative delicious food and amazing wine list.

  • 5Hannah W. 1 year ago
    There is no denying, Kazuki’s Moreton Bay Bug Dumpling catapults the Carlton restaurant towards three “Chefs hats”. Can Australia’s most sought after restaurant allocate be decided upon one dumping? That’s for you to decide! When it comes to gourmet talent, one has to applaud the culinary creativity that shines through in this Japanese and French inspired cuisine. Beautifully caring attention to detail by the Chef and waitstaff. A modern ambiance elegantly charmed by Victorian heritage. We will be back! Kind regards, Hannah Ware and Devinder Garewal

  • 5Rebecca R. 1 year ago
    Impeccable food and service. Very special

  • 5Ilya G. 1 year ago
    Nice interior and delicious food, very subtle and unusual flavours.

  • 5Femke B. 1 year ago
    Amazing food, great flavours, great presentation and friendly staff

  • 5Jason L. 1 year ago
    We went to the one in Daylesford and came back here in Carlton and the quality is always excellent we really enjoyed our meal

  • 5Raffaella C. 1 year ago
    Kazuki's was delicious! We got the 5 course meal and everything was great, service was great too. It was nice and quiet as well and the decor was calming.

  • 5Julia M. 11 months ago
    Visited Kazuki's for my birthday last year. Service was great, decoration was minimalist but ambience was very classy and cosy. took the 5 course meals, and absolutely enjoyed every single bit. Love the nori butter with bread as well. The staff could sense we really enjoyed it and provided us another round of free bread and nori butter!!

  • 5Daniel D. 11 months ago
    Wonderful food and service. Very special venue. Each course was faultless.

  • 5F J. 1 year ago
    Amazing dining experience from the moment you walk in. We did the 5 course with paired wines & we thoroughly enjoyed everything. We will be back. Congratulations on such a great dining experience.

  • 4d h. 1 year ago
    Really yummy food and friendly service. Modern and sleek interior works very well with the clean and delicious dishes. Black butter - who knew!?! One thing - had a sticky wine to round out the 5 courses, thought they could have been a little more generous with the pouring... Would come back again and recommend to friends

  • 4F P. 1 year ago
    Great service and beautifully presented food. The food is more of Asian fusion style. We also tried the wagyu steak to share, which they thoughtfully divided into 2 plates for us. Wished the wagyu is more marbled (like the marbled beef in Japan). It's quite lean for a wagyu. We had the Sunday lunch set menu + the wagyu (described above) + 3 entrees for two people (recommended as the Sunday set entree is cucumber with cream cheese like toppings - sorry can't remember exactly what it is). The bread is really good and the nori (seaweed) spread is unique (I enjoyed it but I can see some people were not too sure). Btw, just found out that the knife we got to use in this restaurant is super expensive.

  • 4M. 1 year ago
    A 4.5*. An unassuming frontal along the famed Lygon Street holds a delightful surprise. Service is personal and attentive. The 7 course degustation at $150pp is well priced and full of delicious surprises - quail egg with kimchi skin, beef tongue, skin with foam tofu. The standout for us is the duck - aged in house - full of deep, umami flavour. The seaweed butter also rates a mention - so good! - the waitperson generously offered a second helping of it when my husband could not stop himself. We wanted coffee to end the meal - but Kazuki do not serve espresso coffee, however we were persuaded by the waitperson to try the filter coffee. We were very glad we did - clean yet full of raspberry taste. Another delight!

  • 3Tom B. 1 year ago
    (Translated by Google) Strong start - weak finish Since we were more than enthusiastic about the sister restaurant Sakana in Daylesford, we also booked a table with the master in Melbourne. Overall, we were rather disappointed. The start was particularly great. A tray with a wide variety of starters. All tasty and interestingly prepared. The ocean trout was also really good, the intermediate course with crab-filled dumplings was also great. But then the kitchen became rather arbitrary. The main course was rather unimaginative and average, the dessert with tapionka ice cream and chocolate mousse had at most the class of an Austrian 4-star ski hotel. We expected more. The service was attentive, but there were hardly any explanatory words about the dishes. We also thought it was a shame - even though we had reserved in time - that we were transported to the upper floor as relatively early guests. There is almost grave silence here. On the other hand, the restaurant below radiates life. So pay attention when making your reservation. (Original) Starker Auftakt - schwacher Abgang Da wir in Daylesford vom Schwesterlokal Sakana mehr als begeistert waren, buchten wir auch einen Tisch beim Meister in Melbourne. Wir waren insgesamt eher enttäuscht. Ausgesprochen toll war zunächst der Auftakt. Ein Tableau aus unterschiedlichsten Vorspeisen. Allesamt lecker und interessant zubereitet. Auch die Ocean Trout war wirklich gut, der Zwischengang mit Krabben gefüllten Teigtaschen auch toll. Doch dann wurde die Küche eher beliebig. Das Hauptgericht eher phantasielos und durchschnittlich, das Dessert mit Tapionka Eis und Schokomousse hatte höchstens die Klasse eines österreichischen 4-Sterne-Skihotels. Da hatten wir mehr erwartet. Der Service war zwar aufmerksam, doch gab es kaum erklärende Worte zu den Gerichten. Schade fanden wir auch - obwohl wir rechtzeitig reserviert hatten - dass wir als relativ frühe Gäste ins obere Stockwerk verfrachtet wurden. Hier herrscht beinahe Grabesstille. Unten dagegen strahlt das Restaurant durchaus Leben aus. Also bei der Reservierung darauf achten.

  • 3Wendy C. 1 year ago
    We had the seven course degustation. It was good but nothing truly outstanding. The most obvious mistake was serving the strong tasting Nori butter with the fresh bread before the tuna, which was light and refreshing. It overpowered the delicate taste of the dish. My evening highlight was the selection of amuse bouche. They were simple yet interesting and each were distinctive in flavour.

  • 2Alexa T. 1 year ago
    The food was good, but don’t expect much in terms or atmosphere. The price is high too for what you’re getting. After only being one of two tables at the restaurant, I wanted to leave but realized I would be charged $90 a person to “cancel” my reservation. So My friend and I were forced to stick out our dinner in a very quiet restaurant!

  • 2Michelle M. 1 year ago
    The food was good.... what we had of the 7 courses. It was SO slow that after 3 hours and 4 slow courses we had to leave. We had asked for things to come a little quicker than 45 mins between courses but it never happened. The manager handled the whole thing very badly. We paid for all we ate and drank, no apology . Shame as what we did was very good . A 60th birthday family dinner ruined.

  • 2Ashley M. 1 year ago
    look forward to dining here but left disappointed. staff not adequate for level of service, long wait between some courses, fish course bland, crispy skin duck was like rubber. when you pay $24 for a glass of wine i expect more than a drop in the glass. several other tables were also apologised to so not the only unhappy dinners

  • 2Philip L. 1 year ago
    There is not a sense of Japanese feel when walked in. Food is certainly not a hint in Japanese either. There is no choice in the menu only either or $120 or $150. They do feed you enough with bread so you don't walk out hungry.

Last updated: 2020-08-25