Bringing the jaw-dropping culinary acrobatics of teppanyaki to Melbourne’s Little Bourke Street, Ginza Teppanyaki is a haven for lovers of Japanese cuisine or anyone who loves a good food fight, or good food plain and simple. That’s quite a cross-section of society already, so you’ll be pleased to know that Ginza goes way beyond the standard sushi-and-sashimi-by-numbers of many a Melbourne Japanese restaurant. At this CBD joint prime cuts of meat and seafood are grilled by the chefs right at your very own table-side grill for a unique dining experience. And remember, there are other delicious Japanese options on the menu besides teppanyaki-style dishes, but for a chance to get up close and personal with Eastern gastronomy at one of the city centre’s hottest dining destinations, book well in advance.
Ginza Teppanyaki knows its high-flying Japanese-style grilling back to front, acknowledging the curious culinary artform’s origins in Osaka over two centuries ago. Here in Melbourne’s CBD, Ginza offers diners the ultimate Japanese barbecue experience, taking on fresh seafood, premium meats, prepared before your eyes as you sit around the traditional teppan grill. We admit that Melbourne’s army of Asian food fans are going to know what to expect from a Japanese teppanyaki restaurant, but Ginza goes one step further, relying on castoron grills that actually infuses the food cooked on top with higher than usual iron levels, providing a boost to the energies and immuno-systems.
Ginza Teppanyaki’s restaurant occupies a prime position on Little Bourke Street, right in the heart of the CBD on the block between Coverlid Place and Market Lane, a short walk in either direction from Russell Street and Exhibition Street. Spacious enough to accommodate 200 bibbed and enthralled diners, Ginza is ideal for larger parties celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, bucks’ and hens’ nights, school excursions, financial year triumphs – any conceivable occasion that requires fine food and drink and more than a little entertainment while you’re at it. There’s also a fine selection of ginza sushi (a type of sushi served warm and topped with homemade mayonnaise) plus market-fresh sashimi and tataki. Very popular for lunch and dinner, and especially for group reservations, Ginza Teppanyaki is best booked in advance to avoid missing out.
This was our 2nd time to ginza and we weren’t disappointed. I am a very fussy eater but everything was cooked to perfection. Definitely recommended and we will go again.
A really lovely gem of a restaurant, my first Teppanyaki in Melbourne and will not be my last. Good quality food prepared and cooked in front of your eyes. The place has a really good modern clean feel to it and the staff are fantastic.
You can trust them good food service taste and experience. drinks are pricey but that’s standard in the city i guess so yeah i give it a good rating
Such a fun atmosphere at Ginza. Food is delicious and service is great. The talented chefs are very entertaining. Highly recommend for a group of 4 or more.
We had a great night at Ginza Teppanyaki. We celebrated a 22nd birthday and the birthday girl was adequately made the centre of attention with a birthday bib and food catching challenges (but not over the top). It was fun and we laughed a lot. It was a lovely touch for the birthday girl to be given a photo of our group at the end of the night. The Chef was great fun and the food was delicious. Will definitely go back.
Food is always amazing atmosphere is great but first time there on a saturday night and were hurried along and when your down from Sydney for a frien catchup I didnt appreciate been moved along and noticed that because they were so busy we didnt experience the actual cooking of the fried rice which normally happens during the week (Sat different) and no catching the eggs which is so much fun especially if you have never been before which was the case of 2 couples that were sitting at our table and they were disappointed and we were too because they never experienced what happens.
Another great night at Ginza. Have not been back for a few years but decided to take our 12 year old daughter with us and she absolutely loved it. The service is always great, you never wait for a drink and i think the best thing about this type of dining is that you are sitting with people that you have never met and it's great to talk to other people around you. Shout out for the chef too. He was very entertaining and all the kids seemed to love him.
Thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Food cooked to perfection and excellent service and entertainment! The set menus work well for the number of people seated around each plate and items can be substituted if some in the group don't want a particular thing without everyone having to agree on a different set. Probably the only downside is there is little time for drinks and chat during peak dinner hours but that's busy Teppanyaki places everywhere for you - a good sign of a place worth a visit at any rate!
Ginza Teppanyaki is a great place to enjoy entertainment with food. Good fun, good food and lots of laughter. I totally recommend Ginza Teppanyaki to everyone.
A very enjoyable experience, the staff were very helpful with the menu and drinks. We were a group of 6 persons,and thought we had to choose the same set menu, however one of us did ask, and were advised you could all choose a different set menu. It would probably be a good idea to advise patrons at the beginning of this option. Apart from that I will return and advise others to enjoy a great experience.