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Ginza Teppanyaki

Melbourne CBD Japanese $$$$ +100
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About Ginza Teppanyaki

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.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 22:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 22:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 22:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 22:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 22:30
  • Saturday 12:00 - 15:00, 17:30 - 22:30
  • Sunday 12:00 - 15:00, 17:30 - 21:30
Ginza Teppanyaki, Little Bourke St 139, 3000 Melbourne

Further Information

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.

CHEF'S CHOICE

155 Reviews

5.1 /6 Excellent 155 Reviews
Service: extraordinary
Atmosphere: excellent
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Quality/Price: cheap
Noise: quiet
Food: heavenly
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1 review so far 6
24.07.2017 12:55

extremly happy with customer service The entertainment of the chefs were fantastic value for money I would highly recommend it to all my friends 😃

1 review so far 6
24.07.2017 07:49

We had an amazing night out for dinner, extremely nice food at great prices, friendly staff and very entertaining. Highly recommend. We will definitely return.

1 review so far 6
23.07.2017 11:34

It certainly was entertaining with excellent food and a great atmosphere! I have been going to Ginza for almost 20 years and am always bringing different people there. Desserts are amazing too! Everyone has loved the food and the chefs always put a smile on people's faces with their food games. Keep doing what you're doing Ginza!

1 review so far 6
20.07.2017 17:53

Went with another family (4 adults and 4 kids). Food was fantastic and the kids said "that was the best restaurant we've ever been to"!

1 review so far 6
30.08.2016 12:53

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.

1 review so far 6
01.06.2016 07:56

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.

1 review so far 6
16.03.2016 07:34

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!

2 reviews so far 6
09.04.2017 16:00

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.

1 review so far 6
19.04.2017 22:23

We love, love, love this place! We have been going to Ginza Teppanyaki for years. It has become a family tradition. The food is amazing, the experience is theatrical and the atmosphere is warm and generous.

1 review so far 5
06.06.2017 05:46

Great night out for my son's 13th birthday. It was as much about the theatre of the hotplate as it was about the food, though the dishes were delicious, esp the steak and the prawn (including crunchy legs). And we were definitely not left hungry. Service was super attentive. Probably more of a 'special occasion' restaurant due to the price. We paid around $275 for four people (inc two beers and two soft drinks).

1 review so far 6
27.09.2016 07:59

This has been my third time at Ginza Teppanyaki. Love the food and the atmosphere that's created by the entertaining chefs. Have and will continue to recommend to many people

2 reviews so far 5
12.03.2017 10:30

I love Ginza Teppanyaki. A great atmosphere, great food and all round a very enjoyable night. The service is excellent. The only thing is that for some of the set menus - they are quite expensive.

1 review so far 6
10.09.2016 09:44

It was my husbands 50th and daughters 13th and they made a special effort for them. Decorated their bibs, sang, took a family photo, we're happy to do the cake with sparklers I had brought. Thank you to the lovely staff. And the food was great too, and a bit of fun thrown in with egg throwing and bowl catching.

1 review so far 6
24.04.2017 08:48

WOW !! what a fantastic night - excellent food, great fun had by all - the chef was wonderful and so talented with his prep and cooking of all the food, right there in front of you ! Great tasting, melt in your mouth food ! We will be going there again for sure !!

1 review so far 6
14.06.2017 13:15

It was so much fun and the food was amazing!! It was my husband's birthday and thought of something new to experience, Ginza Teppanyaki was it :)

1 review so far 5
10.02.2017 09:11

The food was excellent and good value two of us had menu 3 and 2 had menu 4. We have visited before but took a couple of our friends from interstate who loved the food. The theatre was very different and they had not experienced this before nor had they had Japanese food before. They loved it. Thank you Ginza. Regards Iona

1 review so far 2
09.05.2017 12:32

The food was nice. The service was terrible to say the least. The chef wasn't overly entertaining and did not interact that much. He did the minimum required. The moment he finished cooking the waitress asked us to leave the table while we were still eating so they could get it ready for the next lot of people. Our kids had to scoff down their food as we were pressured to leave. I would have thought we would have 10 or 15 minutes at least to finish eating. Once we were thrown out the back to finish our drinks there was no more service at all. They did not want to know us. Couldn't get another drink for the kids and couldn't even get the bill. We have been to Japanese Teppanyaki Inn on Collins Street previously which was far better than Ginza. I would recommend giving this one a miss and looking elsewhere.

1 review so far 5
22.09.2016 19:52

We had Phil as our chef and he was fantastic the kids loved him!! Was incredibly enjoyable can't wait to go again! Staff very friendly.... Only down point was our special fried rice did not have much in it so it didn't have much taste and was cold. Also had to remind staff of drink orders. Other then that great place...

1 review so far 5
06.11.2016 15:37

Great experience, fantastic quality food, kid friendly & great value for money. We were a family with 2 kids & we're on a table with 5 adults- I think it would have been good to say we had kids so we could have been put with another family- the adults were not using kid friendly languages. But overall fantastic!

1 review so far 5
11.04.2016 08:46

Ginzi was a fun experience with games and laughter. Would recommend to friends and the food was delicious, we also got a bib which was needed with all the sauces! Chicken a little undercooked for my liking and the beef was actually nicer than the wagu so I wouldn't pay the extra $20 for it.

1 review so far 5
18.12.2016 10:49

End of year celebration. We had the $49 set for two adults and two children. Plenty of food. Steak tender and prawns huge, all delicious. Theatre was great, kids enjoyed the flames and trying to catch the egg! Excellent, friendly chef, however, would have liked to have seen more knife work. Highly recommend.

1 review so far 5
06.10.2016 16:42

Lunch was great, lots of fun for the kids and prices were very reasonable. We had a choice of a number of set teppanyaki meals to suit all budgets and the food was fresh and yummy. Not a fancy place, but neither were we looking for one, but simple and delicious food.

1 review so far 6
14.07.2017 09:56

We had a lovely time at Ginza. We went with the $69 menu and it was absolutely lovely and left us very full. The chef played all the fun games with us and staff were fantastic! We will certainly be back again.

1 review so far 6
18.12.2016 10:44

Fantastic experience!! I will definitely be back. Pur chef was great, kept us entertained and the food was just amazing. As for the waitresses, they ensured out plates were cleared immediately and we did not have to lift a finger.

1 review so far 6
21.02.2017 11:52

The food was absolutely delicious and enjoyable to watch as the chefs really knew what they were doing and accomodate well for all different people with different requirements and packages.The staff were lovely, we all had a great time!

1 review so far 6
06.12.2016 09:19

Had dinner at Ginza with a party of 9 for a birthday. Lots of laughs with food games for guests and the birthday boy throughout dinner. Very accommodating and friendly staff. Excellent value, great night was had by all.

1 review so far 5
25.04.2017 17:58

Excellent evening. Great Teppanyaki show, engaging all in our group. Food was very very good. However, sometimes getting drinks was a bit slow in the beginning. I liked the separate area which allowed us to stay on for drinks and dessert after the main meal.

1 review so far 6
27.09.2016 12:22

Service was great, food was fabulous and this is our third time there. We will go back again. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The noisy bit is the fun bit when the games are happening.

1 review so far 6
11.02.2017 08:13

Good food, great fun. We had Chef Wei and his artistry was lovely, he was fun but not intrusively, and all the wait staff were lovely. Would definitely recommend it for a fun experience with good food.

1 review so far 6
10.07.2017 07:46

It was an amazing experience it was so much fun for the kids and the food was to die for highly recommended highlight of the night tempura icecream thank you so much for a great night

1 review so far 6
14.05.2017 22:28

The food was excellent... portions were just the right size. Our wait for a table was acceptable... we were settled at the main table and our drinks came straight away. The experience was tasty and entertaining.

1 review so far 6
15.10.2016 14:06

Great customer service! Food was great and plentiful, staff were very professional, My family and I would love to come back! We got special bins for the birthday boy and girl! Definitely coming back!

1 review so far 6
29.03.2017 09:56

This place is fantastic. We have made it a yearly tradition to come for dinner for our child's birthday. The food is excellent as is the service and we always have loads of fun.

1 review so far 3
06.03.2017 08:28

It was good. Not great, but good. The food was all quite overcooked and it was very expensive for what we got. $20 extra for the wagyu was absolutely not worth the cost either, the steak was dry and sinewy. The night was saved by the food games though which were fun and entertaining, it's just a shame that the chef barely acknowledged our existence up until then.

1 review so far 6
09.03.2017 09:30

Wonderful evening! Not only was the food beautiful and fresh but the staff are extremely friendly and go out of their way to make sure you have a great experience.... Will definitely be back!!

1 review so far 4
26.04.2017 22:05

Went there for lunch. Lunch set was quite reasonably priced. Reasonable amount for the price. Quality is quite decent. Green tea was way overpriced ($5.50 per head, ended up not ordering any). "Entertainment" was almost non-existent, except for the "fire show". We'll still return though, since the food was quite alright.

1 review so far 5
18.06.2017 10:20

Great fun and the food was delicious. The serving plates looked small but very filling. Would have been good to go with a full group of family/friends in stead of being placed with strangers. But otherwise I would go again.

1 review so far 6
16.06.2017 09:06

Fantastic, lots of fun, delicious food -will come again! I booked a table of 8 for my mothers birthday and the staff at Ginza really put on a show! Was very funny :)

1 review so far 6
03.12.2016 09:59

Great food, great experience. Such a good night out, whether your group is big or small. Drinks are overpriced though! Better off going to a bar close by for a drink after :)

1 review so far 6
07.05.2017 11:59

The food was very good service was excellent the chef was very entertaining the kids loved the games food was flying everywhere and there was lost of laughter. I highly recommend the experience.

1 review so far 4
15.10.2016 10:28

A little too much like a factory line. They've been doing this for a long time and looked a little bored with it. Don't get me wrong, it's nice food bur perhaps not the value for money i used to get. $100 all inclusive a head should be better.

1 review so far 4
12.03.2017 11:29

Food was great, service was crap and we were rushed through. We were there less than an hour! Not happy about being rushed through when in the past we have had a lovely time. Last 2 times our chef was interactive and fun we didn't see that last night

1 review so far 5
04.06.2017 17:58

The food was very good, and the entertainment aspect was OK (we appear to have gotten a trainee chef, but he still did well). Sitting with other guests (a nice family) also helped to make a fun evening :)

2 reviews so far 6
01.07.2017 09:33

We celebrated EOFY with our team and had the most enjoyable time. The selection of seafood, chicken and meat was of great quality and very tasty. The entertainment was messy but fun!

1 review so far 3
03.04.2017 21:49

Had to wait until everyone arrived to be seated, which seemed unnecessary. Some of the food was good - prawns, steak. However the expected 'theatre' was not as good as expected. Chef said they had toned down some of the antics one usually expects in a teppanyaki as they were making too much mess - which is why we were taking the kids there!

1 review so far 6
31.05.2017 07:21

If you are in Melbourne and want to treat yourself to the most amazing japanese food , this is the place. nice environment , friendly stuff, Amazing food and wonderful desserts.

1 review so far 6
09.03.2016 08:45

A fantastic night of fun and laughter to celebrate family birthdays. Food was delicious, even when it was thrown at you, and the service was friendly and professional. Highly recommended.

1 review so far 6
08.05.2017 08:33

Great food, great atmosphere and great fun. Definitely recommend to anyone who would like to have a lunch or dinner with a nice environment and food that you will love!!!

1 review so far 4
11.06.2017 09:47

Food was really great, however I think it was expensive for what we received. The teppanyaki show was ok but not as great as I have experienced elsewhere. Our group had fun though and our two kids enjoyed it and want to go back!!

1 review so far 5
16.12.2016 09:27

Ginza was a fun work lunch out with the colleagues. The set menus are very reasonably priced with good quantity of food and very tasty. Also provided some fun entertainment on our lunch break. Thanks