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.
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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.