Japanese food is so hip right now that it struggles to see its toes, and at Hibachi Japanese Grill in Melbourne city centre, they’re taking that hipness to belt-busting levels. A new belt, speaking of such things, is something you might be needing if you dip in off King Street, as the extensive array of sushi, sashimi, soups and noodles dishes just keep coming, whether you step in for lunch, dinner or a full banquet.
Hibachi Japanese Grill in central Melbourne has several strings to its bow, as far as restaurants go. Their King Street location, right in the city centre between Lonsdale Street and Little Bourke Street, gets the punters through the door right enough. Their menu, which runs the full gamut of Japanese specialities, is what keeps them in. Their cooking is what keeps them coming back. With an open kitchen offering live demonstrations of the beautiful/horrible things that a sushi master can do to fish with a knife, you can see your dinner being made right before your eyes.
Japanese restaurants pride themselves on their sushi, but at Hibachi, you can count on much more than just the fish. They have a full selection of donburi, Japanese dishes served on a bed of rice, and steaming bowls of udon noodles, served either with or with soup. What we would recommend at this King Street Japanese joint is the meat, such as the yakitori chicken skewers or the steaks, seared to perfect on the grill. When you’re looking for lunch in Melbourne city centre, sometimes a lighter sushi option just won’t fulfil all of your Japanese cravings – Hibachi are there for you.
The food was excellent and matched by am extremely high level of service. This restaurant gets my highest recommendation. The best Japanese food I have had outside of Japan.
Excellent food and sake. Sashimi is fresh and the volcano roll is a great treat! Service is always very friendly. May runs a fantastic restaurant.
Delicious food and a warm atmosphere. We ordered the Deluxe Banquet which delivered more food than we expected and was almost too much for us to finish. Each dish served was absolutely delicious. The woman serving us was very friendly and welcoming. We will definitely be returning again!