There are Japanese restaurants to be found all over Melbourne, and the standard is as high in the Victorian capital as anywhere in Australia. There are chic joints in the city centre, of course, but the fun doesn’t stop there: if you’re in Ivanhoe up in the north, then Kanda Japanese Restaurant on Upper Heidelberg Road is the place for you. The cuisine is classically Japanese, with plenty of sushi and sashimi options, as well as warm main dishes such as katsu – pork or chicken – and gyoza dumplings, along with tempura, teppanyaki and vegetarian options. We’d recommend going for a meat lover's bento box combination: gyoza, spring roll, tempura seafood, sukiyaki beef and your choice of katsu, accompanied by miso and rice. Throw in a huge range of noodle and rice specialties – and even Japanese sodas to wash it all down – and you can have yourself a great night out at Kanda Japanese Restaurant in Ivanhoe (close to Ivanhoe railway station) in the northern suburbs of Melbourne.
Fresh food and friendly service 😊 The Sashima is possibly the best I have tasted and the sift crab - delicious I totally recommend this restaurant 👍
Staff where so lovely and helpful and the food was amazing! Would highly recommend kanda to anyone! Sushi and sashimi was a winner for sure
A great value Japanese restaurant. Great quality food and service. Tempura is excellent as is the sashimi / sushi bridge and boat. Great for families.
Great food with fast freindly service. Recommend the wasabi prawns served with a glass of Asahi black. A very welcoming place with ample nearby parking.
The waitress forgot our entree order of goyoza and the katsu from the bento box was dead cold despite everything else being ok. Told the waitress about it and nothing was done until about 10 minutes after I finished my meal and they replaced it freshly cooked. The teriyaki sauce on the teriyaki tofu was also very runny. It’s cheap but you get what you pay for.
Excellent service Food was great Tasted like actual Japanese food from Japan Very impressed with the layout of the restaurant - very family friendly and is good for a night out with friends
Staff are friendly and the food comes quickly. There is a slight language barrier with some staff but overall it was lovely. All sushi sashimi and rolls are a must and the best part of the menu.
We LOVED it. Loveliest staff, food was amazing and we had fast service. We ordered a banquet each and we couldn't finish it all there was more than enough food!!
Great service from all staff members. Really fresh sushi. Had 6 dishes altogether and all were extremely good. Highly recommend for anyone looking for authentic Japanese cuisine.
Friendly staff and efficient service, reasonable priced and tasty food. Highly recommend the yasai bento for vegetarians - gives you a taste of multiple dishes. Can eat in or take away.