When you’re thinking of a classy night out in St Kilda, then you need to be thinking about Machi Restaurant & Bar on Inkerman Street. They’ve got all the credentials necessary to create the perfect evening: an open kitchen that allows you to see the sushi artists at work, a drinks menu that can get the night off to the best possible start and a food menu packed with enough Japanese classics to satisfy even the most demanding of gyoza gourmands. You can reach Machi simply – take the tram from Melbourne CBD to the centre of St Kilda and get off at Inkerman Street – and once you’re there, their staff will do the rest. Book a table today.
“Machi” is the Japanese word meaning “small town” or “community”: an appropriate name, then, for Machi Restaurant & Bar in St Kilda. It was the community in St Kilda that inspired the moniker and when you head along to Inkerman Street, it will be easy to see why the name fits. Their name locally is well known, due largely to the winning combination of friendly service, reasonable prices and a menu that encapsulates the very best of Japanese cuisine in Melbourne. We emphasis the Melbourne, as while the dishes and techniques are from Japan, the locally-sourced ingredients represent the finest that Australia has to offer.
Take the fish: the maki rolls are made of Moreton Bay bugs, the tempura is local flathead and there is a miso-marinated barramundi, cooked in the oven and served with fresh green veggies. Alongside the Aussie products, Machi use the freshest sushi grade salmon, tuna and kingfish as well as scallops and prawns. Seafood aside, there are meat dishes such as Wagyu beef sukiyaki, teriyaki lamb shoulder and a huge range of gyoza dumplings. If all that sounds too much like hard work, however, then let the Machi chefs pick for you through their set menu omakase selections. Reserve yourself a table and head on over to Inkerton Street in St Kilda for a Japanese feast to remember.
Amazing food, great setting! The service is excellent and it's located in a convenient place in terms of parking . A bit pricey but try and use an entertainment book deal. Would go back in a heartbeat. Ensure you make a booking.
We have been many times over the years to Machi. It remains a very good restaurant. It has an extensive menu to suit all tastes. The people we were with don't like seafood but we were still able to find a variety of dishes to share.
Loved this place, was the first and wont be the last time. very friendly staff and the food was amazing great for first date or take the family
We had a wonderful night at machi the food was exceptional and the service was also great I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone - great
Beautifully presented food. Serves arent huge but prices are in line with that. Delicious and interesting dishes. Service with a smile. My only criticism is how they brought the main courses out as they didn't come out at the same time..a bit of a delay. Not sure if they thought we were sharing. Overall a nice night.We would return.
The service is good. Staff are polite and nice. The owners are running a good restaurant . The food was always fresh . The prices are medium range . Highly recommended . The best Japanese in the area .
Wonderful fresh and delectable tasting food; excellent service and lovely ambience. Can't wait until I can go again. Perfect place for a quick bite or a leisurely meal. Effortless to book via Quandoo. Heard immediately back from the restaurant.
We had a great experience at Machi. We ordered the Abalone as starter and the Seafood platter for mains, followed by an interesting apple creme brulee. The food was fantastic. We will definitely be going back again!
Really delicious, not your typical traditional Japanese. Great service, everything came in good time. Thoroughly enjoyed our experience. They didn't get a 6, because the cocktail menu could be improved, and some fun sake drinks or mixed drinks would have been a perfect addition.
Food was excellent as always, but because the restaurant was filled to capacity, I feel the waiting staff were run off their feet a little. We only ordered a seafood platter for 2, but unfortunately nearly took 1 hour to arrive