Meaning ‘cat cat’ in Japanese, Neko Neko is one of Melbourne’s trendiest Japanese restaurants, located on Fitzroy’s Smith Street and combining raw brickwork and hanging copper lamps with kitschy cat illustrations, mismatched photo frames and plenty of plants. Neko Neko specialises in teishoku, several small dishes that combine together to make a main. Tuck into some panko salmon with wasabi tartar, superfood agedashi with tofu and shiitake mushrooms and king prawn tempura with green curry mayo sided with some homemade miso soup, or go for a larger dish like the panko broadbill tuna burger. With plenty of choices for vegetarians and vegans as well as meat and seafood lovers, Neko Neko is a popular choice, whether its for lunch or dinner. To guarantee a table, booking in advance is recommended.