Melbourne is full to the brim with incredible restaurants… and full to the brim is exactly what you’ll be after paying a visit to OKAMI. With several locations peppered throughout the city, its Brunswick restaurant is fast-becoming the go-to spot for exceptional Japanese dining. Its all-you-can-eat menu is generous, fresh and tasty and you’ll find a plethora of Japanese dishes ready for you to get around, or opt for the a la carte selection. Not only that, the team at this Moreland Road spot are environmentally conscious, with a simple concept: eat as much as you can in your allotted time, but don’t waste.
When a buzzing restaurant such as OKAMI is so forward thinking when it comes to waste, well, in Melbourne that goes a long way. These Japanese specialists are hard-nosed in all the right ways when it comes to food waste, and if you opt for its all-you-can-eat buffet, what you don’t eat, will incur an extra fee. War on waste? Yes please! With seven locations around Melbourne, one of their most popular spaces is in the foodie haven of Brunswick along Moreland Road, off Sydney Road.
On the menu at OKAMI Brunswick, you’ll find delicious starters like agedashi tofu served with fish broth and bonito flakes and chawan mushi of steamed savoury egg custard with chicken and soybeans. For the main, we love the diced steak served in a refreshing miso sauce. Also lovely is the seafood tempura or even the udon noodle soup with fish cakes, sliced chicken and vegetables in a Japanese miso soup. Whatever you go for, OKAMI is one of Melbourne’s premier dining spots, and we think you’ll be in foodie heaven here.
Great Japanese food. Service was very good. Loved it all and will certainly be back when next in Melbourne. All you can eat menu is excellant.
Awesome place, would highly recommend it. Especially the all you can eat option. Food was fresh and came out really quick, considering that the place was packed when we got there.
Lovely food and wonderful service. Food came out very quickly even though they were very busy. Highly recommended if you are looking for high quality food without the price tag
Okamo had a Fantastic all you can eat special ,and it was Great quality Japanese food. Will definetly recommend to others and be returning soon
Definitely worth checking out for the $30 all you can eat. Food and service are good. And a fair selection of dishes to choose from, around 30 or so. You're sure to find something you enjoy. It may not be the most gourmet, but for the price it's a damn good feed. Have been twice now, and will be back for more.
Food is always amazing and always leave this place full. I love that everything is made fresh when ordered. I would recommend ordering a few meals straight up and then going through the menu and choosing more later as it can take a bit longer for food when busy.
Personally I found this restaurant way too hectic in terms of service and seating arrangements. The acoustics were awful and is in desperate need of design techniques to help absorb the overwhelming sounds of other guests. The food was cheap but rather bland. Staff were friendly but not enough of them to go around. Our group was the first to arrive and yet the last to be served. Drinks took half an hour to arrive and that was after being prompted, again. Overall a disappointing experience.
I've been there twice now, and overall I've had a very good experience both in a larger group and as a couple. There is a very good selection of traditional Japanese fare, we loved the sushi, sashimi and nori in particular. The teriyaki beef is very tender.
Food was fresh, good and served in a reasonable time. Staff were polite and responsive. Sushi and sashimi platter is our favourite. I wanted to slurp down my soba but I'm not sure how that would go down.
Okami is amazing and the Moreland location is our favourite. Wonderful staff and excellent food. Highly recommend. This is a very economical option for the amount of food you get and it is all high quality!