Japanese cuisine in Melbourne doesn’t get much better than at Soko. With two locations including this outlet in Abbotsford and another in Sunshine, the restaurant has become a household name among the city’s Japanophiles and foodies. Featuring sushi, sashimi, salads, hot donburi and warm sides, the restaurant aims to showcase the very best of Japanese cuisine, and it does so at a very reasonable price. Popular options at Soko’s Abbotsford location include the teriyaki chicken with rice, the pumpkin salad with sweet sake and soy, the edamame, the tuna and salmon sashimi and the soboro don, a rice bowl topped with mince pork and pickles. Be sure to order the pokka lychee ice tea for a refreshing way to quench your thirst – make sure to book ahead to secure a table at Soko’s Abbotsford branch on Victoria Street.