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5.4 /6 Excellent 17 Reviews


Northcote Asian $$$ +100
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About Taxiboat

Proudly serving pan-Asian cuisine of a ridiculously high standard, Taxiboat is a chic spot in the heart of Northcote, one of Melbourne’s foodie hotspots. Find it on the vibrant High Street opposite the famous Art Deco cinema of Westgarth and step into a bohemian setting that radiates one thing: cool. And it’s handy, really – given Taxiboat’s mission to uphold Melbourne’s reputation as the culinary capital of Australia – that all ingredients are fresh and sourced daily to ensure those bold pan-Asian flavours are nailed every time. This is Australian cooking at its best, delivered with service that you will remember.

Opening Hours

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 17:00 - 22:00
  • Wednesday 17:00 - 22:00
  • Thursday 17:00 - 22:00
  • Friday 17:00 - 22:00
  • Saturday 17:00 - 22:00
  • Sunday 17:00 - 22:00
Taxiboat, High Street 94, 3070 Melbourne

Further Information

Outside of their pan-Asian cookbook, the team at Taxiboat has one heck of a recipe to make their Melbourne restaurant a real success story. First, they carefully select a soundtrack, then they serve the freshest Australian local produce that it’s possible to find. After that, they constantly ensure the stylish dining space is kept absolutely spotless, then, lastly, there’s impeccable service that demonstrates warmth, graciousness, efficiency and knowledge. Sound too good to be true? Well, diners of Northcote, it isn’t. You can find this fantastic little eatery on High Street, and we know you’re going to love it.

Settle down in Northcote and begin your dining experience with dim sum – Taxiboat are famous for their Shanghai pork edition – or enjoy some homemade Thai fishcakes. For mains there are Asian favourites as well as refined modern takes, consider mango curry chicken with a touch of vindaloo, or lemongrass satay chicken with a light coconut milk and lime sauce. You’d be a fool to pass on Taxiboat’s yakitori ginger beef, complete with sesame and chilli, but a simple bit of fried tofu with a side of Asian greens will also hit the spot. Melbourne is not short of fantastic Asian eateries, but the pan-Asian cuisine at this Northcote nook deserves to be hunted out and savoured. Reserve a table now!

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17 Reviews

5.4 /6 Excellent 17 Reviews
Quality/Price: great value
Atmosphere: excellent
Noise: quiet
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Food: heavenly
Service: extraordinary
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1 review so far 6
04.05.2017 10:04

Fantastic! Lovely service and delicious food, very inviting atmosphere. It was my birthday and I couldn't be happier with our choice. Will be back soon! :)

1 review so far 6
29.03.2017 22:07

Excellent meal with great service. Interesting selection of wines with a very special Spanish Aria sparkling. I would recommend Taxiboat for anyone looking for a mix of Asian Cuisine and a relaxed atmosphere.

1 review so far 6
05.03.2017 12:01

The service was fabulous and the food was absolutely delicious. Their homemade fish cakes were the best I've ever had. Already looking forward to our next meal there.

1 review so far 6
27.02.2017 10:02

We have been to TaxiBoat probably 6/8 times - always after going to a movie across the road at the old Westgarth Cinema. It's not just handy though, it's delicious and fairly priced. Always a good menu variety although we keep coming back for their yummy fishcakes and always have the fried rice with another main - try the rockling! Excellent wines by the glass, the staff treat us like family, the owner/chef is an absolute character - we have never walked out of there unhappy. Paul.

1 review so far 6
22.12.2016 05:55

My friend and I loved Taxiboat! The staff were friendly and very helpful and also accommodated us as we only had a short time to eat before going to see a movie. The food is so fresh, delicious and tasty! We will back!

1 review so far 6
19.12.2016 21:59

Always superb! The best food and service in Melbourne and a great menu. Taxiboat is my ultimate go to restaurant and the atmosphere is so inviting, I love it!

1 review so far 4
18.01.2017 09:41

Food was fantastic, we had the banquet and all the dishes were very tasty. I would say some of them were a little on the small side, we had the large banquet and we could have a had a little more food. Service was extremely efficient but not very friendly, a smile goes a long way. Overall happy but could improve a couple of little things for an all round experience.

1 review so far 6
11.12.2016 22:37

We absolutely love this place. Food is very nice an d full of flavour. Service is fast and very friendly. Also the ambience of the place is great, not too much noice so you can hear yourself speak when you are dining with friends.

3 reviews so far 3
19.03.2017 19:50

The food was delicious. Could have been more salt and pepper on salt and pepper squid. However, we weren't greeted at the door, the drinks took ages to come (they'd run out of ice apparently) and no staff were responsible for any one things = inefficient. They said that they were understaffed but that's not our problem. There wasn't any background music so it lacked atmosphere, particularly when we first arrived.

1 review so far 6
24.01.2017 23:30

We had delicious food (great variety of dishes, all beautifully prepared) and great service. And good ambiance, not loud so it was possible to have a conversation. We will definitely go back!

1 review so far 6
20.02.2017 17:29

The food is always so flavoursome and delicious. The staff are always friendly and welcoming. I highly recommend the great Thursday night deal - an entree and main for about $24.

1 review so far 6
14.01.2017 00:58

The food was amazing! Great atmosphere, vibe and the banquet is fantastic value. Really made my birthday night special. Thank you to the great staff and service.

1 review so far 6
19.02.2017 12:22

The food was absolutely delicious, full of flavour. The service was warm and friendly, nothing was too much trouble. We will definitely be back soon!

2 reviews so far 5
14.01.2017 22:36

Nice food and a good atmosphere, really enjoyed our first dinner here! Highly recommend the duck on heaven, wonderful dish! Will be back for more!

1 review so far 4
31.05.2017 08:03

Delicious food, all courses were great especially the duck curry and the dumplings. Service was ok, and the ambience nothing special but the food is worth trying.

1 review so far 4
08.05.2017 21:59

Overall our experience was positive. That is, the food and the service was good. It just was not an extra-ordinary experience that I could rave about.