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Wagyu Ya

South Yarra · Japanese · $$$$
Excellent
4.9/6
93 Reviews

About Wagyu Ya

Depending on where you stumble across this rather special and supremely focused South Yarra Japanese restaurant, you might find it goes by its shorter name, as it does here, or by its full, formal name: Wagyu Ya Japanese Indoor Smokeless Charcoal Grill Restaurant. Henceforth known simply and affectionately as Wagyu Ya, we can affirm that this is the place if you’re looking to explore the legend that is Wagyu beef in Melbourne. Here at Wagyu Ya’s Toorak Road premises you can find more than ten different cuts of the famously marbled meat, incorporated into a wide variety of traditional and innovative Japanese dishes cooked on specially imported charcoal grills. At Wagyu Ya you can indulge until the cows come home!

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Address

Wagyu Ya
156, Toorak Road, South Yarra
Melbourne 3141

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sunday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Chef's Choice

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Starters

Miso Soup

Japanese Miso Soup
A$3.90

Wagyu Ya Home-made Gyoza (Dumplings)

M9 Wagyu Beef Mince Mix with Vegetable and Herbs Serve with Hot Pan
A$19.00

Kurobuta Chashu

Smoked Kurobuta Pork Belly Served with Amakar Wasabi Sauce
A$19.00

Wasabi Octopus

Marinated Fresh Raw Octopus with Wasabi And Sesame Oil
A$9.00

Hokkaido Scallop Capriccio

Raw Scallop Serve with Kogashi Miso, Yuzi Honey Sauce
A$18.00
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Mains

Foagura Isiyaki bibinba (Must Try!!!)

Black Truffle on Bed of Foie Gras(Imported from France) Mix with Rice in Stone Cook
A$42.00

Wagyu Shabu Shabu Don

Marble score 9+ wagyu slice cooked with poached free range egg on top of Japanese imported rice
A$30.00

Black Cod Fish

Served with Saikyo Miso
A$39.00

Salmon Wafu Steak

Pan grilled salmon with Wafu sauce
A$26.00
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Meat

Premium OX Tongue (Thin)

Thinly sliced cut of the OX tongue served with garlic salt and black pepper
A$21.00

Wagyu Inside Skirt " Wagyu Harami"

The thik part of the diaphragm muscle, extremely limited portion with only 1kg per cattle, ull flavour and delicate texture (100g)
A$21.00

Japanese Pork Sausage

Pork sausage with cheese inside
A$13.00

Chicken Thigh Fillet

A$15.00

Wagyu Rib FInger

Full blood wagyu rib finger they possess excellent flavour and the cut makes them perfect ofr charcoal grilling (100g)
A$19.00
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Fish

Assorted Sashimi Plate

A variety of thinly sliced fresh pieces of raw fish
A$28.00

Hamachi Belly Sashimi

Belly part of raw King fish, llimited with soft and tender texture
A$28.00

Japanese Imported Toro Sashimi

Thin slice of raw fish tuna belly
A$13.00

Uni Sashimi (50 grams)

Sea urchin sashimi
A$35.00
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Grill

Tori

Grilled chicken with yaki tori sauce or grilled with salt only
A$6.00

Grilled King Prawn

Large U6 size king prawn with house made wasabi mayonnaise and cheese
A$13.00

Squid

Grilled squid with house made salt and pepper sauce
A$18.00

Wagyu

Grilled wagyu beed with house made soy base sauce
A$9.00

Menu (General)

Lunch Menu

Every Day - All Day
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Downstairs Menu

Every Day - All Day
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Upstairs Menu

Every Day - All Day
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Further Information

Wagyu cattle are native to Japan and are considered a vital part of the nation’s culinary heritage. This kind of Japanese beef is famous for its heavy marbling which, while critics might claim is simply fat, in fact has a number of health benefits, including the lowering of cholesterol. More importantly for Melbourne’s famously discerning gourmets, Wagyu’s marbling imparts that unmistakable melt-in-the-mouth texture and delicately sweet flavour. Without a doubt, South Yarra’s Wagyu Ya is the city’s preeminent shrine to the cult of Wagyu, offering more than ten cuts that canvas the range of grades up to a marble index of 12.

Outside of Japan, Australia is the world’s largest producer of Wagyu beef, typically grain-feeding the stock for the last 300 to 500 days of production. Western Australia's Margaret River ranchers go so far as to add red wine to their beloved cattle’s feed! Here at Wagyu Ya along South Yarra’s Toorak Road, you can explore the full esoteric force of the Wagyu phenomenon, with the Wagyu Ya Luxe Set menu using beef with a marble score of 9 or more and including a special omakase platter, and the opulent Wagyu Ya Econ Set for four people firing up the charcoal grill to present a sample of four different kinds of Wagyu alongside a range of other premium Japanese dishes. A must for Melbourne foodies, say hai to Wagyu Ya and book your tables now!

93 Wagyu Ya Reviews

"Excellent"6/6
Jane M.11 days ago · 1 review

Absolutely love the food and service. The flavour and presentation is as close to true Japanese outside of Japan that I have found. We took family that don't normally enjoy Japanese food and they really enjoyed the BBQ. The Tori Karaage chicken and wings were delish. The only thing I thought could have improved our dining experience was water on our table and the pork for BBQ could be little thicker.

"Excellent"6/6
Ash F.12 days ago · 1 review

Great quality food and staff were very attentative and welcoming. The wagyu beef and pork belly were highlights along with the salmon maki roll. Will be back soon.

"Excellent"6/6
imgHong L.15 days ago · 1 review

非常好吃,牛肉入口甘甜,每一片都入口即化。烤蔬菜分量也很大。有点小贵但确实值得一试。非常好👍 Really nice experience. the wagyu really good,very tender and fresh。 worth the price and the mix vegs is really valuable。 the price is high but worth to try it。

"Excellent"6/6
WAI C.21 days ago · 1 review

Delicious food + great service - top place would definitely recommend this for a fun night out with family and friends reminds me of Japan

"Bad"2/6
Jacky C.2 months ago · 1 review

Upon walking into the restaurant i was excited, but that excitement did not last as once we were sat down, there was no explanation of the menus. Further more once we had ordered our Luxe set, no explanation of each item was described to us. When the main star came out, cuts of wagyu. They were still cold and clearly straight from the fridge, this leaving 2/4 cuts we received were more rubbery then I have experienced with Wagyu. The seafood left a lot to be desired and our fruit platter was rushed out even before there was confirmation of the staff that we had finished. Our experience was further dulled as my girlfriend received the bad end of some charcoal in her eye as they were taking the bbq away. When we alerted staff as we were went to pay our bill, we were meet with a "uhh..sorry? did you want pay cash or card" Baffled by the poor response we paid and left with an even more sour taste. I really wanted to like this place but each step of the dinner left me with a more sour taste of the place, the only positive was ambience with the painted walls and lantern lights. After such a poor experience it is no a place that i would recommend to friends or family.

"Excellent"6/6
Augustine L.4 months ago · 1 review

great food service ambience experience selection people chef friendly environment drinks pricey though but good place to enjoy with friends and soak in the great smells of great beef selects and grills. must book early and must still wait to be seated even after booking. worth waiting though because food is yummy. young pretty waitresses and handsome waiters something to occupy your time whilst waiting for seat then food and then bill.

"Excellent"6/6
Jerry J.2 years ago · 1 review

Very nice food. Friendly staffs. We have 8 adults and 1 kid, all of them liked the food in Wagyu Ya very much. Price is a little bit expensive, but the quality is really good.

"Excellent"6/6
Crystal T.a month ago · 1 review

Wonderful place, we ordered 3 different kinds of meat for BBQ including the second highest grade Wagyu, the OX tongue and oyster blade. The marbling on all three cuts were spectacular. Our favourite dish was the oyster blade which was one of the cheaper cuts on the menu but the most delicious. We also ordered scallops for our appetizer. It was yummy but nothing special.

"Great"5/6
Shuang Z.3 months ago · 1 review

Been there quite a few times. Food is okay. This time, we ordered some starter, side dish and two Luxe sets. The wagyu yukke has too much sesame oil compared to the past a few times, which is too strong to taste the beef. There was supposed to be ox tongue with 4 different meats by chef's choice with the Luxe sets. However, there were only 2 small slices of the ox tongue. Service is good.

"Great"5/6
Joanne C.2 months ago · 4 reviews

Once again the food was top notch. We mostly had the wagyu bbq grill. The experience however was tainted by a large group in the back of the restaurant. They were getting rowdy and had obviously had too much too drink but the staff did nothing about it. My table was the furthest away from them and it was still hard to hear what my friends were saying.

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