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Amazing beef quality comparable to yakiniku in japan! Love it.
I like this ace so much, I will come more
Great food, great service! We had a great experience and would come back.
food is great, waiters are enthusiastic and helpful, but the price is a little bit high
My cousin recommended Wagyu Ya during our Melbourne trip from Sydney knowing we love Japanese food and booked table for my mum’s birthday in advance for 9ppl and got 2 tables upstairs. When ordering, I was not made aware of lunch special menu until I asked (since I saw the lunch special menu on the website) and was told by the waiter that “.. usually for upstairs we’d like you to order from the main menu..”) to which I reply: but I need to order simpler menu for the kids. Only then, I was given the lunch special menu. Overall, I would appreciate more transparency to both menus considering the lunch special menu is not much cheaper at all, just different. We love the food albeit it’s on the pricey side , we came back the next day to try their lunch special menu and asked to sit downstairs to avoid missing out on lunch special menu.
Wagyu Ya have successfully replicated a typical grill restaurant in Japan in terms of layout, ambience and food quality. There is an extensive variety of premium quality meat cuts and Japanese beer, sake, shochu and whiskey. There is even a separate menu for marble 10+ wagyu which I highly recommend. The desserts are delicate yet have the subtle notes of typical japanese flavours of yuzu and matcha. The staff are very accommodating. Although the price is on the dearer side, it's worth it as this is the standard you receive in Japan. I highly recommend this place.
We had a great dinner at Wagyu Ya. We had the charcoal grill which was fun and something we hadn't experienced before at a Japanese restaurant. The service was good too. We were a group of 8 and the only thing I found a bit annoying was when confirming our booking it was stated we only had the table for 1.5 hours. When doing a set menu or several courses with a group of people this is a tight time frame and makes the experience less enjoyable if you feel pushed for time. In the end the restaurant wasn't that busy so it didn't matter. However I think its a current trend that is very off-putting.
It was my second visit to Wagyu Ya. As always, Wagyu Ya has the best Wagyu beef and authentic Japanese dishes to serve, we really enjoyed our dinner at Wagyu Ya, will definitely book again when we visit next time.
It was my third visit to Wagyu Ya, Wagyu Ya is definitely my favourite Japanese restaurant in Melbourne. The staffs are always friendly and attentive, nice food, nice ambience, nice service, nothing to fault!
The staff were untrained and didn't know what they were doing. We went inside at arrival time and were told to wait outside (cold and rainy) while they set up. Then another staff told us actually it was all ready so we had to get back in again. -- No communication between management and staff! It was over staffed. There were at least 4-5 staff around our table at the beginning--so we couldn't sit down properly. It was too dark inside for my mum in law to actually see the food. Tatami was no good for old people and it was not communicated to us when I made the booking. They had no idea what customer want! 3 staff were wandering around our table doing nothing but I had to actually get out of my way and wave at them to get their attention -- I didn't know where were they looking at... Food was quality but service experience was so bad that it actually out weighed the good quality of food. I think the management should pay more to get well trained and experienced staff for what the customer is paying rather than underpaid international students!!