Japanese cuisine – more specifically sushi – is a big hit in Melbourne and with so much freshly caught fish available it’s certainly no wonder! Yuzu Church Lane is located right in the middle of Melbourne CBD on Collins Street (but accessed through Church Lane), and they whip up incredible sushi, sashimi, ramen, ok tha and more seven days a week. Whether you want to go for a quick lunch at Yuzu Church Lane Monday through to Friday, or if you’re planning dinner any night of the week this is one cool spot. Places can fill up pretty quickly, mind you, so advance booking is advised.
You’ll find a fusion of various traditional Japanese flavours served with modern twist at Yuzu Church Lane on Collins Street in Melbourne CBD. This fun eatery prides itself on using only the freshest natural and locally-sourced ingredients to create tasty dishes that are bursting with colour, ingenious flavour and ingredient combinations. And taking all these elements into account, one thing’s for sure – a meal at Melbourne’s Yuzu Church Lane will never be a boring one!
With an excellently priced lunch menu served every day of the week, you’ve no excuse not to head to Yuzu Church Lane for a work lunch with your colleagues or with a bunch of pals on your day off. Enjoy lunch dishes such as matcha soba salad with cucumber, wakame, carrot and yuzu dressing or a plate of mixed fresh fresh fish and vegetable tempura. Dinner is a whole other ball game at this Melbourne CBD hotspot, with lots of Japanese small plates and mains to choose from. Choose from extravagant dishes like grilled black cod miso, slow-cooked beef ribs with crispy onions and root veg or mini soft shell crab burgers with kewpie mayo, slaw and sweet sour chilli sauce on brioche buns. Now that’s what we’re talking about… Get thee to Yuzu Church Lane in Melbourne city immediately!
The food was top notch and the service very friendly. We were looking for an easy dinner within walking distance of the Intercontinental and this was literally across the road. We ordered the Yuzufeast and it was exacly what we wanted. Nothing at all to complain about.
Food was delicious, staff were super friendly. We arrived early and was surprised by an amazing Happy Hour. We'll be going back to try more of the menu.
We chose Yuzu for our special occasion dinner and we were incredibly impressed. Service, atmosphere, food and drinks were all fantastic! They have great happy hour specials too. Highly recommend and can't wait to return!
Traditional Japanese food but slightly modern environment. Fresh ingredients, prepared expertly, just right and very tasty. Pork Gyoza were really good. Good menu - not very lengthy. There was a "cheat note" for some Japanese food and those who can't identify some options, but it was slightly strange it didn't cover everything and in particular two items which I hadn't seen before so assume are rare and warrant a translation. But that's hardly an important issue because the helpful waitstaff explained it very clearly and happily. Service attentive and pleasant. Would be very pleased to go again. Price was fair, about right, maybe upper limit but ok and any more would be too much. I noticed a wine list wasn't given to me, but didn't care because I wasn't ordering. Maybe that's on purpose so as not to make customer feel pressured (and that's good) but maybe there's a middle ground of having a drinks list on table somewhere. Again - didn't effect my experience at all, which was very positive overall.
Friendly staff, good food (Japanese standard rather than gastronomic), good prices, large and hence noisy but with high ceilings - so easy to have a private or business conversation without being overheard. Great sake selection. Go there regularly with clients and even friends with babies (they have a couple of baby seats), who seem fascinated by all the sights, sounds and smells. I just wish they would learn to deliver plates not as they make them, but as ordered and not all at once, which seems common in many Japanese restaurants I guess.
As always, great food, great service and good atmosphere at Yuzu Church Street. Always good value and delicious food. Would highly recommend. Ramen is my go to.
Great food, fresh sashimi! Service could be better - staff seemed not really aware when customers needed service and it took more than a few attempts and quite vigorous gesturing on our part before we got their attention when we wanted to get seated even though we had a booking, when we wanted to order drinks and again, when we wanted to order food items for our dinner.
The food at Yuzu is always fantastic. The staff are always friendly and offer great service, providing a fantastic description of what the food is. The atmosphere is great as well, always busy and .
Excellent food, exceptional service. The sashimi is fresh and delicious. The beer is cold and lots of it each and every service is with a smile. Will continue to comeback and enjoy the experience.
This is our second time to this restaurant. The skewers platter was tasty but the super kale salad had too much dressing so it was very salty. Beef fillet and mushroom was very nice and the tiramisu was excellent.