Sake Restaurant & Bar Hamer Hall Arts Centre Melbourne 100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne VIC (03) 8687 0775 http://www.sakerestaurant.com.au/melbourne After our last baby free lunch, hubby and I thought it would be a while before we could enjoy a long, relaxing lunch (or meal) again. Junior is in childcare one day a week but as […]


Mine and Hubby’s birthdays are only a few days apart, so we always have joint birthday parties with family and friends, including a joint birthday dinner somewhere nice for just the two of us. This year (as if we needed an excuse to dine out more) we decided to have separate birthday dinners for the […]


Izakaya Den Melbourne

Dining Out: Izakaya Den, Melbourne

by April@MyFoodTrail on February 9, 2012

in Dining Out, Japanese, Melbourne

Izakaya Den Basement, 114 Russell Street, Melbourne VIC (03) 9654 2977 Cuisine: Japanese Prices: $7 for sweet corn ‘kaki-age’ to $29 for Sher Wagyu Grade 7 porterhouse Izakaya Den has been open since late 2009, and was considered one of the “it” restaurants in 2010. According to Urbanspoon, Izakaya Den is still one of Melbourne’s […]


Dining Out: Sushi House Ben-K, Hawthorn

by April@MyFoodTrail on September 28, 2010

in Cheap Eats, Dining Out, Hawthorn, Japanese

Sushi House Ben-K 344 Burwood Road, Hawthorn VIC (03) 9819 3217 Cuisine: Japanese BYO: No, not licenced. Prices: Entrées $2-$7, sushi & sashimi $2.20-$18.50, mains $8-$10 Saturday was AFL Grand Final day in Melbourne, an important event in the Victorian sporting calendar. The AFL Grand Final is an accumulation of 22 weeks of matches, followed […]


Dining Out: Mitsuno, Malvern

by April@MyFoodTrail on June 21, 2010

in BYO Place, Dining Out, Japanese, Malvern

Mitsuno 16 Glenferrie Road, Malvern VIC (03) 9576 2151 http://www.mitsuno.com.au/ Cuisine: Japanese BYO: Yes, $5 per bottle Prices: Small plate $14-$18, Large plate around $29 Inside Mitsuno I was looking back through my blog trying to find the last time I posted about a restaurant and then realised I haven’t finished my Sydney trip posts, […]


Sydney Dining Out: Waqu, Crows Nest

by April@MyFoodTrail on April 4, 2010

in BYO Place, Dining Out, Japanese, Sydney

WAQU 308 Pacific Highway, Crows Nest NSW (02) 9906 7736 http://www.waqu.com.au/home.html Cuisine: Modern Japanense BYO: Yes, $5 per person Prices: $55 for 5 courses, $68 for 6 courses Outside Waqu On the same day that we went to Ripples for lunch and Adriano Zumbo patisserie for afternoon tea, we also had a dinner booking at […]


Dining Out: Sake & Grill Maedaya, Richmond

by April@MyFoodTrail on October 14, 2009

in Dining Out, Japanese, Richmond

Sake & Grill Maedaya 400 Bridge Road, Richmond VIC (03) 9428 3918 Cuisine: Japanese BYO: No Price: Skewers $2-$6, share plates $4-$19.50 Parking: Along Bridge Road Ms L and Mr M kept telling us how good the food was at Maedaya and how we should go check it out, but something always came up. When […]


Takumi Japanese Restaurant 32 Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC (03) 9650 7020 Cuisine: Japanese BYO: No Prices: Snacks $3.80-$8.80, entreés $5.80-$18.80, grill items $3.80 (piece of vegetable) – $35.80 (best steak), dessert $4.80, $40 pp minimum charge on Friday & Saturday Parking: Along Bourke Street or Spring Street http://www.takumi.com.au/ Outside & inside Takumi Takumi means ‘connoisseur’ […]


Dining Out: Nobu Melbourne, Crown, Southbank

by April@MyFoodTrail on September 22, 2009

in Dining Out, Japanese, Southbank

Nobu Melbourne Riverside at Crown Melbourne 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank VIC (03) 9292 7879 Cuisine: Japanese BYO: No Price: Many items on the menu ranging from $6 for edamame to $80 for toro, Omakase 5 course $80, 8 course $110 Parking: Crown Casino carpark The other week it was our one year wedding anniversary and […]


Dining Out: Zen Japanese Restaurant, Hawthorn

by April@MyFoodTrail on September 18, 2009

in Dining Out, Hawthorn, Japanese

Zen Japanese Restaurant 388 Burwood Road, Hawthorn 3122 (03) 9818 0116 Cuisine: Japanese BYO: Yes, $2 per person Price: Entrées $5.50-$12.50, mains $12.50-$25.50, donburi set $12.50-$15.50, sushi & sashimi $10.50-$21.50 Parking: Along Burwood Road http://www.zenjp.com.au/ A few months ago, we noticed a Japanese restaurant had opened up on Burwood Road, replacing Shanghai Tan. Our favourite […]

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