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dined on Thu, 18 Apr 2019

You have to write down your order and the food came out very quickly. Luckily the food was served very hot as we were still waiting on another person to arrive. Hadn't been there for a very long time. Very satisfied and will definitely go back. Highly rec ommended!
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Restaurant Izakaya Chuji responded on Thu, 25 Apr 2019

dined on Sat, 10 Aug 2019

Everything was fantastic apart from the ramen. The chefs sushi platter, chicken karage, beef skewers and sashimi were all top notch. Extensive drinks list which was all fantastic too! The ramen was disappointing with a broth lacking flavour and undercooked noodles. Despite the disappointing ramen, this is still one of my favorite Japanese places in the CBD :)

dined on Sat, 10 Aug 2019

Good food, good variety of drinks, sadly quite a few drinks and food were not available.

dined on Fri, 9 Aug 2019

The service was very hit and miss; having to wave people down all the time. And it was FREEZING in there.

dined on Fri, 9 Aug 2019

The miso eggplant by far the stand out dish.
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dined on Fri, 5 Jul 2019

Fantastic food, service, sake, and cocktails. Great atmosphere in the bar area.
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dined on Thu, 4 Jul 2019

good food which came out very fast
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Restaurant Izakaya Chuji responded on Tue, 9 Jul 2019

dined on Mon, 1 Jul 2019

Good little hole in the wall for a cheap eat

dined on Sun, 16 Jun 2019

Great range of izakaya dishes all quickly prepared and delivered. Easy ordering by filling in your own forms and handing to waitress. Taro tempura was unavailable on the night but all other dishes were and as a frequent return visitor were good. Wait staff need to be a bit more attentive instead of walking past. Although once we had their attention was all ok. We were there for my friend’s birthday which they enjoyed.

dined on Fri, 17 May 2019

Good value Japanese restaurant with generous servings. Once ordered food came out quickly which was great (even though the place was full) Service was a bit hit and miss as waiters rushed past our table when we tried to flag them down. Overall a good place to enjoy Japanese tapas and main meals.
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About Izakaya Chuji

Japanese-Style Comfort Food One of the oldest izakaya-style restaurants around Australia, Izakaya Chuji on Lonsdale Street in CBD Melbourne is all about two things — eating and drinking. Bring a big group of friends and order up. Sharing is the way to go here. There are izakaya-style sushi bar counters where you can take a gander at the day’s freshest catch of fish and watch the sushi chef slicing and dicing away with utter precision. As you’d expect, it’s all about fresh flavours at Izakaya Chuji. Start with beef tartare with raw egg before moving on to a hand roll or grilled dish. Prawn dumplings are popular as is the kushi platter, which includes a mix of chicken, beef and pork skewers. There are rice and noodle dishes as well, though sushi and sashimi aficionados will be tempted by the chef’s selection mixed platter option. Wash it all down with a cold beer or top-notch sake. Best dish: Deep fried squid

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