Izakaya Chuji

Average price $35
208 reviews

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Scores & Reviews

based on 208 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Food :7.8/10
Service :7.7/10
Setting :7.3/10
  1. Brad S.
    • one review

    Get the Seared Beef and add Wasabi!

  2. A A.
    • 261 reviews

    Great food and great place to play board games

  3. A A.
    • 286 reviews

    The place has a good vibe and the food was amazingly delicious. My daughter and I shared our meals and ate too much but would love to go back again

  4. A A.
    • 264 reviews

    It was a good night

  5. A A.
    • 254 reviews

    Nice bustling izakaya with great food and a good drinks list. Not the most stylish venue, but the quality of the dishes made up for it. Unfortunately each course came out at almost the same time which caused some challenges, but was manageable.

  6. Lauren W.
    • one review

    Good cheap eats. Lots of things sold out on drinks menu

  7. A A.
    • 279 reviews

    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 :)

  8. A A.
    • 241 reviews

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

  9. A A.
    • 277 reviews

    The miso eggplant by far the stand out dish.

  10. A A.
    • 250 reviews

    Fantastic food, service, sake, and cocktails. Great atmosphere in the bar area.

  11. A A.
    • 250 reviews

    good food which came out very fast

  12. A A.
    • 255 reviews

    Good little hole in the wall for a cheap eat

  13. A A.
    • 238 reviews

    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.

  14. A A.
    • 277 reviews

    Lots of variety and great for groups

  15. Deanna C.
    • one review

    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!

  16. Adam H.
    • one review

    Repeat visitor. Love this place!

  17. A A.
    • 283 reviews

    Great food, reasonably priced

  18. A A.
    • 257 reviews

    Food was tasty and a great choice of items on the menu some of which we had not tasted before We enjoyed the soft shell crab and the Shitake mushroom stuffed with prawn

  19. A A.
    • 289 reviews

    A good example of Japanese Izakaya style eatery, all the usual menu items you'd expect with a few surprises. Everything arrived quickly and tasted as expected - delicious. Very friendly and attentive service. Good selection of Japanese beer, and some interesting wine by the glass. Perfect for a quick dinner before the theatre.

  20. A A.
    • 238 reviews

    Good place to catch up with friends

More information

How to get to the restaurant

165 Lonsdale St, 3000, Melbourne, Australia

Directions to get there

Melbourne CBD, Melbourne City

About the restaurant

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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