Kinyoubi Japanese - Sushi & Izakaya Bar, Fitzroy (VIC)
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Kinyoubi Japanese - Sushi & Izakaya Bar

117 Smith Street, 3065 Fitzroy (VIC)
Average price $35


Kinyoubi Japanese - Sushi & Izakaya Bar

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Restaurant menu

Kinyoubi fried chicken ( citrus mayo / spicy )
Gyoza dumplings ( pork / vege < vg >
Pumpkin gold bag


Very good76 reviews











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What diners said about this restaurant:

Good value for money
Short waiting time
  • Hilary B.1 review

    22 November 2023


    we loved our meal here. We chose the fish dishes and they were excellent. Staff were attentive and ambience was good. Small restaurant but by 7 pm it was full.

  • Amber H.1 review

    14 February 2023


    We dinned here on valentines day and it was clear the restaurant hadnt organised enough staff for the night. The waiter that was working was run off their feet and we waited over 30 mins to be served anything after being seated. The food was good, but the lack of staff tarnished the experience.

  • Carman Y.1 review

    3 February 2023


    Food is ok but the dish portion is a bit small of paying that premium price. Not enough staff for serving

  • Lyndel V.1 review

    2 February 2023


    Although the food was great the online menu prices did not match those in the restaurant which were a lot pricier. It seems like the menu was old as many of the dishes were not on the menu at the restaurant.

  • dom U.1 review

    29 January 2023


    Absolute little gem of a place. The sushi is fresh and elegant. And every bite was just as satisfying as the other. Going to be a regular spot from now on

  • Max U.1 review

    21 January 2023


    Some of the best Japanese food you will ever get! Service is ok, but the food more than makes up for any inattentiveness. When it is quiet, it is especially great! A must attend!

  • Mark L.21 reviews

    9 March 2022


    Friendly & efficient service. Enjoyed their Nigiri & Sushi.

  • Ashvin N.58 reviews

    15 February 2022


    One of the most awful experiences I’ve had. They didn’t want to honour the booking that was made despite showing them the booking confirmation and they themselves having the confirmation on their system. Initially they denied knowing about being in Fork too. Food was ok. The broth on the udon noodles was really nice. But the portion size for everything from entree to main was extremely small. You would get a better service, cheaper price for the same food with substantial portion elsewhere. The staff don’t know any Japanese Customs at all. I would avoid this place like a plague.

  • Kenzie C.8 reviews

    14 February 2022


    Great food. Authentic jap rest

  • Jad B.23 reviews

    27 November 2021


    Food was good. The service was as expected in a moderately priced restaurant. Some delay in taking our order but not too bad. The chef and staff and not Japanese, the chef is from HongKong and local Chinese staff, so don’t expect a true Japanese experience. Only frustration was at the end of the evening we simply wanted to pay with 2 cards and that was an issue for them. We weren’t wanting to dissect the bill to create two individual bills, just to pay 50% each. I’ve struck this previously and there is no justification for this. Otherwise it would be a place I would recommend.

  • Sing C.10 reviews

    24 November 2021


    We have always wanted to go before COVID started. Went yesterday and realised they have increased the price across menu by 20-40% which is understandable but they should update the online menu. Lots of options for vegetarians and vegans alike. Food was pretty tasty but we got the impression that they were trying to cut corners here and there to make up for the loss incurred during COVID by skipping on the food quality and ingredients used. Staff very friendly but clearly overworked due to staff shortage. As much as I want to continue supporting, I probably will not return anytime soon until things are hopefully back to more normal.

  • Julian C.1 review

    5 November 2021


    Great food. They need more than one wait staff though. Bless her she was doing her best but one person covering all of indoors and outdoors was crazy

  • Joshua G.1 review

    27 October 2021


    The quality of the fish is excellent, which is ultimately why you should go to any Japanese restaurant/sushi bar. But then they covered some of our rolls with spicy mayo. Why would you distract from the delicious salmon and tuna with mayo? That was very disappointing. Also, the menu that you mark on did not have the same options as their full menu. I was looking forward to some tomaki, but then there weren't any on the menu.

  • Paula F.1 review

    25 October 2021


    Fantastic izakaya bar…food was divine and just the right sized portions. Definitely be back

  • Ellen R.1 review

    9 July 2021


    We decided to eat a Japanese meal before visiting the bath house. Lovely ambience, great for conversation while eating delicious food. Highly recommended.

  • Leigh H.

    Leigh H.1 review

    16 April 2021


    The staff were very friendly. There was a big table taking up half the floor space the night we went so that was loud. The dishes came out in a weird order - miso soup last? But the quality of the sushi was outstanding.

  • Eva So2 reviews

    23 March 2021


    Staff are lovely. The deluxe sushi and sashimi set has a very long wait time of approx 45mins (eventhough there was only one other couple) probably due to takeaway popularity/orders and the technical skill required to prepare and plate up. However, definitively worth the wait - delish for the taste buds, impressive to the eyes and satisfying for the wallet. All other dishes were super prompt.

  • Christian M.3 reviews

    16 January 2021


    Love the food here - it always fresh and delicious

  • Nick C.2 reviews

    9 January 2021


    Very nice food and relaxed atmosphere. The sashimi was presented very nicely, and we enjoyed the Raw Beef Tataki so much we doubled down and ordered some more. Overall we had a very nice time there, and would recommend it.

  • Vy Au3 reviews

    29 December 2020


    Great food! Delicious sushi!

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How to get to the restaurant

117 Smith Street, 3065, Fitzroy (VIC), Australia

Additional information

Fitzroy, Melbourne City

About the restaurant

Located down Smith Street in Fitzroy, Kinyoubi Izakaya is the perfect spot to enjoy great food with great company. Kinyoubi Izakaya's fresh and authentic menus are inspired by classic Japanese flavours and culture.

Be prepared to experience tasty drinks and exceptional food including soft shell crab salad, apple rib eye and fried vegan chicken (tofu). Go and experience this exciting restaurant for yourself- you'll be as obsessed as we are!

Best Dish: Kingfish Carpaccio


Noodle, Tapas, Family Friendly, Good for groups, , , Christmas and New Year, , Lunar New Year, Mother's Day


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