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En Izakaya

9.3/10
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277 Carlisle Street, 3183 Balaclava (VIC)See map

Average price A$50

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Restaurant menu

  • Average price A$50
  • American express Welcome
A selection of salmon & hamachi kingfish sushi
A$18
Tuna sashimi laced with a spring onion, soy & wasabi dressing
A$19
California roll filled with tuna, prawn, avacado, wasabi & flying fish roe
A$15

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Reviews

9.3/10
Excellent465 reviews
9.5/10

Food

9.4/10

Service

9/10

Ambience

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  • Tony A.
    Tony A.

    June 17, 20226 reviews

    10/10
  • Libby B.
    Libby B.

    June 16, 20221 review

    10/10
  • Henrique d.
    Henrique d.

    June 3, 20221 review

    7.5/10

    Food was good but not extraordinary. Is a nice place but tables are too close to each other

  • Richard W.
    Richard W.

    May 28, 20221 review

    10/10

    Outstanding food and great service. Highly recommended.

  • Susie A.
    Susie A.

    May 27, 20221 review

    10/10
  • Cathy H.
    Cathy H.

    May 14, 20221 review

    8/10

    The restaurant was great. Service was good, waiter was very friendly. The food is delicious, have returned a few times.

  • Adele S.
    Adele S.

    April 30, 20227 reviews

    8/10

    Everything was great as always but we were disappointed that alrough our early booking was at 6.30, and we ordered at 6.45 , they have already run out if mean balls!

  • Trevor O.
    Trevor O.

    April 24, 202213 reviews

    9.5/10

    Excellent food and beverages with very attentive service. Ample on street parking.

  • Chris Y.

    April 16, 20221 review

    9.5/10

    This restaurant provides an authentic Japanese cuisine with modern twist. Nice comfortable interior and attentive service. We will definitely come back.

  • Simon X.
    Simon X.

    April 14, 20225 reviews

    9.5/10

    Tasty food and good quality.

  • Gabe H.

    March 26, 202223 reviews

    9/10
  • Emma S.

    March 19, 20222 reviews

    9/10
  • Karen J.

    March 11, 20222 reviews

    10/10

    This is by far my favourite restaurant. It has it all, amazing food cooked by excellent chefs, relaxed atmosphere and freindly & helpful staff.

  • Efrat A.

    March 5, 20221 review

    10/10

    Great place, very special and tasty food. The service was superb and the atmosphere great too. Lots to choose from and some unique drinks too. Definitely recommend.

  • Shannon B.

    February 26, 20223 reviews

    9.5/10
  • Janet T.
    Janet T.

    February 20, 20223 reviews

    10/10

    Best Japanese food in Melbourne. Consistent quality, great staff. Exceptional wine list. Delectable sake. Great options for all eating preferences.

  • Garry P.

    February 14, 20224 reviews

    10/10

    A quiet local Japanese restaurant which doesn’t disappoint. Great selection of Sake’s, quaint place with great choices of dishes.

  • Paul W.

    February 14, 202229 reviews

    9/10

    A nice and welcoming Japanese restaurant. Food was very good and worth the price. Good selection of sake.

  • Emily W.

    February 10, 20221 review

    10/10

    I love this restaurant . The food is excellent . The ambience is traditional , quiet and intimate . The staff are friendly and attentive. I can not rate it highly enough

  • Cathy D.

    February 6, 20221 review

    10/10
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277 Carlisle Street, 3183, Balaclava (VIC), Australia

About the restaurant

Turning Japanese This lovely Japanese restaurant, En Izakaya, is a special environment indeed, with its unusual wooden 'kaminka' style furnishings - literally meaning 'wood without nails'. The dark timbers are subtle enough to really showcase the colours of the kitchen with lovely presentation displayed on their small plates, as much of the food is designed to share. Contemporary methods of Japanese cooking are on show here and they have an extensive wine list and selection of drinks - useful when their kanji character in the name actually translates to ‘drinking party'. Come here for a special occasion, first date or a business meeting, and leave feeling as though you have been fed from the inside of your soul outwards. For lunch you can choose from three set menus to represent the dishes on offer, or enjoy individual dishes such as a shiitake omelette with Japanese fermented soy beans, or seared momen tofu with miso infused eggplant. Best dish: pan seared duck breast with shiitake mushroom and Japanese black vinegar

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