Cuisine: Fusion, Japanese
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+
Ranked: #1 of 25 restaurants in Melbourne

Kobe Jones Melbourne sits on the banks of the Yarra River with easy access by road, foot or water.

Serving Japanese and western fusion food, there’s dishes to suit everyone from the first-timer to the most adventurous diners.

The menu offers a wide selection of Japanese style rolls, small plates, large plates, hot rocks, tempura, sushi and sashimi. The ‘graze dining’ style provides the opportunity to try a little bit of everything and easily share with friends and family.

Enjoy Kobe Jones’ signature sauces and secret recipes. There’s a good selection of vegetarian and vegetarian dishes, and all food with chillies added is labelled and classified – so you can choose how hot you think you can handle!

Dedicated to high-quality, fresh and sustainable food, Kobe Jones’ selects its produce carefully from sustainable sources.

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Kobe Jones Melbourne
38 Siddeley St
Melbourne 3006

Open Hours:
Mon-Tue: 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wed-Fri: 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat-Sun: 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Phone: 03 9329 9173
Website: www.kobejones.com.au/locations/melbourne

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Ranked: #1 of 25 restaurants in Melbourne 1
Kobe Jones Melbourne
Location: Melbourne City
Cuisine: Fusion, Japanese
Mains: $25 - $35+

Reviews

Janena Mann

From the moment we arrived we were made to feel very welcome. The restaurant manager was friendly and entertaining. All items on the menu were fully explained and any special requests catered for. The restaurant was well heated, the seating comfortable & the view spectacular. The feed me banquet options were good value and all dishes were delicious & beautifully presented. To finish off the meal the red bean & matcha creme brûlée was a highlight. I can't wait to return to this restaurant when I'm next in Melbourne.

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Alex Edgar

End to End great experience and probably the best value for money I've experienced through First Table. We dined on the Perfect for 2 Menu which was a fabulous set of courses each offering a unique taste and experience. I'd also like to compliment the staff for how they were flexible with some of the dishes given I'm not too good with shellfish. Nothing was too much trouble here and we were well looked after throughout. Kobe Jones has to be the outstanding choice on First Table to check out if you are in Melbourne.

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Bartek Chmielewski

Fabulous dinner experience! We went for a dinner set “Perfect for 2” and it was such a feast! Diversity of tastes, service and location just made this experience unforgettable! I can assure you that if you choose Kobe Jones you won’t leave disappointed! Lobster as well as signature Kobe Jones dessert with chocolate chopsticks were divine! We will recommend this place to everyone!

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Wendy Nguyen

Took Mum and Dad here for dinner. Loved the foods and the staffs were so friendly and helpful, especially Ngoc. We would highly recommended to our family and friends.

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June Campbell-tong

Wow what an amazing experience. We chose the Sunshine experience which was 11 courses of sublime eating . The flavours were exquisite but we were totally stuffed at the end. Staff were superb and entertaining. Look fo

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The food and the service at Kobe Jones was outstanding. Our waitress explained the menu and made suggestions suitable to our liking. We opted for a set menu which we could not fault, each dish was superb and was complemented by a lovely bottle of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. We would highly recommend Kobe Jones and cannot wait to return.

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Wendy Nguyen

Our night started off with a small hiccup because finding the restaurant was not as easy as we thought but one quick phone call to the lovely manager of Kobe Jones, John, and we were efficiently whisked over to their location and promptly escorted to our seats.
The interior was gorgeous and boasted leafy greenery hanging baskets with moody lighting and warm heating.
The walls were all clear class to give diners a pristine view across the river and the famous spurting Crown fire columns were near by for our viewing pleasure.
The menu boasted a large range and selection of Japanese fusion cuisine. With so many options such as a set mea, tasting plates or select as you wish items, it was overwhelming! But the staff took their time to answer our copious questions and we decided on the set menu ‘Nikki’ (Sunshine).
Starving, we looked dismissively at the long list of food included in our dinner and I admittedly was sceptical is whether or not I would find myself full by the end of the night.
The first few entree dishes were like any amazing entree. Too little and wishing for more! My personal favourite was the wagyu tartar. Cut razor think it melted in your mouth leaving you salivating for more.
As the dishes preceded to come it was an amazing flavour torpedo from start to finish.
Half way through the meal, the waitress came over to send her condolences as the Arctic crab leg had run out for the night! Initially giving us the option of crab gyoza, we rebuffed the idea as gyoza wasn’t our favourite dish. The chef was more than happy to offer another replacement and in the end, gave us both! Gyoza and meat skewers.
Thank you Kobe Jones for being such a wonderful and accomodating experience! I was definitely full afterwards and already can’t wait to go back!

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The menu is extensive & to help simplify the decision making process, we ordered Kobe’s 9. The flavours and presentation of their food was sensational. The staff were extremely accommodating (pork gyoza & chicken Kara age were substituted for a non meat option). Highly recommended!

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Lizzie Thomas

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Kobe Jones. We sat in the outside section and had a lovely view at the waterfront. The food itself was delicious - we had the tasting platter, the wagyu beef and lobster tempura. Our stomachs were very satisfied by the end of it! We would definitely go back!

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Billy Ridgway

Excellent menu and service! Had a wonderful waitress named Jenna who knew the menu very well, with great recommendations and incredible knowledge on the food. The food was extremely fresh and brought an element to the table I had never experience before. The host had an excellent personality that made me not want to leave, we ended up staying for desserts and coffee. Great way to end our trip in Melbourne, we will be back our next visit to Australia! Thank you very much Kobe Jones

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Stuart Schober

Kobe Jones was an enjoyable experience. They really do use quality ingredients and it shows in their dishes. If you like seafood and steak then you are in for a treat. They know how to make their dishes shine. Make sure you order their signature crab dish, it's delicious. Don't be shy when choosing for the menu, some dishes are literally mouth size so go a little nuts.
Enjoy

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Sassy Bites

What a perfect night! We chose the KOBE’S 10 set menu which was delicious and generous! We couldn't help but also order a couple of servings of the NUMBER ONE SPECIAL which was literally the best thing we have eaten in a long while! We were seated at a window table overlooking the river, and never felt rushed. Can't recommend more highly - we'll definitely be back! Thank you Kobe Jones :)

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Jill Zhang

Very yummy Japanese food with a river view. Good for dating. Really enjoyed!

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Janena Mann

From the moment we arrived we were made to feel very welcome. The restaurant manager was friendly and entertaining. All items on the menu were fully explained and any special requests catered for. The restaurant was well heated, the seating comfortable & the view spectacular. The feed me banquet options were good value and all dishes were delicious & beautifully presented. To finish off the meal the red bean & matcha creme brûlée was a highlight. I can't wait to return to this restaurant when I'm next in Melbourne.

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We had a beautiful dining experience at Kobe Jones last night. The food was fantastic and the service was exceptional. Thank you!

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Patrice UniHall

Had an amazing night, great vegan options.

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Excellent food even the gluten free was delicious
Service was wonderful
A real treat !

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Had an excellent time at Kobe Jones - ordered two tasting plates, some smaller dishes and a few glasses of wine - two desert platters to finish it all off. Attentive service and a nice harbourside location. Will gladly return again.

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Jaak Ponsford

Fantastic menu, venue, and staff.
All the positives carried over to the food, bloody fantastic

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We had a great night, the food was delicious and the service wonderful and we had a great table with a gorgeous view of the water. Perfect!

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Gary & Catherine Dickinson

I will start with the summary....if you love Japanese, just go here if you can!

The location is fabulous right on the river. Our table was already set up for the 3 of us and we were heartily welcomed by John. We decided to have the degustation menu and when we later mentioned that one of us had a slight allergy to avocado (I know, right?) they made all the dishes so one sample had no avo. Good selection of sake, wine, beer & mixed drinks.

The waitresses were totally attentive and on to everything so the table was kept clean & tidy between dishes.

We had a fabulous time. We are from Queensland and were on a weekend visit to Melbourne. Can't wait to go down again just so we can eat at Kobe Jones.

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This was the first time we have been to Kobe Jones and we will be back. The food and service were great. Lovely looking out onto the Yarra, in the front room. We had the room to ourselves for most the time as we were first in. It was very relaxed and the owner had time to talk about the menu with us.

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Brian Chee

Good food. Good service. Good atmosphere dining by the river.

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Lovely food, great service

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Alex Edgar

End to End great experience and probably the best value for money I've experienced through First Table. We dined on the Perfect for 2 Menu which was a fabulous set of courses each offering a unique taste and experience. I'd also like to compliment the staff for how they were flexible with some of the dishes given I'm not too good with shellfish. Nothing was too much trouble here and we were well looked after throughout. Kobe Jones has to be the outstanding choice on First Table to check out if you are in Melbourne.

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Bartek Chmielewski

Fabulous dinner experience! We went for a dinner set “Perfect for 2” and it was such a feast! Diversity of tastes, service and location just made this experience unforgettable! I can assure you that if you choose Kobe Jones you won’t leave disappointed! Lobster as well as signature Kobe Jones dessert with chocolate chopsticks were divine! We will recommend this place to everyone!

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Amazing views and intimate restaurant with amazing views and great attentive service.

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William Tom

Food was good.

I went early (6pm) so the atmosphere was a bit lacking but I can see it very nice for a date or group event.

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Great table by the river, recommend the tasting platters which had an assortment of their small dishes - perfect for 2. A very pleasant dining experience, when next in Melbourne will definitely visit.

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Amazing food amazing service!

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Wendy Nguyen

Took Mum and Dad here for dinner. Loved the foods and the staffs were so friendly and helpful, especially Ngoc. We would highly recommended to our family and friends.

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June Campbell-tong

Wow what an amazing experience. We chose the Sunshine experience which was 11 courses of sublime eating . The flavours were exquisite but we were totally stuffed at the end. Staff were superb and entertaining. Look fo

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Jaimi Edwards

Service was amazing and location is great! I feel like the pricing was a bit steep but overall the restaurant is a great place for dinner and teppanyaki looks great!

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Arm Janthasit

Excellent service , good food but dessert is a bit boring.

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Sally Benson Gudgeon

Great dining experience- trumps over the Sydney Kobe, food was delightful and fresh.Service was welcoming and kind.
We will be sure to dine again on our next trip to Melbourne.

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We had a fantastic evening at Kobe Jones - food and service with attention to detail - especially attentive to gluten free substitutes.

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Julia Kim

It was THE best restaurant! I went there with my boyfriend for our 300th day celebration, and honestly we were surprised by the cost. "Perfect for Two" course was $125 per person. Thanks to First Table, we paid 125 dollars overall for the best food ever. It was my first experience in an expensive restaurant, and all the food was delicious and easy on the mouth - it was as though it melted on my tongue! And plus, it was healthy food. My boyfriend joked that "on Masterchief, everything has to be seasoned", and we laughed because even broccoli was perfectly seasoned. Amazing service by John, he was a fantastic guy with a sense of humour. Although I was a little sad that his name didn't inspire the restaurant name "Kobe Jones" (I was looking forward to meeting the man :p) Anyway, overall, an amazing experience. Top quallity food and service. Would recommend.

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Andre Brandle

I took my partner here for her birthday and it was an amazing and memorable experience. Our waitress Miki was fantastic, she provided excellent service and recommendations for the menu - we opted for the Kashi set. Would highly recommend dining here.

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Great food and a cool location. The staff were very firendly as well.

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Yvonne Knight

Amazing food great location great service and great value with first table. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

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We had such an enjoyable evening at this relaxed and serene restaurant. The waitresses were delightful...courteous and polite as they helped us try new things. The food was delicious .Elegantly served and more than sufficient. It was a most pleasurable evening.

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Paul Roughan

We were looked after very well as not big seafood eaters they went out of there way to make us a nice meal thanks for your service

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Jonathan Ong

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Em Caroline

Enjoyed our time at Kobe Jones, beautiful location overlooking the Yarra River which was nice as we're from out of town.
Menu was quite expensive but the quality of food matched.
Overall, a good experience.

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Ilya Lobanov

Place was nice and food was excellent, special thanks to chef Jasper will come back definitely

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Very enjoyable dinner.

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Amazing food with beautiful flavours. Enjoyed the various tasting plates which gave us a great feel for the specialties of the house. Service was attentive and felt personalised. We really enjoyed ourselves!

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Thays Costa

Really nice experience and very well attended, really friendly reception and service. We ordered the set menu for 2 and the food was delicious. Highlights to the combination of the crème brûleé and the sake. Dragon Egg was my favourite in the menu. Will definitely come back but now back home in Sydney.

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loved the food great service

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Natalia Gismondi

Excellent service and very tasty food!

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Felicia Lonel

Came to Kobe jones last weekend for dinner - arrived early, place wasn't packed but had a decent amount of people in it. Very intimate setting and tables placed quite closely together up against the window with a lovely view of the river.

Ordered a plate of mixed sashimi and sushi, fried chicken, number one special, pork dumplings and a Philadelphia roll (not pictured).
Everything was super fresh and the sashimi melted in your mouth! All of the dishes came out relatively quick (bar the Philadelphia roll but it was well worth the wait). The soy sauce was also lovely! Everything was of very good quality and taste was great.

This place is a bit pricey but you definitely get what you pay for - would absolutely come back again. Service was amazing, staff were super attentive.

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Food was amazing! Staff were so friendly and professional! A great restaurant!

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The food and the service at Kobe Jones was outstanding. Our waitress explained the menu and made suggestions suitable to our liking. We opted for a set menu which we could not fault, each dish was superb and was complemented by a lovely bottle of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. We would highly recommend Kobe Jones and cannot wait to return.

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Iris Kee

Was a bit hesitant due to reading some variable reviews, but my boyfriend and I both enjoyed the set menu! The view was nice, and the service was good. We are curious about the teppanyaki so might consider going back

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Bethany Lees

Food was very tasty & a good deal on Firsttable. Only down side was when we wanted the bill we told the waitress we were needing to get going but she disappeared into the opposite restaurant which I’m guessing is different but ran by the same company? She didn’t return....we waited & waited so just left in the end. Ended up pulling together the correct money but they might of got a tip if they bothered to return.

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Justine Samaras

Our waitress was amazing, explaining all the dishes and asking for feedback (I wish I got her name, she was outstanding). The food and cocktails were delicious, the dining room was lovely overlooking the river. I cannot recommend highly enough.

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Would recommend. Great views, lovely staff very courteous and helpful. Fantastic menu. Very enjoyable experience

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We had a great night. Gorgeous food and attentive service. Drinks a bit pricey.

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This was a wonderful meal The food was fantastic and service impeccable. Many thanks to John who was a charming and attentive waiter or maître d

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Chris Pham

Amazing experience and such great value. Would definitely visit Kobe Jones again. Highly recommend.

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Miriam Kirks

Lovely experience thank you

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WOW WOW WOW!!! We had the most amazing meal and were extremely well looked after by John and Gemma! Great place and highly recommend! Can't wait to return for another delicious meal!

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