Cuisine: Fusion, Japanese
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+
Ranked: #1 of 22 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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Kobe Jones Melbourne
Location: Melbourne City
Cuisine: Fusion, Japanese
Mains: $25 - $35+

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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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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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Uyen Le

Nice atmosphere and really enjoyed the dinner

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Chiaw Mien Pang

Great food, great service!

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There was nothing particularly wrong with the meal however there was nothing particularly special about it either.
Our Son's rice came out at the start of the meal and his main followed well after our's arrived and only after prompting.
Yelling from patrons watching football at the bar next door meant the restaurant had the ambience of Bay 13 rather than an upscale Asian fusion restaurant
Had we been paying full price for this meal my disappointment would have been much greater, though we remain disappointed with the experience.
The final insult came when we had to prompt the waitress to deduct the 'First Table' discount even though this had been discussed by the manager when we were seated. This was both awkward and embarrassing.

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Vanessa Ngan

Great dining experience!

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Monique Heighes

Amazing meal and they catered to our preferences and someone with a food allergy almost like they were cooking especially for us! Definitely worth visiting for the food and service.

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Service was excellent, view was exquisite and food was delicious. Ordered the tasting platter which is well worth it but the beef skewer was a little dry. Other than that, great experience

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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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This place never disappoints. We were greeted by John who was our waiter for the night. Totally charming. We tried his suggestions opting to change from the usual tasting plates and will definitely do it this way again. Only complaint was the food was so yummy we ate too much

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Wonderful location with amazing food. Memorable night

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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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娜 孟

very I’d service and kosher food!

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Emily Spinks

Amazing food, and great service. The food is a little pricey though, but still very good.

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Kim Petrie

Great friendly service! Such a good spot on the river, nice and quiet. The waiter was accommodating to our toddler and helpful with menu choices.

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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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Alizee Bourgault

The location is great and it is interesting how the restaurant is divided in different parts, we sat in a lovely, intimate part with lots of plants and dark colours.
It was a bit slow to get us set up at our table with water and menu, but other than that, the staff was very mindful and attentive. The menu was very extensive, so much to choose from, signature dishes, rolls, set tasting menus etc... And ingredients are sustainably sourced.
We had rolls which were ok, and a tasting platter (photo) which was amazing with bursting flavours.
A great dining experience, thank you.

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Martin Haigh

Really enjoyed our time here. The food was fantastic, service great and just generally of fantastic night!

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Vanessa Blount

Order of the food brought to the table was back to front

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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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Steven Howe

Great experience. The food was hella delicious and service were fantastic. The food's presentation was snazzy, with flames in some instances. Their Number One Special does live up to its namesake, it is a must have!

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