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Unique Restaurants to Dine with Your Friends

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by OpenTable Team
Updated 03 August 2023

Hungry for a dining experience that's tailor-made for you? We’ve got you covered. Here are our top restaurant picks for your next outing. Bon appétit!

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4.6
4.6 (446)
$A101 and over
Filipino
Melbourne CBD

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About the restaurant
Modern Filipino fare cooked over fire and Vin Naturel
Top review
Florian
Dined 1 day ago
Awesome food as usual. Still very noisy and not that great for the price.
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4.6
4.6 (456)
$A41 to $A100
Asian
Collingwood

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About the restaurant
Welcome to Shu, once the name of Sichuan province, southwest China, now home of innovative plant-based cooking in Collingwood, Melbourne

Currently we are offering a 10 course vegan degustation. Inspired by Sichuan cuisine, this plant based set menu is all about innovated Chinese cuisine, embracing the healthy plant eating and showcasing seasonal local Victorian produce. From raw and chilled appetisers to fiery but mouthwatering authentic Sichuan flavours of the street food to complimenting premium wines and cocktails, Shu takes you on an adventurous journey of modern Chinese cooking.

Top review
PeterS
Dined on 14 Feb 2024
Attentive friendly staff. Each dish designed like a piece of art and with exquisitely balanced flavours. A fine restaurant to match any of the best carnivorous establishments and convince animal eaters to take a chance on a better ethical, environmental and nutritional stance.
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4.9
4.9 (78)
$A101 and over
Korean
Circular Quay

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About the restaurant
Kobo is the workshop for Hatted Chef, Jacob Lee, a space for him to demonstrate his love for his homeland of Korea, re-engineering regional dishes onto a contemporary platform, incorporating Japanese and Australian influences for a dining experience like no other.

A solid marble chef’s table is front and centre, seating 8 guests at a time for an intimate chef's table (meaning “I leave it up to you.”), Chef Jacob breaks the menu down into “Episodes” with each episode featuring a core focus on a culinary moment of his life.

Kobo is located in Sydney's new Quay Quarter Lanes, a short walk from Circular Quay station, nestled just behind the historic Hinchcliffe House.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 14 Feb 2024
Just about the most insane dining experience we’ve ever done. It’s a totally unique blend of story telling, amazing plates, and ambience that truly makes you feel like you’re in Korea while on the journey
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4.5
4.5 (112)
$A101 and over
Asian
Sydney CBD

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About the restaurant
Our menus will take you on a culinary journey throughout Asia, paying homage to our cultures by elevating traditional flavours through modern techniques. Enter underground and indulge in a mouth-watering menu of shared plates and cocktails.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Second visit to Hustlers now. Slight menu change from last time however the food continues to not disappoint. Superb flavours and brilliantly crafted dishes. While it was on the quieter side, the ambience created by the venue is relaxing yet upbeat. Would highly recommend to anyone I know.
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4.5
4.5 (30)
$A40 and under
Italian
Bondi Beach

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About the restaurant
An Italian inspired eatery promising to serve as a home away from home. Makaveli provides a warm and welcoming space for a morning coffee, an afternoon bite, or a lively evening out. The carefully curated menu includes a selection of snacks and shareable plates, designed to complement an innovative beverage selection which features locally sourced coffee and creative cocktails. The menu at Makaveli is a tribute to the joy of sharing food, with an emphasis on communal dining. Key menu highlights include Burrata, Kingfish Crudo, and Stracciatella di bufala. Makaveli will also emphasise supporting local, independent wineries, showcasing their unique flavours and craftsmanship.
Top review
AoiK
Dined on 20 Jan 2024
Okay so not much of a reviewer here but it would be incredibly rude not to give these guys a massive shoutout. Ambiance/vibes - for a small space, I was not expecting 11 obnoxiously giddy grownups and one not so impressed baby to fit but we sure as hell did. Good tunes, the staff were nothing but fab - made sure our dranks were always filled, which is such a rarity in bottomless brunch situations so well done guys. The cocktails, I mean those espresso martinis SLAPPED! If they can make a killer EM, I am definitely coming back for their normal, innocent, coffee. The food - small portions but it packed so much flavour so we were happy! Not recommend for those who expects to soak up all their alcohol with lots of food - leave that to the late night HSP for ron. My GF/V friend was also raving about the food, which I promise was not because she had one too many cocktails, so definitely bring your complicated dietary requirement peeps down, they gotchu. And all this for $89 is an absolute bargain! Thank you guys for putting up with our debauchery and making my birthday special, definitely going in my top fave local spot!
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4.5
4.5 (376)
$A101 and over
Asian
South Yarra

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About the restaurant
Yugen redefines dining after dark. A promise of an experience where food, drink, and music continue well into the night. A subterranean setting with a refined industrial feel, offering dishes and beverages influenced by the cultural richness of Asia. Tradition met with the intuition of a contemporary flair.





Top review
SilviaPvip
Dined 6 days ago
Our waitress was superb! Attentive but not intrusive. The cocktails were delicious. The Food was excellent. Delicious flavours. We highly recommend Yugen, our family really had a all round wonderful evening.
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4.6
4.6 (79)
$A101 and over
Australian
Chippendale

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About the restaurant
Longshore is about celebrating the quality of Australian coastal ingredients and Asian cooking techniques. We offer a five-course tasting menu highlighting seasonal signature dishes, alongside an extensive à la carte menu plus an experimental 10-course snack-flight for you to choose from. On top of that, our 100+ wine list is selected by our team of sommeliers and it consists some of the best wines around the world for your enjoyment.

Top review
DavidG
Dined on 10 Feb 2024
very well prepared food, interesting variety, chef explained every dish personally, good cocktails, lovely wine recommended, nice vibe but expensive in the end so be prepared
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4.4
4.4 (274)
$A101 and over
Yakiniku
Burwood

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About the restaurant
We are a Japanese Yakiniku restaurant in Burwood, serving high quality wagyu and sake.



We are located in a centre of Burwood. It is very close to bus stop and train station, and also this building has a 1 hour 30 minutes free parking. Easy access for the customers.



We have more than 25 years of experiences of Japanese Yakiniku in Sydney. We provide our customers with a great Wagyu experience and fun.

Top review
MsMichelin
Dined on 10 Feb 2024
Always a great experience. Food is fresh. We did miss the mochi desserts
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5.0
5 (24)
$A101 and over
Farm-to-table
Fortitude Valley

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About the restaurant
Perspective dining is a modern gastronomic tasting menu experience, a closed-door 12-seat chef table dining space, our chefs will take you on a unique culinary journey. Perspective Dining will offer cutting-edge tasting menus seasonally from 3 courses to 9 courses, a plant-based menu as well as a protein-based menu. Perspective Dining will be collaborating with local farmers and suppliers to ensure that our vision of uncompromised, no holds barred excellence and sustainability is showcased in our food.
Perspective | Lunch
Seating one at 11:30 am
Seating two 1:30 pm
Food and wine pairing 140
Just the food 85
Perspective Dinner 9 courses
6:30 pm
Food and Wine pairing 300
Just the food 195

Top review
GeraldA
Dined on 10 Feb 2024
Wonderful intimate dining experience. Outstandingly creative!
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4.7
4.7 (228)
$A101 and over
Pan-Asian
Fortitude Valley

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About the restaurant
We believe in making ordinary food extraordinary, with our seasonal menu inspired by New York's Chinatown. We aim to highlight fresh, quality ingredients, and presenting them in an approachable yet unique style
through techniques of gastronomy. Our goal is to deliver our guests a gastronomic experience in a warm and approachable atmosphere that features an aesthetic blending of New York's Chinatown restaurants and bars.

Top review
NatashaM
Dined 6 days ago
Seriously amazing food and service. The wait staff was super attentive and had great recommendations for drinks. The liquid olive with the Martini was amazing. We had the " Call him Mr Raider" set menu and it was all really good. The chicken wasn't my favourite if I'm honest but the waguy skewers were unreal. I can see why this place books out quickly. Definitely want to try the "Call him Mr Wong" set menu next time
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4.7
4.7 (105)
$A101 and over
Japanese
Melbourne CBD

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About the restaurant
A contemporary Japanese dining experience, Warabi emphasises seasonal ingredients and elevated beverage pairings in an Omakase setting, celebrating the Kappo style of cuisine philosophy.

The Kappo dining experience at Warabi is a set menu that changes at the discretion of the head chef, whose detailed focus is on preparing courses based on the availability of the finest seasonal ingredients. A casual yet refined dining experience, Kappo directly translates to ‘cut and cook' and celebrates the chefs' craftsmanship and precise preparation techniques.

The multi-course 'Impression' menu is guided by the chef and changes daily, where the energy of dishes reflects the seasons and highest quality of ingredients available.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 28 Sept 2023
Service was excellent! Staff were both observant and knowledgeable. Food was average.
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4.8
4.8 (85)
$A101 and over
Global, International
South Yarra

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About the restaurant
In case you haven't travelled with us before, let us introduce ourselves. We are a fine dining restaurant located in the heart of South Yarra.

We first opened our doors in 2016, when a then, 22-year-old Charlie Carrington, decided to create a restaurant that changed cuisine every few months. Dubbed the most "Ambitious Restaurant Opening" of the year, Atlas Dining quickly rose to cult status. Within a month, Charlie became the youngest Australian chef to be awarded a Chef's Hat.

Seven years on, and (now) 19 cuisines later, Atlas Dining continues to be one of the most unique restaurants around.

We offer affordable fine dining, but most importantly, an unforgettable experience that helps guests' tastebuds travel the world.

Top review
Fran
Dined 2 days ago
Amazing food and service. A must try! You won’t be disappointed
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4.7
4.7 (383)
$A101 and over
Peruvian
Surry Hills

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About the restaurant
Nikkei features Japanese-Peruvian styled share plates alongside a 40-strong wine list and Peruvian and Japanese-inspired cocktails.
Nikkei are people from Japan and their descendants that live in a foreign country. It also specifically refers to the cuisine of the Japanese-Peruvians which started more than a century ago when the first Japanese immigrated to Peru in the late 1890s, combining Japanese techniques and flavours with Peruvian produce.
We look forward to sharing Nikkei with you.

Top review
Dianne
Dined 2 days ago
Second time enjoying the Set Menu, just delicious!
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4.7
4.7 (614)
$A41 to $A100
Wine Bar
Fortitude Valley

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About the restaurant
ESSA provides a destination to escape the expected.

Just like the raw interiors in which we reside, our work is simple but considered.

The ethos in the kitchen embraces collaboration with local farmers, hunters and providores, promoting an environmentally conscious approach to the menu. Harvest driven dishes provide the creative parameters for our ever evolving dining experience.

ESSA is open Tuesday through Saturday from 5pm till late and Friday, Saturday and Sunday lunch from 12pm.

Top review
None
Dined on 13 Feb 2024
Excellent food. Enjoyed the ambience and outstanding service.
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