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Yugen Dining, South Yarra, AU-VIC

Yugen Dining

4.6
4.6
386 reviews
$A101 and over
Asian
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.





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2 people

21:30


Booked 24 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $A101 and over
  • Cuisines
    Asian
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed, Thu, Sun 6:00 pm–11:30 pm Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    (03) 7000 3232
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual

Experiences

  • Yugen Chef Experience

    A$180.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Discover our menu and leave it up to us, our Chef’s will serve a selection of premium sashimi, sushi and dishes from Yugen’s menu. The ultimate Yugen experience!
    Yugen Chef Experience photo
  • Yugen Dining Sashimi Experience

    A$125.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Alex Yu’s signature Sashimi platter, prepared using the highest quality seafood of the day, served with dark soy and citrus ponzu. Plus the option to order from the A la Carte menu.
    Yugen Dining Sashimi Experience photo
  • Yugen 6 Course Banquet

    A$165.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    A Group of 7+ guests, are required to dine on one our delicious Yugen Dining Group set Menu Grilled Edamame Kingfish Sashmi Yugen Prawn Toast Ocean Trout Rangers Valley Sirloin, Yugen Special Fried Rice, Leaf salad green mango Sesame & lime Cream Cheese Mochi Dietary and allergy requirements can be catered for if mentioned at the time of booking or 24 hours prior booking. Sunday bookings incur a 10% surcharge and 15% on Public Holiday. Cancellation within less than 24 hours or reduced numbers prior to 5pm incur a $100 cancellation charge, reduced number of guests on arrival incur a charge of full amount of the set menu.
    Yugen 6 Course Banquet photo

What 386 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseEnergetic

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Melbourne

    Romantic

  • Melbourne

    Good for special occasions

  • Inner City South

    Best Ambience

  • Inner City South

    Innovative

  • Inner City South

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Inner City South

    Hot spot

  • Inner City South

    Romantic

  • Inner City South

    Good for special occasions

  • Inner City South

    Most Booked

386 Reviews
  1. RobertH

    Edinburgh

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food very original, restaurant design amazing and service effortless !

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  2. Simon

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Upon arrival we were greeted and made to feel at ease. It was me and my girlfriend’s 1 year anniversary and they acknowledged that and that was really nice of them to ask about it. The overall service was amazing and at a high level, our waitress was super helpful and nice, she gave us some recommendations and ran us through the menu and even recommended some cocktail options. The food was 10/10 super flavourful and delicious.

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  3. CrystalleL

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambience is very beautiful, but food is either too salty or too bland. Doesn’t match the vibe.

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  4. jhau

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and drinks. The design of the restaurant is very unique and impressive.

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  5. LisaL

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the moment you walk in…you are immediately welcomed and directed to the lift, which takes you down to the hidden gem. Every dish a delight and so satisfying. The quail and Wagyu A5 were outstanding - all the flavours perfectly balanced. The atmosphere is grand and opulent yet warming with attentive service - an overall wonderful experience.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    service is a little slow, for the price you need to be attended to regularly- loved the ambience & the food outstanding

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 28 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing dining experience. The food the drinks and the ambience was amazing

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  8. jordan

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Booking process very easy online. Greeted politely and welcomed at the bar with friendly and great service. Once our table was set we were escorted to the dining area which was beautifully lit and the vibe was lovely! Each and every staff member we encountered were very polite and offered great recommendations and never had an empty glass! 10/10 would visit again

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  9. AmirM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent japanese delicacies and drinks. A good selection of sake

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Our mains came out cold. I mentioned it to the waiter and they took them back and returned them warmed up. I would never complain, but I had a friend from Sydney here and was disappointed that their meal wasn’t as great as it normally is. Warming up a steak and duck, is simply not good enough.

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  11. JosieP

    Victoria

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow, what an amazing experience. This place has lived up to the hype-great food, amazing presentation, excellent customer service and perfect ambience. Prices are not for the faint hearted-however, it is a special occasion restaurant that is indeed very special. Love it !

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  12. WillH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As someone who is quite a picky eater, I was skeptical as to whether or not I would enjoy eating here, but wow, with the amazing recommendations from Nicky our waiter, the dishes were incredible and I surprised myself quite a lot. The vibe was unreal, and just an overall amazing experience. Prices are high, but food is well worth it! Yugen dining is a must if you’re looking for a special dining experience

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  13. DylanS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service and bar is very nice. Some menu items were great, some felt over priced and unoriginal.

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  14. SilviaP

    Melbourne

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  15. GeorgiaN

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just perfect could not fault a thing! The food was absolutely delicious and the service outstanding.

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  16. Chels

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing detail went into the design of the restaurant - very luxe. The food however? Extremely underwhelming. The potential this restaurant has to be amazing, is there - the food just doesn’t match.

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  17. JemGM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful atmosphere, great experience and amazing attention to detail.

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  18. TaniaB

    Melbourne

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    loved loved loved it! will definitely be visiting Yugen again :)

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  19. user456

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    A beautiful venue however unfortunately let down by poor service. We were there to celebrate a friends birthday, I told them that we’d be bringing a cake and they said no problems. When it came time for dessert, I asked if they could bring out the cake and they said they don’t allow candles or cake to be eaten in the restaurant. It was very confusing. Also be careful with the bill, they quoted one price on the menu but charged another price on the bill. Given the price point and place known for “fine dining” would have expected better service. Particularly given that you would normally visit for a special event.

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  20. SoniaR

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommend!! Beautiful ambiance and the food is chefs kiss 😙 🤌🏼 Beautiful Valentine’s Day dinner venue 🫶🏻

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  21. Sally

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this place. Like stepping out of Melbourne and into New York for a few hours. The food and cocktail are sublime. I look forward to it every time.

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  22. Tarik

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food were fantastic. However, the grilled sticky lamb ribs were disappointing as there wasn’t much meat. We appreciated the recommendations from the staff and the detailed explanation of the menu! Thank you for a lovely night!

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  23. MannyS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Vegan menu needs to be revamped.. Too much mushroom..

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  24. Scohen32

    Nottingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved everything about this resturant. Service was great, real good selection of food, great run down of menu, lovely food, drinks perfect. Bar looks incredible. Thank you for a great night!

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  25. TroyM

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing venue, great food and perfect service. Woul definitely go again

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  26. ChloeM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I recently dined at your restaurant and wanted to share my positive experience with the delicious food and friendly service. However, I was a bit disappointed when the staff mentioned setting up a small table by the chandelier after our meal in the golden globe area. Unfortunately, this didn't happen, and we were informed we could only take photos on the balcony. It felt misleading, especially as we were encouraged to order more drinks for a potential seating that never occurred. Despite this, I appreciate the overall enjoyable dining experience.

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  27. PeterM

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional! From food to service and decor, all was incredible

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the chefs selection menu and everything from start to finish was outstanding! Best Japanese feed we’ve had in Australia. We will be going back

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  29. Isabel

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great dinner. Loved the food, the ambience. The service was impeccable.

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  30. Andy

    Victoria

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place love the vibe, the bar and service is brilliant. $125 per head for the sashimi experience is steep though, real steep. In fairness, food is brilliant. Been 3 times now, equal to Kisume and Nobu

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  31. DeannaV

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing & lived up to its expectations and hype.

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  32. MarikaB

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing dining space. Service was excellent and food was very good. Cocktails were a bit hit and miss (two great, two average) but overall a very nice evening out.

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  33. LoveMelb

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Fantastic date night restaurant. Great food, good portions, and lovely service. The interior of the restaurant is beautiful, however, if you are seated on the back wall, be aware that you will be sitting under down lights, which, even dimmed, make everyone look awful, and shine down in your face. The ambience would be absolutely perfect if it wasn't for the down lights.

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  34. RosF

    Melbourne

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and great acoustics so the noise level was really pleasant. A special occasion restaurant.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful night with dear friends and food was amazing and the service was exceptional

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  36. JennyS

    Victoria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    It was my best friend’s birthday and we had finished our 6 meals and went to order dessert. We got our dessert menu and just as we were about to order, we were told we had 10 mins before the next guests were using our table. So we couldn’t get our birthday choc cake dessert which is one of the reasons we came out to Yugen. Would’ve been nice to be told beforehand that we had until 8 or before we were given the dessert menu instead had no communication.

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  37. GeorgiaK

    Adelaide

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great room, food and service. A lovely occasion restaurant

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  38. DinahG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great customer service, ambiance and food. I would definitely would recommend this restaurant to others.

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  39. EstelleB

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time being there love the place so much, everything was amazing

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  40. ChanoknanK

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I went there for my birthday dinner. Food and drink were so amazing. Best experience!!!

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FAQs

Yugen Dining is rated 4.6 stars by 386 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

21:30


Booked 24 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Yugen Dining

605 Chapel St, South Yarra, AU-VIC 3141

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    South Yarra
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed, Thu, Sun 6:00 pm–11:30 pm Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Price
    $A101 and over
  • Cuisines
    Asian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
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