Melbourne, VIC

In the heart of China Town is Shou Sumiyaki, introducing diners to the other side of Japanese cuisine. Sumiyaki dining is based on a Japanese ‘smokeless charcoal grill', where customers can barbecue their own meats for an enjoyable dining experience. Wagyu beef is a speciality at Shou, but there is also a range of sashimi and seafood, as well as an extensive range of Sake and Japanese-inspired cocktails.
Opening Times

160 Little Bourke Street
Melbourne CBD
Tel: +61 3 9654 3933
Price Range:
$$$$ ~ $$$$
$$$$ = Mains under $20
$$$$ = Mains $20 - $30
$$$$ = Mains $30 - $40
$$$$ = Mains over $40
Fully Licensed (no BYO)
This restaurant has not scheduled any events.
Please contact the restaurant for further information.
Private Dining Room
Suitable for Functions
This restaurant does not have any awards.
160 Little Bourke Street
Melbourne CBD VIC 3000
There are no recommendations for this restaurant.
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Lyg0n - 31/03/2012
Happened on to this lovely yakiniku and sake restaurant by mistake on the way to a footy match in Melbourne one afternoon. Was looking for another more reviewed place also in Little Bourke St, but it was closed and Shou Sumiyaki was open, I had a look and smelled the place, looks and smells good. Result? Immensly enjoyed the place. Authentic in most ways. Great selection of sakes with knowledgeable service. Good set menu and I had great Tasmanian fresh oysters. These oysters were as good as I had in Hiroshima. My old school mate I had not seen in decades blurted: "I am feeling that I 'm in the rockpool in Portsea!" The meat was very good also. Most impressed was the service! Very rare in Australia we get such service - especially in Chinatown. And this is not a formal place like Florentinos. It was very busy, it was 80% full. The waitress was very accommodating answering my questions about their ingredients etc.. my Australian mate was very uncomfortable as he was afraid I was pushing it a little bit. But the staff were from Japan, students or on a working vacation. I made sure that they were Japanese and they are the best at hospitality! In Shou Sumiyaki it was no exception in terms of Japanese hospitailty. Enjoyed it so much I went again to bring my family for a farewell meal there, and the second time around the place and service did not disappoint. Great place to have a meal and sake in winter in Melbourne!
celine - 8/02/2012
What a great restaurant! We went to have dinner at the Shou Sumiyaki in Chinatown, it's really cosy and at the table right in the middle you have a grill where you cook what you order. I really recommend the Wagyu beef and the dumplings ( the best ones I've ever eaten). The service was also excellent all I can say is GO THERE!! Thankyou for giving us such a special dinner to remember our visit to Melbourne!
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