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Wagyu One Restaurant

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by Mon's Adventure (subscribe)
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Published August 6th 2016
There are a lot of Korean BBQ restaurants in the city, but have you tried Japanese BBQ?

Besides providing you with a unique experience, the Wagyu One also serves high quality meat.

To try a bit of everything, the best way to go is to order a BBQ set plus any extra dishes if it's not included.

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The BBQ set including chicken, pork, Wagyu and more


The first time we went we had four people so we ordered a set for four, including chicken, beef and pork. The ox tongue had so much flavour I was amazed! The set also comes with a side of BBQ, sesame and wasabi/soy sauce - the BBQ was hands down the best.

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The hamburg steak


We also had the hamburg steak and a wagyu sushi set. The loin sushi was tender and bursting with flavour. I also like how the meat is seared and still a bit rare - the best way to cook meat in my opinion!

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The mouthwatering sushi set


A few of us were still hungry after the BBQ set and ordered another set for two - but it looked a bit small even for two people. However after the entire night we were pretty satisfied for about $70 per person.

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The sashimi starter


On our second visit the menu had changed - we had a much larger set for a decent amount of money. The set included sashimi, tempura, seafood and a BBQ meat platter for $175 per person. Considering we were full before the BBQ set, this is definitely good value.

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The Complete BBQ set


However the meat platter is the best part and what they're known for - the tempura and sashimi were not amazing (the tuna wasn't bad), so I'd recommend keeping to the meat sets and ordering extra entrees! Otherwise you become too full for the meat and can't enjoy it as much. I didn't have a good look but I think our first meat set (or slight variations) were still available.

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A delicious Yuzu sake cocktail


I also had a Yuzu (a Japanese citrus fruit) sake cocktail, which was served in a cute little martini glass over crushed ice - very refreshing! If you haven't tried it, I also recommend Choya Classic - a popular plum wine that is very sweet and served in a glass that balances to one side. They also have another novelty - matcha beer. I'm not a matcha/green tea fan but I'm sure many people will be eager to try it!

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Enjoy the plum wine in these cute glasses!


This place is great for special occasions and I noticed they have private rooms to book too. They also do lunch dishes but a bit pricier than your average Japanese, and they do Shabu Shabu aka Japanese hotpot.

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The eggplant entree - delicious but very oily


Find out more on their Facebook. You can check out their old menu on Zomato for an idea, but it hasn't yet been updated to include their new menu including the $175 set.

The second visit, they had employed someone who could explain the menu with good English and the service was quite good - they even let us takeaway the meat we couldn't eat. A small disappointment was that the accompanying lemons were always stale with no juice.

Besides that, I will definitely return, so I'd love to hear others' recommendations on what they have tried at Wagyu One!
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Why? To try some DIY Japanese BBQ with quality meat
When: Mon-Sun 11.30am-10.30pm
Phone: (03) 9639 7198
Where: 122 Bourke St, Melbourne CBD
Cost: $10-$200
Your Comment
An interesting venue, Mon, with a good variety on their menu, think I would stick to the meat suggestions though as sashimi not one of my favourites.
by Elaine (score: 3|4381) 471 days ago
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