OPENING HOURS

We are accepting maximum 4 people in one group.

We are taking reservations for the current month and the next calendar month.

Lunch

Tuesday - Friday
Lunch 12:00 - 2:00pm
(Last Order 1:30pm)

Dinner

Dinner ( Session times)
Tuesday- Thursday
Session 1. 6:00-7:30
Session 2. 7:00 (Last sitting)

Friday-Saturday
Session 1. 5:30-7:30
Session 2. 7:30 (last sitting)

Cancellation Policy

We require a minimum of 48 hours’ notice for any cancellation, reduction of diners or date changes. Failure to do so, will incur a charge $100 per person as cancellation fees. Any cancellation, reduction of diners or date change made 48 hours before the booking time will not incur any charges.

REVIEWS & AWARDS

The Age Good Food Guide
gfg-1-chefs-hat-2013One chef's Hat.
2020 / 2019 / 2018 / 2015 / 2014 / 2013 / 2012 / 2011 / 2010 / 2009 / 2008

Tempura Hajime received a Chef’s hat award from The Australian Good Food and Travel Guide.
Tempura Hajime
2015 The Australian Good Food and Travel Guide – One Chef's Hat
2014 The Australian Good Food and Travel Guide – One Chef's Hat
2013 The Australian Good Food and Travel Guide – One Chef's Hat
2012 The Australian Good Food and Travel Guide – One Chef's Hat

Gault & Millau
2019 - 3 Chef Hats
2018, 2017, 2016 - 2 Chef Hats

“One of the most authentic Japanese restaurants in Melbourne, it is a quiet oasis with only 12 seats. They are arranged in a semicircle overlooking two cooking stations where disciplined and precise chefs serve up delecasies to an appreciative clientelle”

Facebook Reviews

Chef - Shigeo Yoshihara

Tempura Hajime's Owner chef Shigeo has been a chef for over 25 years. He started in his home town of Osaka, Japan in 1994. Since moving to Melbourne in 2004. Shigeo worked as the chef at the acclaimed CBD Japanese restaurant Kenzan. In 2009 he started the ownership and chef's role at the much awarded Tempura Hajime.

Find Us

60 Park Street South Melbourne VIC 3205