OPENING HOURS

Lunch

Tuesday to Friday 12pm to 2:00pm
(last orders 1:45pm)

Dinner

Tuesday to Saturday 6pm to 10pm
(Last sitting 8:30)

REVIEWS & AWARDS

The Age Good Food Guide
gfg-1-chefs-hat-2013One chef’s Hat.
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
2018 – 2 Chef Hats
2017 – 2 Chef Hats
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”

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Chef – Shigeo Yoshihara

Tempura Hajime’s Owner chef Shigeo has been a chef for over 20 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.

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60 Park Street South Melbourne VIC 3205