We are accepting maximum 4 people in one group.
We are taking reservations for the current month and the next calendar month.
Tuesday - Friday
Lunch 12:00 - 2:00pm
(Last Order 1:30pm)
Dinner ( Session times)
Session 1. 6:00-7:30
Session 2. 7:00 (Last sitting)
Session 1. 5:30-7:30
Session 2. 7:30 (last sitting)
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.
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REVIEWS & AWARDS
The Age Good Food Guide
One 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.
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”
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.