User Reviews of Torimatsu Japanese Restaurant, Melbourne CBD
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4.5 Below Average
I've been here about four times, and it gotten worse and worse. We got the large sashimi plater, and was unimpressed as soon as it hit the table, the salmon was a really pale color, but we hoped it tasted better, and although all the fish tasted fresh, it was all really bland and tasteless, probably the worst sashimi I've had in Melbourne, I guess they had brought a really low quality grade of fish.
We spoke to the waitress about it, who said she would pass it on to the chef (who was also the manager) but we didn't hear anything back. The rest of the food was much the same, edible but not really tasty or the least bit impressive. Won't be going back, there are many other Japanese restaurants in Melbourne that are much better than Torimatsu.
Food was average. Staff was very unhelpful. Don't be fooled by the 'all you can eat for 1 hr' deal. It takes 10 minutes to bring out your bbq. 20 minutes of waiting for them to bring out food for you to cook and then 10 minutes to cook it. So they plan it out so you really only can have maybe 2 plates of food before your time is up, go to a buffet or a real restaurant where you actually get something for paying that much.
This was a surprise find, we had expected a basic japanese "cafe". The menu is excellent and the presentation of the food is fantastic. Will definitely go back there. Very authentic Japanese feel to the place. A bit noisy and crowded but it added to the atmosphere.
Very cheap. Delicious beef Tataki. Worst sushi we ever had, tuna was of a weird bright pink colour, it was obviously defrosted and not fresh as it is supposed to be! When asked, waiters couldn't give an explanation and pretended they don't speak English (or they really don't). Would not recommend.
This was a very good Japanese venue with authentic food at a damn good price and good value. You will be hard pressed to find a better "all round" authentic place. Try the dumplings and the sushi/sashimi platters.