Tsukiji sashimi platter

Tsukiji Restaurant

Still one of my favourite places in Melbourne to enjoy fresh Japanese seafood. Simply select your fish from their deli fridge and they’ll cut it for you to order.


We don’t have a Tsukiji fish market in Melbourne, but we do have a very mini alternative with the same name. If you are a sushi or sashimi lover then Tsukiji in Prahran is a must visit. It’s more like a Japanese mini mart or deli, and when you walk in your food is waiting for you…but it’s waiting for you in the “shopping aisle”. The “shopping aisle” is the fridge at Tsukiji restaurant where you select fresh, premium cuts of fish like ocean trout, tuna, prawn cutlets, sea urchin, scallops and then take them to the main counter to be weighed, paid, and then sashimi’ed free of charge.

A fish feast of this proportion and quality would normally cost you about $40-$60 a person at a good Japanese restaurant, but at Tsukiji the outlay for a Sashimi platter like this will cost you around $45 to share between two ($22.50 each). This is real value and begins making you question what you would normally pay for a good Sushi/Sashimi lunch.


Tsukiji Prahran sushi fridge site


The great thing about Tsukiji is being able to eat in or grab take away, so you can ‘smash your sash’ wherever you like. Tsukiji is the way to go for lunch, a cheap takeaway dinner or as a catering option for entertaining guests, and the quality is fantastic too.

On a recent visit in November 2019 (I always try to visit when I’m back in Melbourne) I noticed a few subtle changes. A point of sale rack had been removed and replaced with more seating, and the older couple I’d always known to be working were no longer there. When I asked if there’d been a change of hands, the new and younger worker informed me the owners still owned the business but had retired and the business was simply under new management. This was a relief, and as I looked behind me I was pleased that only very minimal changes had been made.


Tsukiji Prahran interior site



Trading hrs:  Thursday to Tuesday 11am – 4pm, and 6pm- 9pm. Closed Wednesdays (as per Google hours)

Address: 237 High St, Prahran

Ph: 9510 2318

Take away:  Available.

Must try: A sashimi platter of your own selection.



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Please note that prices, menu items, management or trading hours may have varied since time of review. Our thoughts and opinions are based on our experience only.