Nestled behind the bustling foot traffic of Puckle Street, Chiba has established its dominance in the Moonee Ponds food scene. Even after moving to a bigger premises a few doors down from its original location on Hall Street, demand is high for this suburban delight and reservations are essential in order to avoid disappointment.
Whether it’s a dinner date for two or a get together for a larger group, the extensive menu is adaptable to suit your needs.
The shining light of the restaurant is the impressive sushi boat (listed on the menu as sushi and sashmi combo for two). After experiencing this theatrical display of assorted sushi and sashimi aboard a wooden vessel, It’s difficult to justify why sushi ought to be served any other way. You can’t help but beam with excitement when the sushi boat arrives to dock at your table!
Chiba puts a fresh take on other Japanese favourites like gyoza (dumplings), Tempura and for the adventurous diner, beef tataki. The wine list is impressive considering that you don’t have to folk out over $35 for a bottle. Chiba has that exciting buzz of a popular city restaurant and so its no surprise that people travel across Melbourne to dine in and that locals are trying keep it to themselves. The secret is out! Add Chiba to your Melbourne dining bucket list.
You won’t be disappointed.
Tip: For Dinner, book a table in the main dining room upstairs as the atmosphere on street-level may leave some disappointed and detract from the delicious fare.
Chiba Japanese Restaurant,
41 Hall Street, Moonee Ponds, VIC