Kirin Megumi Stories Vol.34 bistro GOEMON

Newly opened 3 months ago in Elsternwick. Bistro GOEMON uses Japanese cuisine as the base to their culinary creations.




Owner Mr. Sato explained that he was inspired by Japanese people his age in Melbourne who were working as head chefs or restaurant owners. It’s been 10 years since he entered the cuisine scene, and he is still reproducing the methods he was taught by his strict mentor to always cherish your ingredients right to the end. From this, he is always using materials to their full potential.


‘Most people who visit Japan say the cuisine there is delicious, right? That means Japanese food would be appreciated in other countries as well’ he thought. So, he created a restaurant that provides unique and exclusive food that people want to eat, with a concept based on ‘delicious food created by Japanese people’.



Bistro GOEMON doesn’t serve popular Japanese dishes such as curry, yakisoba or ramen, but features Mr. Sato’s original dishes.



He has his own theory about alcohol. Mr. Sato picked wines himself at a winery where he occasionally goes with staff members. The restaurant only serves wine that satisfies his palate. Plus, they are all reasonably priced.

Kirin Megumi beer is featured at Bistro GOEMON because it is just common sense that the subtle flavour of Japanese dishes work best with the subtle flavour of this beer. This is a light lager that is popular among women.


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Vegetable Obanzai $12.00

6 kinds Assorted Vege Tasting Plate.

The natural flavours of the vegetables bring out a soft yet delicious flavour.



White Fish Carpaccio $13.00

White Fish Sashimi with Basil Sauce

Indulge in the natural flavours of the fish combined with fresh basil sauce.



Crab Agedashi-Tofu $16.50

Deep-fried Egg Tofu with Crab Meat.

The flavours of the egg tofu and the filling go together like perfection.



Crumbed Tuna Cutlet with Gorgonzola Sauce $18.00

Medium Rare Cooked Tuna Cutlet with Gorgonzola Sauce.

Perfect with beer. The rich sauce complements the medium rare cooked tuna and is surprisingly refreshing.

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Trial and error is used in creating this Japanese based seasoning. Extra things may be added, but ‘less is more’ can be just as important. It is based on simplicity, then adding a bit of something and removing something else. 



There is also a secret menu that will entice you, simply ask one of our friendly staff! The symbol of the restaurant is the big octagonal window. Come by some time!



bistro GOEMON

281 Glen Huntly Road, Elsternwick VIC 3185
TEL: 03 9523 9900
OPEN: (LUNCHI) Mon-Sat 12pm-2:30pm (2pm last order)
             (DINNER) Mon-Thur 5:30pm-10pm (9:30pm last order),
                                 Fri & Sat 5:30pm-10:30pm (10pm last order)
CLOSE: Sundays and Public Holiday


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