3 Church Street Hawthorn VIC 3122 
For bookings call 03 9853 6002 
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The Age Good Food Guide
“If you want a little lesson in the importance of texture and freshness in cooking, go to Ocha.”

Stephen Downes
Herald Sun 2010
“Traditional techniques are combined with playful imaginative touches to create tastes and textures both approachable and memorable.”

 At Ocha we focus on 

the important things in life – family, friends and the domestic theatre of great food.  
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Here to serve you…

Joining owners Michelle Rogerson and Yasu Yoshida, the Ocha team is a small, tight-knit bunch, dedicated to attentive service but equally ready to share a story and a smile.

From humble beginnings…

Back in the mists of time – 1994 – a small restaurant opened in Kew with the express aim of bringing superbly crafted Japanese food to an Australian audience. 
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Opening Hours


Tuesday - Friday
12.00 - 2.30

Tuesday - Saturday
6.00 - Late
We would love to accommodate your next private function, depending on availability (maximum capacity 70 people). Please call Mika, Sue or Michelle to discuss your requirements.



  • Fully licensed
  • B.Y.O. (Wine only)
  • Gluten-free options
  • Vegetarian options
  • Takeaway available
  • Air-conditioned
  • Wheelchair accessible (Ramps and amenities)
  • All major credits cards accepted (We now accept EFTPOS)


Reservations are essential and can be made up to three months in advance. Give our friendly team a call to secure your table. 

Our phone line is often busy, so please be patient or book online Lunch (Tues to Friday) or Dinner (Tuesday to Thursday – 2 seatings, 6 - 7.45 pm or from 8pm onwards and Friday and Saturday 6pm bookings only).

For all other times please call restaurant.
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