About Us

Enter Shoya and you will be greeted by the warm, welcoming and spacious traditional Japanese atmosphere. As one of the pioneering Japanese fine dining restaurants in Melbourne, Shoya is dedicated to maintaining the excellent standard and quality of food it has gained reputation for.

Launched in 2003, Shoya consists of 3 levels which include a traditional tatami seating and a fine level dining area with a sushi bar. The restaurant interior has been decorated with elegant calligraphy and paintings, created by famous Japanese artists, further enhancing the authentic fine dining experience.

Founded by Chef Shigeo Nonaka, Shoya has received numerous awards over the years. In 2006, Shoya received the One Hat Award in the Age Good Food Guide, one of the most prestigious restaurant accreditations in Australia. Shoya has also been selected as the Best Japanese Restaurant in Melbourne, 7 times in a row, from 2006 to 2013.

At Shoya, customers can expect a plethora of traditionally prepared and creatively presented dishes. The team at Shoya is constantly evolving the menu and pushing boundaries, combining a variety of the finest and freshest ingredients with new techniques – ultimately to create out-of-this-world dishes.

To provide customers with a unique dining experience they can’t find elsewhere, Shoya sources the highest quality of ingredients both locally and internationally, bringing in fresh ingredients from Japan and offering an exclusive and extensive range of traditional alcoholic Japanese drinks. The team at Shoya is disciplined and skilled, adhering to strict guidelines on service quality and food presentation.

From corporate executives to families, Shoya continues to attract many regular customers as well as celebrities from Australia and overseas, including the food critic and MasterChef Australia judge Matt Preston, Iron Chef Master Kandagawa and Hong Kong food critic, Chua Lam The dynamic marriage of modern Japanese cuisine and exotic ingredients has ensured that the Shoya experience always remains innovative, stimulating, challenging and familiar, all at the same time.

Trading Hours

Wednesday - Sunday
(closed on Public holidays)
open 12:00pm
last order 1:30pm

Wednesday - Sunday
open 6:00pm
last order 9:00pm


Shoya Japanese Melbourne
25 Market Lane
Melbourne CBD, Victoria, 3000