The Undiscovered Tokushima.

Tokushima is a hole in the wall little gem, family-owned and operated and serving up authentic and delicious Japanese cuisine.

It’s a quaint little restaurant, unpretentious and simple in both decor and cuisine. The menu is traditional Japanese. Fresh sushi and sashimi, their Okonokiyaki is splendid, spicy and fresh Ika salad, on-point Teriyaki with portions that we would appreciate more of (wink wink), and served in true humble fashion by good staff.

For those on the go, or who needed a quick Japanese fix at the right place, you cannot go wrong with a Bento box here.

Image Via Tokushima Instagram Account

This is truly one of those hidden gem types of places. Perhaps it’s the mix of ideas and structure that people don’t quite understand. A simple traditional counter and wall, but then laminated and worse for wear menus, a small and yet inviting and warm space, and yet an almost take-away style shop front. But in a way that juxtaposition of new, old, traditional, cheap, colourful ideas is what sort of brings character to Tokushima. It’s a place you don’t go to because it’s highly recommended, or because everyone knows it, or because it’s got tens of thousands of Instagram followers.


It’s a place you discover along the way to somewhere else. A place you stumble upon, trip over and hold close to your chest, like a secret that only you wish to know.

We hope we haven’t ruined the secret or the surprise of discovering Tokushima yourselves, but we do hope you walk in and sit down.


70 Smith St, Collingwood VIC 3065


(03) 9486 9933

Opening Hours

Monday, Tuesday: 12 – 3pm, 5 – 9pm

Wednesday – Friday: 12 – 3pm, 5 – 9:30pm

Saturday: 5 – 9:30pm

Sunday: 5 – 9pm