Serves fish, vegan options available. Japanese kitchen offering pescatarian menu consisting of vegan dishes and seafood. Vegan items are labeled and include quinoa gyoza, three kinds of ramen, tofu salad, curry, a snack patter, matcha soy latte, and several others. Also sells frozen gyoza and croquettes for cooking at home. Sister restaurant to Wabi Sabi Salon. Reopened for dine in June 2020. Open Mon-Thu 12:00pm-3:00pm, 5:00pm-9:00pm, Fri-Sat 12:00pm-10:00pm. Closed Sun.

43 Reviews

First Review by Chelseachernobyl


Points +30

13 Sep 2023

Tasty Ramen

We had ramen and gyoza.
The food were great but the service weren’t .

Pros: Food

Cons: Service



Points +167

02 Sep 2023

Fabulous flavours

Cute small restaurant. Neko Neko means cat cat and there are lots of pictures of cats around. Vegan mainly but does serve fish. We had the Neko Neko Ramen and the Eggplant Bento. Also the potato bean croquettes. Everything was so delicious. The flavours just popped. We ate absolutely everything. 5 stars if I could.


Points +1096

02 Sep 2023

Come for the ramen stay for the drinks

NekoNeko has a great selection of vegan ramens. Thick, flavourful broths with interesting ingredients and additions.

The surprise star of the show is the Hojicha Oat Latte though. Pretty sure they make these in house and they are amazing! I cannot recommend these highly enough.


Points +158

18 Jul 2023

Yum! Perfect winter lunch

Both ramen bowls we had were warm and flavour filled and delicious ! Also purchased the (house made?) green tea latte (in a little brown bottle) from the fridge was SO AMAZING !



Points +34

18 Jul 2023

One of the best!

Frequent flyer here! Food is top notch and the staff are lovely. I would rate 5 stars if the app let me!


Points +16

22 Feb 2023

Amazing vegan Ramen

Loved that there was a good amount of protein whilst still keeping a range of healthy and hearty vegetables. The Ramen broth was 10/10

Pros: Chilled music, Tasty, Friendly staff


Points +1708

06 Feb 2023

amazing vegan options!!!!

soooo yum! had the miso vegan ramen and omg perhaps some of the best ramen i’ve had. so tasty and colourful! the mochi cheese pocket was also delish!


Points +28

23 Jan 2023

Amazing Vegan Ramen!

Neko Neko has really awesome tasting ramen with a number of flavours to satisfy even the non vegans! #Veganuary


Points +381

17 Dec 2022

Best Ramen in Melbourne!

One of our favourite places in Melbourne. Staff are always polite and welcoming, and food is full of flavour. Generous portions too!

Updated from previous review on 2018-11-29

Pros: Unbelievably tasty food, Polite staff and relaxing atmosphere, Heaps of vegan dishes (all clearly stated on menu)


Points +743

30 Nov 2022

Fantastic vegan ramen

I've hardly had such delicious ramen. The broth is rich, so flavourful, noodles are nice and chewy, served with soy meat and tofu and the right amount of spice, generous servings. Staff is nice, they gave me recommendations. Very good menu with interesting items, perfect with a cold kirin beer on a sunny day. I'll be back when I'm in Melbourne again!


Points +878

17 Oct 2022

So so

Was excited to come here but was let down by the food and the service. Neither were horrible, just ok.

Staff member didn’t really seem to care that we were there (maybe she was having a bad day?), which is a shame because we were excited to come but instantly brought our mood down.

Ordered some mochi cheese pockets and the tan tan ramen. Mochi cheese didn’t taste cheesy enough, but the texture was fun to eat. The ramen looked and smelled great but unfortunately didn’t taste as good. It just wasn’t salty enough, also the mince and the egg was very bland.

Despite not being impressed with my visit, I would still give this place another go to try some more of the menu; maybe I just ordered the wrong things?


Points +108

28 Sep 2022

Great lunch place

Good variety of textures and flavours within the dishes. Eggplant was perfectly cooked and buttery. Tofu was crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Delicious vegetable side dishes. I would have liked the noodles to be slightly less soft but that is a minor preference.


Points +418

16 Sep 2022

Best Vegan Ramen

This is my favourite place for vegan ramen and one of my favourite restuarants in Melbourne. All the dishes are so good. The Japanese Burger is easily one of the best burgers I’ve had in my life. (The yuzu sauce is to die for.)

Updated from previous review on 2022-09-16


Points +42

02 Aug 2022

Vegan Ramen!!!!

I loved the atmosphere of this place! I had the Tan Tan ramen, gyoza, and vegan cheese mochi. It was so fun to try some new flavours. I also ordered some sake to share, which added to the experience. I just wished that we could have access to chilli oil so that we could add spice if we wanted. Otherwise a great recommendation!!!!

Pros: Lots of vegan options , Interesting authentic flavours

Cons: Small restaurant so you might have to wait


Points +45

22 Jul 2022

Beautiful food

Had the tofu and tempeh salad at Neko Neko tonight along with some miso and edamame. Really lovely meal and satisfied my veggie craving. Delicious and nice cozy atmosphere with friendly staff. Would recommend.


Points +13723

16 Jul 2022

Delicious ramen for yuzu and miso

I really like Neko Neko. The ramen is all vegan, delicious and beautifully presented. The space is a little on the pokey side, but I like the triangular communal table. I hadn’t been for a while but made a point of it when I saw they had a new miso yuzu ramen on the menu. We came for lunch and ordered this, as well as the staple tantan ramen, which is the perennial favourite. The latter was amazing as always: creamy and umami without being too sharp. The new variety of ramen had its own particular points of interest: a dumpling-type thing, which I’m not sure quite held up texture-wise in the broth but was still quite delicious, and a section of a corn cob. Again the broth was not too sharp, which I do worry with miso-based soups. Very nice ramen as usual and the new one did not disappoint.


Points +351

24 Jun 2022

Half the menu is Vegan

Although it's a pescatarian restaurant, the menu is relatively small and is half (maybe more) vegan. The food was the best ramen I've had yet, and I'll definitely be back.

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Authentic , Yum

Cons: Not all vegan


Points +11

Mostly Veg
19 Jan 2022

Delicious Vegan Food

The vegan options at Neko Neko were amazing, it's rare to see more vegan food than non vegan food in a not purely vegan restaurant. The food tastes amazing, the Vegan Gyoza is a must have. The only downside is how popular the place seems to be. With fairly limited seating especially during covid, it's best to get there fairly early.

Pros: More Vegan Options than non vegan options, Fantastic Portion Sizes, Nice Location

Cons: Fairly Small, limited seating during covid


Points +26

28 Nov 2021

Nice vegan Japanese food :)

I ordered tofu and eggplant teishoku. It was really nice and I would love to go again.


Points +24

05 Jun 2021

Best Raman and lovely staff

Neko neko is by far my favourite place to eat out in Melbourne. The tantan Raman is amaozng. All the flavours are amazing !! Highly recommend this place

Pros: Amazing Raman , Tasty food

Cons: Walk in only , Small


Points +38

20 Mar 2021

Love this place

Amazing ramen and I love the black bean curry. So many flavours and great service ! 4 stars as they serve heaps of meat


Points +413

Mostly Veg
10 Mar 2021

Beautiful food and delicious ramen

I was very impressed with the presentation of the food that I ordered. For main I was caught on the ramen or teishoku however after speaking to the lovely waiter decided to go with the ramen, which did not disappoint. To read more about the other dishes I tried, check out my blog: https://cookingwithyoshiko.com/neko-neko-vegan-japanese-meal-in-fitzroy-melbourne/


Points +36

06 Feb 2021

Lovely little place for a good ramen fix!

Finally got the chance to visit here after following neko neko on Instagram for ages. It did not disappoint- the food was absolutely amazing and so colourful and fun. We got the spicy tofu ramen with tofu pockets and the gyoza- phenomenal!

Pros: Colourful, well presented food , Lovely staff, Ramen!!!!

Cons: Not the biggest selection


Points +35

05 Jan 2020

Tasty Ramen

Very delicious ramen. Small area to eat so was a little squishy and staff do hurry you along. Bit pricey but very tasty, with lots of vegan options

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Delicious

Cons: Tad expensive, Small eating area


Points +331

18 Oct 2019

Best ramen in Melbourne

Three vegan ramen options, as well gyoza and some other sides. Option for nut free as well. Great sized portions, decent prices and absolutely delicious. The best ramen we’ve tried in Melbourne.


Points +163

25 Sep 2019

Great Vegan Options

Japanese restaurant that serves vegan options as well as fish located in Fitzroy. Incredible Ramen and Japanese style curries, can get a little busy and a little bit loud. I would give this place 5 stars if it was entirely vegan.

Pros: Great Food, Vegan Ramen!, Quality Ingredients

Cons: Not Entirely Vegan, Can get busy


Points +237

25 Jul 2019

Good ramen

Good ramen with a good variety of options. We came just as they opened for dinner and soon after it was full, so it seems quite popular.

I would like to give it four stars, but I felt the service was lacking and the woman serving us didn't almost say one word to us...

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