There are 5 Japanese take-away places in every block. It was amazing. So I asked google to tell me why but she didn’t know.
Two and half days is way not enough for Melbourne. You can get more in in the summer probably, when it stays light and more things are open later. I visited no museums, no gardens, I didn’t make it out to the restaurant Les recommended as the best fish he ate in Australia, I didn’t ride on the Great Ocean Road or watch the penguin parade…so many interesting things I didn’t do.
Recommendation #1: stay inside the free tram zone. Getting around is so easy you don’t have to give it a second thought. I’d even recommend Little Collins Street. My hotel was there, yes, and it was perfect for food, fun, and getting around.
And now off to TASMANIA!