The Emerson - Rooftop Japanese Restaurant


The Emerson is a place of endless possibility – day or night! This unique multilevel venue inspires and captivates, offering the perfect combination of elegance, fun and contemporary style with Melbourne’s laid-back sophistication. Spanning Club, Cocktail Bar & Lounge and Rooftop, The Emerson invites you to eat, drink and play under one roof with their a la carte menu, premium beverage selection, booth packages, VIP service and private event options.

The Emerson Rooftop

An elegant and sophisticated yet casual space, set against a vista of South Yarra and Melbourne’s CBD. The fully retractable roof and generous heating will keep you warm in winter and cool in summer providing the perfect space for any experience. The Emerson Rooftop offers booth packages ultimate in both day & night celebration, full space hire for weddings and private events, live cooking station and a menu of Modern Australian dishes designed for casual dinners or sharing amongst friends.

Cocktail Bar & Lounge

A place of hidden pockets and secret corners, unique light fixtures and sumptuous textures, this is the ultimate in intimate event spaces. With private booths and lift access, discreet amenity access and a bird’s eye view over the main dance floor, this level is designed to be enjoyed all night long, exclusively removed from the fevered pace below. The striking cocktail lounge area features plush low level lounge style seating separated to provide exclusivity yet immersed in the atmosphere of the rooftop and club, perfect for an intimate event or seated dinner.

The Emerson Club

Designed for absolute enjoyment, The Emerson Club brings the sounds of resident and international DJ's, spectacular lighting, aerial entertainment and a VIP experience to create the best atmosphere, ambience and experience for all in Melbourne. The beauty is in the details - from the carefully appointed grand bar, to the lush booth seating areas that fill out all the best corners of the club, complementing the flow to bring you up close and personal with the DJ and dance floor.

Upcoming Events

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 Functions Available 7 Days and Nights per week


The Emerson Clubstandingup to 300
The Emerson Club - Boothssittingup to 30
The Emerson Cocktail Loungestandingup to 120
The Emerson Cocktail Loungesittingup to 30
The Emerson Cocktail Lounge - Boothssittingup to 20
The Emerson Rooftop - Fullstandingup to 300
The Emerson Rooftop - Insidestandingup to 150
The Emerson Rooftop - Outsidestandingup to 150
The Emerson Rooftop - 1/3 of Rooftopstandingup to 60
The Emerson Rooftop - Outside Deckstandingup to 50
The Emerson Rooftop - Boothssittingup to 30



"The dinning is roof top with a Ku De Ta / Nikki beach vibe, without the pool! Generous bars snake around the venue of mixed seating, mostly day beds, high bars, and the odd booth. It is a kind of ordered chaos!! But it works in terms of a frenzy of activity, people watching, and consistent service"... [read more]