Akaiito Restaurant

4.4
58 reviews
$101 and over
Japanese
Akaiito inspires a unique Japanese culinary experience. Combining fresh local and top notch globally sourced ingredients, Akaiito’s East-Meets-West interpretation of modern Japanese cuisine highlights the best of fine dining.

Our signature Robatayaki Charcoal Grill uses 100% imported Japanese coals to grill a variety of fresh vegetables, meat and seafood that are seasoned with spices and flavours of Japan. Experience our 8-course Kojin set menu, with regular seasonal changes and new additions monthly. Other dining options additional to our Kojin Set Menu include the Tsukiyo Private Dining Room and our Deluxe Bento Box Lunches from Tuesday to Friday.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 58 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.4
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

It wasn’t even open when we went even though our booking was confirmed

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VANDAS
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service and the food was spectacular

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junC
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

First able, I’ve asked a special inquiry when I doing the booking online, which is write a card when dessert. But the didn’t do anything or let me know they can’t do!!!! The oysters is not fresh!!! 160pp meal, but the ingredient is all cheap!!! The scampi is dirty, chef didn’t clean the scampi intestines. It’s a super bad experience for the high quality restaurant!!!

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NatalieB
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food, drink and service was amazing. Love being able to watch the food being prepared in front of you.

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UmairM
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful set menu! Amazing flavours and foods. Great drinks menu. The ambience was good too.

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BeckyH
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The food was beautifully served and the service was excellent.

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KaydisZ
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

I didn't get the services for the price I paid, and it is a bit over priced.

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alank
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Came for New Year’s Eve dinner. Everything was so well presented and delicious. Definitely will come back again.

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Charlene
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Absolute delight of a dinner. The toothfish was to DIE for

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B123
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Honestly, I was incredibly surprised with the quality and taste of the food. I expected the food to be mediocre due to it being all “looks” but the food was of high standard. The service was also impeccable and it was such a nice place to have my graduation party with my close family because the noise level was low enough where you could hear everyone on the table but also not awkwardly silent. The cocktails were also insane! I highly recommend but also don’t want this place to get too busy because I want to be able to get a table next time hahahhaa
Thank you for a wonderful night, I could not recommend this place enough

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human
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an incredible time with fantastic service. We look forward to coming back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice environment and good vibe
All course meal served properly
Food presentation is good and food it self is nice as well

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JennithZ
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

Food is ok. Service is very poor. Won’t recommend to anyone.

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Kilic
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Overall very good experiences, highly recommend and very good atmospheres.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday! I loved everything about it :)

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was divine. It's a little bit hard to explain but probably one of those things you have to experience :)

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We are impressed with staff’s services and also the food. Everything is excellent. Definitely we will come back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful venue and great food.
Staff attentive however wine choice could be a bit better

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Angelina1949
6 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

It’s a fancy place to have a nice catchup with close friends. The food’s amazing and the waitresses were lovely and professional. It is an expensive place, so I’d skip ordering any expensive drinks if you’re not interested in splurging too much cash after spending a minimum 160 dollars per person. Also, they didn’t mention sparking water isn’t free, so I’d just stick to plain water too.

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ConnieN
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food so good and staffs very nice and friendly. I will go back..

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

like it was just ok... expected a greater dining experience

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Elainee
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and food, will definitely come again!

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Alice
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Food was fine, but service was a little bit disappointed

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Michael
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was picture perfect. Very well looked after by staff. The experience was worth every cent.

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Shanie
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience2

The dessert is disappointing, is a zero effort dessert

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best Japanese in Melbourne atm

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marieh
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went last night and absolutely loved it. The food is from another world. Just so thoughtful put together. The restaurant is sexy and still intimate.

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AlexN
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience from the moment we walked in.
Beautiful food, excellent service and unbeatable service.

Would highly recommend.

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NickS
2 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best service ever the maître d and staff was amazing best Japanese we have ever had in a very long time will definitely come back soon have a great Xmas team and happy new year

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Steven
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Overall it was a very positive experience with very friendly staff. One staff member (can't remember her name but was one of the younger ones and maybe an overseas background), in particular, was great and had a nice conversation with us and wished my friend a happy birthday.
The dessert was the least enjoyable course as it had very little Japanese inspiration. The wafer that the smoked eel and kingfish were served on seemed a bit stale to bite through but the flavour combination itself was delicious.
Scallops were one of our favourite dishes however the scallop was very small. Almost as if it had been sliced in half.
The short rib was perfectly tender and a great cut but as the final main dish, maybe if the cut was 25% larger or the gratin was bigger, it would leave a better impression as we felt that we would be more fulfilled if the serving size was larger.

The swipe right to the matcha was also perhaps one of the better cocktails we have ever had.

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AndreaQ
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing, the service was great, unfortunately there was a mix up with bookings and they ended up overbooking due to a system error, but they were amazing enough to accommodate everyone including us, the wait was well worth it. All dishes were top notch with many different and unique flavors. Our favorite was the toothfish!! Props to the chef and good job on the service.

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dumplingtran
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Akaiito had a nice atmosphere but wouldn’t say the portions are reasonable

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food took long in between dishes
Customer service was great
Food size too small for price

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Grant
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Fantastic food with plenty of thought gone into the menu, pricey but worth every cent, appreciated the birthday gesture to, many thanks to the staff!

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ToniF
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

Over priced! When booking online there was nowhere that said it was set menu.
Turn up and told set menu at over $170 pp. This was very disappointing! Can’t exactly get up and walk out.

Food was placed in front of us without explanation half the time and had to ask to have drinks refilled.
Had to ask for extra bread as there was not enough food for the price.
Overall really disappointed and won’t be returning.

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MarcusC
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From adorning the front entrance I knew this was a venue of quality. Finding a great ambience and friendly greeting when arriving, things went from great to fantastic once seated. Highly recommend a drink at the bar downstairs and rate the degustation upstairs highly.

Please try the restaurant as a treat or special occasion.

Amazing venue.

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Mona
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is really is excellent. Would definitely come back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

An incredible dining experience! Highly recommended

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GregW
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great evening and we were well looked after. Will definitely be back again. Thank you

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SSSSS
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

just ok, won't come for a second time.............

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You can order delivery directly from Akaiito Restaurant using the Order Online button.

Akaiito Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 58 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.