Ichi Ni Izakaya - St Kilda

4.3
196 reviews
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$41 to $100
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Waterfront
Melbourne’s premier Izakaya experience. Ichi Ni has taken it’s place alongside neighbouring St. Kilda institutions with it’s unique design and central location. Providing a casual and lively dining atmosphere, Ichi Ni offers an extensive menu complimented with unmatched views overlooking Port Phillip Bay.

The Izakaya style restaurant is a visual feast that has combined modern dining with a traditional twist. Multi level seating, private booths and year round heated decking ensure each visit is as original as the first.

Ichi Ni accommodates a full and traditional Japanese menu that caters to all tastes – yakitori, sushi, sashimi and Japanese tapas. You won’t have difficulty finding the perfect drop to go with your “Tabemono” either… an extensive beverage menu offers sake, cocktails, fine wines and a range of Japanese beers to compliment each meal.
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JS
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great food as usual and great service. Quiet night with family and friends. Always a great night.

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l
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

This place is our got for special occasion and you'll never get disappointed. Great service, amazing food. It's a bit pricey but worth it

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DM
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved the food and service.
very happy in general

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NB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great Japanese food , I congratulate the staff in the kitchen for producing such quality food and flavours thank you

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OT
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place. Always have a great time and the food is always on point

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LO
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I took my family to celebrate a University Graduation. The service was outstanding along with the food. Pricing was good value and the staff were very helpful with the menus and how much we needed to order. Had a great night

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MM
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Experienced the best food, service and the atmosphere was just perfect
Exceptional customer service and wonderful experince - kudos to Mayka” apologies if spelt her name incorrectly
Thanks for a great evening

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OT
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Staff where very friendly and for most part attentive.

Unfortunately there was a loud intoxicated group behind us that were constantly swearing. Not a very nice thing when celebrating with your mother.

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RM
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

That is a good casual place with good food and friendly staff.

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SL
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Ichi ni is a crowd pleaser and a kid pleaser. We come along for our family celebrations and we are never disspointed. It is not super gourmet japanese, nor is it particularly good value but it is reliable and very very enjoyable food, wine and service. Very comfortable seating and lovely lighting. The service is pleasant without being overly professional.

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JS
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great Mother’s Day early dinner. Service a little slow to start as they were still cleaning up from lunch but they then realised we were waiting to order and everything was good. Food was amazing as usual and staff were very friendly and helpful. Always a special day at Ichi Ni 😁

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HG
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

The food a Ichi Ni Izakaya is outstanding. So fresh and tasty. We were seated in the enclosed outdoor area where it's little quieter but it was a cold night and despite the split system heaters, it was a bit cold in this space.

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KL
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had my 30th birthday here and was so impressed. The food and cocktails were amazing, along with the service. I can’t wait to return!

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R
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Honestly, I was expecting a lot more from Ichi Ni than we got. The food was extremely overpriced for the quality. The agedashi tofu was soggy drenched in way too much rich sauce, and the salmon carpaccio was extremely overpriced. $20 for 6 very thin slices of salmon, once again drenched in sauce. I understand that this is trying to be Japanese fusion, but this is overkill. I would be happy to pay the cost of these dishes is they were done well, but they are not.

When we tried to give feedback after the meal, we were given a discount and basically pushed out the door like they didn't want to hear it. When you are making that much more from the mark up on tiny dishes, then I suppose comping parts of every meal they would still be making a fortune.

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TP
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food great service

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D
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Very friendly staff during our time there, the food was rightfully priced for the amount of food given and was very appetising. Would recommend to others and would love to come back again!

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JW
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

The food was underwhelming. I have been here before and really enjoyed it but this time the food was average and the flavours did not mix well. Given the price which was very high I can’t recommend it any more.

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LW
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible food!!!! Fantastic and knowledgable staff. Would HIGHLY recommend for authentic Japanese cuisine!

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M
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Great view and atmosphere. Food was just ok - scallops in cheese miso were quite cold and not to my taste at all. Edamame salad had an overpowering dressing reminiscent of supermarket bottled varieties. The best were Prawn gyoza were tasty but had quite soupy and scarce prawn fragments inside. Ichi ni rolls were filling but overwhelmed by sweet mayonnaise. Nice staff, although the waiters were confused about table numbering and 3 times brought other table’s food to us. Total cost ended up at about $50 per head for four small dishes and no alcoholic drinks, which I thought was overpriced given the quality.

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A
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great cocktails and food! Waiters were friendly and even though the restaurant was busy, the food came out promptly.

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DL
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous evening in a booth with the food coming out at just the right time.

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SH
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

I lost count how many times I have been to Ichi Ni. Fresh tasting, quality Japanese food. Excellent choice of dishes and wine. On a warm evening, sitting on the deck, it's the place to impress your date or take someone special. Sunsets are amazing!

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OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Really disappointed with my experience last night. I am a regular and this time I was let down on a special occasion. The most simple thing on the menu that we ordered as a starter took more than 30 minutes to come out and we had to ask twice for it. I was never once asked if I wanted to order more food or a drink other than when we first were seated, it was frustrating as it was hard to get the attention of the waiter to order more. I appreciate it was a public holiday but the service and my experience was overall disappointing when I’m paying top dollar to dine there. Food wasn’t fresh as it usually was either.

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NR
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great good and the seating was just right
We very much enjoyed our visit

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LP
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing food, staff work extremely hard keeping up with all the patrons. They deserve big tips.

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N
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Waitress upsold us at every chance
Table was sticky
Chicken was cold... wasn’t meant to be
Lighting was awkward- down-light right on our heads
Surely disposable chop sticks should be banned by now for sustainability reasons .. but they also feel very cheap

Once Ichi Ni was good but has gone right off.

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DC
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This is my favorite Japenese restaurant. Consistent service and really good food.

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PS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

As my wife suffers a few food allergies, the staff were very helpful with selection of meals she could have.

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AH
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Hands down, THE BEST Japanese I've ever eaten. Incredible menu, super fresh, delicious food and fantastic service. 11/10

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BJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and service as always. I've eaten here many times and always enjoy it. I would not hesitate to recommend it.

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GM
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Ichi Ni is a pretty solid izakaya. They do a good variety of Japanese food, some with a little twist.

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NT
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Always fabulous! Wonderful decor, ambience, service and location. Tends to be noisy, certainly the noise of happy diners enjoying their experience. Noise level perhaps more rekevsant to acoustics of the building.

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H
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The food and ambiance was great - would definitely go back! Only thing was that our last main dish came quite late after the rest of our food, we thought it may have been forgotten! Other than that, everything was spectacular.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went out for a fun dinner with friends after they showed us around Melbourne. There were four of us and we opted for the banquet dinner. The food was incredible and you should ask for a booth if you’re sitting around sunset. Stunning view. The food was actually a bit much for four - would have been better suited for five or six people!

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TS
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always great! It’s a favorite of ours! We’ll be back - good is delicious but a little pricy - but worth it for the view!

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S
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The food was amazing had so much flavor is a bit pricy but worth it here and there

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KS
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 4Ambience 1

The food at Ichi Ni was lovely. What I did not like were the sticky tables, they don't seem to have been wiped down for years; the noise level on the 'enclosed verandah' area was extremely loud however I noticed that inside the restaurant the noise level was much better and the other customers were noisy and judgmental. It was unpleasant environment. The waiting staff were very good.

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AM
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Always enjoy the dining experience at ichi ni just felt it was a little of the usual very high standard.

Will be back again for sure.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Expensive, but the quality of food and service was very average. The only pleasant part was the location of the restaurant.

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KK
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great Location, Good Food and Drinks menu. Sunset dinner at its best.

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