Ichi Ni Izakaya - St Kilda

4.3
175 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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SH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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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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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OT
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Enjoyable and efficient service

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BC
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Execlent service !! Food was amazing. Thank you for a great time for my mum 70th. You catered for all ages and food preferences!

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EA
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was amazing, the service was great and quality wise you get what you pay for so it is really worth it. Definitely reccomend!

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L
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

Absolutely love the food at Ichi Ni and often eat there, unfortunately our service this time wasn’t great as we ended up having to get up to ask for another water glass as there were two of us and we only received one. We then weren’t offered drinks so had to get up again and ask to be served. Hasn’t happened before so I’m sure it was a one off!

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K
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really appreciated how facilitating the staff were for my group, making sure everyone's allergies and dietary requirements were catered for. Thanks for the wonderful night!

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MK
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Worst prawns I've ever had! We went for the EBI YAKITORI as they are the signature dish and they were dry stringy and tasted old and frozen

Probably wont be going back anytime soon!

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Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The furnishings are starting to look a bit dated and service was haphazard but the food was reasonably good.

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TT
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome service, food and ambience. Looking forward to coming back!

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OT
Thailand
2 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 2

Food was mediocre. Not authentic Japanese.

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EW
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere, polite staff. Can be a bit pricey but overall great.

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b
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and service was fantastic. We are particularly impressed given that it was New Years Eve and so obviously a very busy night.

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c
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Beach views in sight. Outdoor, Semi-Outdoor, and Indoor table options. It was a beautiful day, so we chose to sit on Semi-Outdoor which served comfortably. Restaurant was full, and we sat next to a large group of around 16 guests. Although there was noise, we were comfortably able to maintain our own conversation; the open setting helped this. Starters went a long way as we paced ourselves with a bottle of sake and sauv blanc; edamame beans with a delicious tomyum dip, yum gyoza, chicken skewers, and some baby softshell crab. Sushimi platter was diverse in meats and all tasted fresh. Desert.... highly recommend you try the trio of home made gelatos, unforgettable array of flavour options (rosepetal+pistachio,macha match really well), also try the chocolate filled spring rolls. Mains didn't blow me away, but in terms of a pleasant evening and stimulating setting, with (a lot of) good alcohol, I was happy with the value of $270 for two. I'm left with good faith to come back to try other dishes ~ 4.3 stars

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JB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Birthday celebration! Food was amazing

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OT
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sensational food choice and premium quality product.
Highest quality Staff experience

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GW
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

The service was awful and we had to bed waiters to take our orders.
The food was below average and really just really poor to be honest.
Would never recommend for anyone to pay good money for bad service and poor quality food.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Had international visitor

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DS
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Coctails at $20 is pretty high. I have the Gyoza and they were divine the rest of the mean was a bit ordinary.

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B
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 2Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

Very overpriced with tiny servings, ordered the set menu for 4 and was embarrassed by how little was served. Also the wrong food was served even though the restricted menu was listed at the reservation as well as discussing it with the waiter on arrival. I have sent a detailed email to the restaurant outlining the complaint but have not received a response. I would not recommend this restaurant based on this experience.

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SC
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Food and ambience was amazing! The tempura was great, the California rolls a personal highlight. The service, while friendly was quite slow. 45 mins in between food coming out was a bit crazy and we did need to ask for more water (on a 38 degree day while seated outside). After 45 mins we asked if the remainder of our food was coming and it showed sucpiciously quickly after we asked! At least they followed up all of our requests!

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G
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

overpriced, sushi was poorly put together. service was rushed. better for big groups, not good for dates or romance. also, the booking asked if it was a special occasion, which it was, yet that didnt seem to change much, whats the point of asking then?

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OT
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My birthday

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