Ichi Ni Izakaya - St Kilda

4.3
158 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$41 to $100
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Asian
Top tags:
  • 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.
What 158 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.2
Service
4.3
Ambience
3.8
Value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
KS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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.

Report
Helpful
AM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

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

Enjoyable and efficient service

Report
Helpful
BC
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!

Report
Helpful
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!

Report
Helpful
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!

Report
Helpful
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!

Report
Helpful
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!

Report
Helpful
OT
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.

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

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

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

Food was mediocre. Not authentic Japanese.

Report
Helpful
EW
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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

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

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

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
OT
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Had international visitor

Report
Helpful
DS
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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!

Report
Helpful
G
1 review
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?

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

My birthday

Report
Helpful
DV
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic evening experience! We will definitely be back 😊

Report
Helpful
OT
3 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

The location for a warm night or afternoon is perfect! Sitting outside on the decking with the St Kilda ambiance and views. The food was good, however, it was busy and service was slow and some dishes / drinks forgotten. Wait staff were helpful in checking and following up

Report
Helpful
S
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

Really looked forward to coming here as go to Collingwood Restaurant regularly and the service and food is brilliant. From the start a bit off, gave one of our courses to another table by mistake then took 30 mins to re do 8 scallops and to finish it off forgot completely to cook my Chicken meal so overall service although polite and appologetic did mess up what could have been a very nice lunch.

Report
Helpful
BW
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Perfect place to meet before going to visit the Little Penguins on the pier

Report
Helpful
NM
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Consistently exceptional food and service!
Best Japanese in Melbourne by far

Report
Helpful
DP
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Enjoyable evening taking some friends to a surprise location. We went to see the penguins before enjoying our meal. Could be better value for money...

Report
Helpful
AM
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food is beautifully presented, delicious and a a wide variety of food whether u eat meat,fish or vegetarian. The seating outside has a beautiful view of the bay and if u are seated there at sunset it is magnificent. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to friends and family

Report
Helpful
PD
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved it the food was amazing and service exceptional

Report
Helpful
JW
2 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very enjoyable and relaxing afternoon sitting outside on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Rainbow roll Sushi and tempura prawns and sweet potato were delicious followed by the chocolate harumaki and brown sugar cheese cake - yummy! The French rose was a superb accompaniment!

Report
Helpful
S
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 4

Had good reviews but food was terrible. Didn’t eat half of what we ordered and went out to another dinner afterwards. Staff provided a 20% discount. Won’t be back again.

Report
Helpful
AT
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 2

Food is delicious. Tapas menu is a bit pricey. Customer service can be better. Had to call the waiter often to take our order. Seating position for half the table was poor due to the sun hitting us directly. However, waterfront views are amazing.

Report
Helpful
RB
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

5 Star service and food. Had a fabulous night and will go again and again

Report
Helpful
Z
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

I and my friends been there for few times. We love the food there. But this time we feel so disappointed. We ordered a soft shell crab, the crab was super small, likes a baby, I never seen it before. It’s $18 for the dish. OVER priced!!!

Report
Helpful
M
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Always nice to come here however I feel like the food is overpriced considering the serving size. The food is not super special compared to other Japanese restaurants and the prices are nearly triple! Atmosphere is very nice though.

Report
Helpful
K
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Always delicious food and friendly staff and this meal was definitely up to their normal standard!

Report
Helpful
SC
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent food (we sampled a wide range of dishes) interesting craft beers, great view and ambience, warm and attentive service. Great venue for birthday dinner - will return.

Report
Helpful
SM
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely staff, great food ,comfortable seating.. very enjoyable day. Thank You!

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
4