Ichi Ni Izakaya - St Kilda

4.4
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288 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Asian
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 288 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.3
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4.4
Ambience
4.0
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Everything was lovely the food was delicious the one thing I wasn’t happy with was the table was all sticky I had a beautiful white blouse on quite expensive and I couldn’t put my arms or hands down on the table because to touch it they just stuck to the table the tables may need varnishing or they hadn’t been cleaned off with eucalyptus or something it wasn’t a nice experience sitting at the table feeling that feeling put the whole night off for me

SG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

My favourite Japanese restaurant in Melbourne, always amazing food here and I love the venue.

PH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Fab spot for a quick business lunch or an extended sipper session. Fantastic local.

M
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food, great location, and friendly staff. We sat outside and although windy, was beautiful. Our requests were met with a friendly smile and nothing was too much to ask. Great place for lunch or dinner.

JS
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

This is always a very pleasant dining experience. The wait staff on this night were very helpful and spaced the food out so we could relax talk eat and drink. The good is always very fresh but not a cheap night if you want to add wine or cocktails to the menu.

OT
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food. Excellent service. A favourite place

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EA
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, fast service. Good spacing between tables. Very enjoyable

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great place with amazing food to choose from!

JA
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

Food was good but service was poor. Took a long time for someone to come to take our order. Once order was placed the first 3 dishes came out quickly, then suddenly stopped. After about 30 - 40 min with no more food coming out, we flagged down a waiter and enquired only to be informed we had already been served all of our food and there was nothing else outstanding on our bill. We had ordered another 5 dishes and the waiter did take our order again and food did come out quickly. While he was apologetic, nothing was offered to make up for the inconvenience.

HF
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was amazing.. service could have been better! Overall was a great experience for our anniversary x

m
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a favourite, never a disappointment. Delish

JV
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Yummy crispy prawns and miso eggplant. Nice cocktails too.

P
Melbourne / VIC
20 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Celebrating a milestone birthday with my friend. Immediately took a soggy umbrella and stored it. Service was excellent. Quick thinking from the waiter to confirm the banquet option could be done for two diners (not the 4 min. Stated in the menu). Cocktails were fab and the food was continuous and delicious. One improvement would give comfortable seats!

PO
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Host for booking was fantastic (mail). Really accommodating and flexible.

CH
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, great service as per usual.
Sushi was very fresh.
View was amazing.

KM
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place. Sit outside and enjoy the view :) The food is always delicious and service efficient.

OT
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Staff was amazing.

GK
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant. Good service, delicious food. Loved the outdoor space. Seats could be a bit more comfortable.

JK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Chefs sashimi selection was very overpriced. Service patchy at best . A shame as really is A lovely spot .

GM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent food, service and setting, great views over the beach

BC
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfection perfection perfection perfection perfection.

JB
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was amazing and so friendly !! We loved all the dishes they were so delicious and served in really good time !! Will definitely be coming here more often ! Really good prices for serving sizes too

DB
Denver
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Table was dirty and sticky. Two small slices of grilled eggplant for $10 is hardly good value. Good setting but supposed beach view not really panoramic given road and buildings in front. Overall- very overrated.

M
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Great food and location. 2 dishes were forgotten about so there was long wait times in-between each dish.

KK
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing as usual. Great staff, super professional and charming. Food delicious and varied. Good vegan options; for our family gatherings essential. Freezing cold Asahi black on tap and great views.

h
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic place for lunch with friends and lovers of Japanese food! Local favourite and highly recommended.

OT
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great from welcoming to dining to good bye

OT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

We are glad the restaurant was open on Christmas Day. The food was very good but the service was slow. However, the rolls were quite pricey and the kitchen is very inflexible with regards to special requests for allergies etc. the blankets were a nice touch for outdoor dining but heaters would have been better. Good but not great.

NT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a favourite place. Fantastic food, ambiance and service in a beautiful location!
Especially recommended for those with Coeliac and GF issues. Menu designed to cater with so many suitable offerings It’s hard to choose. (Staff have excellent understanding and awareness).
Easy for parking close by.

Can’t wait to visit again!

MK
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience4

Wagyu was a bit dry and the onigiri rice was a rubbish. I thought about requesting a refund immediately but it seemed that represents the restaurant itself. I could assume that they used frozen and defrosted rice and just simply microwaved it with a bit of cheese and soy. And then we had scewered ricecake with some meat and it was also disappointing. Only the chef's choise was just edible. It is simple. I will never get back here.

K
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A beautiful experience......amazing food and service was spot on. Loved the decor We are still raving.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We came in a large group with a baby and Ichi Ni were very accomodating. Very friendly staff who attended to all of our needs and the food was beautiful. Will be coming back soon!

AE
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

We use to love this this place but this time we where really disappointed this time. Didn’t taste as good as normal and the sushi was falling apart.

SS
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Too expensive and gluten free choices were limited. Servings were small and vegetables were not included in the dishes

RP
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I’m still thinking about the food and it’s been 3 days since we went!! Absolutely divine in every way!!

LS
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall1Food5Service1Ambience2

After having an amazing experience at the Fitzroy venue, I recommended the St Kilda one to friends for dinner which I now absolutely regret!
Arriving for our booking for 4, we were informed they would require our table in one hours time for another booking. After negotiating and waiting for 5 minutes in the foyer, they found us a table for a 2 hour seating.
Thinking that we were now able to enjoy our night, we ordered a banquet each and obviously drinks to accompany throughout the meals.
Before we had been served the final savory dishes on our banquet, we were approached by staff to say that they would be requiring the table shortly, however they seemed unaware there was still food to be served which we had to awkwardly inform them of.
After the last savory dish was served, a staff member approached us at our table to settle the bill with the portable eftpos machine in hand. This is prior to being served dessert for our banquet!
At this stage, we were feeling quite the push to leave the venue, after being inside for 2 hours.
To say the least, being presented with a bill nearing $500 prior to finishing the food, in addition to having staff approach us multiple times for the table was less than desirable.
Having worked in hospitality for a decade, I understand that it is a busy time of year, however I highly recommend that this venue learn how to stagger their bookings more appropriately considering the price that people are spending within the restaurant! Needless to say, I will not be recommending this to anyone in the future after the service we received!

JA
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ichi Ni was a fabulous dining experience. We had the 10 course banquet with matching sake. Thoroughly recommend trying this.

M
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

We had the $85 banquet and were very disappointed with the quality and quantity of what we received. The only redeeming course was the dessert.

KV
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was wonderful - very friendly, patient and attentive staff. The food was delicious, prompt and nothing was too much trouble. The actual venue is stunning, dining looking over the Bay. Beautiful!

SE
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Very, very slow bringing drinks ..and when we ordered our share plates ..only one of each came out ..2 serving each for our table of 6 ..made no sense.