Ichi Ni Izakaya - St Kilda

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224 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 224 People Are Saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

The grilled eggplant is a must and the house made yuzu sake always delicious. Service was a little slow

TE
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Ordered the banquet for 4 x people, the menu was a little daunting! The food was absolutely stunning, will definitely be back, service was great, even got blankets to sit outside and watch the sunset! HIGHLY recommend.

SW
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

I dine at Ichi Ni quite regularly and unfortunately this time the food was cold and service was slow.

MW
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Food was lovely, atmosphere great & the only downside was the service was a little slow

JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The food was a bit late when we dined this time but I highly recommend this place
Would def go back

C
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful space with great food & service..loved it!

AA
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing food great service won’t be our last time :)

KH
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Overall it was an incredible meal - service was amazing, everyone was so warm and welcoming and friendly. Drinks - warm sake and cocktails were a delicious start to our meal. Food was served quickly and was very tasty, except the only thing was that the portion size could be improved for certain dishes; the miso eggplant dish (3 small slices of eggplant), pork yakitori and the wagyu tataki which was deliciously tangy but just came in a really small portion. Other than that, everything else was sublime! Thank you for a wonderful meal to celebrate mum's birthday.

PL
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best Japanese Izakaya in Melbourne
Great attentive and friendly staff
Perfect location next to St Kilda beach
A fun night out!!

JM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely to dine here as always
Would keep coming back

DM
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful atmosphere, great service, food was amazing.

LA
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always love coming here, Great food and Great Staff!!!

AE
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely amazing food and very friendly wait staff. It's a little noisy at times, but that just adds to the atmosphere.

LJ
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Great place! Although felt like we were being rushed to leave. Bill came to $120 and they wouldn't allow us to do 2 payments of 60 dollars. "Against policy" was the answer we received...

Would go again although wouldn't be my first choice in St. Kilda

IW
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding service from staff with great food in a relaxed atmosphere. Loved our night

JB
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderful night with a very lovely waiter who made my husbands birthday special

ZK
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I brought my partner to Ichi Ni for his birthday, we both loved everything from the menu that we tried and the service was outstanding. Our waiter was polite and helpful the entire time and we felt very comfortable. The food was absolutely amazing as always and we already can’t wait to come back!

VJ
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Staff were friendly and helpful. Food and drink were delicious. Will definitely be back.

SG
London
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was fantastic and the service was great. Definitely would go back any time!

GH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Always reliable food wine and service. Happy to be a regular patron.

AS
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Unreal service super personal and friendly
The Scollops were to die 4

SH
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

They forgot us three times, with everything we ordered we were having to call over waitstaff, which wasn’t easy as we were tucked in the corner. After making us wait 45 minutes for a sushi roll and 2 drinks we were still made to pay full price. What a joke.

OT
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing place, great selection of food, friendly fast service. Loved the place!

MH
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Overall a really nice evening with friends. Service was initially a little slow but did improve once e go to our table. The food was excellent. I am not a huge fan of most Japanese restaurants that i have visited but this one was great.

OT
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great place to go for any occasion, food was exceptional. Highly recommend.

RH
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

fast service and the food was delicious!!!!!!!!!!!!

CE
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

A great family dinner , food was fabulous and service very attentive.
Would definitely recommend . We went on Sunday evening a lovely way
to end the week.

H
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The atmosphere in the restaurant was really lovely, though the serving sizes were very average for the price. The deserts were well presented.

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.

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

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

Loved the food and service.
very happy in general

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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 😁

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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