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Ichi Ni Izakaya - St Kilda

4.2
4.2
907 Reviews
$41 to $100
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.

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Booked 46 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Asian, Japanese

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 9534 1212

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Yasu Fukuhara

  • Private party facilities

    Contact Restaurant directly for further details.

  • Area

    St Kilda

  • Parking Details

    Check signs.

  • Public Transit

    Tram 96, 16, 3A. Stop 136

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Experiences

  • Ichi Ni $75 Menu (Required for tables +13)

    $75.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Feast on a selection of signature dishes, including some of these favourites, Tuna Tataki, Beer Battered Prawns with Spicy Mayo & our own Ichi Ni Aburi Flamed Salmon Roll. Take a journey & enjoy a unique dining experience in our very own Izakaya, right here in St.Kilda. We recommend complementing your experience with our top selling sake, all the way from Kyoto! Kizakura 'DEMON SLAYER' Junmai. Enjoy cold with Sushi or warm with Teriyaki Chicken. For more details please visit our website ichini.com.au. **Please make sure to make note of any dietary needs in the 'Special Notes' field at the time of reservation**

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What 907 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. MH

    MyHonestAssessment

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    Overpriced for both drinks and food. The main course was mostly rice accompanied by five mouthfuls of chicken. Same with the salmon which was dry. We were disappointed as this place was good pre COVID. The waitress and staff were pleasant and helpful.

  2. LF

    LindaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is the third time we have been to Ichi Ni, and it keeps getting better. Our server this time was perhaps a comedian because he was very funny with impeccable service, very attentive. They have modified their menu, and it is as delicious as ever. Highly recommend the poached pear for the dessert, although almost all of the desserts were tried by someone in our party and everyone thought theirs was delicious.

  3. RR

    RenR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Great atmosphere and food was exceptional. Only recommend that the staff knew more about the menu - e.g. what we are eating, recommendations, listened what order we wanted the food brought out.

  4. KD

    KathyD

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My favourite Japanese restaurant, it never disappoints.

  5. PH

    PennyH

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Great ambience and service, food ok but lacks a bit of love. Sauces taste like they out of a bottle.

  6. SS

    SamanthaS

    Melbourne

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    A great dining experience. We were in a booth with curtain drawn making it private but still inclusive. Food & service, great quality.

  7. J

    Jordan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Was a wonderful night food was amazing and worth every dollar

  8. J

    Jojo888

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Best sushi ever. Definitely worth the price. Great sense of flavours.

  9. CL

    CelLou

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful atmosphere with friendly staff and gorgeously presented platter. Highly recommend.

  10. PL

    PoppyL

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was wonderful and great service. Highly recommend .

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and great service! Catered to egg and nut allergies as well!

  12. SD

    SimonD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Great place Great looking place great prices great service

  13. L

    Lidd

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    My local go to for any occasion… food never disappoints!!!

  14. MT

    MattT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    The food was exquisite - artisan quality and artistically presented. We ordered the set menu, which was a great way to experience a wide range of Japanese cuisine. Not cheap, but highly recommended.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Food was delicious, cocktails were tasty, and the service was good but could have been more attentive. Very impressed for my first time eating at Ichi Ni

  16. S

    Stefan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I couldn’t recommend it anymore highly. Great spot.

  17. VS

    VandaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful food and service. I can't wait to go again.

  18. FB

    FionaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I am coeliac! Menu is clear and staff knowledgeable! Food delicious!

  19. SP

    SamP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very enjoyable. Highly recommend. Good friendly service and excellent value

  20. FL

    FayeL

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    It’s good to have the entire Ichi Ni menu back with a few extras.

  21. KM

    KMckinnon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing service and the food was amazing! Will definitely be back!

  22. LJ

    LeeJ

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, delicious food and a very good extensive beverage menu. Looking forward to going back.

  23. NM

    NataliaM

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Super friendly service, excellent quality food, as always.

  24. S

    Sneha

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely love the food! I guess we could set a record with the pace we gulped everything down hahahah Yes yes always recommending this place to our friends. Definitely a go to place! Kisses to the chef and the staff!

  25. EO

    EricaO

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food, great service and really cool atmosphere.

  26. H

    Hellwoman

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    Food was fabulous. Wait Staff could be more efficient especially when looking for them to give our order.

  27. GB

    GregB

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Could not recommend the restaurant more highly. Great food, great service. Ticks all the boxes.

  28. KT

    KylieT

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service! Delicious food! Tasty drinks! Sensational night out!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience5

    To be honest I have come here a few times are enjoyed it (but I haven’t been drinking) On this occasion we were having cocktails. I do not believe the drinks were even remotely close to cocktails. As a couple we drank 4 cocktails each and 5 little bottles of saki. The saki was fine, but I honestly believe there was a shot (if that) of alcohol in the cocktails. The waitress even commented that we had drank a lot and I did mention this to her. Usually if I had 4 cocktails I would be pretty tipsy (if not drunk) Probably wouldn’t come back here again for that reason. Once bitten twice shy

  30. RB

    ReneB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience3

    Sketchy service, poor seating. Expect more for the price of food.

  31. DU

    DeniseU

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    The food was amazing! Everything was soooooo delicious. The spicy sauce with the Edamame was soooo good I had to buy some to take home. Best Agadashi tofu I've ever eaten, lobster tacos divine, everything was so good. I will definitely return, and often. Why did it take me this long to discover this place!!??

  32. GC

    GraemeC

    Gold Coast

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good Japanese food small dishes , we had prawn Gyoza, beef tataki, itchi ni roll , lobster taco , miso lamb cutlets, highly recommended.

  33. K

    Katie

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    Drinks were forgotten, food was very standard for the price, it’s just food court quality at restaurant price’s

  34. P

    Peterc

    Tasmania

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We thoroughly enjoyed the service and food and it was amazing sitting under the heaters

  35. RJ

    RegJR1

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food, friendly service. Nice buzz with the new covered deck. Always a good experience.

  36. PM

    PhilM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4

    Wait staff need some work. We were seated and waited nearly 10minutes before a drink order was taken. When the restaurant was only half full, not acceptable. Dishes were delivered and plonked on table without any thought of rearranging placements so they were in the middle and accessible to all.

  37. j

    jsdhaliwal

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4

    Attended with a friend to try the food and catch up prior to catching a show. We found the behaviour of the lady at the reception counter rather rude and patronising: she really did not seem to enjoy customer interaction. I smiled and tried to engage her in conversation about the cold weather that day but and her demeanour remained frosty. Not a welcoming approach and she was either having a bad day and/or would benefit from customer services training. Two of her male colleagues were far more amiable and one showed us to our table and another one noticed we were waiting to order and did come over to apologise. Service was quite slow initially - we had to wait around 25 mins before our drinks order was taken. We asked our server for thoughts about the menu and she was polite but not particularly enthused. Once the food arrived we were very pleased and then the courses came out at a nice pace. Loved the food but the attitude of some of the staff was disappointing. I would go again for the food and do hope that the approach of some of the staff improves.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    It wasn’t to bad the food could’ve been better not enough flavour

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4

    After writing on our booking food needs to be dairy and gluten free, as well as letting our waitress know at the start of the booking, due due to one of the customers being celiac, we were given a dish with gluten. We were only offered for the meal to be remade even after consuming some of the meal. They had no concern for the after effects of giving a celiac gluten and did not want to make any effort to make up for their mistake. Very disgusted in there service and will not be coming back.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really lovely experience and enjoyable meal. My friend brought her 1 year old and the staff organise a booth for us which was perfect. They were also really friendly and accommodating. I’ll be back soon.

FAQs

Ichi Ni Izakaya - St Kilda does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Ichi Ni Izakaya - St Kilda also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9534 1212.

Ichi Ni Izakaya - St Kilda is rated 4.2 stars by 907 OpenTable diners.

Ichi Ni Izakaya - St Kilda does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

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Booked 46 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Ichi Ni Izakaya - St Kilda

12 The Esplanade St Kilda, AU-VIC 3182

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area

    St Kilda

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Asian, Japanese

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Check signs.

  • Public Transit

    Tram 96, 16, 3A. Stop 136

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Yasu Fukuhara

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (03) 9534 1212

  • Private party facilities

    Contact Restaurant directly for further details.

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