Ichi Ni Nana Izakaya - Fitzroy

4.3
445 reviews
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$40 and under
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Japanese
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Group Bookings

Ichi Ni Nana offers a traditional Izakaya experience filled with Japanese kobachi as well as an extensive beverage menu full of Japanese-inspired cocktails, sakes and whiskies along with a global wine list. Start out with drinks at the rooftop bar that has a retractable glass ceiling. A live DJ keeps things lively while you wait for a table. Once seated downstairs, peruse the Ichi Ni Nana menu which is filled with tapas such as spicy edamame, karaage tori and tori teriyaki. Choose from categories of gyoza, tempura, yakitori, robatayaki and maki sushi and many more. Desserts include items like Ichi licks, azuki bao and chocolate mousse. Reservations are encouraged to ensure a seat.

Ichi Ni Nana also offers a street food stall and coffee shop for when you need a quick bite to eat. Choose from an assortment of muffins, takeaway sushi and Bento boxes as well as coffees and bottles.

Private Dining

Welcome to 127 Brunswick St! Our group dining and function spaces offer guests the option of several beautifully designed areas suitable for get-togethers of all shapes and sizes, from cozy and intimate private dining to our gorgeous all-weather courtyard.

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What 445 People Are Saying
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NM
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Terribly overrated. There are so many better places to have Japanese.

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

Amazing food and amazing service! Booked for an anniversary and had a great night

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

Delicious food! The staff are always very helpful and attentive.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing yet again never fails to impress we took some friends who don’t really like Japanese and had really never tried it they absolutely loved it.
smells taste presentation atmosphere was awesome staff friendly service fast very professional can’t fault one thing highly recommend 👍

A
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very quick service lovely food

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great service. Food was ok

OT
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Food was fine but overpriced for what was pretty standard fare. Cocktails were the same. The place had a lively atmosphere and seemed very popular. Unfortunately the service was very ordinary, bordering on rude at times. A dish we didn’t order came back to the table three times, with the waiter insisting we had ordered it. Empty dishes stayed on the table, even when more food was delivered. Won’t be back.

AR
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food, service and ambience all top notch. Love this place!

JW
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a very nice and relaxed time. The staff are friendly, don't bother you unnecessarily but are somehow always around when you need them. The decor is funky, the food is excellent although I thought it was bit pricey, especially when the menu advertises it as "mushroomS", but you get just one, or the picture shows 4 king prawns on a skewer, but you just get one. But apart from that the food is flavoursome, delicious, well-presented and great quality. I'd recommend Ichi Ni Nana (127) for any group of adults who enjoy good food.

H
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Staff were all so lovely, amazing food and drinks. Whole dynamic of the restaurant was amazing! We will definitely be back 🙌🏼

M
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love Love Love this place so much and highly recommend it, if you like modern Japanese that offers a bit of everything

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

Great food, great cocktails, great service. Service was quick and friendly and very helpful and the food was to die for. So delicious. Recommend for a great night out.

a
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

We brought our friend here for a birthday celebration at dinnertime. The food is decent - nothing spectacular however. What we were disgruntled at was the service of the staff. We understand that it was peak hour and there were a lot of customers to cater to, but the staff (who claimed to be the manager of the restaurant) took our orders wrongly, and 2 of the dishes only came a short while before our reservation was up. After which, he requested for us to finish up within the next few minutes (even though the food only came 5 minutes before - we were waiting for over an hour for all our food to come to the table). Dissatisfied, we requested to extend our dinnertime as it was technically an error on the waitstaff's part, but were just given takeaway boxes to pack our leftovers into. Very, very poor form.

RS
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Pure excellence, service, food and ambience were amazing. Will make a booking again in future.

DH
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, waiters were spot on, great service. When ever we wanted anything or needed something they were there. Drinks were beautiful, the venue is great. Price is a bit expensive, could be a little cheaper, but if I had to I’d pay double for ichi ni nana

RG
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Food is always great. Service is good. Price is medium. Very noisy though at peak times, so it can be hard to hear someone when sitting across from each other on a table, probably not the best for a newer date.

TS
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

The food is good, however pricey for the size, the biggest issue is the service. It’s near impossible to get someone to serve you. I asked not once, not twice, but 5 times where the Sake I ordered was. Only after being told on 3 occasions with 15 minute intervals the ones I had chosen were sold out, did they finally advise me of which was in stock. 2 further attempts to follow up where it was, after an hour had already elapsed, did it finally come out.
Considering sake is not prepared on site, this is just poor service.

L
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

My friends and I really enjoyed our night. It was pretty loud however the lighting and decor was beautiful. The food tasted amazing. It was pricey but worth it for sure. Our waiter was friendly but we felt he pushed some things onto us. One of us wanted edamame but he came out with 1 spicy and 1 plain. He recommended the egg plant however no one actually ordered it. When we turned it away he brought it back to us. We were charged for it too. Fortunately we weren't charged for something else so we didn't complain. Would love to see just a sushi platter.
Otherwise, great food and drinks. Would have loved to hear people talking Japanese too.

S
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was epic. Service was quick, friendly and efficient. Was a bit noisy out the back, we noted it was our anniversary and would have preferred a quieter table but was still alright

B
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Booked a table for 6. I was seated and kept my guests waiting outside for 20 mins and refused to let them check the restaurant for me and stating there was no booking under my name which there was.

Once everyone was finally seated no issues with wait staff or food.

N
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic service and even better food. Highly recommend

D
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The músic was so loud that we couldnt enjoy chatting.

r
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was amazing! Staff was so so lovely! The food came out at lightening speed and everything was fresh and delicious. Would love to come back again soon!

NM
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

The food portion and taste was adjusted to tailor the local market in Australia, which is not 100% ideal but interesting to try

EG
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Place has s heartbeat great food, service was good only thing is we felt rushed to eat and get out couldn’t relax and enjoy our food and drinks ordered were taken at 7 and was told to leave by 8

OT
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fabulous food & service. Great dining at this Japanese restaurant. We had a lovely evening... We live in regional Victoria but hope to return again later this year. Loved the music vibe but if we had friends dining with us maybe a tad too loud for group conversations so would request a quieter table. Many thanks

NP
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Amazing food. We went on a Saturday night at 6.15pm and the place was packed. Very noisy and hard to hear each other. Service was ok but a bit rushed only 1.45 hrs for servore and rushed out at 7.45 ready for the next booking. Waiter was friendly and ok service (missed a dish off) Fantastic food however on pricey side.

SB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Welcomed by name, looked after with excellent food and service. Handbag left behind and manager couldn't have been more helpful in locating it. Definitely recommend.

AD
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Was keen to return to Ichi Ni Nana following my first visit, at which I had a banquet menu. Food was still delicious, although not very hot (temperature) by the time it reached our table. Tender meats and impressive flavours. I’ll be back.

VH
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Never fails to deliver on quality food. I love the selections of choices available and the food is just delicious

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Serviceable but not the memorable experience we’d hoped it would be for the celebration of our daughter’s 18th birthday. It is one of her favourite restaurants and she also celebrated her 16th birthday there.

MP
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

Great food. Only negative is that it is incredibly understaffed. Difficult to catch waitstaff's attention to order and pay etc... And they don't have time to check in to see if you need another drink or want dessert etc... Takes forever to catch someone's attention and call them over. Have been on a Wednesday and Saturday night and each time has been the same. Despite this food is so delicious and vibe cool. Will go back.

G
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Obnoxious, drunken group next to us ruined what would have other wise been a pleasant date evening.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Birthday celebration

P
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love this restaurant! Delicious food, friendly staff and a beautiful atmosphere. Definitely one of our family faves.

SB
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A great place to eat you could be anywhere in the world.

BV
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

It was a very pleasant experience. The food was very tasty. The atmosphere is great. Good fun for couples or groups. Excellent service.

ES
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent venue for big group dinners (especially for dietaries)! We had a group of 13 on a Saturday night with GF/vegetarians/vegans all accommodated for! The staff were very friendly! The food was amazing and affordable and the cocktail jugs were great value.

We had an issue where two dishes did not come from the kitchen and even thought the staff believed they had delivered them to our table they didn’t charge us. Will definitely return!

LD
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely beautiful food and ambiance.
Staff always attentive and provide great service.
Frequent diners , love the place.
Highly recommend

NP
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

We have been to ichi many times and enjoyed it however this time the service was terrible , they forgot our dumplings , prawns were cold and overall for the price they are asking the food was very ordinary! Have they changed hands?

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