Ichi Ni Nana Izakaya - Fitzroy

4.4
379 reviews
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$40 and under
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Japanese
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  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Birthdays

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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Q
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love the welcome, love the food, love the ambience.

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TB
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 4Ambience 1

How does this place even exist still???????? ????? ???????

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JF
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 4Ambience 1

This was our second visit to Ichi Ni Nana Izakaya. Unfortunately i left feeling pretty disappointed, which was a shame. I found the menu so so confusing when trying to order ourselves. We didn't want to do the banquet we just wanted to choose for ourselves and that is not an easy option to take. The menu is so busy and images don't match the items or it is not easy to tell which image goes with what dish. Because you offer so much choice i would recommend a re-vamp of the menu for sure. To be completely honest i hated the table we were given. Right in front of the serving area! No thank you! I don't need to feel like part of the staff when dining at an expensive restaurant and the light on the table was like a spotlight from a crime scene and we were actually sweating under it! Most of the dishes were nice, that's about it, and over-priced for the serving size. The sushi was really average, we get better Sushi from our local Japanese restaurant. The staff were friendly and welcoming so thank you for that. I have said 'no' to recommending your restaurant which seems harsh i know (there should be a 'maybe' option) as i probably would recommend but with a few caveats. I don't usually give feedback but just felt compelled to on this occasion. Yours sincerely Jodie Farrell

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OT
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Very nice food, a lot to choose from. Helpful staff for such a large place, good for groups

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E
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Music too loud everything else great
Service and good very good. Prices are on the high end.

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SK
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Really cool joint, probably just rushed through the food service a bit too quickly - during our banquet

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OT
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love the food. Everything was amazing ❤️

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AA
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

I had great expectations for this place, but was let down by the value. $27 for a sushi roll was outlandish and the waitress had no idea about saki or even how many serves each bottle was. Won't be going back and wouldn't recommend. Only good thing was the vibe.

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A
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 5

I highly recommend Ichi Ni Nana- we loved the food!! The venue was beautiful however the service was shocking. We had to wait so long (Sunday night) and whilst waiting we didn’t even have any waiters/waitresses approach us to let us know what was going on. We were just ignored. The staff were pretty slow and kept forgetting what we ordered. One of the workers (not Asian- brunette) was super rude. Really snappy and had no patience. It wasn’t even busy so many empty tables so we weren’t too sure why we had to wait. But anyway, the food was amazing just a shame the service wasn’t as good as we had heard.

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m
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

Amazing food, but please don’t recommend people the banquet for 4 people when we said we were starving. We asked the lady if it was a lot of food and it defiantly wasn’t worthy of $300 when we could have got a lot for more for our money. Quite poor service had to stand up to get waiters 3 times. Hate being this customer and don’t like complaining but the tables around us were trying to get the waiters attention too.

Food was unreal tho, definitely coming back and ordering 10 servings of the chicken

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Z
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a lovely time Thank you! We first enjoyed a drink upstairs on the roof top and popped downstairs for an early dinner. Service was spot on and food was delicious. Definitely going again!

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C
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was an amazing dining experience, definitely worth the cost. Would highly recommend and look forward to many returns

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EG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Beautiful food and good service always a great option with friends or for couples

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WL
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food. The staff were lovely. The atmosphere was also great and I love the decor.

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AD
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It got quiet noisy but it didn’t bother me as it was a Friday and it’s expected to be. The food was filling and tasted amazing. Service was pretty good too, friendly staff from reception/admin to dining experience. The highlight was definitely dessert. It was beyond expectations - myself and my friend ordered the matcha cheesecake and the chocolate dish with chocolate springrolls. We went due to the reviews on Google and TripAdvisor and it lived up to expectations for sure.

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AG
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, the kids love it! Definitely one of our favourite places

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IK
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food is amazing as always. Wonderfully consistent in quality and service. Our favourite place to find out.

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V
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was delicious and service was impeccable. Kurtis and the other wait staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome. We sat in the open area bit which was comfortable but noise levels were quite high. Would recommend booths when booking if you’d prefer an intimate conversation. Thanks!

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KN
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Apart from the noise level being abit to high we couldn’t hear ourselves talking was abit annoying not being able to have a conversation without yelling to eachother but food service ect was amazing

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NB
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderful food...air conditioning was a bit high but they did switch it off when we asked. Great service..great food.

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l
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The ambience was good. But they were really strict on time to leave, and the deserts took a long time to be served. So we ending up hurrying at the end.

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NM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was delicious! Really cool restaurant loved the sashimi with the dry ice would definitely come back again

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EF
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Dinner was great. We had an earlier sitting.
The food was delicious and most of the time the service was great. Some of us wanted dessert but we were not offered it and were given the bill as they needed the table. Other than that great food just on the pricey side.

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KA
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

We arrived 10 mins early as suggested for our booking to which we were told to have a drink upstairs dismissively. We didn’t have a drink upstairs because we were there to eat dinner and didn’t want to spend extra money just to wait for our table to become available. The seats were more like stools and quite uncomfortable, and my partner had to sit with his back faced sideways to the table to shield his face from a light that was shining up directly in his eyes if he sat straight on. The food on the menu was highly priced, so expected decent portions. This was not the case, and instead tiny portions were served. So we thought, the food must be really good then. It was at best average. One “main course” was $22 for an entree sized bowl filled with brown rice and a tiny bit of salmon. Also, we felt rushed during the experience because I was still eating a dish at one point when a waitress attempted to take it away. Furthermore, one starter dish didn’t arrive until 20 mins after the main dish was served too. To top it all off, I found a black hair in one of my dishes. Not what you’d expect for the hefty price tag. This place more or less seems like a spot people go to be seen rather than for good food.

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AM
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great place for some delicious Japanese food! Great ambiance and service, just a tad noisy for a relaxing dinner.

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HD
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

I loved the decor and ambience of the place, but it was too noisy for my liking.

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JM
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful food and just as equal service only issue was the kitchen closed and we couldn't eat more food. Will go back for sure.

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K
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great place for a good dining experience, definitely will be coming back with more friends to fully enjoy the area. The menu is great very diverse and modern Japanese food. Definitely recommend

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S
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Fantastic food and wonderful service from our waiter. Unfortunately one of the people at reception desk was very rude and wouldn’t let my husband in even though the rest of us were inside.

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S
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Ok evening. Bad taste left in my mouth as we were not pre warned of time limit on reservation. Food tasted great, service was excellent and ambience also good. A little too noisey for our catch up though.

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AQ
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great ambience and service. The place has an amazing feel to it.

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SV
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Ichi Ni Nana: unique food and good service. Little pricey

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L
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Elite food and everyone that works there are so lovely

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JN
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely venue, easily accessible and the best Japanese food I’ve had in Melbourne. Awesome vibe and service!

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E
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and lovely presentation, but taste was lackluster. Crab roll was bland, covered in too much mayo and was cut so large that it was awkward to eat.

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CA
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Waiters need to remember to come back with water and drinks.it was very to catch our waiter.

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CB
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We arrived to a bouncer who blocked out entry until we said we had a booking and were allowed to enter. The staff were very friendly and the food was delicious, but given the type of food we were eating I felt like we paid a lot of money and left only just full. We were ushered out of the restaraunt not long after 9.30 and whlist the booking does say its a 2 hour sitting, I'm not used to be told its time to go because the place is closing down. I'd go back, but I'm not hurrying.

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VW
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place. The service was great.
But you neeed some more vegan options please.

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JF
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We loved it, can’t wait to go back! Food was fantastic, best Japanese I’ve had in Melbourne.

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R
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Great night. Food is of a high quality and great value for money. Service was pretty slow this time but would still recommend it. Ask to sit in the back garden space - awesome ambience

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