Ichi Ni Nana Izakaya - Fitzroy

4.4
416 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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VH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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

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Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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.

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MP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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.

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G
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

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

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Birthday celebration

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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

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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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RC
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This was a truely good food experience. I would definitely go again.

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T
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Great and attentive service! So accommodating and made my fiance's birthday so special. Can't wait to go back and definitely recommend ☺️

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g
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

expensive, not fresh food, awful service, waste of money, do not go here

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MB
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had the banquet. The food, the pace of delivery, the presentation and taste were wonderful. The atmosphere was great too. We were able to enjoy a chat and the place.

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TT
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved everything about this restaurant - the decor, the menu, the food and the service. We sat in the enclosed courtyard area on a very cold winter's night and were comfortably warm whilst enjoying the Japanese garden outlook. Very friendly service and delicious food. Will definitely be visiting again.

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a
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Atmosphere was busy, fun and infused with the Japanese culture. Noise levels were high but is expected since it is a large restaurant with many guests. The small eggplant dish was a standout . Only dish that we didn't enjoy so much was the serve of cold mushroom with some kind of toppings on top - flavours weren't as strong/present compared to the rest of our meals.

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AD
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Terrific, tasty food. Seven of us had the $75pp banquet and each course was a joy. Will have to go back to try more of the delicious-sounding menu options.

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LD
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place soooooo much! Keep coming back, time & time again! One of my faves in Melbourne! Best food & cocktails!! Amazing service!

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C
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love eating here! I bring my mum and daughter every nearly every Sunday. Great food, great service. Highly recommend!

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JM
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great restaurant, delicious food that came out quickly, friendly staff and great vibe.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Food was amazing but service was slow.

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DH
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food is delicious-we had the banquet. Great staff, love this place but music was very loud which made conversation difficult.

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KF
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Ichi Ni Nana Izakaya is fabulous! It is a little on the pricey side but if you're looking for something with fabulous ambience and great food then I would highly recommend it.

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AF
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always love my visit to Ichi Ni Nana Izakaya, great good, service and experience. Love it guys

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Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Staff was not as attentive as expected although it was a relatively quiet Monday night in the restaurant. Food was great as usual.

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Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

We came here for Mother’s Day therefore obviously busy. We enjoyed the dumplings and skewers. We ordered the pork belly too. We thought as it was busy we were waiting a while was normal but it didn’t arrive. I was too tired to order it again (I’d been at work all day). My little girl had the Oreo cheesecake which she enjoyed but the biscuit base wasn’t set so was like eating Oreo flavoured sand.
I’d like to give it a try when it’s less busy as I really liked the space and vibe. I’ve also been to the Saint kilda restaurant many times and loved it.

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CM
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was amazing. We opted for the Banquet and all the food was amazing. Definitely worth a visit.

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K
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful food, especially the scallops and prawns.
Love the atmosphere in the glasses courtyard. Service was excellent.

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JW
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 5

The variety is there; the food, although fanciful, the quality for the price we pay for is rather sub par. Although flavourful, the seasoning is rather overpowering and does not bring out the true flavour of the food. All the food was also over cooked especially the beef skewers, pan fried swordfish and scallops.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Service was long, incredibly loud felt like I was at a bar and food quality was poor. I’ve been to Ichi Ni Nana Izakaya a few times now and this is my worst experience. I believe it’s because they’ve already franchised their restaurant & built their reputation and now that they are established, the care and quality of their food has been disregarded. I will not be coming back to this restaurant again.

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AB
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Food was great as usual, we were waiting a bit for our last few items but it was a busy night. Looked like they need a bit more staff on as our waitress wasn’t really present due to being busy. The only thing I really couldn’t didn’t enjoy was the noise level. We couldn’t hear what the waitress was saying and had to shout at each other to hear. Next time we’ll go at a quieter time. Of course I’ll still go back for the delicious food. GREAT VEGAN OPTIONS!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

Quality of the food was average at best. The chicken karaage was inedible. The chicken didn’t resemble Japanese fried chicken at all - it was chewy, dry and flavourless and the coating was like breadcrumbs that you would find on frozen food at a supermarket. The other dishes were a bit better.

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JH
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

I have never dined there on a Saturday night but was really disappointed by the service. I have been to this restaurant many times and always had the banque. Always been really happy and impressed.

We were advised they wouldn't do the banquet for us because we didnt meet the minimum 3 to qualify.
Instead my wife and I ordered a la acarte 6-7 tappas menu items from the banquet menu as well as dessert and a bottle of wine.

Two menu items were forgotton as was the bottle of wine. The menu items came out in completely the wrong order. Edamame came out towards the end of the meal - this is how bad the service was.

Not good enough considering the cost

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T
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best food and service thank you so much for having us!! 5 Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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P
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

The general quality if the food was not good compared to to what it costs!

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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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