Ichi Ni Nana Izakaya - Fitzroy

4.3
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492 reviews
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$40 and under
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Japanese

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 492 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.3
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.0
Value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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r
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service2Ambience4

Great food - good ambiance - sadly limited flexibility with varying the menu - still don’t know why they simply can’t serve two extra gyoza so everyone on the table could have one? The lack of flexibility and customer focus compared to other similar quality restaurants was disappointing given the good quality of the food.

P
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great dinning experience for our group. Everyone really enjoyed the food! The service was friendly and professional and the atmosphere was perfect for a group yearly Christmas catch up! A little different to St Kilda but no negatives. Look forward to next time.

The only slight disappointment was heading upstairs to the 2nd level and it was far too loud with the DJ for us to sit and chat over a few drinks. The top level was closed for a function which is understandable at this time of year. Ended up having to find somewhere else.

JW
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Really like the restaurant and have been several times, but the pressure from the staff to eat and get out so they can get the next table booking in was unpleasant and detracted from our enjoyment of the evening catching up with friends. Will think twice before booking a table for a group again.

CD
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Favourite restaurant of all time! Great location, great atmosphere and great food!

DP
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous experience, thoroughly enjoyed it. The food was amazing, the service brilliant. Would recommend without a doubt.

W
Melbourne / VIC
5 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

I like this place, but it's not cheap and can be very noisy. Would not recommend if you plan on having a nice quiet conversation. There are better Japanese restaurants in my opinion you could go too.

Z
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food and service, comfortable and stylish atmosphere and a good range of affordable to swanky menu items.

SP
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic place. Great food. Attentive staff. A must if you're in Fitzroy.

OT
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Everything was beautiful and will definitely be going back with friends. The only disappointment was that one of the waiters had very bad Body odour and was not pleasant whilst serving food.

DC
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Normally both the food and service here is excellent, but unfortunately as we were showcasing one of Melbourne's most unique restaurants to some international visitors, we were served by a woman who was not as professional and respectful as we would have liked.

LS
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful experience and the food was amazing - thank you.

F
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great service - amazing food, ambience sensational. This is a Melbourne must!

KG
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall2Food3Service4Ambience2

Overpriced food for small serves. Extremely noisy to the point that patrons need to raise their voice to hear each other.

CW
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall3Food2Service1Ambience4

3rd time I’ve been. The food quality has decreased. The waitress we had was clearly new. Kept getting a reminder from a staff member that we could only have the table for a set timeframe however we would have been done a lot sooner if so much time wasn’t wasted waiting for our waitress.

FT
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First experience at Ichi Ni Nana and it was great! Staff were very attentive, the food was absolutely delicious, and the drinks were just as great! Can’t wait to come back!!

R
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Kingfish is so good.
I like that lady manager.

TK
Singapore
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved this place! Great food, amazing service & the vibe is fab! Will be back for the crispy fried chicken it’s delicious 😋

S
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Unreal food and amazing service. Staff were extremely accommodating and attentive.

SW
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, great staff, great food. Ichi Ni Nana can have my babies.

JJ
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food and service. We always have a fantastic experience

Y
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The food is nice and looks very pretty - but pricy.
We had a good time and the staff is very friendly, welcoming and looks after you.

DS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food - best karrage chicken I have ever had (like, major YUM). Field mushrooms with mango salsa a surprise delight. Every dish was great. Service was friendly and efficient. Definitely returning and very happy to recommend.

T
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience3

While the food was definitely good, I feel it was a little too overpriced. There are many places with the exact same vibe in the restaurant and quality of food for a quarter of the price.

TA
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Not cheap and so-so. It's too crowded in dinner time

WZ
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience4

Heard good things about this place from a mutual friend, unfortunately for the price the food didn't match up. The sashimi was lovely and the yakitori zucchini was nice however the yakitori chicken and beef were sub-par for the price. Not much flavor to either. The curry beef felt more suited on a lunch menu and upon serving the beef portions were adequate however in two huge chunks that you'd have to either mash up or have a mouth big enough to take a bite out of.
Salmon teriyaki don was quite nice, but still perhaps more suited on a lunch menu.
Their mains were all paired with brown rice which is understandable from their creative point of view but a choice of white rice would've been nice.

DW
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place, funky design, great service, reasonable prices and funky music

LB
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing Food!! Loved it :). Would definitely go again

CL
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

lt was my first time dining here and the food and atmosphere was amazing. We were seated in the (exclusive looking) gondola table which was a nice surprise which my date thoroughly enjoyed. I felt as though we were sometimes overlooked in terms of drink service as the table is quite hidden and out of waiters line of sight. The music level inside the gondola is also a tad too loud - aside from that amazing!

I also appreciated how the waiter looked at both myself and my date when presenting the bill - Very forward thinking
Thanks for the night

BB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great venue and food. Very accommodating to dietary requirements. Only issue is that we ordered a banquet as we were a large group and gelt very rushed to get out. Spoiled the experience. Perhaps don’t offer a large banquet for a 1:45min sitting.

F
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

The staff were very attentive and kind. The food was great, it was a bit pricey but it was worth it. There was a wait for some of our food, about 25 minutes after the first three dishes came out but it wasn’t the biggest issue. Overall it was a good night and we enjoyed going to Ichi Ni

FA
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My boyfriend and I had a wonderful night at Ichi Ni Nana celebrating our anniversary. The food and service were excellent couldn’t recommend this place enough

R
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food, service, ambience, decor. Really enjoyed the whole meal and the cocktails were also great. All in all well priced too!

D
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you all so much - we had the most amazing night!!

NW
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

When I made the booking for 11pax, I was told that we could only have the table until 8:30. Strange, considering we are such a large group and were there for both dinner and drinks. I shrugged my shoulders and proceeded with the booking. Upon arrival, I was reminded that the table would need to be made available again at 8:30. Thank you for the reminder. Between sitting down, ordering, eating, and leaving, I was reminded another 4 times that I would need to leave by 8:30pm. Do you know how annoying it is, to be spending money in an establishment, only to be reminded that you need to leave? VERY ANNOYING.

Also, the Gyu yakitori was very dry. The sushi roll that was on our 'chef's selection' sushi plate, had something VERY chewy in it (I've eaten a lot of sushi, and chewy fish always means badly cut fish).

To top it all off, your website is very misleading. There was no karaoke on every floor, because apparently you need to book that too! Advertise that this requires an additional booking, or don't advertise it at all.

The only saving grace was that the ambience was great, and the cocktails were good too.

SG
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience5

I've been to here a couple of time, fell in love with the food. Came here on Saturday and was super disappointed. The service you had to hunt for, the food was so average, I know restaurants have off nights , but the gyoza were cold in the middle and the karaage chicken was very dry. On the up side the desserts were beautifully presented and tasted amazing.

FD
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good portion sizes on the Ume meal, surprisingly filling and tastes amazing.
Team is accomodating, as well as helpful and there whenever you need.
Sometimes a bit hard to get their attention but that always comes with busy places.

EL
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Sensational food and great service allowed us to relax and fully enjoy the evening.

NH
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a table of 16 and ordered a set menu style drop when first arrived. Great service, our head waiter was great and very accomodating. Fulfilled our needs for the night perfectly!

M
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time diner and I was very impressed with the ambiance of the restaurant, the food was amazing the wine and overall experience. Definitely be going back at some point.

J
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have an excellent time at Ichi Ni Nana, the food was top notch and so was the sake. Kurtis served us and he was exceptionally friendly and attentive, and he went above and beyond to make us all feel right at home.