Conceptually Iki-jime seeks to challenge industry standards, aligning with producers & suppliers championing ethical & sustainable harvesting practices. A unique, intimate dining experience forged from quality ingredients & restrained cooking techniques, Iki-jime caters to everything.
From the more refined, comprehensive style of gastronomy Vue de monde is famed for, to hearty, less formal lunch options, as well as lighter but tasty bar snacks. The onsite bar, Bar Jime, is a sleek & sophisticated space offering a highly-considered wine & cocktail list, ideal for post-work drinks
We had really high hopes for this dinner and had been looking forward to it. Unfortunately we were left very disappointed by the quality of the food and some of the service.
We tried the fish and chips and all I could taste was the oil that it had been fried in. The buffalo barramundi head was a complete was of money - two bites of cheek flesh for over $20. The best entree was the katsu sandwich. Our John Dory was $$ and delivered cold. Really just not a great very good food for the $$ price.
I was so disappointed with the food and mainly the service It was our 21st Wedding anniversary when i booked i advised them of this. No glass of champagne no offer of anything to be honest. Had to keep asking for the glass of wine to be refilled along with the water
This is an exceptional restaurant, probably the best for food quality and imagination in Melbourne (though there are so many, who would know?). Not cheap, but every dish is BOTH perfectly cooked and imaginative. Seafood only. The oysters were fresh and beautiful, and the orange roughy was just marginally undercooked, as it should be. On the "simple" side, the chips are always excellent, and this time the courgettes were also perfect. We finished off with souffle, perfect (and not easy).
Cold vegetables. Fish not much warmer.
Oysters, that we thought were natural, came with a oily dressing.
Iki Ji yummy
I was very disappointed. The prawn cocktail was fine, Moreton Bay bug was good and fish schnitzel was very bland. I would go again for dessert but not for a meal. It simply wasn't up to the reviews. I would rate Movida as much more flavour, interesting and consistent. Or Matilda in South Yarra. I was also very disappointed in the ambience. The reviews said it was quiet when in fact the noise from the bar was strong and the music got louder while we were dining. It made for an unpleasant dining .
Excellent food excellently presented by highly skilled staff. extensive list of high quality wines from around the world.
Good vibe and good food
My husband and I were in Melbourne for a few days. We always go to our old favourites and love trying somewhere new. Iki-Jime did not disappoint. Shannon Bennett has done it again. Outstanding!
Amazing food, wine and service. A must visit!
Fresh ingredients served with imagination.
Unfortunately this restaurant fell far short of expectations. We were expecting a pretty special meal of fish-and we did have fish. But as fish catchers and eaters the meal was very average. Yes the fish skins were crisp but the meals were luke-warm and pretty tasteless. There was a special caper butter for the fish...but the fish was so cold that the butter didn't even soften. Nothing to distinguish this 'fish' restaurant from any other place that serves fish-only the price...
The night was wonderful with amazing food and lovely staff. It was great to watch the kitchen work while we enjoyed our meal.
The staff looked after us really well. Did a great job at explaining the food and serving sizes for sharing plates etc.
Beautiful food with high attention to detail.
Excellent table service with very sound knowledge on wine & food pairing.
Best part was the Suntory draught beer. Music was bad. Open kitchen was entertaining. Food was OK. Thoughtful menu, but slightly underwhelming on delivery. Toilet scary if you suffer from claustrophobia. Bit of fun but wouldn't go back or recommend.
fabulous creative seafood with outstanding service
Unfortunately we were very disappointed expecting much more from this restaurant. There was a long wait in between course with no apologies as to why we had to wait so long. The fish was undercooked and then it took over 10-15 mins to return back to our table. The bug tart lacked flavour, octopus was ok, fish sausage was probably the nicest thing we ate. Oysters were lovely but some had a dressing and others didn’t. From memory the fact that they came with a dressing was not on the menu.
All of the fish was beautifully cooked. We really enjoyed watching the kitchen staff work together as a team.
Lovely meal, the service was ok. The annoying part was the Vue de Monde group sent me an email saying parking was available on a casual basis at the RAVC Club for $13 per hour. When it came time to pay for the parking the attendant said it was $21.60 per hour! I explained to the attendant about the VDM email and he said they haven't done that deal for years. Therefore the parking was more expensive ($84) than the meal! Not happy.
The food was delicious and so interesting. The service was excellent and well informed as was the wine list.
We had been looking forward to trying Iki Jime - and then we ate there. From the moment we entered the cocktail bar the service was lacking. Waiting for a bartender to serve you when you're literally the only couple at the bar is not great. Service in general was not what I would expect from a restaurant of this calibre and price point. The worst of the night was when the smell of sewage wafted through the entire restaurant - more than once. I was hosting a client so pretty embarrassing. Bad.
The experience was outstanding although I felt that the food was a little slow to arrive.We had the feed me menu so perhaps thst was the reason.Very spécial and great evening
All the food was flawless and very inventive at the same time. Very nice wine list too. I understand why they have 2hats
Food was great and convivial atmosphere - portions were good size and desserts to die for especially the pear tart
You could easily walked past this “well thought” out open plan kitchen/dining sitting area where you can see/feel/smell the way your beautifully crafted dishes are prepared. It’s very engaging with anticipation of how delicious they are. You easily feel at ease as soon as you enter the main door and warmly greeted by the wait staff to be seated. Service by knowledgeable waiter is never rushed. Very attentive to your requests, especially Theo with whom we had a nice conversation too.
Waiter was excellent but ambiance really poor and chef looked very disinterested in what he was doing.
my son sent him compliments on a dish and he laughed it off - really disappointing.
Great food, wine list and fantastic service. Highly recommend.
Really tasty seafood
Had a lovely evening. Probably wasn’t the best seating with our table facing the kitchen watching the meals being prepared for service
Was a bit noisy.
I was very disappointed when we arrived and were shown to a table in the bar area- we were not made aware on booking that would be the case .
Our waiter was wonderful and attentive, however we found the food not really up to Shannon’s previous standard.
One of our favourites - always have a fabulous time
Amazing food - fresh clean and innovative and unforgettable. Love the fish n chips - must try
Great dessert degustation event concept paired with cocktails. Food done nicely and not too pretentious.
Very nice decor, good service and my dining companion had several small entrees and found all the food to be interesting flavour wise and rated the food very highly, I had the aged dory which while very nicely cooked was somewhat underwhelming as a star main dish. The wines on offer were very good. Altoget abvery successful dining experience for my partner.
Pretty much an amazing dining experience. From food to table service, ambience..... definitely a 10/10
I came with high expectations, but left disappointed and consequently thinking that the meal had been overpriced. I was happy with the service (attentive and friendly), but the music was intrusive. I was happy with the entree ('prawn cocktail') and the desert (pear tart tatin), but the main course, which should be the show piece (John Dory), and for the price was small - the tail - and possibly overcooked. I enjoyed it less than a recent trip to a fish and chip eatery in Darwin.
Always enjoy a meal at Ike-jime when visiting Melbourne and yes I definitely recommend this restaurant
We visit Melbourne regularly and have been fortunate to dine at many different restaurants. Just when you think you’ve “been there, ate that”, along came Iki-jime. Wow. The seafood, the flavours, the presentation, the service - all spot on. Open kitchen so you can see the team at work. Fabulous.
Go here for the food, it was a seafood lovers dream. Service was extremely disappointing on the chefs table, some of our diners waiting over an hour for first drinks.