Iki-jime

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142 reviews
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A ground-breaking new concept from Shannon Bennett, Iki-jime Seafood by Vue is the sister venue to the iconic Vue de monde featuring a menu curated by mastermind of innovative cuisine, Justin James. Found in the CBD, dishes celebrate Australian ingredients, with a thought-provoking menu that has opened to widespread critical acclaim, being awarded a Gourmet Traveller Star a year into its operation.
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
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Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

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.

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Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

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

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Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

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).

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Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Cold vegetables. Fish not much warmer.
Oysters, that we thought were natural, came with a oily dressing.

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Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Iki Ji yummy

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

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 .

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Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food excellently presented by highly skilled staff. extensive list of high quality wines from around the world.

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Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good vibe and good food

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Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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!

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Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, wine and service. A must visit!

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Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Fresh ingredients served with imagination.

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Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

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...

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Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The night was wonderful with amazing food and lovely staff. It was great to watch the kitchen work while we enjoyed our meal.

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Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The staff looked after us really well. Did a great job at explaining the food and serving sizes for sharing plates etc.

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Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful food with high attention to detail.
Excellent table service with very sound knowledge on wine & food pairing.

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Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

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.

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Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

fabulous creative seafood with outstanding service

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Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

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.

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Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

All of the fish was beautifully cooked. We really enjoyed watching the kitchen staff work together as a team.

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Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

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.

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Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was delicious and so interesting. The service was excellent and well informed as was the wine list.

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Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

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.

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Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

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

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Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

All the food was flawless and very inventive at the same time. Very nice wine list too. I understand why they have 2hats

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Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food was great and convivial atmosphere - portions were good size and desserts to die for especially the pear tart

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Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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.

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Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Disappointing experience.
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.

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Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, wine list and fantastic service. Highly recommend.

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Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Really tasty seafood

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Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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.

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Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

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.

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Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

One of our favourites - always have a fabulous time

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Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food - fresh clean and innovative and unforgettable. Love the fish n chips - must try

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Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Great dessert degustation event concept paired with cocktails. Food done nicely and not too pretentious.

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Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

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.

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Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Pretty much an amazing dining experience. From food to table service, ambience..... definitely a 10/10

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Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

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.

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Dined on 30 October 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Always enjoy a meal at Ike-jime when visiting Melbourne and yes I definitely recommend this restaurant

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Dined on 30 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 2

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.

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