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Ichi Ni - Ichi Ni Izakaya - St Kilda, St Kilda, AU-VIC

Ichi Ni Izakaya - St Kilda

4.2
4.2
933 Reviews
$41 to $100
Asian
Melbourne’s premier Izakaya experience. Ichi Ni has taken it’s place alongside neighbouring St. Kilda institutions with it’s unique design and central location. Providing a casual and lively dining atmosphere, Ichi Ni offers an extensive menu complimented with unmatched views overlooking Port Phillip Bay.

The Izakaya style restaurant is a visual feast that has combined modern dining with a traditional twist. Multi level seating, private booths and year round heated decking ensure each visit is as original as the first.

Ichi Ni accommodates a full and traditional Japanese menu that caters to all tastes – yakitori, sushi, sashimi and Japanese tapas. You won’t have difficulty finding the perfect drop to go with your “Tabemono” either… an extensive beverage menu offers sake, cocktails, fine wines and a range of Japanese beers to compliment each meal.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Asian, Japanese

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 9534 1212

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Yasu Fukuhara

  • Private party facilities

    Contact Restaurant directly for further details.

  • Neighborhood

    St Kilda

  • Parking details

    Check signs.

  • Public transit

    Tram 96, 16, 3A. Stop 136

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Experiences

  • Ichi Ni $75 Menu (Required for tables +13)

    A$75.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Feast on a selection of signature dishes, including some of these favourites, Tuna Tataki, Beer Battered Prawns with Spicy Mayo & our own Ichi Ni Aburi Flamed Salmon Roll. Take a journey & enjoy a unique dining experience in our very own Izakaya, right here in St.Kilda. We recommend complementing your experience with our top selling sake, all the way from Kyoto! Kizakura 'DEMON SLAYER' Junmai. Enjoy cold with Sushi or warm with Teriyaki Chicken. For more details please visit our website ichini.com.au. **Please make sure to make note of any dietary needs in the 'Special Notes' field at the time of reservation**

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What 933 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  • City Centre

    Neighborhood Gem

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  1. S

    Schneiderman

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Our party of 6 enjoyed a great night out. Loved the privacy of the booth, the excellent service and the food was very good too. We’ll certainly be back and would happily recommend Ichi Ni to anyone looking for a special night out.
  2. RC

    RoseC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have been several times and food has been great everytime! A must go to restaurant. Location is also great!
  3. NM

    NicoleM

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food! So happy I chose here to celebrate a significant birthday
  4. P

    Pablo

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dined here for the first time last night and we will definitely be back, again and again. The food is delicious, the choice tempting, and the service outstanding. I was also very impressed that our waiter started the conversation by asking about and food allergies. This is rare and ver much appreciated.
  5. L

    Lauren

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great menu. Staff were very accomodating to specify dietary requirements.
  6. O

    Ozzie

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    I love this restaurant, but last night, the service was not good. First of all, we tried to order the mixed sashimi platter but the waiter said that the chef could not replace the scallops with something else even though I am allergic to them and in previous times, they accommodated to this request. Further, we ordered skewers which took a very long time to come and the service was poorly performed. Definitely an amateur who served us
  7. TR

    TirionR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We booked late in the day on a Friday afternoon for a spontaneous dinner before a show, with three small children. We were seated immediately, service was so attentive and friendly, food is supERB and ambience is so fun, dynamic yet intimate. We let the staff know about our timeline and they accommodated a swift turnaround of our order. We made it to our show with ease, yet did not feel rushed out either. Will definitely be back and highly recommend!
  8. M

    Marianne

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Delicious food brought out in a timely manner. Only criticism is would have preferred Mayo on the side rather than all over tempura prawns and thought parmesan cheese not great on miso eggplant dish.
  9. BR

    BriarR

    Sydney

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    hmmm it was ok, food wasnt a WOW ............................
  10. TV

    TonyV

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, great service and amazing wait staff. Really nice place to celebrate my sons birthday with the family.
  11. N

    Nikita

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    The restaurant is a great space with a really good view and fitout. However, the service was horrible, we had to keep asking for water, which never came, multiple drinks (wines and spirits) were also ordered which never arrived (they probably missed about 6 drinks orders) and the food, which was mostly good, was quite small, however normal for this kind of restaurant. However the bao buns were extremely dry, i.e. no kind of sauce, and all the beef dishes (beef curry and slow cooked beef bao buns) were extremely dry (hence the constant water and drink requests). This was not a good experience this time around.
  12. PM

    PeterM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Waiter was attentive , polite and efficient. Food and drink were both reasonably priced.
  13. FK

    FeeKDee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Blow the budget for this lovely experience with wow sea views. An ever favorite with St KIlda locals for a date night or special night- this place is casual yet with a touch of glamor: gleaming black and red with dimmed lighting. The star is the open kitchen with 10 smart looking chefs in white and top hats busy getting your food ready . You can sit at a stool and eat and watch, choose a small table or try banquet booth style seating. Food is about %20 more than your basic Japanese restaurant but you’re paying for excellent food and the wow factor of the restaurant. The service was well organised with waiters keeping to their assigned tables and quite prompt service in the busy time we came. Polite and patient waiter - well done in this tricky time of staff shortages. Warmed sake with a sashimi platter was a simple meal my husband and I had whereas our friends had the fried cauliflower and some bento, rice etc - all was delicious … I tried some! Our friends allergies were immeadiately addressed upon arrival as we had made note in the booking form. My friend said it was noisy for her but I didn’t find it any more noisy than any other restaurant on a Saturday night. Continuously excellent. It’s my fourth time here over 5 years or so and it reminds me to come back more. Make sure you book at sunset time!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Food was served warm to cold, service was so bad and slow and it wasn’t even busy. Probably won’t go back
  15. J

    Julie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambience, delicious tasting menu and cocktails. 10/10
  16. L

    Leelee

    Melbourne

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the food,, so delicious & the service is fantastic. Very friendly and enthusiastic staff. We ruby really enjoyed our evening and would definitely recommend it!!
  17. EW

    EmmaW

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great food - couldn’t recommend more highly.
  18. NT

    NickT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dined at the counter last night and were served by Sophie I believe. She was outstanding. Such a professional and asset to that place.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Given not many Japanese restaurants open on a Monday it was a nice option for “Japanese style” dining. All the food was nice, not amazing but definitely not bad. It just felt a bit pricy for what it was. Nonetheless for St Kilda foreshore location it’s not unexpected and for the area it’s worth trying.
  20. MS

    MoniqueS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ichi Ni has been one of our favourite restaurants for many years. We will definitely be back.
  21. M

    Michael

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best sashimi we’ve ever had. Expensive but worth it for a once in a while occasion.
  22. JK

    JacintaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was absolutely exceptional. It took a while to order but once we did the flow of food was perfection. Was even better than expected. Highly recommend!
  23. O

    Ozzie

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I think this restaurant is really good, particularly if you are healthy as there are good clean options. However, the portions are small and you have to order quite a lot to be satisfied. I would definitely go back.
  24. LI

    LISAL

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this restaurant, the team there are just lovely, food is next level and ambiance awesome. Fantastic menu to choose from too.
  25. SK

    SunnyK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    Nice food, great service, we were served by Anthony, well done to him! Overall, we had a pleasant experience, the only thing we didn’t like, was the uncomfortable chairs, we had table for 2, inside, we should have asked to be moved….
  26. DM

    DarleneM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always love dining at Ichi Ni. Took friends with us that had never been but will be back for sure.
  27. MH

    MyHonestAssessment

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Overpriced for both drinks and food. The main course was mostly rice accompanied by five mouthfuls of chicken. Same with the salmon which was dry. We were disappointed as this place was good pre COVID. The waitress and staff were pleasant and helpful.
  28. LF

    LindaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the third time we have been to Ichi Ni, and it keeps getting better. Our server this time was perhaps a comedian because he was very funny with impeccable service, very attentive. They have modified their menu, and it is as delicious as ever. Highly recommend the poached pear for the dessert, although almost all of the desserts were tried by someone in our party and everyone thought theirs was delicious.
  29. RR

    RenR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great atmosphere and food was exceptional. Only recommend that the staff knew more about the menu - e.g. what we are eating, recommendations, listened what order we wanted the food brought out.
  30. KD

    KathyD

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favourite Japanese restaurant, it never disappoints.
  31. PH

    PennyH

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Great ambience and service, food ok but lacks a bit of love. Sauces taste like they out of a bottle.
  32. SS

    SamanthaS

    Melbourne

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A great dining experience. We were in a booth with curtain drawn making it private but still inclusive. Food & service, great quality.
  33. J

    Jordan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was a wonderful night food was amazing and worth every dollar
  34. J

    Jojo888

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Best sushi ever. Definitely worth the price. Great sense of flavours.
  35. CL

    CelLou

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful atmosphere with friendly staff and gorgeously presented platter. Highly recommend.
  36. PL

    PoppyL

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was wonderful and great service. Highly recommend .
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and great service! Catered to egg and nut allergies as well!
  38. SD

    SimonD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great place Great looking place great prices great service
  39. L

    Lidd

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    My local go to for any occasion… food never disappoints!!!
  40. MT

    MattT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was exquisite - artisan quality and artistically presented. We ordered the set menu, which was a great way to experience a wide range of Japanese cuisine. Not cheap, but highly recommended.

FAQs

Ichi Ni Izakaya - St Kilda does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Ichi Ni Izakaya - St Kilda also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9534 1212.

Ichi Ni Izakaya - St Kilda is rated 4.2 stars by 933 OpenTable diners.

Ichi Ni Izakaya - St Kilda does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Experiences are available.
Google Map for Ichi Ni Izakaya - St Kilda

12 The Esplanade, St Kilda, AU-VIC 3182

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    St Kilda

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Asian, Japanese

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Check signs.

  • Public transit

    Tram 96, 16, 3A. Stop 136

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Yasu Fukuhara

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (03) 9534 1212

  • Private party facilities

    Contact Restaurant directly for further details.

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