Ichi Ni Izakaya - St Kilda

4.4
588 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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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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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AMYn
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Absolutely delicious food! Every dish we had was fantastic

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ChristineM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always fantastic ... great food, wine and company and of course the view..,

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Lucy
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, nice location, friendly staff who recommended us dishes.

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PaulP
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice service, good menu, friendly atmosphere, good for a catch up with friends and / or fam.

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Bebee
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks
Great vibes
Service was pretty good

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Greg
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The set menu is truly one of the great lunches available in Melbourne (brilliant chefs), the service staff were equally as delightful. Well worth a visit.

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markw
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, relaxed great food and stylish restaurant, would go back for sure

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MikeT
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ate here before and really enjoyed it so rebooked for a second time. Last time food was delicious, bought a variety of dishes, service was good apart from 2nd glass of wine took a long time to come out. So this time was just as good as last time, tried some different dishes and all were delicious, service impeccable.

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OpenTable Diner
5 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure dining here. Excellent Japanese food and service.

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AmandaT
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious food and charming service. A little costly at times, but worth it.

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RosemaryC
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic night.
The food is fabulous all the staff are very polite, helpful. Love going there and will definitely be back again

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Caitlin
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Worst restaurant experience we have ever had. Booked a special dinner for Mother’s Day, took 20 minutes before we were offered water or they took our drink order. Told there were 7 items on the menu they were out of, then after ordering our entrees and mains, 40 minutes later they came and told us we couldn’t have any of the mains we had ordered - when I said I wasn’t happy, the waitress advised it was our fault for deciding to have the entrees come out before the mains and that they had so many walk ins that day they had run out of food. Why did I make a booking in advance? Will never go back. We ended up walking the streets at 9pm at night to find somewhere else to have our mains.

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Manny
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recommend to anyone. A favourite of ours. Thank you ☺️

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day dinner .. food outstanding, service was attentive and table outside was warm cosy still on a chilli night ..

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LynneP
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Excellent location with bay views and great atmosphere. We were made welcome and our food came quickly, it was beautifully presented and delicious. It was interesting watching the chefs at work, a kitchen of calm efficiency. We will be back.

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BobSalavador
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food1service1ambience4

I was brought the wrong dish, it was cold. Thanks to a microwave it was brought back some 20 mins later all warm. Not good enough on both fronts.
Broccoli was simply boiled or steamed I can do that at home.

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EmilyM
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and the food was beautiful, so fresh and light. Loved it.
Can’t wait to come back again.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great birthday celebration venue, delicious food and all round great benue

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AngelaW
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Ichi Ni. We come here for our family special occasions. And will keep coming as the Ebi Mayo Prawns are amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyable evening. Lovely ambience, great service and delicious food. Will be back!

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wayney
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Some of the best Japanese I have had- sushi was amazing. Great location and feel. Wait staff sometimes a bit distracted but very nice. Pricey, but that is what it costs to provide great Japanese food

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DewiD
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Thank you for a lovely night of dining! Can’t wait to do it again soon!

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louisec
6 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Warm evening outside with a good buzz. Extra dining area outside clearly over working the bar & kitchen. First course arrived before we could even get a drink. Most food ok but bao terrible-cold & under steamed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The service was slow, too few table staff. The food was average and took forever.

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MPan
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and drinks but a little bit overprice

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KevN
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t fault it. The food was delicious, the location is perfect and the staff were super friendly.

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SamK
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great night with friends. Great food and great atmosphere.

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LouiseF
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit to Ichi NI - with family for my daughters birthday. A special place for this occasion. The staff were exemplary - the hostess on arrival just lovely.
Food was excellent - We will be back

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GinaM
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience! Delicate yet flavoursome food and wonderful service. Great price for the quality. Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

The staff on entering and seating were friendly, the servers took a little while to take orders but were pleasant. Our food came out before we even got our drinks, and we had to send our drinks back as the beer was flat (we also saw our drinks sitting on the bar and being left as staff member after staff member past them bye, the girl behind the bar took a straw and tried to mix up the beers to make then have a frothy head) the second time our drinks came the beer was flat again. There seemed to be no communication between staff and very disorganised, this was a huge let down as we had been looking forward to coming here! The food was excellent!

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CATHERINE
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

The table was ready 12 min late
The waitress are quite rude

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NeilK
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic food in this rustic Japanese restaurant. Going again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good
Will go back

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Sandz
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food. Lovely staff. It has been well-recommended by friends. Would definitely go again.

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TvonS
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great restaurant, food is delicious and we didn't get anything we did not like. More expensive than I would usually bother with but not helped by two alcohol drinkers out of three.

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RosemaryV
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent - great place to celebrate a birthday.

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PatrickL
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing ambience/vibe and even better food! Was a bit concerned when some of the regular menu items disappeared but they have been replaced by even better options!
The sushi tacos were awesome and the baos were melt-in-your mouth great!
Highly recommend the revamped dons and curries!
A fantastic birthday group meal ... out of lockdown!!

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GeeF
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Service was very friendly but very fast. Did feel a little bit like a food hall rather than relaxed dining.
Plate portions were ok although if you asked for one extra piece on a dish the price for the additional piece was disproportionate ie 3pcs on a dish $15, extra piece $7.50.
Although we booked 2days in advance the table we got was in a busy corridor area. Would have expected something more comfortable.
Overall the food quality was ok. The IchiNi roll and the lotus chips were the standout dishes. However, there are better options wrt value for money and quality in the St Kilda/Balaclava area. Thanks IchiNi

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Fewdie
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Disposable chopsticks for a $300 meal? Service very very ordinary.

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ChristopherM
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was mouth watering and incredible. Highly rated

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 4.4 stars by 588 OpenTable diners.

Ichi Ni Izakaya - St Kilda does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://widget.join.vecport.net/vouchers/gift?v_id=$2y$10$7wCh%2F01UfPNE2tEAvn24o.FqOV9KwueJW.dgW6F6YB%2FWzUpmtnFuG.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.