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Ichi Ni

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12 The Esplanade, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria VIC 3182, Australia
+61 3 9534 1212
12:00 - 22:00
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Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first visit to a Japanese restaurant so we left the ordering to others. That said, what we had was all very goo, tasty, and well cooked. The service initially was a little slow but this improved once we started eating

Thank Peter H
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here with a group of friends. The waitstaff were very attentive and lovely people. The food so extremely yummy! Had the edamame beans, tempura prawns, salmon sashimi, pork gyoza and dragon roll. Was all beautifully prepared and very tasty! Didn't expect it to be as expensive as it was (about $50 per person), but as it was for a... More 

Thank Melissa J
Nathalia, Australia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic food, everything was beautiful and so tasty! And the service was brilliant. Would recommend the Miso soup, Ebi Mayo, Chicken and prawn Gyzoa and tempura field mushrooms with the Chocolate spring rolls to finish off. 👍👍👍

Thank Laura P
Johan D, Manager at Ichi Ni, responded to this review

Thanks Laura! Really good choices I am also an Ebi Mayo lover! Kind regards, Johan More 

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Near perfect service at a near perfect Restaurant. Food was to die for, with the taste of Japan. Wine and beer list was excellent. Ichi Ni was a perfect place to eat. Parking was good just park the other side of the Esplanade

Thank Scott W
Johan D, Manager at Ichi Ni, responded to this review

Hi Scott, Thank you very much! We love hearing that our effort are appreciated. Look forward to seeing you soon. Kind regards, Johan More 

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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We turned up quite late in a Sunday evening but the staff were friendly and happy to serve us. The food was tasty and fresh, albeit on the expensive side. The fried lotus chips were delicious and a good range of sake was on offer. A pleasant dinner.

Thank RaCaJo
Johan D, Manager at Ichi Ni, responded to this review

Hi Racajo, Thank you for you review ad please come again to try more Sake with us Regards, Johan More 

Melbourne, Australia
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

People rave about this Japanese restaurant and I can't see why! The food was pleasant enough, nothing spectacular, the decor interesting supposedly worked back in the day when Made in Japan stores were all the rage and as for the seating, perfect if you're a size two! Our dining experience started off with a Japanese Mojito fabulous choice, thank you... More 

Thank AvantGardeFoodie
Johan D, Manager at Ichi Ni, responded to this review

Hi Giulia, Thank you for your feedback. I am happy to hear that Nicky provided you with some great advice on the menu. We do however allocate sections for our waiters at the beginning of their shift hence why your were looked after mostly by him and not the others. We have found that this gives our customers a better... More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2017

last Sunday 19/03/2017 I took my young daughter to lunch. Considering she is only 7 here orders was very simple, basically steamed rice, miso soup Edamame and grilled salmon. I ordered the Dragon roll and sashimi of tuna, kingfish and salmon. The food was good but not excellent. I received 6 pieces of sashimi for a total of $30.00 which... More 

Thank Gary B
Johan D, Manager at Ichi Ni, responded to this review

Hi Gary, Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry that you feel this way, but we aim to offer premium quality ingredients at a price that is affordable. This is to ensure that your experience is as Authentic as it should be. We take your feedback on board and will continue to work on giving our diners the best... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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162 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Are you basing yourself in St Kilda? Are you a lover of Japanese cuisine? Take my recommendation and give Ichi Ni a go for your Japanese delicacies. Seeking out a Restaurant is quite a challenge when you are in St Kilda as the choices are somewhat endless and what it comes down to is the decision of how much money... More 

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Johan D, Manager at Ichi Ni, responded to this review

Hello Steve, Thank you for this detailed review. We put a lot of effort to offer a great experience for our customers and your review means a lot to us. We hope we will see you back soon. And I promise next time our coffee will be better. Kind regards, More 

Goa, India
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69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Great privately bubbly atmosphere with views of the harbor. The shashimi plate is only for 2, but the other dishes they will adjust for your wish. I'm still dreaming of those mesmerizing prawns , tempura, yakatori and super stylish and friendly attentive service.

Thank MovingView
Johan D, Manager at Ichi Ni, responded to this review

I MovingView, Thank you for your feedback, We are glad to ear than you spend a goos time with us. Regards from the Ichi Ni team. More 

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214 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Dined in this delightful bayside little cation while the sunset over the bay. Really delightful with a fantastic sake menu. Pleasant staff and fine food. Would visit again.

Thank BooandGinger
Johan D, Manager at Ichi Ni, responded to this review

Hi BooandGinger, Thank you for your post. Looking forward to seeing you in winter for a hot Sake. Kind regards, More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$45
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 The Esplanade, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria VIC 3182, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  St Kilda
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9534 1212

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?