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Ichi Ni

12 The Esplanade, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria VIC 3182, Australia
+61 3 9534 1212
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (18 reviews)
“tempura” (13 reviews)
“yakitori” (10 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
12 The Esplanade, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria VIC 3182, Australia
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1 - 10 of 182 reviews

Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

After some average service (including being told we needed to leave and make way for other customers despite the place being half empty and the food not matching the menu), the biggest frustration was being bailed up by Johan the manager who wanted to argue...More

2  Thank Robert M
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

We had a business dinner here, and the food was absolutely awesome. The staff were friendly and the dishes were pretty quick to come out. I recommend the chocolate spring rolls for dessert to top the night off.

Thank David B
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

If your after Great Japanese food at a realistic price with a great atmosphere, then get yourself to this restaurant, had a great night and topped off with some quality Sake. Will be back.

Thank Greg J
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is massive. But it is so beautifully decorated and fitted out, it makes you feel good from the moment you enter. It has a great outdoor area too which my son and i first attempted, but Melbourne still had a bite to the...More

1  Thank FionaMahl
Reviewed 20 September 2017

After a long day of walking it was nice to come across this place. Friendly and prompt service preceded a pretty good beef curry--absolute comfort food!

Thank Mark F
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We had been to Izakaya Den, the very hip place in Russell St, and wanted to try the Ichi Ni. We weren't disappointed. It is located just across the road from the beach at St Kilda and the decor is very rustic-Japanese with lots of...More

Thank Sue L
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Interesting setting. Good quality food. Food preparation in open sight. Sit at bar, table or booth. Good service. Lively venue. Very close to public transport.

Thank MelbAustTraveller
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Had a great time sampling several of the dishes here, which are (without exception) quite amazing in taste. Be prepared to spend a bit since these are small serve tapas but the service and quality of food is wonderful.

Thank Rajesh444
Reviewed 27 August 2017

We ordered the Buffet as we wanted the opportunity to try a number of different dishes. The food was all delicious. We all thoroughly enjoyed everything. However at $72 per person for the banquet, it was smaller portions than expected. Next time, I would order...More

Thank Shazlex
Reviewed 21 August 2017

This was my second visit to Ichi Ni and I arrived excitedly for a cute dinner with friends that I thought would be similar to the first. We we not greeted and found it hard to get attention to find a waiter. We then sat...More

1  Thank Harriet F
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Questions & Answers
22 February 2017|
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Response from Johan D | Property representative |
Hi liswaddel, We do sell gift cards. You are welcome to drop into the restaurant to pick one up or we can do it over the phone on 03 9534 1212. Thanks, Johan
Anthony v
30 December 2016|
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Response from Natalie M | Reviewed this property |
Don't think so. Can definitely buy liquor there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$23 - US$45
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
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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