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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” (19 reviews)
“yakitori” (10 reviews)
“tempura” (10 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 22:00All hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
12 The Esplanade, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria VIC 3182, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

the menu was so interesting we took quite a time to choose I had the pork gyzu dumplings, then the crispy prawns , delicious, I was going to have as well the tempura prawns but after i got the first two , I couldn,t fit...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A popular Japanese restaurant in St Kilda. Service excellent but the food was average. The tempura were small servings and expensive (2 prawns for $12) and the seafood hotpot was tasteless. No crumbed pork!

Thank andywang157
Reviewed 13 May 2017

What a great night! The service is absolutely the best we have experienced in many a year. The staff were attentive without being over-bearing and all very professional. Our hats off to the Maître d' he seemed to be aware of everything that was happening...More

Thank Stephen S
Reviewed 22 April 2017

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
Reviewed 18 April 2017 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...More

1  Thank Melissa J
Reviewed 16 April 2017 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 reviewResponded 18 April 2017

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

Reviewed 12 April 2017

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 reviewResponded 18 April 2017

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

Reviewed 10 April 2017 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....More

Thank RaCaJo
Johan D, Manager at Ichi Ni, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

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

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...More

Thank AvantGardeFoodie
Johan D, Manager at Ichi Ni, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2017

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...More

Reviewed 21 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...More

Thank Gary B
Johan D, Manager at Ichi Ni, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2017

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...More

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Do you sell gift cards?
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
is ichi ni byo
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
USD 23 - USD 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, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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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