Ichi Ni is a colourful izakaya with privacy booths and bay views of the St Kilda’s beach, offering Japanese sharing plates, sushi, sake & cocktails.
The spicy edamame is simply salted edamame with a garlic chilli sauce that tasted exactly like the one from ABC. But it was the aburi hotate was delicious, burnt mayo never tasted so good.
Tempura and Gyoza
The gyozas are fantastic! Plump and delicious fillings make them very different from the puny variety found in ramen stores. You can distinctly see that they are made with a dumpling moulder. We had the prawn, chicken and vegetable fillings, all of which are very good.
Their makis are fantastic. All three that we have ordered – Ichi Ni roll (lobster, avocado and cucumber topped with flamed salmon and Japanese mayo), Rainbow roll (salmon and avocado topped with chef’s selection of sashimi and yuzu lemonade), Dragon roll (seared tuna, cucumber, avocado, tobiko, Japanese mayo, chilli sauce, spring onion) – were all delicious.
Sushi and Sashimi
The sashimi tasted a notch lower quality than the ones from Tsukiji. But the sushi are great.
I skipped the dessert, but from the look of it, everyone enjoyed it as there was nothing left.
Great ambiance, the place is perfect for a company get-together with its reasonable price and casual but great dining.
Ichi Ni St Kilda’s
12 The Esplanade, St. Kilda
Tel : (03) 9534 1212
Date Visited : Jun 2019