Ichi Ichi Ku is generally known as a takeaway joint for South Yarra locals, but, hot tip: there are a few tables inside that are perfect for a cosy (but cool) date. Low lights and chocolate timber interiors combined with the hustle and bustle of the staff create a relaxed atmosphere. It’s one of the unique places that simultaneously make you feel part of an exciting crowd but alone in your bubble of privacy.
If you’re interested in carbs — and we all are — fill up with the tempura udon bowl or a chicken teriyaki don. For something slightly healthier, the brown rice maki sushi is a solid choice. And to keep your date sweet on you, hit the dessert menu hard. Try the black sesame cheesecake with red bean paste, as well as a matcha tiramisu and, if you want to show off, wash it down with some Choya plum wine.
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