Aged to Perfection

Ichi Ni Nana Izakaya is celebrating its 15th birthday with a five-course feast paired with Japanese whiskies.
Andrew Zuccala
Published on March 01, 2024


Despite the fact Ichi Ni's St Kilda site closed down last month, the group's Fitzroy restaurant is ramping up to celebrate its 15th birthday on Friday, March 15, with a huge dinner party in partnership with Nikka Whisky.

Ichi Ni Nana Izakaya is creating five courses of both traditional and contemporary Japanese dishes that will each be paired with one of Nikka's fine whiskies. Tickets are going for $150 per person and include an Old Fashioned and appetiser on arrival, plus five courses of food and five tasting drams of whisky to accompany each. That ain't a bad price for all of that.

Ichi Ni Nana Izakaya 15th birthday

As for the menu, you'll start off with Ichi's classic tuna tataki before the sushi masters whip up a course that consists of freshly made nigiri, maki rolls and sashimi. Bigger bites come in the form of the team's slow-cooked pork belly with miso yakiniku sauce, sliced pear and king mushroom chips, and chargrilled lamb cutlets served with broccolini and goma mayo. Ichi's matcha tiramisu is the big finish that'll be paired with a coffey malt whisky.

Once the feast is finished, guests are invited to stick around and order more drinks off the a la carte menu to keep the party going. Either stick to the whisky or opt for some Japanese beers, cocktails and bottles of sake.

Sushi platter at Ichi Ni Nana - best sushi Melbourne - supplied -


Tap and select Add to Home Screen to access Concrete Playground easily next time. x