Ichi Ni Nana Izakaya, Fitzroy

You wouldn't quite know it was there to see 127 Brunswick Street from its unassuming facade. As soon as you step across the threshold you will get an itching feeling in your hands, that buzzing feeling that you've landed in the lap of a special experience...

Ichi Ni Nana Izakaya is a stunning Japanese restaurant in every possible way: the rich, detailed decor (you bet we found hello kitty hidden in the ceiling pattern), the kind and conscientious service and dish after dish more delicious than the last. Pork Bao, Nasu Dengaku, Gyoza, a gorgeous Soba Noodle salad, all scrumptious, but the Buta Mince Dengaku Don and Ichi Licks for dessert were magic! The rear of Ichi Ni Nana Izakaya is a lushly greened, semi-open courtyard making it perfect for warm evenings out on the trendiest street in Melbourne.