20 Verified Diner Reviews

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dined on Wed, 10 Jul 2019

Lovely service and all very delicately prepared. Food was fresh and filling however may be considered overpriced. Japanese food in Melbourne is good but this is quite special.
Jane Hearn

dined on Sat, 3 Aug 2019

Having booked al a carte, we were ushered to 4 stools at the sushi bar. We were catching up with friends and didn’t book the sushi bar. 20 mins After voicing our disapproval we given a booth in the downstairs bar. (Not a dinner table) After a lengthy wait(it’s now after 9.15 we finally got a drink and menu. After a couple of entrees we were moved to a table in the restaurant, staff apologies and not charged for drinks. The staff did their best to manage the situation and were apologetic. My advice is if you book on line don’t expect a table. My suggestion is that fork needs to display sushi bar or table service as their booking options so this doesn’t happen to others. The 2 sitting policy needs to be better planned as this was one of the reasons given for our bar seating, as well as several other reasons. Once again , the staff handled a difficult situation well in the end, whilst we also showed great restraint as many would have walked out!

dined on Sat, 27 Jul 2019

Food was hit and miss. We found a hair in our marron dish. Drinks were ok. My sake was served in a chipped cup. Service was very ordinary. They took away our empty plates before we were finished, sometimes as we were picking the last piece of food from the plate! Poor coordination between wait staff and maître de. Not a nice evening for a lot of money.

dined on Sat, 27 Jul 2019

Sit back and enjoy the workings of the kitchen when you're seated at the Robata Counter. Great night of entertainment and absolutely fantastic guilt-free food! Oh, and you've got to accompany your meal with one of the great sakes on offer.

dined on Fri, 26 Jul 2019

Overall a pleasant evening. Not a fan of the fit out of the restaurant.... but the food and service was good.

dined on Tue, 23 Jul 2019

Alphonsino sashimi and chicken meatballs are nice.Wagyu tataki was overly drenched in dressing. Red thread dessert: great chocolate ice cream but the strawberry dome was too sweet.

dined on Tue, 16 Jul 2019

Music could be not so loud and maybe more suitable , But will definitely be back food was great .

dined on Mon, 8 Jul 2019

My eel was bit pale, good atmosphere though

dined on Fri, 5 Jul 2019

Amazing dining experience. Focus on every detail during the dinner including food and service provided, show cooking by the chefs, smart design of menu... , couldn’t describe much, just go for it and experience it. Thanks

dined on Thu, 4 Jul 2019

Chef Sam took us through the robatayaki omakase and it was a very wonderful dining experience. The service was also very polite and friendly. Had a very nice evening 😊
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About Akaiito

Akaiito inspires a unique Japanese culinary experience. Combining fresh local and top notch globally sourced ingredients, Akaiito’s East-Meets-West interpretation of modern Japanese cuisine highlights the best of fine dining. Their signature Robatayaki Charcoal Grill uses 100% imported Japanese coals to grill a variety of fresh vegetables, meat and seafood that are seasoned with spices and flavours of Japan. Dining experiences additional to their á la carte include their nightly Robata Omakase limited to 12 seats, the Tsukiyo Private Dining Room and the underground Akaiito Bar

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