Ichika-Sushi & Asian Cuisine is a modern Japanese restaurant and bar that’s set up its stylish shop along Brighton’s Church Street, providing a fresh local spot for diners to indulge in beautifully prepared Japanese cuisine, premium sake and unbeatable ambience. Perfect sushi and sashimi are the most popular drawcards here, but the list of traditional noodle and rice dishes, Japanese curries, and teppanyaki specialties is huge, making Ichika-Sushi & Asian Cuisine worth checking out by any Asian food fan in Melbourne.
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We have visited this restaurant a lot since it’s opened. The service is usually very good but the last visit they mixed our order and were very late with it... However- going again tomorrow so giving them another chance...
We always enjoy our meal at Tokyo Kitchen. The service was fast, and we ordered three entrees before one main and unfortunately they brought them all of the entrees at once so the table was covered in food and the hot ones got cold before we could eat them. The eggplant dish was not as tasty as we have had previously, but otherwise good food.
Ichika-Sushi & Asian Cuisine restaurant space on Church Street boasts a striking interior and a sunny courtyard for alfresco dining. The sushi and sashimi here is all made fresh to order and it’s well worth the wait for what might be some of Brighton and Melbourne’s best value and most artful nigiri and raw fish sculptures. Kushiyaki skewers are another popular option among diners looking for quick and simple Japanese fare to accompany a drink or two, and those watching the rise of Nepalese cuisine will notice that the famous momo dumplings even make an appearance on the menu.
Ichika-Sushi & Asian Cuisine’s light and healthy salads like the simple tofu wakame salad or the heartier grilled Wagyu beef salad offer a fresh taste sensation, while deliciously deep-fried gyoza are handmade at this Brighton restaurant and are again great alongside a Japanese beer or chilled sake. If you’re a Melbourne foodie trying to tick off as many Asian restaurants as possible, order up one of the chef’s specials. Fresh oysters are spiked with a special lemony sauce or given the tempura treatment, while multigrain, inside-out California rolls come served with grilled scallops. Unmissable at Ichika-Sushi & Asian Cuisine is the traditional salmon nan-ban tsuke, deep-fried salmon and a simple selection of fresh vegetables served with a vinegary soy sauce.