The seafood selection changes daily depending on what the local catch is, but whether big eye tuna, King George whiting or Shark Bay snapper, you can rely on it being ridiculously fresh at Ichirin. This is surely Leeming’s best Japanese restaurant and one of the best casual Japanese places in all of Perth. The sushi and sashimi selections are exquisite, but there is a whole host of delicious Japanese delicacies hiding inside Ichirin on Dundee Street, from Margaret River beef fillet tataki to Fremantle octopus kara-age, carrot rice ball wrapped in Camembert to grilled pork gyoza.
Forget soggy sashimi for a second. Leeming’s Ichirin understands that, in terms of Japanese food, you can’t fool people by dressing up bad ingredients. Instead, Ichirin put high quality, incredibly fresh products (seafood above all) at the forefront of what they offer. The preparation is often minimal, meaning guests at this suave but cosy Japanese restaurant on Dundee Street get to enjoy the natural goodness of these carefully sourced items. That said, there’s certainly no shortage of complex culinary skill on show at Ichirin, and very, very few modern Japanese restaurants in Perth can match the level of freshness, quality and affordability managed here.
Ichirin’s bento boxes are the stuff of legend around Leeming, and you will not regret reaching for one. Still, this Dundee Street star (beside Melville Glades golf course) is a place you can delve a bit further into Japanese dining than most spots in Perth. Why not try scallop, king prawn and seafood wrapped sea urchin tempura? Or soft-boiled abalone with sweet liver miso sauce? Ichirin’s amazing omakase (degustation) sets can be tailored to suit any party size and are ideal for group dining – if you are planning a special event, though, advance reservations are strongly advised at all times.
The food here was excellent, the service was also great , this place is very small so I would STRONGLY recommend you book. This place is a little pricey but the quality of the food is top knotch
Lovely little neighbourhood restaurant, which exceeds expectations every time. We had a selection of mainly sashimi and the agedashi tofu, all of which were excellent.
Excellent food, excellent atmosphere, great service. Love this place for lunch or dinner.
We love this place always yummy food and great service
The 3 of us went to Ichirin for the first time for a birthday lunch after some friends raved about their food. Thankfully we had made a reservation because their smallish restaurant was full. The waitress was very attentive and friendly and before long, we got our food. All 3 of us enjoyed what we ordered - the food was very fresh, tasty and well cooked and it was a unanimous decision that we would come back again.
Ichirin was a surprising gem in a quiet local shopping centre. We enjoyed the Omakase degustation menu, and each course was superb. Hard to choose a favourite. Will surely return, and recommend to others. Ichirin is quite small though, and tables closely spaced, although there is a "sushi bar" to sit at as well.
It's only a small restaurant, so book in advance to avoid disappointment. It was our first visit, so we booked seats at the bar, like we did in Japan. Unfortunately, the counter and the plates were piled too high to watch all the activities going on in the kitchen right in front of you, but you got the impression from watching the faces of the chefs that things were going well... we still enjoyed the hustle. We ordered the vegetarian bento box which came with rice and miso soup, Fremantle octopus, assorted tempura and gyoza. All were delicious. A little on the pricey side -- but the quality and preparation were excellent. Next time we visit, we'll book the two days in advance needed for the degaustation menu, which looked fantastic as we watched it being served to other patrons.
I visited Ichirin first time. I ordered Obento. The tempura was fantastic. I believe it was the one of best tempura in Perth. I will visit Ichirin again!
I would said by far this is the most authentic Japanese restaurant in Perth. the ingredients were very fresh including the fish, scallop, crab meat and verges for salad!! The seasoning was perfectly done making every single bite was a pleasure~~~ With the open kitchen, we could see how clean the environment was, included the session for deep frying! very attentive staff as well! We are going to visit it again for more sashimi!!!
The food was great as always. Everything on the Ichirin bento was delicious. Thanks. The tempura was very good. So was the chicken karage. The salad dressing was especially good. And the fish on the nigiri was the best.