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.
Very good quality of food , friendly service and very comfy restaurant environment
A freind of mine recommended ichirin and i can see why. Love the food and the team there. Great little secret restaurant. Small,but worth the effort to get there..
The Omakase is superb. The restaurant has a lovely intimate feel to it due to the size. Open kitchen is great and fantastic service. Cannot fault... Will be back to try the a la carte...
it was very authentic and friendly. A very cosy intimate experience. We ordered a full cross section of entrees and main meals. they were all excellent, fresh and delicious and exceeded our expectations
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!!!
Excellent service and quality food offered by the chef and team. There are a few omakase out there in Perth, but this one offered by Ichirin is really something different. A new menu every month.