Executive Chef Razmy Gaffar (ex-Nobu Melbourne) has nearly two decades of experience in the kitchen, with strong skills in Japanese cuisine. Ichi Ni Nana makes you feel as though you have walked into an authentic Japanese tea house, with dark-wood furniture and soft lighting creating a cosy, old-world atmosphere. The far end of the restaurant features an enclosed courtyard with a chic industrial look and a glass ceiling.
The extensive menu offers a selection of traditional and modern Japanese dishes. Karaage tori is a perfect amuse-bouche. The crispy fried chicken drumettes are succulent on the inside, and they are served with a syrupy sauce of honey and sesame seeds that is more-ish. If you prefer yakitoris, then nasu soboro is a must. Juicy pieces of charcoal-grilled eggplant are skewered alongside tasty chunks of ground chicken perfumed with sweet teriyaki sauce.
PSST! For something a little different, ask to be seated at Ichi Ni Nana’s special table situated inside a gondola lift!