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Why you'll love Akaiito

  • Slick and unique interior
  • Wide range of wines, beers, spirits, sakes, Japanese whiskeys and cocktails
  • Delicious and beautifully presented food

Akaiito is Melbourne’s latest Japanese two-level fine diner located conveniently in the CBD, nestled within the bustling Flinders precinct. Akaiito's interior is beautifully designed with Japanese elements throughout the entirety of the restaurant. If you’re looking for that new space to impress, Akaiito’s slick and unique interior will have your guests amazed as soon as they walk through the door. It inspires a unique Japanese culinary experience.

Akaiito provides the perfect space for any size from 12 guest private dining rooms to large 140 guest functions in an underground Bar. The underground speakeasy Akaiito Bar is available for functions and events with a capacity of up to 40 guests. The space can be fully and partially booked, depending on the nature of the event. The space can be used for a variety of event types from cocktail style to full sit-down dinners. Fully equipped with a DJ system, 16 LED disco lights, microphone PA system, portable projector and altar if required. The beverage list includes an extensive range of wines, beers, spirits, sakes, Japanese whiskeys and cocktails. To accompany this list, a range of delicious Japanese-inspired canapes are served for events. The underground Akaiito bar is available to be booked during weekdays and weekends.

For smaller and more intimate events, Akaiito’s Tsukiyo Private Dining Room is one of a kind. Imagine yourself dining under the moonlight as the room’s special feature projects video imagery on the table enhancing the private dining experience. The room fits up to 12 guests and has an exclusive 8-course set menu designed by Akaiito’s head chef. This interactive visual journey challenges the senses as you watch the table come to life throughout the night’s seating.


Akaiito Function Rooms

The Tsukiyo Private Dining Room

The Tsukiyo Private Dining Room

The Tsukiyo Private Dining Room is one of a kind. Imagine yourself dining under the moonlight as the room’s special feature projects video imagery on the table enhancing the private dining experience. The room fits up to 12 guests and has...

12
From $1,595
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Akaiito Bar Private Function

Akaiito Bar Private Function

If you’re looking for that new venue to impress, this restaurant provides an exclusive space unlike anywhere else in Melbourne. Our underground speakeasy available for a variety of functions and events types with a capacity of 140 guests s...

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140
From $6,600
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VIP Red Booth

VIP Red Booth

If you’re looking for that new venue to impress, this restaurant provides an exclusive space unlike anywhere else in Melbourne. Our underground speakeasy available for a variety of functions and events types. Our VIP red booth is the perfe...

8
From $550
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Kristy Yu

June 13, 2024

Partner treated me to the 7-course degustation for my birthday dinner. This dinner transported me into another world. Despite the “7-courses”, plate after plate kept coming out , each dish delectable in a unique way that cannot be found at any other restaurant. I think we ended up getting about 15+ different foods. It was amazing. There was not one single dish that even mildly disappointed. Absolute favourite was the toothfish. Definitely worth every cent, and left feeling full!!

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Natasha Cooper

January 4, 2024

This beautiful place is not just for the food, it's for the atmosphere, service and overall experience you get (we were in formal dining upstairs). We all really loved the fact you sit at a lounge to begin, have your canapes before moving onto the 7 course aspect. Food was absolutely phenomenal and the service was of an extremely high standard. The chef's explain each course which was a really nice touch to the evening. The photos are only some of the food, I think all up we had 5 canapes and then the 7 courses. We all left quite comfortably full!

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Adorable Adventurous

February 11, 2024

I haven't been back here for a while, and I must say my expectations were low as the last visit a year ago was quite average for me. This time this place have really did their best to make the customers feel at home very attentive. I got the last-minute booking for a late session 8.30pm, and even went for the ling 7 courses menu plus oysters on top (note to self not to do this again because it finishes very late) Staffs went above and beyond, making sure we had the best time. Foods are amazing , presentations are top notch, and the food tastes like heaven. This probably sit in the top of my favourite restaurants in Melbourne now. We were offered free drinks on the house and we had a blast. Thank you team at Akaiito.

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David Le

February 27, 2024

I came here for a 5th year anniversary and this place blew my mind away. A bit heavy on the wallet but the experience and taste was all well worth it. I ordered the 7 course meal and left quite full. Great dark intimate scenery, very knowledgable waiter who was very accomodating, the chefs explained in detail of every dish that came out.

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Sparkee

January 27, 2024

Amazing food. Date night and tried the 7 course tasting menu. Staff were fantastic and the food was artistry. Some of the best food had in melbourne to date. The atmosphere was amazing and great spectator sport watching the talented chefs preparing our dishes in the open plan kitchen. Highly reccomend and will return asap. Thankyou very much for an amazing evening!


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