Akaiito intertwines a story of love and connection, the name deriving from the meaning ‘red thread of fate’ in Japanese – connected with the symbolisation that the red thread joins people to kindred spirits and how people are ultimately ‘tied’ to each other.

Dining Experience

Akaiito’s interior is beautifully designed with Japanese elements throughout the entirety of the restaurant. With both shared and private dining spaces available, we aim to present our guests an unforgettable dining experience in the heart of Melbourne.

Robata Omakase

Watch our Robata chefs as they showcase their skills and creativity. Nightly sittings at 6pm and 8pm.

Tsukiyo Dining Room

Akaiito's private dining room - Interactive dining experience at its finest.


Our speakeasy basement bar provides a casual atmosphere to enjoy a variety of robata skewers, Japanese cocktails and more.
Happy Hour from 5pm - 7pm.

Our Menu

Combining fresh local and top notch globally sourced ingredients with Akaiito’s interpretation of modern Japanese cuisine, our menu showcases the best from our culinary team.

Lunch Menu 11:30 – 14:30

Dinner Menu 17:30 – 22:00

Robatayaki Omakase – 18:00 or 20:30
( 2-hours seating )

Functions & Events

Akaiito offers events for every occasion with a variety of private event spaces at the:

  Tsukiyo Private Dining Room  / Red Thread Bar / Large Group Dinners

We can cater for private events up to 200 guests.

349-351 Flinders Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000
Ph: 03 9620 1343

Lunch Service 11:30 – 15:00
Dinner Service 17:30 – Late

Dinner Service 17:30 – Late