Akaiito Tasting Menu

(Minimum 2 guests, $85pp, with pairing wine $155pp)

Oyster
Seasonal oyster, green shallot vinaigrette, native citrus caviar

Wagyu Tartare Tacos
Takeda farm tri-tip, smoked egg yolk, sturgeon caviar, shiitake, anchovy aioli, crispy nori

Chef’s Sushi & Sashimi Selection
An ever-changing selection of the best seafood of the day

Tsukune
Free-range Bannockburn chicken meatball, sweet soy

Momo Bainiku
Chicken thigh, ume

Glacier 51 Toothfish
Saikyo miso marinade, native citrus caviar, daikon

Lamb Ribs
Mint, plum sauce

“Akaiito”
“The red thread of fate”
Strawberry mousse, honey mascarpone, chocolate soil,
dark chocolate ice-cream

(Minimum 2 guests, $85pp, with pairing wine $155pp)

Sushi

An ever-changing selection of the best seafood of the day

Sashimi

  • 5 varieties (15pcs) $45

Nigiri

  • 6 piece $35
  • Akaiito’s ‘live From Tokyo’ Super Mega Deluxe Sushi-Sashimi-Maki Selection $128

    Chef’s selection of sashimi (18 pieces), nigiri (12pieces) and maki (8 pieces)

Crazy Maki

  • Salmon Avo $18

    Avocado, kabayaki sauce, enoki

  • Tempura $20

    Prawn, salmon, tuna, cucumber, avocado, spicy mayonnaise

  • Unagi $22

    Eel, cucumber, shiso leaf, kabayaki sauce

  • Kingfish $20

    Green tobiko, cucumber, truffle, leek

  • Soft Shell Crab $22

    Spicy king fish, pickled daikon, Aonori, black tobiko

  • Wagyu $24

    Asparagus, carrot, chives, spring onion, red sorrel

  • Shiitake $16

    Carrots, ginger yellow daikon, green onion

Raw

  • Oyster $5.5 each

    Seasonal oyster, green shallot vinaigrette, native citrus caviar

  • Akaiito ‘Gravalax’ $22

    'Melbourne Gin Company' cured Tasmanian salmon, pickled shallot, wasabi cream

  • Otoro Tartare $26

    Diced fatty tuna belly, yuzu compressed apple, avocado, radish, squid ink cracker

  • Wagyu Tartare Tacos $27

    Takeda farm tri-tip, smoked egg yolk, sturgeon caviar, shiitake, anchovy aioli, crispy nori

  • Wagyu Tataki $24

    Seared Takeda farm strip loin, ponzu, shredded leek, egg yolk

Robata

Robatayaki is a centuries old Japanese grilling method originating in Hokkaido, Japan. Sticking to this northern countryside cooking style, our authentic Japanese Iwata charcoal fired grill offers skewered meats and seafood cooked over extra hot charcoals.

  • Tsukune $8 each

    Bannockburn free-range chicken meatball, sweet soy

  • Yakiton $6 each

    Pork belly, miso shoyu

  • Tebasaki $8 each

    Chicken wing, shichimi

  • Gyutan $12 each

    Ox tongue

  • Wagyu Negi-Ma $12 each

    Takeda farm wagyu tri-tip, soy glaze, shallot

  • Uzura $28

    Free range quail, lemon, sweet soy, garlic

  • Ebi $26

    Prawn, seaweed dust, sour plum butter

  • Tako $24

    W.A. Octopus, sweet paprika, pickled button onions, smoked heirloom tomato

  • Glacier 51 Toothfish $40

    Saikyo miso marinade, native citrus caviar, daikon

  • Live Marron $68

    Shio kombu butter

1829 Wagyu 36 Days Dry Aged

  • 600gm Rib-Eye MB 9+ $149

Tempura

Tempura is not simply a Japanese word for ‘Deep-Frying’. Only the most diligent and patient of chefs can perfect the process…

All of Akaiito’s individually prepared Tempura are served with grated daikon, ginger, smoked salt and tentsuyu dipping sauce.

  • Ebi $28

    King prawn

  • Glacier 51 Toothfish $28

    Patagonian Toothfish

  • Garfish $22

    Tasmanian Garfish

  • Vegetable $20

    Zucchini, asparagus, sweet potato, king oyster mushroom

  • Akaiito Tempura Assortment $30

    Scallop, oyster, toothfish, king prawn

Larger

  • Akaiito Gyoza $22

    Pork & prawn, chives, ginger

  • Duck Breast $42

    Sous-vide and seared Wimmera duck breast, garden beets, crispy kale, potato glass

  • Wagyu Fried Rice $34

    Shiitake, pinenuts, chives

  • Short Ribs $40

    36 hour braised short rib, blood orange, fennel, black truffle sauce

  • Lamb Ribs $32

    Mint, plum sauce

Smaller

  • Edamame $9

    Yukari, sea salt

  • Lotus Chips $9

    Fried lotus chips, aioli

  • Grilled Broccolini $14

    Dancing bonito, lard crumb, aged soy

  • Charred Baby Cos Lettuce $12

    Yuzu miso, pine nuts

Sweet

Bar Menu (till 11pm)

  • Spiced Nuts $5

    House roasted, spiced

  • Oyster $5.5 each

    Seasonal oyster, green shallot vinaigrette, native citrus caviar

  • Yasai Sticks $8

    Cucumber, radish, carrot, red miso dip

  • Edamame $9

    Yukari, sea salt

  • ‘Gakkou Ebi’ $18

    Local school prawns, sea salt

  • Chicken Karaage $13

    Black garlic dip

  • Katsu-Sando $18

    Crumbed pork loin sandwich, Japanese mustard, tonkatsu sauce

  • Akaiito Gyoza $22

    Pork + Prawn, chives, ginger

  • Lotus Chips $9

    Fried lotus chips, aioli

Lunch Bento Box (12pm-3pm | mon - fri)

  • Sashimi & Sushi $38

    Chef's selection of Nigiri & Sashimi, otoshi, pickle, miso

  • Tonkatsu $38

    Crumbed kurobata pork, salmon sashimi, pickle, miso, rice

  • Sukiyaki $40

    Sliced wagyu, seasonal vegetable, otoshi, pickle, hotpot style udon

  • Miso Grilled Cod $42

    Cod, mini tuna poke, pickle, miso, rice

  • Grilled Glazed Fish $40

    Eel, tamago yaki, pickle, fresh salad, miso, rice

  • Tempura & Zaru Soba $35

    Tempura Assortment, Buckwheat Noodle, pickle

Bento sides
(12PM-3PM | MON - FRI)

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

Mon-Fri
Lunch Service 11:30 – 15:00
Dinner Service 17:30 – Late
Sat-Sun
Dinner Service 17:30 – Late