Akaiito Tasting Menu

(Minimum 2 guests, $110pp)

(Minimum 2 Guests, $110pp)

Akaiito Zensai
Seasonal Appetizers

Wagyu Tartare
Takeda Farm Tri-tip, Smoked Egg Yolk, Shiitake Mushroom, Anchovy Mayo, Crispy Nori

Sashimi Platter
Chef’s Selection Of The Day’s Best Sashimi

Tempura
King George Whiting, Leek

Tsukune
Free Range Bannockburn Chicken Meatball, Egg Yolk, Tare

Wagyu Negi-Ma
Takeda Farm Wagyu, Tri-tips, Shallot

Glacier 51 Toothfish
NZ Diamond Clams, Shimeji, Dashi

Takikomo Gohan
Dashi Rice, Shiitake Mushroom

Lemon Sorbet

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

*Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten Free Menu Available Upon Request

Sushi & Sashimi

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

*Individual Sashimi Varieties Available Upon Request

Sashimi omakase

  • 5 varieties (15pcs) $45

Nigiri Omakase

  • Akaiito’s ‘live From Tokyo’ Super Mega Deluxe Sushi-Sashimi-Maki Selection $138

    Chef’s Selection of Sashimi (30 pieces)

Crazy Maki

  • Tempura $22

    Whiting Tempura, Cucumber, Ikura, Truffle Sauce

  • Unagi $22

    Eel, Cucumber, Shiso Leaf, Kabayaki Sauce

  • Soft Shell Crab $25

    Spicy King Fish Ceviche, Avocado, Cucumber, Black Tobiko

  • Vegan $16

    Carrots, Ginger Yellow Daikon, Green onion

Raw

  • Oyster $5.5 each

    Oyster, Green Shallot Vinaigrette, Native Citrus Caviar

  • Snapper Sashimi $34

    Pickled Apple, Shiso, Native Citrus Caviar, Rice Vinaigrette

  • Tuna Tartare (GF) $32

    Diced Fatty Tuna Belly, Yuzu Compressed apple, Avocado, Radish, Squid Ink Cracker

  • Wagyu Tataki $28

    Seared Takeda Farm Strip Loin, Ponzu, Shredded Leek, Egg Yolk, Truffle Oil

  • Wagyu Tartare Tacos $28

    Takeda Farm Tri-tip, Smoked Egg Yolk, Sturgeon Caviar, Shiitake, Anchovy Mayo, Crispy Nori

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.

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

  • Lobster $42

    SA Rock Lobster Tail, Lime, Spicy Dipping Sauce

  • Vegetable (V) $22

    Zucchini, asparagus, sweet potato, king oyster mushroom

MAIN

  • Akaiito Gyoza $22

    Pork and Prawn, Chives, Ginger

  • NZ Diamond Clams $28

    Shimeji, Chili, Supreme Broth

  • Wagyu Fried Rice $34

    Shiitake Mushroom, Pine Nuts, Chives

  • Wagyu Short Ribs $46

    36 Hour Braised Short Rib, Grapefruit, Fennel, Black Truffle Sauce

  • Truffle Mushroom Fried Rice (GF) (V) $38

    Shimeji, King Brown Mushroom, Truffle Paste

SIDES

  • Edamame (GF) (V) $9

    Yukari, Sea Salt

  • Lotus Chips (GF) (V) $9

    Fried Lotus Chips, Aioli Dip

  • Grilled Broccolini $14

    Dancing Bonito, Crumb, Aged Soy

  • Baby Cos Lettuce Salad $12

    Radish, Almond, Yuzu Dressing

Sweet

Bar Menu (till 11pm)

  • Spiced Nuts $5

    House Roasted, Spiced

  • Oyster $5.5 each

    Oyster, Green Shallot Vinaigrette, Native Citrus Caviar

  • Yasai Sticks $8

    Cucumber, Radish, Carrot, Red Miso Dip

  • Edamame $9

    Yukari, Sea Salt

  • Gakkou Ebi $18

    Fried Local School Prawns, Sea Salt

  • Chicken Karaage $13

    Fried Popcorn Chicken, Black Garlic Dip

  • Katsu-Sando $18

    Crumbed Pork Loin Sandwich, Japanese Mustard, Tonkatsu Sauce

  • Akaiito Gyoza $22

    Pork and Prawn, Chives, Ginger

  • Lotus Chips $9

    Fried Lotus Chips, Aioli Dip

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