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

Moriawase

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

Sashimi

  • 5 varieties (15pcs) $45
  • 7 varieties (21pcs) $69

Nigiri

  • 6 piece $35
  • 9 piece $45
  • You can tuna piano… $28

    An assortment of Tasmanian yellowfin tuna sashmi, nigiri and maki

  • Mighty Moriawase $58

    Chef’s selection of sashmi, nigiri and maki (6 pieces each)

  • Akaiito’s ‘live From Tokyo’ Super Mega Deluxe Sushi-Sashimi-Maki Selection $98

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

Crazy Maki

  • Salmon $18

    Cucumber, kabayaki sauce, enoki

  • Tempura $20

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

  • Negi Toro $20

    Fatty tuna belly, green onion, cucumber, black tobiko

  • Unagi $22

    Eel, cucumber, shiso leaf, kabayaki sauce

  • Kingfish $20

    Green tobiko, cucumber, truffle, leek

  • Snapper & Sea Bream $19

    Cucumber, mango

  • Soft Shell Crab $22

    Spicy king fish, pickled daikon, Aonori, black tobiko

  • Wagyu $24

    Asparagus, carrot, chives, spring onion, red sorrel

  • Plant Lover $16

    Celery, onion, tofu, cabbage, nori

  • 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

  • Scallop Sashimi $20

    Sliced Hokkaido scallop, whisked buttermilk, ponzu, salted kombu

  • 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

Japanese Iwata Charcoal Fired Grill

Chef’s Signature Selection

  • 6 "Kushi" $32
  • 9 "Kushi" $55

Ground

  • Shishito $9 each

    Japanase pepper

  • Okra $8 each

    Lady fingers

  • Sweet Potato $7

    Golden and purple sweet potato, smoked soy butter

  • Eringi $6 each

    Baby king brown mushroom

  • Shiitake $6 each

    Asian mushroom, tare sauce

Sea

  • Ebi $26

    Prawn, seaweed dust, sour plum butter

  • Tako $24

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

  • Hamachi $22

    Port Lincoln Kingfish collar, lemon, radish, apple ponzu

  • Glacier 51 Toothfish $36

    Saikyo miso marinade, native citrus caviar, daikon

  • Ika $26

    Hokkaido squid, salt, sesame dressing

  • Live Marron $68

    Shio kombu butter

Land

  • Tsukune $8 each

    Bannockburn free-range chicken meatball, sweet soy

  • Momo Bainiku $7 each

    Chicken thigh, ume

  • Tebasaki $8 each

    Chicken wing, shichimi

  • Aspara-Maki $7 each

    Bacon wrapped asparagus

  • Okra Maki $8 each

    Pork belly, miso soy

  • Eringi Beef $6 each

    Baby brown mushroom, wagyu, sweet soy

  • Gyutan $12 each

    Ox tongue

  • Yakiton $6 each

    Pork belly, miso shoyu

  • Wagyu Negi-Ma $12 each

    Takeda farm wagyu tri-tip, soy glaze, shallot

  • Uzura $28

    Free range quail, lemon, sweet soy, garlic

1829 Wagyu 36 Days Dry Aged

  • 200gm scotch fillet MB 6+ $66
  • 600gm Rib-Eye MB 9+ $110

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

  • “AKAIITO” - ‘The red thread of fate’ $18

    Strawberry Moose sphere, honey mascarpone, Meringue, Chocolate Soil, Akaiito Dark Chocolate Ice Cream

  • “Hibiki” Choc-Passionfruit $18

    Chocolate cremeux, HIBIKI harmony whisky, almond praline, passion fruit, hazelnut ice cream

  • Lemon Myrtle Soufflé $19

    Vanilla ice cream

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’

    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

  • Sashimi & Sushi

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

  • Tonkatsu

    Kurobata pork, salmon sashimi, pickle, miso, rice

  • Sukiyaki

    Wagyu, seasonal vegetable, otoshi, pickle, udon

  • Miso Grilled Cod $42

    Cod, mini tuna poke, pickle, miso, rice

  • Grilled Glazed Fish

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

  • Tempura & Zaru Soba $35

    Tempura Assortment, Buckwheat Noodle, pickle

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

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

Sat-Sun
Dinner Service 17:30 – Late
Bar 15:00 – Late