Iki-jime, Seafood by Vue
Took husband for anniversary after visiting the previous week with work.
Although food was lovely the previous experience was a little different, I assume this was due to the restaurant being busy.
But we will return in the new year.
We were fans of the original vue de mon and thought we would give seafood de vue a go. We were greeted lovely and sat right in front of the kitchen which is where we sat when we originally went there about 8 heats ago. It was amazing to sit and watch the chefs cook prepare the planting of the food. We decided to go with the chefs choice and leave it up to them to decide what to give us. It was really nice but not the degustation we expected. The main was a whole ling fish with peppercorn sauce. Unfortunately we had to send it back as it was raw. It didn’t pull off the bone very well and very raw in the middle. Luckily it didn’t taste right for me the first bite so we sent the fish back and asked to cook it more. They did return the same fish and more cooked but by that time I was feeling very il and could still smell the rawness (probably all in my head) but I still was disheartened and putt off and couldn’t eat it. My husband ate most of it. As I come from the Italian region where fish is the most common food we eat I was very experienced to what it should look and taste like. Unfortunately this did put a dampen on the whole experience. The quality of food was nice but no comparison to the original place. This was more of a ala carte restaurant than a degustation experience.
Amazing food, great service. A must for all seafood lovers! Highly recommend the Chef’s Tasting Menu!
Amazing food with impeccable service, I'd go so far as to say the best service I've had in a restaurant in Melbourne to date. The staff are unobtrusive, helpful and make you feel like a welcomed guest who's every request will be catered for. As a frequent solo diner this is a rare experience and made my evening a wonderful night out. I'd highly recommend the food as well, trust the servers recommendations and have your boundaries pushed, you'll be pleasantly surprised!
Food was superb, looked great and tasted wonderful. The flavour combinations and the freshnesh of the seafood elements made it the best dining experience we've had in a very long time.
Service amazing, not in your face but there if needed, knowledgeable and informative about the dishes. Food was beautifully presented and was delicious, served by the friendly wait staff and even the head chef got out on the floor. Able to see the kitchen clearly and watch the precision of the whole team in creating their fantastic dishes. Can't wait for the next trip to Melbourne so we can go back and do it again ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🖤
Good service, nice ambience. Delicious food, but quite expensive.
Everything about our visit to Iki-jime was STUNNING! The service was faultless and the food was beyond delicious. We had a wonderful experience and it was the perfect place to celebrate our anniversary!
Excellent customer service, very well look after by Carlos, he was very well knowledge with his wine and food it made our experience very enjoyable.
Amazing staff, amazing food and an amazing experience. The Eel was the stand out dish for me and is now at the top of my list for the delicious thins I have ever eaten.
The meal was just not value for money. The food doesnt taste bad, but certainly not great or worth the price they are charging. We wont return again.
Service was amazing and food was delicious. Must try the scallop dish and octopus.
Fabulous food supported by first class service. A pleasure
Good food, great service but a little lacking in atmosphere. Overall the meal was nice, really disappointing with the oysters but everything else was really nice.
The decor was tired and knocked about. Hard edges and no atmosphere. Only a few other patrons. Looked like it was unloved.
Interesting, creative cuisine in an atmospheric space (we were in the bar - the dining room looked less interesting). Attentive service with a casual vibe. On the expensive side but worth it.
Extremely overpriced! Food is less than average! Never again!
The menu was not clear about the description of the food. We ordered the prawn and fish katsu and did not expect to get a katsu sando which was quite average. Apart from that the rest of the food we ordered was ok but the customer service was great.
As usual everything was impeccable, great food, charming staff & the wine I love to drink. Can’t wait until I return. Great job Iki Jime team
Delicious food, lovely wine, and attentive staff. Didn’t think we ordered enough but we certainly did and couldn’t finish it all. Will be back again to try more!
The food was fantastic and the service staff was really understanding to my girlfriends requirements. Many additional efforts were made even when we didn’t ask. Thanks again amazing experience will recommend !!
Good service, nice place, one or two great dishes amongst some fairly ordinary stuff, in one case a dish no one could really say anything good about.... fish generally overdone. But very well presented and innovative, interesting too. Fresh produce certainly.
Great food, attentive waiters, intelligent recommendations,
Food was interesting, lovely presentation and simply delicious.
It’s been a while and as expected David Wilson , a master in this scene and the food was prepared with love and finesse!
Barramundi was a winner!
And the desert....tar tar tin.....better than words can describe!
A real treat!
Wow , thank you so much for such a memorable dining experience, the food , service , everything was amazing and when there was no rose by the glass you opened a bottle for us !!! Now that is service !
We will be back next time in Melbourne love from 2 Kiwis xx
Not cheap, but brilliant service, food and atmosphere.
Absolutely loved it and will go back.
All the dishes we ordered were amazing. Service was faultless. A bit pricey but worth it
What a fabulous experience for the seafood lover. 'Seas the Day' is a fantastic food adventure where the food is not always what is seems and just an amazing way to try some of everything the wonderful chefs have to offer. The Tatan is not to be missed! The waiters were so knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. We had a wonderful experience. Can't wait to go back.
Service was terrible , staff focus on the bar and not the restaurant!
Very slow food service as well
I don’t recommend unless you just eat in bar then you might get better service
Lovely late night dinner. Amazing fresh seafood with beautiful flavours.
We were disappointed with our experience at Ikejime. The restaurant smelt like old oil from a really bad fish and chip shop.
The king fish, barramundi and the gnocchi dish were delicious but The rest of the meals were a huge let down and basically tasted bland. Our pana cotta was as runny as soup and we had to send it back and the soufflé was terrible (chef explained they had some sort of disaster with it but proceeded to serve it?)
Expected more from a Vue restaurant!
We went on a quiet Tuesday night and the space was intimate with just a few other diners. We were seated in front of the kitchen and could watch the oysters being freshly shucked and other dishes being expertly prepared.
Service was great. We ordered several small dishes to share and the waiter recommended just the right amount. The eel dish was a standout although everything was amazing. We're not dessert people but decided to try the chocolate souffle and tart tatin - both delicious!
We ordered the 'Seas the Day' tasting menu, which turned out to be too much - 3 desserts!!!
Definitely try the ceviche, the smoked eel, the moreton bay tart and the snapper with miso
Food quality and service was excellent but at these prices the choices would be enhanced with some form of accompaniments with the meal.
Loved it from start to end. Food was superb and service impeccable. Will definitely go back soon.
Great food , nice environment. Best seafood restaurant
Stunning food and environmentally friendly.
Amazing seafood dinner. Every dish was delicious. Loved the fish and chips and the prawn cocktail, but the standout dish was the grilled kingfish. One of the best fish I've ever eaten.
Very helpful and pleasant staff. Fabulous and interesting food and a great wine list with knowledgeable sommelier. Perfect dinner