About Us

Previously Yamagata Teppanyaki in Doncaster East, we have enhanced our prized Teppanyaki experience. 

Looking for a great Japanese Restaurant in Melbourne’s Eastern suburbs? With our customers coming from all over Melbourne, from Werribee in the west, Whittlesea in the north, Seaford in the south east and Traralgon in the outer East, and even some from Melbourne CBD itself, this is the surely the place to be!



Teppanyaki is a style of cooking where the chef prepares your meal while putting on a show in front of our customers at the same time. The food is cooked by using a large steel hotplate called a teppan to grill (“yaki”) your Japanese food and ingredients.This is where the term teppanyaki comes from.

We carry on Yamagata’s renowned teppanyaki experience, with a history of over 20 years, and improved our menu to give you an exceptional night. Our talented chefs will entertain you with a fiery show of skill, speed, and precision while they cook your meal before your eyes! Perfect for a special night out, celebrations, corporate events, or just having an enjoyable meal out with family and friends. A premium experience when only the best will do!


Contact us today

Are you  after Japanese food in Melbourne’s Eastern suburbs? Contact Ichiban Restaurant in Doncaster East today by calling 0490 947 911 to make a booking or head over to our Reservations Page to submit an online booking request.

We are open for dinner 6 nights a week (excluding Mondays)

🌹Special opening hours for Mother’s Day 14 May 2023 :  Lunch 11:00am – 03:00pm Dinner : 06:00pm – 10:30pm 🌹