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400 Bridge Rd, Richmond, Yarra, Victoria 3121, Australia
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good28%
  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“yakitori” (6 reviews)
“sushi” (13 reviews)
“skewers” (8 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
400 Bridge Rd, Richmond, Yarra, Victoria 3121, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Creative dishes, great ambience, wonderful service. A touch on the pricey side, but worth it from time to time. There are so many interesting menu items, you could visit frequently and continue to be met with fresh and exciting dishes.

Thank Nick T
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Pushes into new taste sensations whilst still being authentic Japan cuisine. Lively vibe so a little noisy but a fun place. Prices reasonable for the innovative dishes. Good range of different sized dishes. Happy waitstaff.

Thank Fra P
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

I love this Resturant! In a Street and suburb where you can get any Asian food you want, fabulous quality and amazing prices, this is a bit different. Ordering on the iPad is a good idea, but you have to be quick, some of the...More

Thank Jacqui B
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Our dining experience was SO disappointing; especially after being recommended by several locals. We booked in advance, but we were seated in a booth near the exit door which was breezy & freezing cold every time the door opened. Our request to move were declined....More

Thank Roaming-About-56
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Maedaya, been there so many times, was my first choice for Izakaya style food and drinks. Agree with so many of the previous reviews of informed Japanese food lovers that the following is now missing from Maedaya: 1. Quality of food (cooking technique) and presentation...More

1  Thank UsagiYojimbo63
Reviewed 20 July 2017

I yearn for the Maedaya of yesteryear, when service was not an afterthought and owner Toshi-san was still on the floor offering suggestions on which sake to go with the food. The iPads available for ordering are great but despite that, the wait staff were...More

Thank bluntpencil
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We took the kids here for the novelty of the iPads. They were slow to upload after every order. It felt authentic, and a bit run down, it felt like the staff were trying to avoid contact with the customers. The sashimi was expensive for...More

Thank Dale04
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Matcha Beer is a must have . Skewers are great too as they are all cooked over charcoal. Other food is good (average)

Thank Kitkit929
Reviewed 11 May 2017

I was here with a friend who hasn't (yet) been to Japan. The door greeting, the use of technology (iPad) to order, and the overall feel was an excellent introduction to dining in Japan. The only three significant differences were (1) paying in Australian dollars,...More

Thank Hurls298
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

The whole family love this authentic Japanese restaurant - kids love ordering from iPads and everyone loves the food range including the large delicious range of grilled Yaki-tori, excellent Japanese beer on tap, fresh tofu/seaweed salad, tempura as well as some rice and noodle dishes....More

Thank Henriette R
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Questions & Answers
Bok C
17 December 2015|
Response from fezzMelbourne | Reviewed this property |
I believe that the restaurant claims to have some gluten free options and dishes. The raw sashimi is obviously gluten free, however some condiments and rice dishes contain gluten.
Claire D
5 May 2015|
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Response from Ron P | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe it is BYO, but drinks were reasonably priced.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 Bridge Rd, Richmond, Yarra, Victoria 3121, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Yarra  >  Richmond
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