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400 Bridge Rd, Richmond, Yarra, Victoria 3121, Australia
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good27%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“skewers” (8 reviews)
“sushi” (15 reviews)
“yakitori” (5 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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 2 April 2017

I came to Maedaya with a group of friends on a Wednesday evening. The restaurant was busy so lucky we booked. We were handed an iPad and are shown how to order. A novel concept for me but apparently quite common overseas. The range of...More

Thank PakeFrankie
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

We have been here several times in the last 3 years but both the quality of food and service have gone down dramatically. Sashimi was very waterly, so obviously frozen fish defrosted very badly. All the yakkitori were very salty. Service was very slow....took about...More

Thank Satoshi G
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Been to Maedaya a lot of time it's one of my favorite iyakaya we love the service and the ambiance. Although they tweek the menu a bit but still have the old items that's one of the reasons we keep comming back and recommend thud...More

Thank Hanam1ka
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Looking for somewhere to meet family, ordered some skewers (sumiyaki) and decided I needed vegetables (very reasonable - like $3 extra per vege) - delicious and well priced... ended up ordering too much...

Thank Cassie D
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Stupid tablet self-drive menu. The first tablet didn't work. After you submit the order you really don't know what's happening. Service was so patchy. They forgot my drink. After I was given the bill they forgot to come get my card. Worst of all -...More

Thank N120AB
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Novelty of ordering on an iPad is alright. Only issue for me here is that none of the food comes at the same time, just when it's ready. Advice here is to share everything otherwise you will all be eating at different times. Food is...More

Thank THM80
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Had dinner here with friends recently. I called it Japanese Tapas, small serves of a variety of japanese food on small plates or bowls. Quality of the food is average. Ambience of the place is average (we sat upstairs), as it is looking a bit...More

Thank PlanetOz
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Bok C
Is the menu gluten free?
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
Hi , Is Maedaya BYO beer and wine ?
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
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
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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