Multicultural Melbourne is renowned for its Asian eateries and its izakayas are huge draws for fun-loving locals and Japanese expats. These friendly and laid-back taverns are ideal places to unwind and enjoy a glass or two, accompanied by some tasty Japanese-style tapas. Perennial small plate favourites range from crabmeat croquettes and soy-marinated squid, to grilled meat skewers such as those done in the yakitori style. Melbourne’s izakayas fill up fast so don’t spoil your evening by queuing. All you need is a few taps on the Quandoo app and you can confidently show up and have a table waiting for you.