Maedaya is a friendly, casual Japanese izakaya spot in Richmond that serves up food as exquisite as some much pricier Japanese places around Melbourne. In addition to their delicious food, Maedaya offer up a spectacular selection of drinks, including more warm and cold sakes than you could poke a stick at. All the Japanese izakaya classics are done well here, from crunchy edamame beans to succulent sizzled beef, and one of Maedaya’s main points of difference over other eateries along this stretch of Bridge Road – Japanese or otherwise – is their impressive, diverse gluten-free menu, which includes juicy sumiyaki skewers, a multi-mushroom salad with sesame dressing and grilled salmon fillet steak. Maedaya is great for group dining, but in that case it’s essential to reserve a bit ahead of time because it can fill up quickly!
I booked this venue for the dinner with the visitor from Japan and he confirmed this restaurant has true Japanese quality. We really enjoyed many variety of food and sake. Definitely come back again!
I have always had a fantastic experience here! Terrific food, very well priced and friendly staff
Food was excellent. The waiters were very attentive and the service was speedy! Our experiences at Maedaya is always excellent and we have been going here for years!