Yakiniku Nikai Maedaya, or Maedaya for short, is a gorgeous Japanese restaurant in Melbourne that the locals of its own South Yarra neighbourhood in particular can’t get enough of. On Bridge Road, it’s a stylish spot that boasts an impressive selection of sake and an izakaya-style food menu that’s bursting with flavour. An izakaya, for the record, is sort of like a Japanese pub where workers will stop off on their way home from work, meaning the food found in them is made to be nibbled on. The Maedaya menu, therefore, consists of skewered meats, seaweed salads and irresistible miso soups. Reservations at Yakiniku Nikai Maedaya are essential if you want to be sure of a table.
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Really enjoyed my meal and the atmosphere. Will go back again
My partner and I had the Yakiniku BBQ upstairs which was a great feed at $38pp. We ate to our hearts content and ordered enough to fill our bellies! Please be aware that there is a surcharge for any leftover uneaten food but we finished everything we ordered. I must have had a few plates of Gyu Tan (ox tongue) and pork belly which was the highlight of my meal. Had Green tea, Smoked Tea and Black sesame ice cream for dessert. Will be going back soon again.