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400 Bridge Rd, Richmond, Yarra, Victoria 3121, Australia
17:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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129 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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, (2) lots more space in the restaurant, and (3) some dishes fusing Japanese tradition with... More 

Thank Hurls298
Melbourne, Australia
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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. Also very reasonable prices, so long as you don't go too crazy ordering everything on... More 

Thank Henriette R
Pakenham, Australia
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80 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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 food and drinks was quite good. I loved the idea of the iPad as we... More 

Thank PakeFrankie
2 reviews
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 30 minutes to serve tea after reminding them of the order. I don't think we... More 

Thank Satoshi G
Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 restaurant to many of our friends. Selection of drinks are very good.

Thank Hanam1ka
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 - the food. Strange hard chunky tempura batter. One prawn was flat along one side, I... More 

Thank N120AB
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 good, but nothing amazing that stands out 5 stars.

Thank THM80
Melbourne, Australia
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539 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
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 old. Not easy to find parking outside as it is a very busy street.

Thank PlanetOz
Melbourne, Australia
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

I recently visited Maedaya again for an early dinner. It is still great with some additional items on the iPad menu. Tasty and varied Japanese food from tapas to main meals. It also has a good drink range, particularly sake. Highly recommend ed.

Thank Garry632015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?