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400 Bridge Rd, Richmond, Yarra, Victoria 3121, Australia
17:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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102 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

We had a very enjoyable experience, Good quality food on a very extensive menu. The staff were very attentive and helpful. The ordering system is a little unusual in that you order from an iPad which shows pictures of the food items and a description. And to top it off reasonable prices. You can order off a waitress but we... More 

Thank Gordon J
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

They have a good range of dishes all reasonably priced. It is hard to recommend a particular dish because the names are a little hard to remember. The chicken dishes and the dumpling dishes we had were excellent. The service is fine and corkage is $15 per bottle. The only annoying aspect was having to order individually on an ipad... More 

Thank Kim S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

We visited Maedaya as a group of 4 and had great fun selecting food from the ipad menu and ordering system. You're presented with this ipad once seated and just pick what you'd like to eat and the order goes straight through to the kitchen. All plates were brought out in no particular order and was a good way to... More 

Thank jojackson1920
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Food is very average, yet expensive (for what its worth). Saw a review stating that its "the best japanese food in Melbourne" & disagree completely.

Thank katherineleng
Munich, Germany
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106 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

We were impressed by the easy way ordering through a tablet, like shown in my photos, with helping pictures of all options. Beside that there was nothing impressive about the food. I've had much better sushi in my life. We really enjoyed the options on the stick though. Expensive and the kitchen closes too early for dinner.

Thank John T
Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Great restaurant such fast service. Awesome system that you can order of an iPad. One of the largest sake collections and a great range of Japanese drinks. Every time we come they always have something new and amazing on the menu.

Thank Rochelle H
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25 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

The quality of food is very average. Had the age dashi tofu, teriyaki chicken and various taste plates. I would say there are much better options in the area for dinner and definitely better Japanese elsewhere

Thank HartwellTravels

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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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?