Established in 2007, 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, SUMIYAKI charcoal-grilled skewers. YAKITORI chicken skewers will be cooked perfectly for you by our experienced Japanese chefs at the open grill kitchen in a middle of restaurant. 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 here!