Our family loves Maedaya. It’s a Japanese restaurant along Bridge Road in Richmond and they’re a very family-friendly venue. The staff are friendly and both the food & service are extremely efficient which is great when you get there completely and utterly ravenous – hunkering for a delicious feed. It’s large with an upstairs area for teppanyaki and although they only take bookings for large groups – it’s definitely worth the wait.
Here are some dishes well worth ordering…Maedaya sumiyaki set (signature sampler) $15.80 – 5 skewer set of Tsukune chicken balls, yakitori chicken thigh, chilli inari bean curd, guu kushi beef and Butakushi pork belly.
Salt and pepper squid salad $10.80 - when we ate this the calamari was a tad overcooked and there was way too much salad dressing on the copious amounts of underlying salad… However, you’ve got to admit that it’s very aesthetically pleasing.
Sizzling hotate and shimeji itame $19.50 - I love scallops done well and these were perfectly cooked in a buttery, “Hun.. can I please have a little bit more..” kind of way… Definitely a dish to order over and over again.
And last but not least.. if you have a child under 10 years of age – this is a fantastic deal. Our toddler eats pretty much everything we do – unless it’s particularly spicy – but on one occasion we did order him the one and only kid’s meal which is extraordinarily good value for money..Kid’s Menu $5.00 - edamame, tsukune chicken balls, karaage fried chicken, ebi prawn fry, ketchup rice & seasonal fruits. How kawaii!!