With more than 70 types of Japanese tapas and 60 varieties of sake on offer, Melbourne’s Maedaya Sake Bar and Grill is the Samurai of them all.
Maedaya Sake Bar & Grill
The forward thinkers of Architect EAT have created a surreal dining space using naturally crafted materials – the result is an eclectic mix of texture and resources that capture the spirit of Japan, respecting the culture’s preference for simplicity and minimalism.
A tunnel of climbing ropes invite patrons into a space that, beyond impressive symmetry, invites a deeper understanding of the traditional bounding of Sake (conventionally bottled in timber casks and sealed with rice paper and rope) – a modern interpretation of the Japanese philosophy that resounds across two levels.
Madaeya Sake wall
Timber joins Tarzan’s swinging device on ground level along with a grill where 70 different Japanese tapas and yakitori regularly satiate taste buds at the expert advice of Japanese Sake master, Toshi Maeda – keen adviser on a complementary brew.
Moving upstairs, the function room offers stark contrast to the warm wood of the lower level, with white-washed walls, Japanese black-stained timber flooring and raw stainless steel canopies – a clean, minimalist space that allows food and beverage to take control of the senses.
Photography: Derek Swalwell
Maedaya Sake Bar
400 Bridge Road
(03) 9428 3918
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