Tōji Sake founders team up with Chef Dan Chan to open Richmond’s newest restaurant.
Eazy Peazy, a modern Japanese eatery by Shar and Yuta Kobayashi (the team behind Tōji Sake) with Chef Dan Chan (ex-Yardbird Hong Kong, CUMULUS UP., Supernormal Canteen), is now open at 108 Swan Street, Richmond.
Eazy Peazy's Sous-Chef Ella Cooper, owners Yuta and Shar Kobayashi, Head Chef Dan Chan
(Image credit: Hortenzia)
Clean, concise and considered, Eazy Peazy manifests an uncomplicated approach to authentic Japanese dining.
The cuisine is inspired by Kobayashi’s Australian–Japanese upbringing, along with Chan’s passion and experience with Japanese cooking, highlighting his time at Yardbird with a menu specialising in yakitori, hibachi and sharing plates.
Yuba duck gyoza with shiso and umeboshi, and yakitori. (Image credit: Hortenzia)
Expect dishes including:
- Yuba duck gyoza with shiso and umeboshi
- Cheesy beef croquette
- Raw kingfish with smoked daikon, wasabi and ponzu
- Sher Wagyu striploin from the hibachi
- Yuzu sorbet with baked sesame meringue
A drinks menu that includes Tōji Sake’s Junmai Daiginjo and Junmai Ginjo-based cocktails, and a predominantly Australian wine list, complements the food.
Shar and Yuta Kobayashi engaged award-winning practice Carr Design to present a space where the design direction is an ode to the traditional art of brewing sake and to the spirit of Japan. Immediately upon entrance the scene is set, with the design revealing multifaceted vignettes of Japan. A concrete bar extends the length of the space, coming to an end with a window into the kitchen. The refined aesthetic is interspersed with fun design elements, such as projections of Tokyo’s iconic Shibuya Crossing.
Eazy Peazy seats 100 diners, with spaces suited for both small and large groups, as well as a private dining room and bar.
Address: 108 Swan Street, Richmond
Phone: (03) 9965 1977
Opening hours: Monday to Wednesday: 5pm–late; Thursday to Sunday: Midday–late.
Social media: @eazypeazymelb
Main image: Carly Ravenhall