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,
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:
duck gyoza with shiso and umeboshi
kingfish with smoked daikon, wasabi and ponzu
Wagyu striploin from the hibachi
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
Social media: @eazypeazymelb
Main image: Carly Ravenhall