Eazy Peazy, a modern Japanese eatery by the team behind Toji Sake, Shar and Yuta Kobayashi, with chef Dan Chan (Yardbird Hong Kong, Cumulus Up, Supernormal Canteen) is now open at 108 Swan Street Richmond. 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.
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
The food is complemented by a drinks menu that includes Toji Sake’s Junmai Daiginjo and Junmai Ginjo cocktails, and a predominantly Australian wine list.
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. Immediately upon entrance the scene is set, with the design revealing multifaceted vignettes of Japan. Doors at the entrance draw inspiration from raked sand in zen gardens. Interior walls have been rendered to symbolise terraced rice fields in the renowned Niigata Prefecture, and the ceiling is reminiscent of snow from the Asahi mountain ranges. 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
Eazy Peazy 108 Swan St, Richmond VIC 3121
Opening hours: Monday to Wednesday: 5pm – late; Thursday to Sunday: Midday – late.