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.

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Katherine Ng

Katherine is not your typical Beauty Editor. Finance consultant by day and beauty and fashion addict at all other times, Katherine spends her hard-earned money helping the Australian and international economy with her never ending pursuit of everything pretty. A keen traveller, Katherine still holds dear her Melbourne roots with an overflowing wardrobe filled with black clothes, shoes and handbags. Katherine also has a deep love of food and wine, and you can find those adventures on instagram at @thegreedykat Email: kath@couturing.com Twitter: @kath_couturing Instagram: @kath_ng

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