400 Bridge Road, Richmond VIC
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Toshi Maeda grew up in the province of Hyogo, Japan, famous for having the best sake rice. For the last 10 years, he has based himself in Australia, while touring the world with punk rock group Mach Pelican. Realising that his motherland’s sake wasn’t widely introduced to the rest of the world, and driven by his own ‘passion’ for alcohol, Maeda has opened his own sake and grill bar, Maedaya, in Melbourne. Maedaya Bar is a minimalist affair, designed by Architects Eat, using ordinary recyclable material throughout the design.