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Established in 2000, Edoya Japanese Restaurant is the inspiration of chef and sushi connoisseur David Mok. Originally from Hong Kong, Mok trained in Japan and worked as a sushi chef for 12 years before migrating to Melbourne in 1984. A year later he opened his first restaurant, Maiko in Camberwell, however the need to expand meant a move to the city; good news for us city dwellers in need of a sushi break. Residing just back from busy Bourke Street, Edoya is a welcome break from the city's hustle and flow. The understated dining room has a Japanese feel on a weekday lunchtime when customers knock elbows and you can happily pretend you're in Tokyo.
At lunchtime choose from the many set menu options, all of which come with complimentary miso soup, which might include the undaon set of braised chicken and egg with sukiyaki sauce on rice served with vegetables, a mini spring roll and fruit. For dinner, choose from the chef's recommendations starting with the awabi sakamushi (steamed abalone with spinach and sake flavour), followed by chirashi sushi (a special sushi arrangement made with a variety of fresh fish, vegetables and vinegared rice). Finish with blackened sesame ice-cream. Edoya is fully licensed or BYO.