Kazuki’s
Japanese
  • 1 Camp St,
    Daylesford, VIC
  • (03) 5348 1218,
    www.kazukis.com.au/
  • Lunch Sat-Sun noon-1.30pm

    Dinner Thu-Mon 6pm-8.30pm

Kazuki’s
-37.340063,144.146141

Kazuki's is a beautiful oddity: a Japanese restaurant in European-leaning Daylesford that guts expectations of the oeuvre like a fish. Plying his trade in a restored Victorian-era shopfront, chef Kazuki Tsuya navigates fusion territory, his gentle form of chaos theory yielding greatness. You'll find no sashimi here, although a nod to the raw comes in the form of scallop ceviche, improbably but successfully joined by black-garlic purée, quinoa and sliced jalapeño. Luxe seafood is a thing - Moreton Bay bug dumplings lurking beneath sake butter foam and a scattershot of fried spring onions, or spanner crab omelette and sauce Américaine that comes with Avruga and a seaweed cracker. The rice puffs traditionally served at Japanese weddings make a cheeky textural addition to a dégustation-ending flourish of sake sorbet and mango curd. Also appealing: a small band of exemplary waiters and a solid wine list that cherry-picks the region's best.


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • One Star
  • Wine:
  • Two glasses
  • Price:
  • 3 courses $80

    5 courses $110

    7 courses $140

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Vegetarian
    Wheelchair Access
    Private room
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Kazuki Tsuya

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