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Kazuki’s
Japanese
  • 1 Camp St,
    Daylesford, VIC
  • (03) 5348 1218,
    www.kazukis.com.au/
  • Lunch Sat-Sun noon-2.30pm

    Dinner Thu-Mon 6pm-9.30pm

     

Kazuki’s
-37.340086,144.146512

Kazuki's has an earthy elegance, with dark walls, an open fire and ceramic pendant lights that evoke a sliver of lotus root. This same style follows on the plate, from the inky black butter infused with seaweed that goes with house-made bread to yasai - a painterly bouquet of local leaves, flowers and brightly pickled vegetables. Kazuki's set menus are Japanese in essence but also veer towards Europe, taking you from beef tataki to duck with fig and foie gras. Plump Moreton Bay bug dumplings arrive under a cloud of sake foam, while fine goat's cheese tortellini sit on a homely spiced pumpkin purée. A mix of pork belly and trotter, bundled up in nori and given a sheer coat of batter, is served with tissue-thin apple, kimchi, crackling and a miniature pork bun. Drinks are a solid offering of premium sake, shochu, local wines and well-selected mostly French labels, plus some light, floral cocktails that intertwine perfectly with the poetic food.


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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
    Bar
    Vegetarian
    Wheelchair Access
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Kazuki Tsuya

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