Restaurant Reviews

Kazuki’s: Restaurant review


1 Camp St
Daylesford, VIC


Lunch Sat-Sun noon-1.30pm
Dinner Thu-Mon 6pm-8.30pm


3 courses $80
5 courses $110
7 courses $140


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.
(03) 5348 1218
Bookings recommended
  • Licensed
  • Vegetarian-friendly
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Private room
  • Impressive Wine List
Accepted card types:
  • American Express
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
Kazuki Tsuya
This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.