Kadota Restaurant

Nominated for Golden Plate Award in 2021

First Judges’ report coming soon 

What they say

Kadota is a warm and inviting restaurant located in picturesque Daylesford, where lovingly crafted Japanese flavours are carefully produced using seasonal local artisan ingredients. Omotenashi (おもてなし), meaning honest service and honest food, is at the heart of everything we do.

Kadota is the passion project of owners Aaron Schembri and Risa Kadota who met while working at some of Japan’s finest restaurants. They have brought their passion for captivating food, drinks and hospitality from Risa’s hometown of Okayama to Aaron’s hometown of Daylesford.

Sample menu – $99 per person


Shirmeji, Celery, Wakame, Roasted Nori

Sashimi Set

Traditional and modern, Tasmanian Wasabi

Akita Komachi Rice

Koji soy cured hens yolk, misozuke, furikake, shio koji, braised free range pork dumpling, XO, green onion

Ora Salmon

Cooked in Kyneton Olive Oil, apple, fennel, yuzu

Local Eye Fillet (supp $32.00 FB Sher Wagyu Sirloin MS $9+)

Onion, eggplant, mushroom, Florian’s zucchini

Local Plum

white chocolate, roasted soba, chrystalised seewed

Street Address: 1 Camp Street, Daylesford

instagram: @kadokarestaurantofficial

Website Address: www.kadokarestaurant.com.au

telephone: (03) 5348 1281

Category: Restaurant Contemporary Dining

Cuisine: Japanese

Gluten Free and Vegetarian available

Head Chef: Aaron Schembri

FOH Manager: Risa Kadota

Trading hours:

  • Mondays: 5.00 pm to late
  • Tuesdays and Wednesdays: CLOSED
  • Thursdays to Sundays: 5.00 pm to late

Cards Accepted: Visa and Mastercard

Street Parking


Bookings essential: www.kadokarestaurant.com.au or (03) 5348 1281

Covid-Safe Measures in place