Casual Modern Japanese Dining & Wine.
EST 2001
About Eis

In August 2001, the long-held dream of Chef Aoki was realised, his own restaurant in Bridport Street, Albert Park, named Eis (Eis is the phonetic alphabet of the word Ace). His passion for food and everyday life is displayed in his simple and elegant design of the menu. He believes that elegant and refined food is possible in Japanese cuisine, and this relies on a chefs training and creativity, technique, ingredient, freshness of produce and presentation on the plate.

The interior and re-branding of Eis is created by award-winning architect, Architects EAT, who was responsible for the design of Maedaya Bar which won the 2008 Interior Design Award for hospitality interior. They have use their signature black and white finish to make Eis becomes now fresh, airy, simple and chic.

With these as the forewords, Eis welcomes you to the next chapter of the restaurant in this re-launch in November 2008.

Awards: The Age Cheap Eats 2005-2008 & The Age Good Guide 2008.
Hiroyasu Aoki

Born in Tokyo Japan in 1974, Chef Hiroyasu Aoki started his cooking experience after finishing high school in Kanagawa Prefecture. He began his study in the leading professional culinary schools, the Osaka Abeno Tsuji Cooking College, where he received his culinary basic knowledge, including history and ingredients from different region of Japan, as well as Ikebana-floral arrangement.

After receiving the degree in Osaka, Aoki went to Dusseldorf Germany, working under the guidance of sushi master Chef Matsushiro, in the Benkei restaurant at the Nikko Hotel. Serving mainly Kaiseki cuisine to Japanese businessmen, the quality of food was exceptionally high, and Aoki's sushi & sashimi skills were polished and refined.

In 1995, Aoki went to Taipei Taiwan to help with a friend's restaurant before arriving in Melbourne. He started his career here in Suntory (now closed) on Queens Lane, and later Aya in Armadale, where he leant a lot about management and operation of a good restaurant.

Eis Japanese Restaurant / 188 Bridport Street, Albert Park