Rising Sun Workshop

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$40 and under
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Pan-Asian
Our cafe & workshop share space, but more important are the views we share - that if we can make it ourselves, we will. That traditions guide but do not rule. Rising Sun Workshop does not support factory farming, what we buy in we buy local, from roasters, smokers, brewers, growers, winemakers & distillers who share our philosophies - our mates.

We’re here for your crazy & not so crazy dietaries, not all things are possible but with a little notice they might be.

Specials

$65 Chef's Set Menu w/ optional $45 Drink Pairing

Enjoy our carefully selected 8 course Chef's Menu showcasing some of the best from our dinner menu. Opt in to enjoy our Chef's Menu paired alongside a selection of premium Australian Natural Wines & other hits from our local booze list! To include our drink pairing, please make a note of this in the special request field when making your reservation.

Terms and Conditions: No substitutions or changes. Not suitable for all dietaries. Please set aside 90min to enjoy your meal. Not available on Public Holidays.

Valid For: 2 - 6 people

Starts: October 10, 2019

Ends: October 31, 2019

Availability: Wed-Sat 6:00PM-9:00PM

What 85 People Are Saying
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Y
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful location with some nice food. Kid friendly and nice atmosphere!

J
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great knowledge & helpful service in a unique environment

I
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We chose the chef’s selection and each course was different and interesting. Food had lots of different and delicious flavours. Menu has a Japanese influence, as the name of the restaurant would suggest. We will certainly go again for dinner. We are keen to try the breakfast and lunch menus as these look just as good as the dinner menu. The upstairs dining area is roomy and relatively quiet, which we like. The staff were very friendly and efficient. RSW is an excellent restaurant and well worth a visit.

TS
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We enjoyed a nice selection of share plates. The food is mainly Japanese and Korean influenced creative dishes. The food was excellent, the service a little on the slow side. The house red was a little forgettable. Overall, pretty good and we'd be happy to go back.

D
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the food was amazing the service was super friendly but not toooooo over the top .Relaxed atmosphere with great interesting food.

LG
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 4

Meal quality & flavours were below average and every dish was just trying too hard. There are plenty of delicious & amazing meals out there in Sydney. Staff were attentive however.

GG
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great beer. With a little bit of innerwest edge.

OL
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

ramen was amazing, but having more options of food on menu would make this place super outstanding

K
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Services was great and food was nice though a little overpriced for portion size. Wine was excellent. Could be a great spot if there was a little more atmosphere and a little less expensive.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Absolutely love this unique place. Always something to take visitors to Sydney to, and the food never disappoints. Defs worth a booking on weekends, but you have to give it a go. Great vege options too for those looking to avoid cruelty in their meal.

MM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to catch up with friends who love good wine and good food as much as we do. Rising Sun never disappoints, the wine was great and the staff helped us get something that would suit all 4 of our tastes, the food is always amazing, you don't have to worry about what you order because everything on the menu is going to be good, and the staff will let you know what their favs are. The space is always just so lovely, open but cosy. Can get a pleasant hum when really busy, but its never too loud for catch-ups. Great for dates at night or special occasions, casual coffee catch-ups any time of day, and solo with a slice of cake and a book in the morning or afternoon. There's a good variety of things on the menu at different price points, but I would say at dinner it's best to get a bunch and share even if it's a little more money than just grabbing one main for yourself.

ML
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Was told about this place by friends, was well worth the trip. different than your standard breaky spot.

CZ
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place for a drink or meal - food is really unique and delicious
Great atmosphere with workshop downstairs

CD
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Rising Sun. Food is always winderfyl and the staff are very friendly.

K
Sydney / NSW
6 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's an excellent cafe inside a converted warehouse. If you want the quintessential Inner West / Newtown experience, you could do a lot worse than the Rising Sun Workshop.

MJ
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely recommend. Good food. Good service - though was a bit slow, but due to busy day.

MH
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Chef’s Menu was delicious & a great way to try quite a few things without thinking too hard about what to order. Staff were lovely

SI
Sydney / NSW
18 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Great people and beverages, Ramen was a little salty compared to others in Sydney.

KG
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food with complex levels of flavour. A simple menu that satisfies many preferences and celebrates fresh ingredients. Awesome atmosphere to eat in, especially if motorbikes are an interest!

MM
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time I come here I have an amazing time. The food is always complex and delicious, if you're not sure what to get trust the staff, they have tried everything and they want you to have the best experience - same goes for the wines/beers, Bec always makes sure I love the wine I am drinking (total novice here, so impressed she gives me what I want based on very poor descriptions). Service is always on point, everything comes just before you realize you wanted it, and the space is beautiful. It can be loud if there are big groups, but there's always spots downstairs or at the bar if you want to have a quiet conversation and watch the kitchen do their thing. Every time of day this place hits the nail on the head, but if you want something special, the dinner menu is always above and beyond. Take someone you want to impress - or spoil.

KG
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food never disappoints. Always fresh, creative, great size portions for sharing and trying a few dishes. Wine list varied and unique with new experiences all the time.

AM
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend this spot! We visited for dinner last week, and were completely blown away by the whole experience. The menu is exciting, the staff are wonderful and the grapes are the genuine article...

Will be returning 100%

OT
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great. Staff really friendly. Food was fantastic, great flavour.
The atmosphere was super cool.

B
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best ramen this side of Japan (or anywhere else that makes amazing ramen)

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We went for brekky and the food was seriously delicious! Cool room / surroundings too. A hidden gem to some extent. Will definitely return.

BH
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Rising Sun was the perfect place for me & my colleagues to work, enjoy the food & coffee's & the great service in a great location. Will be there again, many times

NW
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Something different in Newtown...a challenging task, but met by the team at Rising Sun. Will definitely visit again.

Y
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Car park near by made it easy to drive there. Burger was nice with a hint of wasabi. Gyoza was nice and soft and yummy..

KW
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I was very pleased with the overall experience, although both visits were very short. I look forward to an opportunity to return for a meal.

AD
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

The place is nice but would have expected a bite more things around bikes to decorate the place. Overall the food is ok (size a bit small for the price though) and the service was not great. We were 5 and we had to ask several times to get our beer/coffee as they seemed to have forgotten our orders. Same for the additional toasts we asked for we had to ask 3 or 4 times to get it. The waiting time was pretty long as well between the order and the food being served. They offered us the beer and coffee at the end which was a nice gesture.

MG
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came to RSW with my family for a birthday celebration. Staff were friendly and attentive, food was delicious and the vibe was great. Would highly recommend!

T
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service the staff were friendly and quick to respond, but also provided silent service too!! The ramen that I had was one of the best ever! so great work on the chef/cook department. Its all open table so if you want something more personal you might not find that here, but its still a great place overall!

SA
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service in an industrial/communal type setting.

ZS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The darkness ramen was delicious. As was the chai. And the cakes! Everything tasted fantastic, bit slow on service but it was a rainy busy Sunday. The staff were very nice helping my friend with the pram 😀

L
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Loved this place, the wait for food was a little long but the atmosphere was awesome, food super tasty and love that they have gluten free noodles with the Ramen. I would come here again for sure!

E
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Customer service was great but food was tasteless. After the food was hyped up, was expecting great things but no. Had the octopus, san choi bau and mackerel. The san choi bau was served with radish which overpowered everything. Would not recommend.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Love this place...the Bloody Mary is insanely good, they were super busy so service was a little slow but nothing drastic. Can’t wait to go back and try the lunch and dinner menus.

MB
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, attentive service and a fantastically flavoursome lunch of Darkness ramen & sticky pork. We were recommended a bottle of rose which was absolutely sublime.
Perfect Sunday lunch, couldn't fault the venue or staff, thanks so much xx

M
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff were welcoming, food was good, good concept. I liked it.

ST
Sydney / NSW
18 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

What a find! Down a cul-de-sac and easy to miss. This local gem has seating downstairs if you are keen to watch the activity in the bike workshop or upstairs there’s a range of seating options - lounges, share tables etc. It does get warm upstairs but it’s all about the ramen - seriously delicious!!

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