Rising Sun Workshop

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101 Reviews
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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.
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ChrisC
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We're regulars here because they're so awesome at what they do. Fantastic food, service and ambience. Great venue for large gatherings but also date nights. Cannot recommend this venue enough!!!

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petesuth
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful bacon and egg roll! Loved the ‘kimslaw’ too!

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Appu
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and service, nice music too and great wine selection

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AntoniB
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Loved the ramen butter beef! It's very Newtown and I like how it's joined onto a motorbike workshop!

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TeeVigs
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Amazing restaurant tucked in off the main street. We had fantastic service and the food was delicious, with plenty of tasty vegetarian options for the non-meat eaters with us. The only small negative was we didn't see any bread on the menu, and foolishly didn't ask if any was available (which is admittedly more of a negative on us as the diners) and we were sad to see all the yummy uneaten sauce being taken away that we would've gladly soaked up with some bread!

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grantg
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and delicious food & coffee, tick! Thankyou

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YummyMummy
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Celebrated my Dad's birthday here and it was fabulous.
The acoustics were a bit loud but the decor and the bike workshop made up for it. Not to mention that the food was stunning!

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Gregory
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Gyoza exceptional...worth the trip alone. Efficient and personable staff. Relaxed and unassuming atmosphere.

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keithr
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

overall food is good and good service but downside are noise levels which mean it is very difficult to hear people at your table and share plates are relatively small given price.

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LovesGreatRestaurants
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

My wife and I enjoyed a great evening at Rising Sun. The one piece of feedback is around communication and ensuring the whole restaurant team are aware of food allergies. The food allergy was explained to our waitress and we were advised of dishes to avoid or what could be amended and that the kitchen would be told of the allergy requirement. A dish then arrived, which we believed to be ok, which then caused an allergic reaction. While the allergic reaction was able to be minimised, when we explained what had happened to the head waiter, who repeated our feedback to the kitchen team, we felt the kitchen team shrugged off what had happened. I hope this is not the case and that food allergies are taken seriously.

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KennyA
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Service was a bit slow but all in all the food was spectacular !!

would def return and also recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good atmosphere, good food but a bit pricey for everyday occasion

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DiegoT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Loved the overall experience and set-up.

Service could have been slightly better but the food was so delicious that it made-up for that.

Highly recommended.

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JulieB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to Rising Sun and it wont be our last!
Staff were very friendly and efficient. Food was delicious and the ambience of the place was relaxed but also had an edgy feel to it.
Great hidden gem in Newtown.

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SueP
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing food in a great atmosphere with matching service

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BarK
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit to Rising Sun Workshop, certainly not the last. Loved everything about the experience here, highly recommend.

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Yowie
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Joshua
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Ianh
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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.

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TimSydney
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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.

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pppppppppppppppppppppppp
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

LG
LoveGoodFoodReviewer
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience4

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.

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GG212
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OLuk
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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Kittensmeowmix
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience2

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

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MayaM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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MitchL
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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CoreyZ
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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

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CathyD
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Kunal
Sydney / NSW
6 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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MoJo
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MargaretH
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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SimonI
Sydney / NSW
18 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience5

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

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KharmaG
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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MayaM
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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KatG
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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AnthonyM
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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%

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Bennychonga
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

FAQs

Rising Sun Workshop offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 9550 3891.

Rising Sun Workshop is rated 4.5 stars by 101 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.