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Rising Sun Workshop, Newtown, AU-NSW

Rising Sun Workshop

4.7
4.7
294 Reviews
$40 and under
Pan-Asian
Our restaurant & 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Pan-Asian, Contemporary Asian, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 8:00 am–3:30 pm Dinner Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–9:15 pm

  • Phone number

    (02) 9550 3891

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Nick Smith

  • Private party facilities

    For any enquiries regarding hosting an event at Rising Sun Workshop, please email us at events@risingsunworkshop.com

  • Neighborhood

    Newtown

  • Cross street

    King Street, Newtown

  • Parking details

    There is a paid parking lot located at the end of Whateley Street, directly outside Rising Sun Workshop.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • A la Carte - For groups of 1 - 5 only**

    Multiple dates available
    Love the freedom of choice? Choose to dine from our a la carte menu, featuring seasonal dishes shared across the table amongst friends. All dietaries MUST be listed in the 'special request' section of your booking. Please note, reservations made within 24hrs of your booking will be required to confirm dietaries directly over the phone (02) 9550 3891. Any cancellations made within 24hrs of your booking may incur a cancellation fee. With notice, our kitchen will always attempt to make your requests a reality. We look forward to serving you. P.S. NO RAMEN SERVED AT DINNER. Love, your friendly neighbourhood restaurant!
  • Banquet Menu - $75pp

    A$75.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Let us feed you! Enjoy our Banquet Menu featuring seasonal dishes shared across the table amongst friends. All dietaries MUST be listed in the 'special request' section of your booking. Please note, reservations made within 24hrs of your booking will be required to confirm dietaries directly over the phone (02) 9550 3891. Any cancellations made within 24hrs of your booking may incur a cancellation fee. With notice, our kitchen will always attempt to make your requests a reality. We look forward to serving you. P.S. NO RAMEN SERVED AT DINNER. Love, your friendly neighbourhood restaurant!

What 294 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Sydney

    Best Food

  • Sydney

    Best Value

  • Sydney

    Great for Brunch

  • Sydney

    Good Vegetarian Options

  • Inner West

    Best Overall

  • Inner West

    Best Food

  • Inner West

    Best Service

  • Inner West

    Best Ambiance

  • Inner West

    Best Value

  • Inner West

    Fit for Foodies

  • Inner West

    Healthy

  • Inner West

    Great for Lunch

  • Inner West

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Inner West

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Inner West

    Most Booked

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  1. AP

    APretendChef

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and the food was exceptional. The abalone with liver butter was a standout dish!
  2. NC

    NellC

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service and ambiance. Highly recommend the ramen.
  3. HT

    HTAN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every dish was not only well executed, each dish is unique to the Rising Sun Workshop and you can’t get it anywhere else. Chef Ivan is a gem.
  4. B

    Bond

    Sydney

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    My mate and I tried the Hokkaido bun and the breakfast ramen and we’re so full. Service is always friendly.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food and service was great but there were a bunch of those little flies everywhere and all around my food. :(
  6. SB

    SarahB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    The tiny kitchen for large number of tables means service is very very slow. And for only 6 of us, we were forced to have the degastation menu because apparently the kitchen can’t deal with 6 or more orders. There were a number of dishes on the degastation menu we would not have chosen. The staff are very knowledgeable about what is being served up but very poor at most key table service skills. Also it was a chilly June night and freezing in the restaurant (it’s a very large space), there is no heating. We were excited to go and disappointed with the night.
  7. M

    Mamakatchu

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing food, great quality and delicious. It was very busy and it seemed a bit understaffed (Saturday lunch) so the food took a while to get to us but this was only a minor issue. Would definitely go again.
  8. LC

    LeanneC

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was innovative and delicious and the service warm and professional. Wonderful evening.
  9. SK

    StefanK

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never a disappointment, best Ramen in town, especially on a chilly day.
  10. SR

    ShereeR

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Ramen is Fantastic. We keep coming back for More.
  11. MT

    MatthewT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Rising Sun workshop and restaurant is a unique place that is always amazing! We sat at the best place, at the bar upstairs overlooking the kitchen where we watched the wizards at work making the best ramen in Newtown. Highly recommended 🤩
  12. C

    Catharine

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This was a lovely venue for a midweek catch up with a friend - we have already made another booking for dinner next month.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My 70th celebration was perfect. Making me and my guests feel special
  14. A

    Anna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely mother’s day lunch, and stoked to say we are regulars at Rising Sun. Phenomenal ramen and drinks and lovely, professional staff.
  15. C

    Chris

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely excellent as always. Quality food, excellent service. Love this place!
  16. JH

    JustinH

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as usual. Highly recommend for a night out.
  17. k

    kangabrat

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, an amazing meal! Inspirational and inspired food, great wine and such knowledgeable advice about both. A relaxed and wonderful evening courtesy of some of my favourite restaurateurs.
  18. L

    Londonfoodie

    Sydney

    67 reviews

    2.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience2
    If the rating was on food alone, they get 5 stars. However, as a dining experience, at an establishment with such a reputation, it was a one star experience. It seems we chose a bad night, when they were beset with staff shortages. But, we booked late in the day so surely if one knows they are short of staff you do not continue to accept bookings but try to limit numbers to what can be managed. As a result It took over 2 hours to be served 4 small dishes and a 5th had been forgotten. We weren’t the only ones affected as several tables made the slow walk to the Maitre D’ to voice their complaint. This didn’t improve the situation unfortunately. Rather the atmosphere was tense rather than joyful. We acknowledge that 2 glasses of wine were taken off the bill as compensation but the apologies came across as insincere and communication between staff and customer was poor, which was really the issue. Difficulties can be forgiven, but not when communication is poor and apologies perfunctory and begrudging.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the atmosphere and the food. A great vibe for a Friday night dinner.
  20. VD

    VivienneD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Interesting combination of restaurant and motorbike workshop. Lovely food and very helpful, friendly staff. Pleasant ambience.
  21. C

    Chontelle

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Quality food, excellent service, great value- we had the banquet
  22. MB

    MattB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place. Awesome food. Nice ambiance. Highly recommended.
  23. MM

    MattM

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place and food - Oliver was a delight so helpful!
  24. W

    Will

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the banquet and I enjoyed every course. It’s was really delicious food and also things that I wouldn’t normally order. The layout is unique with the large tables etc. I really liked it. Good location for a small or large group.
  25. B

    Bridgett

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our breakfast. Will be back again soon for ramen
  26. CU

    ChristineU

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    interesting and delicious food, great service , good value for money and we could even hear ourselves speak!
  27. R

    Rayden

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Rising sun does a great job at giving an authentic, new twist to aussie cafes with its infusion of Japanese culture to its menu and it lives up to its name.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very easy place to sit and work …. Amazing Ramen !!!The Monk 💕💕
  29. MK

    MarkK

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I travelled two hours to Sydney and stayed overnight principally to eat at Rising Sun and it was worth it.
  30. JL

    JulieL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service in eclectic interesting venue. Something on menu to suit anyone and can feel informal or special for many occasions. Friendly helpful staff.
  31. KH

    KristinH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time dining here . Food was great and staff were lovely. Highly recommend , definitely will be back
  32. LC

    LukeC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    After an unfortunate start where we waited at the 'wait here' sign for some minutes before being invited to take our (booked) seat, Rising Sun Workshop did not disappoint again. Fried gyoza were fresh and delicious with a satisfyingly crunchy texture - Darkness ramen was complex and tasty. Staff were friendly and attentive without becoming intrusive. Will return.
  33. JE

    JordanE

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great space. Food was good. Everything a little expensive. Skip the cocktails.
  34. JB

    JoeB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for lunch so we could have the ramen - and it didn't disappoint. Will definitely be back.
  35. CB

    ChantelB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food - especially the ramen! Excellent, friendly service and lovely warm atmosphere.
  36. A

    Anna

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    really nice spot to sit and catch up, lovely vibe and decor. spacious, not loud. we had evening meal, which was quite different to daytime ramen. felt like very high end food and was really special. especially liked the turnip cake and eggplant.
  37. EK

    EthanK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2021

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Great quality ramen and atmosphere - premium ingredients make the price worth it. Awesome unique spot in Newtown.
  38. GS

    GiselleS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I liked this restaurant because it had; great ambiance, vibrant, terrific ramen and was set back off King street so a little less frantic.
  39. BW

    BelindaW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A special birthday lunch. Pickles, tofu and salads were outstanding.
  40. V

    Vicky

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall2food1service1ambience5
    Staffs service with bad attitude. Food wasn't tasty didn't worth the price. Love the look of the cafe. Won't go back there

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

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

Rising Sun Workshop is rated 4.7 stars by 294 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Rising Sun Workshop

1c Whateley Street Newtown, AU-NSW 2042

Additional information

  • Cross street

    King Street, Newtown

  • Neighborhood

    Newtown

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 8:00 am–3:30 pm Dinner Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–9:15 pm

  • Cuisines

    Pan-Asian, Contemporary Asian, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    There is a paid parking lot located at the end of Whateley Street, directly outside Rising Sun Workshop.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Nick Smith

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (02) 9550 3891

  • Private party facilities

    For any enquiries regarding hosting an event at Rising Sun Workshop, please email us at events@risingsunworkshop.com

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