Rising Sun Workshop

4.6
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157 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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VEGETARIAN Chefs Menu - Six Courses - $80pp

Dine in
Starting Oct 22, 2020·Wed-Sat 6:00PM-8:30PM

Enjoy our VEGETARIAN Chefs 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 may need to confirm dietaries directly via phone (02) 9550 3891. 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.

Chefs Menu - Six Courses - $80pp

Dine in
Starting Oct 22, 2020·Wed-Thu 6:00PM-8:30PM, Sat 6:00PM-8:30PM

Enjoy our Chefs 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 may need to confirm dietaries directly via phone (02) 9550 3891. 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.

What 157 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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Peter
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You don't come here for the same old cafe food. Strong Japanese influences feature in an interesting menu that has enough familiarity to be comforting but enough new stuff to catch your attention. And it's good value, too. There's even parking for cars out the front, if you arrive early and are willing to pay – otherwise take your chances in the surrounding streets. We'll be back. (And watching the bike owners beavering away in the workshop has me wondering why I ever sold my motorbike.)

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Teatime
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Fun idea but the fumes and noise from the workshop invaded our meal. Also the menu was a bit strange with carbs limited to burger buns on the bar menu, and the banquet menu too heavy on rich meat. That said, the service was lovely and vibe was excellent.

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JaradG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service. A regular haunt for me and workmates.

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Jman
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Think I just came at a busy time. Idea is awesome and the venue is great. Bit of a miss on the ramen though. Tried the Light Dark and Monk. Dark is the best of the 3.
Lovely people, might have gotten a runner on their first day though
Probably go the brekkie menu

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JustineH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Great experience and highly recommended

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Abony
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food tasted good but not exceptionally different from others. Price is so much expensive compared to other similar places. Too noisy. Surcharge on card is ridiculous especially with such expensive food.

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MarionL
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. Consistently good. Very welcoming staff.

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StephC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

This place epitomises the eclectic culinary cool of Newtown, a local treasure with delicious and original food in an awesome, original setting.

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EBfood
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Set menu was excellent and delicious. All the dishes were really interesting but worked well together. The desert was particularly amazing

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RickA
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Buddy of mine never had a Raman before and he was literally blown away. Also he is a Ducati rider so the whole community based workshop was not lost on him either.

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JonJ
Sydney / NSW
14 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thanks for a great meal! We will definitely be back

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DavideW
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for dining.
Great food and service.
Everyone should go here

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RieS
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative and unique blend of Umami and Australia's best local ingredients. Dishes are delicate and bold. Service is casual but attention paid to details. Highly recommended.

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wheelyweb
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been a supporter since before even this location so it's great to see them constantly providing the best in well-loved dishes as well as innovating consistently.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best place in Newtown for dinner!

JJ
JemJem
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience4

The whole ambience was beautiful. Super busy restaurant but the service was very quick.

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KateB
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful dinner experience, could not recommend this place highly enough. The staff were super friendly and knowledgeable. Very keen to return with my bike and make use of the workshop. Not on the cheap side but well worth it for a great evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Breakfast ramen is an old favourite and the cold soba noodles are a welcome addition to the menu. Always great coffee too.

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Tim0
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ramen broth, toppings and noodles are all great, fresh and quality although I did expect a bit more of a wow factor because of its good food hat. The darkness has a poached/ 63 degree egg and the light has a traditional soft boiled egg.

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sabrinam
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant in a unique setting. Food was delicious and the service was fantastic. Highly recommend you try it!

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Fabulous atmosphere, attentive staff, delicious ramen!

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RickA
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great little food delights through the menu. Even our vegetarian friend who finds little delight in normal restaurant options was super happy with range and taste. Love this place a lot.

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Benjamin
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with terrific ramen, really enjoyed it a lot

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MayF
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

The food was surprisingly yummy. The ramen pork broth was rich and had a nice combination of spicy, salty and sweet flavours. Pork belly was melt in your mouth. Servings were however small. Female waitress wasn't very friendly but male waiter was pleasant. Will definitely come again.

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aydinc
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience5

We want the steak back ASAP
make them cows appear pleeeease

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Karina
Sydney / NSW
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious ramen served by lovely friendly wait staff.

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MillieL
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting food. Great fusion of many styles and flavors. All united by a commitment to clean, honest, quality food. Authentic, friendly service. They had me laughing. Best feed in a long time.

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SimonC
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great rode up on my bike plenty of parking a great greeting and hassle free service a breakfast at lunch time and great service will tell my friends thanks Rising SUN

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SuellenC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely friendly staff and gorgeous food as usual. Highly recommended!

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ChrisR
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant ramen in a unique atmosphere. Bikes and noodles and spicy cauliflower, essential elements of life👍

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ClaireK
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love it here. The breakfast ramen is to die for.

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AmyS
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food is really unusual and not your normal cafe selection. If you like a bit of spice to your breakfast meal this is your place.

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VirginiaM
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was great with a limited menu. We had ramen and coffees. The staff paid good attention to COVID rules and I felt quite safe, ie they all wore masks, we had to sign in via qr code and there was very adequate spacing out of the tables. and didn't need to touch any doors

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Maeva
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and service in an beautiful space! You are never disappointed by Rising Sun Workshop.

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HollyS
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible, service fantastic. Would definitely recommend.

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JustinF
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Spectacular Ramen (Miso Broth) and Gyoza. Perfect portions. My oversize waistline knows good Ramen and this is good.

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ScottP
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will definitely be returning. The staff are great and the food was awesome

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JamesM
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our fave restaurants. We would recommend this to anyone. Great food, drinks, and atmosphere. The degustation was fantastic.

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Benno
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience2

Great location , I had the "bloody " meal with black pudding and a Hot Chocolate.
Pro's ...
The food was absolutely delicious and great value
- love the funky decor
Once we ordered the food came quite quickly
Con's ...
We had booked ahead and yet we were put at a low table with uncomfortable stools.
The table felt sticky - not sure if it was the odd finish or lack of cleaning
It took a while for anyone to take our order - there seemed to be maybe too few staff
The room was cold enough we kept our coats on throughout the meal (it did feel a bit warmer near the end )
The "hot" chocolate was tiny , weak and barely warm

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TimD
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Only 1 out of 4 of us were vegetarian, but we all enjoyed the vegetarian menu immensely.

FAQs

Rising Sun Workshop is rated 4.6 stars by 157 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.