Rising Sun Workshop

4.6
204 reviews
$40 and under
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.

Experiences

  • VEGETARIAN Chefs Menu - Six Courses - $80pp

    A$80.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    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.
  • Set Menu - 4 courses - $60pp

    A$60.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Enjoy our Set Menu featuring four delectable courses. 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

    A$80.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    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 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.
  • Á la Carte Bar Menu

    Multiple dates available

    Love the freedom of choice? Book in for our bar menu, featuring seasonal snacks & mains paired perfectly with our carefully selected local wine, craft beers & spirits. Please include ALL DIETARIES big or small to allow our kitchen to make the necessary changes to ensure you have a great for your meal! Please note NO RAMEN SERVED AT DINNER. We look forward to serving you! Having trouble booking? Call us directly on (02) 9550 3891 and we will look after you.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 204 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Tranglahs
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was excellent. My partner and I had a few laughs with the staff.

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NikkiV
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is exceptional and the setting is super cool and relaxed. Tucked away from the hectic King Street its perfect place to chill and grab a good meal. The kimchi udon is outstanding, the Korean fried cauliflower and karaage chicken are both excellent. There is 2 hrs ticketed parking available in the area adjacent to the building

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TamaraL
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best ramen I've had. They need to bottle that broth and sell it. Only wish there was more noodles in my bowl. Slurp.

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Robfromoz
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was interesting and good. We enjoyed every dish

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KatG
Sydney
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is very creative, fresh and delicious. Service always impeccable. Selection and knowledge of wine impressive.

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AmandaG
Sydney
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Really enjoyed the four course Autumn set menu at Rising Sun Workshop on a Wednesday night and thought at $60ph it was very good value for the quality of the good. The staff were friendly and made sure we got out in time for an 8pm show at the Seymour. We loved the quirky set up with the bike garage down stairs, particularly as we are both riders and love old motorbikes. Would highly recommend.

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Teresa
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent hidden gem in Newtown, very approachable food at a high standard.

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Fiona
Sydney
2 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

We had a group over 6 people, so we had to do the set menu plus 10% service charge. For the price and the amount of food (a bread, taco, scallop, shared salad and main), it was not that great in value. If there had been choice for the main (it was a steak, which not everyone prefers) and included a dessert, it would have been considered good value. Otherwise we would have probably preferred to just order what we wanted from the bar menu, which had a lot more choice and we could pick what and how much we wanted. They were able to accommodate for dietary requirements though, which was appreciated.

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BronteE
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I always love dining here. Such a great atmosphere and the food is is beyond delicious.

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SiobhanL
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The service was awesome. We had a Groupon Voucher and brought some friends along. Bec helped us sort out the voucher and was extremely accommodating to all our groups special dietary requirements. I would highly recommend Rising Sun Workshop.

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Becks
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious ramen and great service, the space is also beautiful!

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TracieR
Sydney
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food , exceptional service and interesting setting .

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CU96
London
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is the second time I’ve dined here. Equally as good! The service is great and consistent with all staff members. The food portions are just right. They are also very commentating of food intolerances and having vegetarian options. Great selection of drinks as well. Will be back for a third time hopefully sometime soon!

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RohanT
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great ambience, great food and great service! Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent quirky and unique food! Loved eating here, can’t wait to go back

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SallyAnne
Sydney
11 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Enjoyed ramen and KFC - great space to have lunch - would like to try dinner menu next time

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SophieG
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing good, amazing staff and can’t wait to go back !

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LisaC
Sydney
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The food was beautiful and the service was really terrific. Our waitress made this a really fun dinner.

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Clara
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazingggg ramen, excellent natural wines (if a little pricey) and super friendly and speedy service. I love this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Ramen was excellent, tacos inedible, service sadly not great

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MattF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience4

Was really looking forward a night out. Food was amazing but the service left a very sour taste and would be difficult for me to return or recommend to a friend. We ordered off the bar menu and as we ordered were asking questions about the meals, the waiter didn't take any notes but assured us she had the order. The food came out in sporadic order with some small plates, mains then small plates so we assumed that some of our small plates were still to come. We were then essentially ignored, found a difficult time to get staff back to our table despite empty glasses and empty plates on our table. We finally got one of the servers and asked about our missing meals, he said he'd check on them but never came back. After another 10 mins finally got our waitress back was able to order the second round of drinks for the night and re asked about our missing meals and said if they hadn't started on them not to worry. They came back and said they were on their way and said we wouldn't have to pay for them but would admit they hadn't put the order in. A big miss for them, we would have order additional meals as they were small meals were more like tasters and the $40 hanger steak was an entre size, due to the service we were also only able to order 2 rounds of over a 90 min sitting and would have ordered more. Seems that they were more geared to couples ordering the chef's menu and a bottle of wine so they didn't have to attend to their tables.

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JoeM
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Couldn't fault any aspect of the experience! Staff were attentive and ensured we were completely looked after. Each dish was outstanding and left us feeling satisfied and not over fed.

Stand out for us was the beachworth wine (non-alcoholic) ;)

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Rachel
Sydney
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

Good coffee and decent food in a cool atmosphere.

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PhilipY
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We sat downstairs which we really appreciated so we could see the workshop, we both ride and tinker with cars and motorbikes so right up our alley. The upside was that we were able to chat with one of the owners and learn more about how and why RSW came in to brewing and what is on offer. The food was different or our normal choices and we thoroughly loved every bite. Can’t wait to return for another dinner and join the workshop.

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JasonT
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Service - our waiters were witty, and were outstanding to answer any queries regarding the food and drinks.
Food was of great quality.
Will definitely be coming again in the future,
Thanks guys!

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EMOD
Sydney
4 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best breakfast in the inner west. Choices include breakfast ramen, burnt pork ends with pickled raddish and cucumber and other unique and tantalising options. Totally enjoyable dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff were so lovely and attentive - this paired with incredible food, drinks and a cool venue, made for an amazing experience. We’ll definitely be back soon!

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Bella
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience1

We had a great night and lovely food. The wait staff were very friendly as well. Unfortunately it was cold. We asked for the air-conditioning to be turned down a few times but it was still cold. Besides that, we had a lovely night!

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KelKings
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

We had the chef's tasting menu for dinner. The food was good but I wouldn't say really tasty/flavorsome . The crab tacos didn't have taste at all - we could mostly taste the corn tortilla.
The wine list was pricey and difficult to know what to order when all wines listed were from very small little-known wineries.
Might try again for a more casual lunch

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Heidi
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great people. Interesting and creative space.

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EMOD
Sydney
5 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best breakfast ramen ever. A happy landing after being away from the inner west for over 6 months.

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AlexanderF
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yeah it was awesome, we brought a child with us on our visit and she was well looked after. Fast and friendly service.

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wheelyweb
London
7 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great here, a great community and well on the way to being a neighbourhood institution.

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DebP
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Terrific if you like Ramen, bit boring for vegetarians

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MurrayH
Sydney
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a pleasure to be served amazing food by such friendly staff

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nsergeev
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall1Food2Service3Ambience2

Ramen didn't feel like a whole thing. Plus it is too far from traditional ramen, where it becomes just a soup (I know the translation of ラーメン). Cannot even compare it to Rararamen or Gogyo. That is why cannot rate that price as adequate.
Filter coffee was bitter. Beans were lovely, great smell, but they fit espresso better.
But thanks anyway.

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BillL
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always love this restaurant. Food awesome and service too level.

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JenniferS
Sydney
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had the $60 tasting menu, the food was fantastic, and of beautiful quality. We all felt well- fed and couldn't stop remarking on how delicious everything was. I am lactose and allium intolerant; the staff handled it brilliantly and I didn't feel like I was missing out on anything. The staff were also lovely, relaxed and accommodating even through a few of the party were late and we lingered for quite a while.

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KatG
Sydney
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious, loved the vibe and the service was quick, attentive and excellent! Couldn’t of had a better time!

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Newtowner
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Highly recommend - delicious food, lovely people, a terrific bar menu.

FAQs

Rising Sun Workshop is rated 4.6 stars by 204 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.