In some rather upsetting news, I’ve just read that Rise Restaurant is closing its doors in Darlinghurst, after more than 10 years of operation. I’ve had many memorable meals at Rise and have always adored the creativity behind the restaurant’s fusion of Japanese and European cuisines.

You can re-live some of my past visits here, here and here.

Dining at Rise Restaurant over the past years

In a gesture to thank the loyal customers of Rise Restaurant, Chef Hideki Okazaki will be offering a six course degustation menu, his ‘Sayonara Fair’ between 4 – 28 November, 2010 (every Tuesday – Sunday).

Sayonara Fair$48 per person

Steamed pork belly, cauliflower, sugar snap, rocket salad with “chuka” vinaigrette

Potato soup with tofu & scallop tempura

Assorted today’s market sashimi

Soy milk flan with “shiitake” sauce
Rice paper rolls of cured salmon, omelette & gochujang mayo
Fish cake and green papaya

Soba salad with chunyang chilli prawn

Chicken confit, bamboo shoot, button mushroom and “zahsai ” sauce

Today’s dessert

Strict time sittings apply, 6 – 8pm or 8:30pm – late.

Call (02) 9357 1755 to make a booking.

So let’s all dine at Rise, one last time…


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Rise Restaurant
23 Craigend Street, Darlinghurst
Phone (02) 9357-1755 

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Jennifer is the founding blogger of I Ate My Way Through (originally, Jenius.com.au). Growing up in the multicultural melting pot of Sydney’s Inner West as a second generation Australian (of Vietnamese refugee parents of Teochew Chinese ancestry), Jen has always had a deep curiosity about global cuisines, culinary heritage and the cultural assimilation of immigrants. For Jen and her family, food is always at the centre of all celebrations, life events and milestones. A lover of the finer things in life, as well as cheap eats, her blogging ethos is all about empowering and inspiring people to expand their culinary repertoire. When not running her two companies (she is also the Managing Director of The Bamboo Garden online marketing agency), Jen can be found exploring old-world charms at vintage markets and delving into local eats around the world. She has a weakness for fried chicken.