The Modern Eatery

One of Fremantle's newest eateries has set out to alter the image of sushi, bringing traditional Japanese attitudes into the Australian mainstream.

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Dylan Urquhart
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April 7, 2017
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A modern take on authentic Japanese

Location: 124 High Street Arcade, Fremantle, WA, 6160

Go there for: a modern take on authentic Japanese with intimate surrounds 

One of Fremantle's newest eateries has set out to alter the image of sushi, bringing traditional Japanese attitudes into the Australian mainstream.

The People and the Idea 

An engineer and an accountant by trade, co-owners Eddie and Jason have put their traditional career paths on hold in order to start their own business. Jason tells me he found his passion for sushi along with the premise for the restaurant and head chef Seiya during a working holiday in British Columbia, Canada. Whilst the boys are UWA graduates, Seiya is the man with the culinary background. Originally from Miyazaki, his father still owns and operates a restaurant in Japan.

 It is the Australian perception of sushi as a quick and easy refrigerated snack that Eddie and Jason are hoping to change. Sushi, which should be served fresh at room temperature, is designed to be a social occasion. The menu here has been created to promote sharing and

‍'The sushi bar provides a great place to watch the chefs perform' - Jason, co-owner.

The Food

Jason describes the food as a modern take on traditional Japanese cuisine. The menu contains a range of sushi, nigiri, sashimi and tempura with a range of salads and sides, although as the name suggests aburi sushi is the

‍Oshi is a rectangular pressed sushi.

Owner's suggestion: Salmon Oshi. A must try for

My pick: Crunchy Salad. Has wonderfully accompanied everything I have eaten from the menu to date (spanning three visits and multiple dishes).

‍A range of single servings and combination share platters are available.

The Place

Though couples and families may prefer the intimacy provided by one of a handful of tables, a seat at the sushi bar provides a great vantage point to observe the open kitchen. Alternatively, a seat at the

‍The authentic mould used to create the  sushi was imported from Japan.oshi

Opens: Tues - 17:30-20:30, Wed & Thurs - 11:30-2:30 & 17:30-20:30, Fri & Sat - 11:30-2:30 & 17:30-21:30, Sun - 11:30-2:30 & 17:30-20:30, Mon - Closed

Dylan Urquhart

Local Perth enthusiast, impromptu tour guide, small bar discoverer.