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 


  1. I wont be missing it, thats for sure!
    I went there with my wife about 6 months ago — food was terrible and service was rude.
    Hope something good opens up there in it’s place.

  2. Found out that the chef is going back to Japan for a while then may be looking to open an Italian restaurant back in Sydney! Sounds like an exciting venture. i’m just glad it’s not the last we’ll get to taste Hideki’s creations!

  3. I think some of their special event dinners have been a hit & miss, but overall, I’m going to miss their sashimi shots and seasonal pannacotta creations!


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