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5.6 /6 Wonderful 16 Reviews

The Modern Eatery - Fremantle

Fremantle Japanese $$$ +100
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About The Modern Eatery - Fremantle

In and around Perth and Fremantle, there’s two restaurants confidently titled The House of Aburi Sushi. Here at The Modern Eatery on the corner of central Fremantle’s High Street and Queen Street, the aburi style of Japanese sushi is the specialty. Aburi sushi is nigiri sushi – a hand-pressed parcel of rice with a topping – in which some or all of the ingredients have been blowtorch-grilled. There are plenty of other classic and contemporary Japanese dishes propping up this central offering; so many in fact that the Modern Eatery provides a handy glossary of culinary terms to guide you through the extensive menu!

Opening Hours

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 17:30 - 20:30
  • Wednesday 11:30 - 14:30, 17:30 - 20:30
  • Thursday 11:30 - 14:30, 17:30 - 20:30
  • Friday 11:30 - 14:30, 17:30 - 20:30
  • Saturday 11:30 - 14:30, 17:30 - 20:30
  • Sunday 11:30 - 14:30, 17:30 - 20:30
The Modern Eatery - Fremantle, High Street Shop 6, 124, 6160 Perth

Further Information

Aburi – a method of lightly flame searing.

The Modern Eatery’s selection of aburi sashimi is essential for any Perth and Fremantle connoisseur of Japanese cuisine. Each serving comes with five pieces, and you can choose from New Zealand king salmon with miso sauce, West Australian bigeye tuna with onion sauce, Hokkaido hotate (scallops) with butter and soy, the hamachi with South Australian Hiramasa kingfish, avocado sauce and ponzu dressing, or the sweet shrimp with the restaurant’s signature aburi sauce. Can’t decide? Go for one of the sashimi combos.

Nigiri – a type of sushi consisting of a small ball of rice topped with raw fish or other seafood.

There’s much, much more on The Modern Eatery’s menu. At the time of writing, this clean-lined Fremantle restaurant in the High Street Arcade was offering its special spring menu conforming to a broader Asian and even Australian fusion template – vegetable and shrimp curry with cream cheese wrapped in wonton skins, bowls of vegetarian cheesy tofu tempura with egg, spring onion and enoki mushroom, the ‘Chasing Sunset’ roll with salmon, egg, cucumber, sweet potato fries, spring onion and garlic mayo, and kakiage, assorted vegetables and fish lightly tempura-battered and served with a dollop of garlic mayo. A fantastic place for food lovers and unmissable for fans of Asian and Japanese food in Perth and further afield, The Modern Eatery deserves an advance reservation.

Miso – paste made from fermented soybeans widely used in Japanese cookery.

Check out The Modern Eatery’s Mount Lawley branch.


16 Reviews

5.6 /6 Wonderful 16 Reviews
Atmosphere: excellent
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Service: extraordinary
Noise: quiet
Food: heavenly
Quality/Price: cheap
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1 review so far 6
09.09.2017 00:21

First time to this Freo restaurant and just have to say great food, nice setting, good prices and good service. We'll definitely be returning soon.

1 review so far 6
26.08.2017 11:16

Food was great, the staff super friendly and the value for money was terrific. Would recommend to anyone, if its your first time, go with confidence, you will love it. My favorite, crispy salad and vegetable tempuraso good...............

1 review so far 6
20.07.2017 23:02

Great food, great location and attentive staff. Great sushi range and some nice tempura. Looking forward to our next visit when back in Perth! Good work team!

1 review so far 6
16.07.2017 09:24

Awsome place amazing food will be back again. Staff were so friendly and accomadating. One of the best places in Fremantle by far. If you haven't made a trip here before make sure you go here

1 review so far 6
25.05.2017 11:03

We love The Modern Eatery Fremantle the food is delicious and the service so friendly and sincere. We mentioned we had come for our daughter's birthday and they surprised us with a piece of cake and a guitar rendition of Happy Birthday it was lovely!

1 review so far 6
08.05.2017 11:09

Great atmosphere and amazing service. All staff are so friendly and accommodating and make you feel so welcomed. Food was incredible, such fresh produce and wonderful flavours. So impressed with the quality of all of the meals we tried. Will definitely be back!

1 review so far 6
05.04.2017 20:59

The food was really good, especially the nigiri and sashimi. The ingredients were fresh and the portion was of good value. The staff were very friendly. We had a happy dining experience at The Modern Eatery.

1 review so far 6
10.05.2017 09:46

Great service. Nice clean place with good food. Food came out promptly and service staff were quick to serve our every need. One of my favourite sashimi places in Perth

3 reviews so far 6
21.06.2017 10:52

blown away by the food and the service, everything we ordered was amazing, full of flavor and beautiful to look at. All ready planning to go again.

1 review so far 6
04.06.2017 09:49

Food and service was amazing. Would definitely go back again. We shared sushi between 6 of us and it worked out to be quite reasonably priced.

1 review so far 5
22.08.2017 21:44

Love the sushi here. Bit small unfortunately but worth going to. The share plates are good for groups but need to make a booking if you do go with a group.

1 review so far 5
14.04.2017 15:33

Food was excellent, however portions a little bit small. Would defjnitlet come back here in the future. Atmosphere of the place was nice and good to be in.

1 review so far 5
09.04.2017 12:30

We had a great night at Modern Eatery in Fremantle. It was very good food and efficient, friendly service. Would highly recommend to anyone! We'll be back!

1 review so far 5
04.09.2017 10:30

Friendly and good services, we are all enjoyed the delicious food last night, thanks to my son to bring us there, definitely will come back. 😄👍

3 reviews so far 5
11.09.2017 14:56

Love the way the food is prepared and they taste good too. I especially love the salmon oshi sushi, one of my favourites/must-order dish there.

1 review so far 4
22.06.2017 20:42

Food was very reasonabley priced, however sashimi kingfish a bit tasteless. Staff were very friendly and helpful, food quite good, price was good. Would go again. Cheap and cheerful.