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!
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.
A wonderful restaurant. The staff are helpful and the service was quick and top notch. The food is amazing. If you are ever in Fremantle it is must to try.
Prompt service, always with a friendly smile and attentive waitpersons. The array of food was delectable, especially melt-in-the mouth aburi sushi. I’m already looking forward to my next visit!
Really enjoyed our "Japas". The Modern Eatery - Fremantle is always a great place to go and eat. Friendly staff and great food. Good job!
Incredible food as always, amazing and friendly staff. We even got free Mother’s Day dessert! A definite recommendation for anyone looking for somewhere to eat out in Freo.
The Modern Eatery is a real gem. The atmosphere is can be cosy, intimate/romantic or cater for a small group of friends and definitely friendly. The staff are excellent, polite and helpful. The food is superb, fresh, beautifully presented and delicious. We ordered the "Feed Me for Two" x 2 (because there were 4 of us) which consisted of five beautifully presented and extremely enjoyable dishes which was more than enough food for us all. I will definitely not hesitate in returning again or recommending The Modern Eatery - Fremantle to anyone.
I've been here twice now, and I'm very impressed. Really exceptional Japanese food, and the staff are super friendly. My vegetarian sister came with me for one visit, and they were very accommodating, asking without being prompted about what would and would not be acceptable for her, and my sister seemed very impressed with the quality of the vegetarian options, for whatever that's worth. My personal recommendations are for the salmon oshi sushi and the seared scallop sashimi, but everything is delicious.
Food is “out of this world” and the price is very reasonable. Thanks Please bring back the wague beef dish. Last night we had the Sumo Platter between 4 guests. Great selection to get a idea of the range. We also had the summer special - chicken chicken wings. Amazing!
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!
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!
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...............