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.
Fabulous as usual - both food ans service. Great casual restaurant with first class food. People lining up for a table- obviously like me - regulars. Worth the wait in line Highly recommended.
We have been a number of times and have always had Amazing service and food. The staff are always polite and attentive. Highly recommend to all who love japanese.
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.
very good food as usual, great ambiance, great service. prices are reasonable. it is easy to get parking. particularly love the salmon aburi oshi sushi
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...............
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.
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
Went for birthday celebration and the staff couldn’t do enough to help. Service was great! Food was great! We’d taken along a cake which the staff kept safe and then without even asking brought to our table with candles! Above and beyond!