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5.6 /6 Wonderful 67 Reviews

The Modern Eatery - Mount Lawley

Mount Lawley Japanese $$$ +100
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About The Modern Eatery - Mount Lawley

Head up Beaufort Street from the CBD until you’re a couple of blocks south from Mount Lawley’s Astor Theatre and you’re almost at The Home of Aburi Sushi, in fact one of two such shrines to Japanese cuisine in the Perth and Fremantle area. This branch of the The Modern Eatery specialises, like its sibling, in flame-seared nigiri sushi, but in reality boasts a menu that goes far beyond the confines of hand-pressed rice loaded with premium toppings. There are set menus like the ‘Zen’ – Miyazaki chicken with a simple green salad and miso soup – and hearty hot dishes that Japanese food fans the city wide will savour. And for novices the menu comes with a glossary of Japanese food terms!

Opening Hours

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 17:30 - 21:00
  • Wednesday 11:30 - 14:30, 17:30 - 21:00
  • Thursday 11:30 - 14:30, 17:30 - 21:00
  • Friday 11:30 - 14:30, 17:30 - 21:00
  • Saturday 11:30 - 14:30, 17:30 - 21:00
  • Sunday 11:30 - 14:30, 17:30 - 21:00
The Modern Eatery - Mount Lawley, Beaufort Street 595, 6050 Perth

Further Information

Irrashaimase – ‘Irra-shai-ma-se’ – Japanese for ‘welcome’.

If you’ve booked a table to sample The Modern Eatery’s impressive range of fresh sushi with a few other tidbits, especially if you’re with a larger group, we recommend you order at least one of the Sumo platters. The first cleaves closer to Japanese tradition, featuring thirty-one assorted pieces of sweet potato tempura roll, salmon nigiri, tuna nigiri, hamachi nigiri (for this the kitchen uses only South Australian Hiramasa kingfish), colourful California roll and the signature Kamikaze roll. Even more traditional is the signature aburi nigiri combo, with a good selection of the flame-seared sushi that is this unique Perth restaurant’s trademark.

Kaisou – a type of seaweed used in Japanese cookery.

If you like your sushi inside out, go for The Modern Eatery’s selection of uramaki, made with the premium ingredients that characterise every dish at one of Mount Lawley’s best Japanese restaurants. The spicy tuna roll is made with Western Australian bigeye tuna with cucumber and a spicy sauce, you can get a classic pairing of New Zealand king salmon and avocado with mayo, a veggie roll with avo, cucumber,lettuce and capsicum with a sweet chilli mayo, and anther moreish vegetarian morsel in the form of the deep-fried sweet potato tempura roll. For a more Australian-Japanese fusion experience, opt for one of the many, colourfully named ‘craft rolls’ – Fry Me To The Moon, The Green Leaf, Ayer’s Rock ‘n’ Roll, the Kamikaze and the Baby Dragon. Whatever you do, don’t forget to book a table at The Modern Eatery’s Beaufort Street restaurant in advance – this place packs out tighter than an oshi sushi.

Uramaki – a type of sushi where the rice is on the outside of the roll.

Check out The Modern Eatery’s Fremantle branch.


67 Reviews

5.6 /6 Wonderful 67 Reviews
Service: extraordinary
Noise: quiet
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Quality/Price: great value
Atmosphere: excellent
Food: heavenly
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2 reviews so far 6
07.09.2017 16:44

Excellent service...great food.,,,nice quiet place. Highly Recommended and will come again. Very fresh and clean. Nice ambience, Friendly staff and easy to access. Plenty of parking surrounding areas.

2 reviews so far 6
07.09.2017 16:42

Excellent service...great food.,,,nice quiet place. Highly Recommended and will come again. Very fresh and clean. Nice ambience, Friendly staff and easy to access. Plenty of parking surrounding areas.

2 reviews so far 6
07.09.2017 13:11

Great service, fantastic food! We had the sushi platter, crispy salad and croquettes and they were all delicious! Will definitely recommend and visit again soon!

2 reviews so far 6
31.08.2017 09:35

Always great service and a new menu this time. Clean, fast and efficient. Always a pleasure to head back ! Staff are always so courteous and fantastic

1 review so far 3
19.01.2017 14:52

Our visit to the Modern Eatery was a little disappointing. The portions were small and expensive considering what what you would get in other sushi shops. It also did not specify on the menu how many pieces of sushi we would get. We ordered 3 craft rolls: Fry Me To the Moon was $15 but we got 6 small pieces. The Green Leaf was $12 and we got 8 mini pieces. The Love Me Tender was $12 and we got 4 larger pieces of sushi - plus the chicken was quite hard, not very tender at all. The last 2 sushis were served on one kinda small plate. We felt quite ripped off. We also ordered a vegetable tempura, the batter was not very crunchy. The positives about this experience is the friendly service, nice ambience and the complimentary salad given because it was our first visit. I would try the Aburi next time as it was a popular reccomendation.

1 review so far 6
17.12.2016 01:08

Lovely people, the friendly waitress approached us with a friendly manner and asked us if this is the first time dining here. Was given a complimentary salad as it was our first time so win! The salad was super good too with the fried sweet potato shavings on top. My salmon aburi sushi was the best and would come back again, also because the kitchen staff are super friendly and greet us with smiles when we left.

1 review so far 6
18.08.2017 23:59

We had the most amazing time at the Modern Eatery a couple of weeks ago! I brought my boyfriend here for his 30th birthday dinner and we couldn't say enough good things about the experience! The food was spectacular, the service was top notch and we have been recommending the Modern Eatery to many people since! Thank you so much for a fabulous time and amazing food! Was great that it is BYO as well!

1 review so far 6
14.08.2017 12:57

Modern Eatery is excellent in all areas of service and food. It is the warm and friendly staff that makes the experience even more enjoyable. The setting is perfect for a nice date, catch up with old friends - and better yet, it's BYO! I have introduced countless friends to this restaurant, and never have we been disappointed. The Modern Eatery is bloody brilliant.

2 reviews so far 6
13.07.2017 15:15

We've been here several times now, and the food is always excellent. We try to choose a different selection each time and have never been disappointed. They specialise in aburi style, where the raw fish components are seared with a blowtorch, giving them an extra lift. Our friend has also been to their Freo branch and had the same experience as us.

2 reviews so far 6
08.05.2017 12:12

The Modern Eatery - Mount Lawley had great food. The service was very good as well. Will be back again soon. Booking was simple with Quandoo

1 review so far 6
03.05.2017 09:39

Amazing food , friendly staff and great ambiance. Would highly recommend the restaurant to anyone who is after good and modern japanese dishes! The only thing i forgot to do was bring my own wine as the place is BYO!

1 review so far 6
08.04.2017 22:05

lovely friendly service with amazing meal as well as reasonable price. We didn't expect this good! Only one of the dish wasn't cooked as we like but they straight away replaced with friendly way. desert was nice too.

1 review so far 6
28.08.2017 11:17

The service is fantastic. Every time you walk in all of the staff call out and say hello! Makes you feel special. And then the food ... oh I love that food. Authentic, perfectly prepared and satisfying.

1 review so far 6
22.05.2017 09:27

Super friendly staff deliver beautifully presented dishes in a stylish Mt Lawley location. The Pork Gyoza were amazing, the Salmon Sashimi Platter was bursting with flavour and the Unagi Sushi Roll was an exotic surprise.

1 review so far 6
15.02.2017 19:26

Amazing food and the staff are so helpful and friendly. Definitely the best sushi in Perth. The degustation for Valentine's Day was worth every penny and I hope they do it again.

2 reviews so far 6
01.12.2016 10:17

Great food good service ! It was our second time back and it did not disappoint. We tried a couple of new items on their spring menu and it was great !

9 reviews so far 6
28.08.2017 10:03

One of the best Japanese restaurants I've been too, amazing food, service was on the ball and the atmosphere was lovely. Really an enjoyable experience and I will definitely be back!

1 review so far 6
07.12.2016 12:18

The modern eatery is always so fresh and delicious. The seafood sashimi is my favourite and the tempura is light and crispy as it should be. Service is friendly and fast!

1 review so far 5
11.07.2017 19:41

Great meal and so fresh. Friendly service and our grandchildren said they want to come back. Maybe the meat in the hot pot could have been in smaller pieces to make it easier to use chop sticks.

1 review so far 6
06.08.2017 10:50

Great staff and amazing food! I've come here multiple times and the standards have always been high- service is also always great. Highly recommended! (ps get the Oshi sushi!)