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Sweetwater Rooftop Bar, East Fremantle

Sweetwater Rooftop Bar Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Sweetwater is a new rooftop bar in Silas Street, East Fremantle at the top of a swish apartment block. There’s parking outside and a lift that whisks you up to the 6th floor. It’s an indoor venue and has views that reach out to the ocean and across Fremantle and North Fremantle.

On the day we arrived, they seemed a little short staffed, and the service was a little haphazard, however we were seated by a window which was nice. We ordered the vegan yum cha menu – $45 per person for several dishes, and a glass of prosecco.

First to arrive from the yum cha menu were three dishes, all quite tasty and I think I liked the dumplings best:

Mushroom dumplings with black vinegar
Charred corn with sesame crumb and tofu curd
Crispy vegetable rice paper roll

This was followed by another three dishes – cauliflower, which was lovely , tofu and sambal, and a tempura eggplant. The sambal was quite hot which overpowered the caramel sauce with the tempura but all dishes were good.

Sesame crusted cauliflower with cashew nut cream
Sichuan crusted silken tofu with sambal
Tempura eggplant with chilli caramel

The last dishes to arrive were the heartiest – a cauliflower rendang with wok fried rice and Asian greens. The rice arrive a good ten minutes after the other dishes and it would have been better to have it all together.

Cauliflower Rendang
Steamed Asian greens
Wok Fried Rice

So overall, what did we think? The dishes were all very nice but I can’t think of any wow moments during the meal. It was great to have a completely vegan menu worked out for us, so that was a plus. I think they could have created a menu that didn’t have two cauliflower dishes, as much as I like cauliflower, maybe a zucchini or sweet potato dish would have been a nice alternative. I also think that any venue with a vista should have spotless windows, and the windows were quite dirty.

There were no soft drinks on the drink menu and I think that they are geared up for a young crown who come to have cocktails, it would be good to see some tea themed mocktails too, but all in all it was a nice place to while away a Sunday lunch. The staff were lovely, but rushed off their feet. I will revisit, but I may leave it a while to see if the menu changes.

Sakana, Clayfield, Brisbane, QLD

Sakana Japanese Dining Bar Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Sakana is in a group of shops just on Sandgate Road, it is quite a large cafe with a casual atmosphere.
The menu is quite extensive, featuring hot and cold appetisers, sushi, sashimi, bento boxes, curry, rice and noodle bowls, and tempura. We chose edamame to nibble on while waiting for our mains. This was plentiful and fresh.

Sakana 1

We shared some prawn gyoza – they were steamed and tasty and had a dipping sauce.

Sakana 3

I chose my favourite Agedashi Tofu. This is a dish which is impossible to eat with chopsticks so I was glad to have a spoon. The tofu was nicely coated in potato starch and had been very lightly fried. The broth was tasty with a lovely savoury umami flavour – definitely one of the nicest I have had.

Sakana 2

We shared some sashimi of omelette, scallop, tuna, salmon and white fish. It was good quality and very fresh and came with pickled ginger and lovely hot wasabi.

Sakana 5

My companion chose a sushi roll containing spicy tuna and tempura prawn. This was plentiful and it had lots of nice contrasting textures and flavours.

Sakana 4

We were very full at the end of the meal and enjoyed everything that we had. The cafe is also licensed and sells Japanese beers, sake and sake jelly drinks.
We will definitely return – it’s local and extremely good.

Last Visit – October 2016

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