The PFEs were invited recently to check out cafes that use Di Bella coffee, coffee beans that are blended, roasted and distributed daily from their roasting warehouse in Brisbane. There were a number of cafes in the list to choose from and I decided on the Little Concept in Freo. It seemed like a chilled out specialty coffee shop looking through their facebook page. I’m in!
Pink Rice is located inside the Millenium Cinema Complex in Fremantle and is the only other restaurant besides JAWS (as far as I know) that has a Sushi Train! Their advertisement on 98.5 Sonshine FM boasts that it has the longest sushi train in WA and looking at the website, it says that it has 50 varieties to choose from and a teppanyaki grill on the weekend! How awesome is that!
My friend tried the food here a few years back and thought it was good so we went to try it this time round – the second time for them but the first time for me to celebrate a belated birthday.
We went there early on a Saturday so the place was still quite quiet. The restaurant has a cosy feeling to it and indeed has a very long sushi train!!..although my friend noted it was a bit wasteful area wise as there’s a big space in the middle of the sushi train that’s not utilised. (For those who do not know what a sushi train is, it’s a conveyor belt that goes around the restaurant carrying all the mini dishes so that patrons sitting around the belt can pick and choose what they want to eat. Refer to the pics for visual representation).
Below are a few of the selections we had from the sushi train (for the name of the dish, hover over each picture):
We also ordered the following from the kitchen:
- Fried Udon
- Deep Fried Soft-shell crab
- Agedashi Tofu
Overall – the food was quite good and indeed, they have alot of varieties at very reasonable price! We only managed to try a selected few and got quite full. The Fried Udon turned out quite spicy which was unexpected but otherwise everything was more or less what I expected. However I think I would prefer JAWS more, maybe because I’m biased (I grew up eating only JAWS whenever we have sushi cravings).
The service was very prompt and friendly which is a plus. I would go back and try this place again if I’m in the area (their teppanyaki!) as there are still heaps of dishes I didn’t get to order. Good choice for lunch.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Rating by: N.L.
Telephone: 08 9433 5800
Address: Inside Millenium Cinema Complex, Shop 8, 25 Collie Street, Fremantle
***Restaurant no longer operating…replaced by Tabella***
Next Door is situated right in the heart of Fremantle along the cafe strip on South Terrace. My best friend brought me there as she read in The West that they had the BEST sticky date pudding in Perth and she knew sticky date pudding is my current favourite dessert so she wanted to try it out. What a sweetie!
We decided to sit out on the alfresco as it was a warm evening and it’s always nice to hear the bustling of people eating and chatting along the strip. Next Door definitely has its own distinctive style – check out the chairs (pictured below), we were amused by them the whole night.