Sunday, 8 December 2013

Review: Rice Workshop

Location: 238 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne
Phone: 03 9650 6663
Link: http://riceworkshop.com.au/
Cuisine: Japanese
Overall Impression: 8.5/10
Japanese Chef, Tomohiro Suzuki has partnered with David Loh the creative spark behind Food Republik, ShopHouse Kitchen, Dessert Story and Taiwan Café, to bring Melbourne locals fast, healthy and fresh Japanese eating Рthe Rice Workshop.
Diners start by choosing a base dish (rice or noodle bowl) and then have the option of adding extra "toppings" from the counter.
From left: Tempura prawn, Takoyaki, Chicken karaage

The Rice Workshop offers five fresh and flavoursome base dishes, including a range of delicious bowls. The bowl options include the Beef, the Chicken, the Salmon, the Salad bowl and the Japanese Curry bowl.
Teriyaki Chicken bowl 

Diners can then choose to add a variety of extras to their delicious combo, such as miso soup and house made sauces. A signature addition to a Rice Workshop meal is the gently poached egg over stewed beef and rice. 
Ontama Salmon bowl

Simple and elegant in Japanese style, but big on statement design and flavour, Rice Workshop features 3D tiles, cubist lighting, backlit illumination, linear lines and bladelike wall details to offer different points of view for the casual diner. 
There is a lot to love about Rice Workshop. The food is fresh and tastes sensational. And what’s more, our meal was ready within a mere 2 minutes and almost everything on the menu is under the $10 mark.
The restaurant aims to keep the food experience delicious, affordable, fast and friendly – and from what we’ve experienced, it most certainly achieves those aims.
Situated between Tattersall’s Laneway and Little Bourke Street, Rice Workshop channels the Japanese eighties version take on fast food and take out and is a must visit destination for the epicurious on a budget.

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Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of Rice Workshop.

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