Daniel San, Manly

Eat, Restaurants, Sydney / 5 November 2014

Japanese Food and Rock ‘n’ Roll awaits at Daniel San in Manly

Publican-restaurateur Fraser Short (The Morrison, Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel) has headed OTB (over the bridge) to Manly to open a new Japanese Rock ‘n’ Roll bar called Daniel San. This multi level bar and casual eatery has replaced the old Charlie Bar in the Novotel Manly Pacific overlooking the beach and is already a popular hang out amongst locals.
Executive chef Benjamin Orpwood, formerly of Toko in Surry Hills, has designed a fun and accessible Japanese street food style menu. If you’re dining with friends order the boat load of fresh, generous sized pieces of sashimi and a selection of skewers from the robata grill. The house made crackers with grilled avocado dip are the best drinking accompaniment and mega moorish. The honey glazed pork belly steamed buns are tasty too. Need a sweet finish? The white chocolate tofu and yuzu marshmallow bombe are…the bomb!
Dining is designed to be a casual affair at Daniel San. As Short emphasises, this is a bar first, eatery second.
So what to drink? There’s a short list of cocktails a little too sweet to drink all night but certainly get you relaxed. Who needs a holiday when Mai Tais are served with mini umbrellas right here in Sydney? There’s wine from Australia and abroad and a Japanese beer slushy machine imported direct from Japan. Are you game?
Upstairs is an intimate private dining room with beachfront views perfect for a party of 25 people. The indoor/outdoor rooftop Dojo holds up to 200 people.
Daniel San is a casual fun eatery where you don’t need to worry about trailing sand through the place as you make your way directly from the beach. Sounds like perfecting timing for summer.
Daniel San
55 North Steyne Manly, Sydney
Open Mon -Wed 3pm – 12am, Thurs 5pm – 12am, Fri – Sat 12pm – 2am, Sun, 12pm-11pm