For modern Japanese-Asian street food, killer cocktails and premium sake, Daniel San has quickly become a post-beach favourite. If you've ever needed a reason to head to Manly, this bar is it. It's a little eclectic, a little rock'n'roll, and a LOT of fun.
Downstairs, you'll find a space full of unexplainable oddities to explore (and start many a convo) as well as a view of the beach and all the babes coming off it. To cool you down, try out the fresh sashimi boat, or on the other hand, you can get steamy with one of the berkshire pork buns. That cashew-kissed sauce has got us making all sorts of excuses to come back, especially on a Monday when all buns are only $3 each (and no, that's not a typo!).
For even more Dim Sum Fun, head in on a hump day for unlimited dumpling shenanigans after 5pm. These are no freezer-packet affairs, either, and change seasonally depending on what's fresh. One week you might strike gold with duck dumplings, the next scallop dumplings. The best thing is, each steamer comes with a variety to keep your tastebuds interested and ready for the next steamer (or two...or maybe just don't keep count, hey?).
Upstairs at the rooftop bar (affectionately named the Beachside Dojo), the view just gets even more stunning and summery. It's the perfect setting for a lazy Sunday afternoon, which is a good thing because that's when the crew bring out the DJs for some relaxed tunes for sunset as you gaze upon this glorious part of Sydney. It's also just quietly one of the best spots for private parties (yep, we're always looking for more excuses to stay up here!)
Weekly specials Daniel San...
- Chicken Wing Thursdays - Get your wing on for only $15 per kilo every Thursday.
- Live Music Sundays - Finish off the weekend every Sunday with some live music and $10 cocktails at Daniel San. We suggest grabbing some cocktails and delicious food and trying to forget that Monday is only a few hours away.
Image credit: Federica Portentoso, Lisa Brooke, Daniel San