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Daniel San

8.3/10
118
55 North Steyne St, 2095 Manly (NSW)See map

Average price $35

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Restaurant menu

  • Average price $35
Miso Soup
$5
Tofu, seaweed & shallots (gf, df)
Edameme
$6
Nori salt or spicy sauce (gf, df, v, vg)
Sakura Lotus Chips
$8
Nori salt of spicy sauce (gf, df, v, vg)

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Ratings & Reviews

Very good

8.3/10
based on 118 reviews
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Quality of food :8.4/10
Service :8.5/10
Setting :8.1/10
  1. Ria S.
    Ria S.
    • one review
    10/10

    Absolutely loved this restaurant, it’s vibe was amazing & music was great. Highly recommend going here if you’re in Manly! Only hope they open one up on the south side of the Harbour Bridge :)

  2. Rebecca N.
    Rebecca N.
    • 10 reviews
    8/10

    Great decor in our cosy little games corner of the venue. Great spot for dining with kids as away from the main bar and has a few arcade games in that area. Lovely fresh sushi and gyoza. Kids meals slightly on the smaller side, but at the time was kids eat free so not going to complain. Karaage burger bit average wouldn't order again. Good range of drinks and cocktails for the grown ups. Quite loud volume wise but did dine on a Friday early evening, so may be better other days/times of the week.

  3. Maria T.
    Maria T.
    • 10 reviews
    8/10

    Great atmosphere & location

  4. Robert b.
    Robert b.
    • one review
    5.5/10

    The food was the only redeeming feature of this amateur set up. Staff were very friendly however too few to cover such a large area. Wait staff need to be allocated their section to cover and host Bar staff inundated with drinks and food orders simultaneously. We asked to be in a quiet section as was a family birthday. Hard to hear each other due to rock n roll music or whatever... if that was the quieter section I wonder what the noisier section was like this place has such potential to be a contemporary style professional oceanfront go-to venue but has no visible service coordinator who from welcoming to farewell is non existent.

  5. Joe E.
    Joe E.
    • 5 reviews
    7/10

    Great deal with 2 for 1 on main meal. Family friendly and affordable. Service was good from some but a little cold from others. Overall would return.

  6. Neil B.
    Neil B.
    • 9 reviews
    9.5/10

    Great restaurant with spectacular ocean views. Friendly staff with a good selection of food on the menu. Also Child friendly. highly recommend

  7. Ingrid J.
    Ingrid J.
    • one review
    6.5/10

    I think they need to find a new way to take orders. The music was so loud the guy taking my order clearly couldn’t hear my order so ended up getting it wrong. I’m ok with loud music (I’d go somewhere else if I wasn’t) but they need to automate the order system. They were great when I realised there was an error but it meant half the table had finished their meal by the time the other half meals arrived.

  8. Vivienne T.
    Vivienne T.
    • 9 reviews
    10/10

    This is a wonderful Japanese inspired restaurant/ bar. Great views of manly beach and the food was amazing. I had the Daniel San porke bowl. Yum yum yum! Very fresh and tasty. First time here abd can’t wait to to go again

  9. Charlotte R.
    Charlotte R.
    • 9 reviews
    7.5/10

    The two others had the bottomless chicken wings which was a great success, I had the poke bowl which I personally thought was average. But the atmosphere was great

  10. Jade W.
    Jade W.
    • 5 reviews
    6.5/10

    Went to Daniel San for the cherry blossom festival. It was really nicely set up, and the limited edition menu looked really cool. Unfortunately we were seated in the area where there was no cherry blossom set up which was a little disappointing as that’s the reason we had booked for our group of 6. The food is alright, it’s not authentic Japanese cuisine, but it was visually appealing and tasty. Another thing to note was that the service was strange - drinks and food are to be ordered from the counter but no one informed us. Additionally, when our drinks were ready, we didn’t know it was pick up as if you were at a local pub/club. So the staff came and pointed out that out drinks had been sitting at the counter waiting for us. I think staff may need to ask if we have been before, and if it’s our first time to point out that it’s order from the counter and pick up drinks up front. Not a bad a experience, but not the most seamless. Would recommend if you’re looking for a cute/pretty lunch set up - mention in your booking that you want to be located under the cherry blossoms!

  11. Katie Y.
    Katie Y.
    • 48 reviews
    10/10

    Great quality food, really nice location. Super happy with our experience there!

  12. Rebecca L.
    Rebecca L.
    • 2 reviews
    8.5/10

    Great atmosphere with good music and open seating, PITY they gave us a dud voucher!! Food was great and wait staff were very efficient & friendly in removing finished sharing plates. Only gripe was they gave us a Father’s Day drink voucher which said it was for beer, wine or soft drink but when my hubby ordered a house red, the voucher was only available for beer. He’s gluten free which means he can’t have beer and they wouldn’t a offer a soft drink or apple cider as an alternative. Pretty lame given we were there for his Father’s Day lunch and our table bill was more than $150 for 2 adults and 3 kids under 7. Given we are locals, this left us with a bad taste of the place. It’s a shame it didn’t cost much to give a free drink and we paid for the wine anyway!

  13. Michelle C.
    Michelle C.
    • one review
    10/10

    The customer service from the waiters, floor staff and bar staff was excellent. They are very friendly and extremely helpful. Love the atmosphere and the food is excellent. Will be visiting again very soon.

  14. Sarah G.
    Sarah G.
    • one review
    10/10

    Great food and friendly staff

  15. Daphne B.
    Daphne B.
    • one review
    10/10

    Great experience as we went with my daughter and her friends. The food was fantastic and reasonably priced for Manly. Staff were very friendly and informative and made our first time experience very enjoyable. Will definitely go back again.

  16. Lyndsay s.
    Lyndsay s.
    • 2 reviews
    6/10

    Food is excellent. However the little things like having the tables cleaned and high chairs with straps that work and enough cutlery should not be happening. View is obviously great but the service and energy of staff was underwhelming. Pls fix these little things

  17. Kevin H.
    Kevin H.
    • 4 reviews
    8.5/10

    Great place to drink and have a good meal.

  18. Penny F.
    Penny F.
    • one review
    5.5/10

    Nice location but the food was a bit disappointing - generally things were over-sauced and this detracted from the otherwise potentially delicious food hiding underneath

  19. RUTH S.
    RUTH S.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Great vibey restaurant with friendly staff and excellent food.Happy to go there again and not too pricey!A bit noisy but a good range of seating so easy to move to quieter areas.Will definately go again.

  20. Callum W.
    Callum W.
    • one review
    6.5/10

    We booked a table and when we arrived we were told to 'just sit anywhere' the staff got our order wrong twice and were disinterested in serving us. The food was great as always, but the service was really disappointing and rude in my opinion. I have been to Daniel Sans 3 times and this was the worst service by far.

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More information

Opening time

Monday - Thursday : 4pm – Late

Friday: 11am-Late

Saturday: 11am-Late

Sunday: 11am-Late

Lobby Bar: open from 10am everyday

Please note: Kitchen opens from 12pm on Fridays, Saturday + Sunday. Closing times may vary.

How to get to the restaurant

55 North Steyne St, 2095, Manly (NSW), Australia

Directions to get there

Manly, Sydney Northern Beaches

About the restaurant

Mr San will see you now...

Combine a Japanese gaming arcade, a hard core rock and roll bar and a beachside bungalow and that’s an indication of the craziness that is Daniel San. This restaurant is a bit of an all rounder which can transform and reinvent itself depending on what is required. Daniels San’s Japanese street food is fresh, unique, fun – and above all, totally delicious. And better still, everything’s served with a spectacular beachside view. Whether you're popping in for a snack or lingering from day to night you can gaze while you graze.

Best dish: sushi boat.

Features

Mexican, Asian, Noodle, Sushi, , Christmas and New Year, , ,

Services

, , Open late

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