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Always ranked in the top ten resturants in the world, you know that you will never be disappointed here at Tetsuya's.

The cuisine is unique; based on Japanese philosophy and enhanced by classical French technique Tetsuya's is one of the most rewarding dining experiences in the country.

Also featuring an extensive local and international wine list, you are sure to find something to match with your dish of choice. 


--TrueLocal description--
Tetsuya Wakuda?s Japanese philosophy plus French technique and inspired degustation is a wonderful 11-course journey that should be experienced at least  once in every lifetime. Those lucky enough to dine here are swept inside, greeted by a bow and enveloped in the sense of quiet, order and tradition: all things that make up an impression of the man himself. Look out onto ornate Japanese miniature gardens of fern and bonsai trees. Enjoy fantasy food memories of the confit of Tasmanian ocean trout. 

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  • Enamored Newbie   1 review
    Was hard to explain in words our first visit to Tetsuya's. The sitting room let us enjoy ourselves without tables on top of one another. The food is memorable and must be experienced. To top it off my table was presented gifts upon departure.
    A must try, glad I finally did.

    1 month ago - 18/02/2014

  • Benny1979 Newbie   1 review
    For a special occasion I chose Tetsuya`s and am so glad we did. The food is exquisite, atmosphere is relaxed and service is exceptional. Couldn't fault it.

    4 months ago - 05/12/2013

  • charlessherwin   4 reviews
    Lovely place - quite expensive but definitely worth it. Pretty much everything is great about this place - atmosphere, food, service. A slight inconvenience was caused to us when we were leaving (there was some mix up with the check) but that was a hardware problem and I hope they won't have it next time. Approved and recommended.

    8 months ago - 16/08/2013

  • gondala1   23 reviews
    This really is an experience that everyone should try, I had a wonderful time and have been back twice since our first meal for special occasions. This is customer service and great unusual food at its very best. Loved everything about it. Its true, you get what you pay for and I'd rather go out less to these to these type of restaurants than pay for sub standard service and sub standard food weekly, I am looking forward to my next visit in November.
  • winglee Foodie   186 reviews
    What can you say that hasn't been said already. Its ridiculously pricey, but you have to go there at least once. The food is insanely good. And I never understood how wine could complement a meal until I chose their matching wine option. Mind you after wine with nearly every course of the degusation menu my head was starting to spin.
  • Parge Local Star   207 reviews
    Have a good look at my pic and you can probably know where my review is going to go?

    Absolutely sublime: deserves to be the best restaurant in Australia.

    You have to go the Degustation, and though it's pricey, (think 360 Euroes at Guy Savoy without wines) even with wines, you'll leave happy after a divine experience. I would not rather comment on the menu as it changes a bit every time I have been there.

    Just to say that Tet's hands on experience in going to Tasmania and being involved in the trout farming, really means his signature dish transcends the every taste you can imagine. Matching wines, nothing short of perfection.
  • So Phresh   2 reviews
    hollla yalll i be taken my taste buds on a trip to disney land with my extended family, the restaurant had room for all 30 of my cousins. Now we used to sitten down to grandma's finest thanksgiven turkey and kool-aide with watermelon and crispy chicken nuggitz to spare. But I aint ever tasted anything dis fine, one time, my daddy-o took me out to burger king and i got the deluxe meal. after that this meal was da bestest i ever ated fo sho!
  • Kim Chi   3 reviews
    I went here for my birthday, and I had a wonderful time!

    As you can guess, booking early is required, however I only booked 2 months in advance (not sure if 2 months is early?). My birthday fell on an early weekday, and I also preferred the earliest reservation, 6pm, so I was lucky in that it wasn't one of the most popular types of bookings! I just sent an e-mail through the website and Rebecca came back straight away to me.

    Even though it was a weekday, it was still full by the end of the night. I had a great time; the food was amazing (as expected!), and the service, especially from the head waiter, was excellent. We also opted for the pacific oysters, well worth it!

    My mother doesn't like cold soups, so we requested for her soup to be changed, and it was done straight away! She couldn't have been happier.

    It's really a great dining experience, and I can't wait to go again!
  • Belinda.H Foodie   115 reviews
    I think the other reviewers have summed it up nicely. This is the most incredible restaurant in Sydney. The food is the most amazing I've ever had. Only appropriate fine-dining table manners stopped me from licking every single plate clean.

    Yes, it's expensive, but you need to make the booking a few months out so it's not like your bank account doesn't know the hit is coming.

    As per the rest of the reviewers, take the matching wine option, it really compliments the meal perfectly.

    We did the degustation. Two of the four of us opted for the pacific oysters. The dressing was beautifully fresh. Of all the courses it was hard to find a favourite but the standouts were certainly the signature ocean trout, the oysters and despite my initial reservations about the idea of ox tail topped with sea cucumber, it turned out to be wonderful. The desserts were fantastic too, particularly the blood orange sorbet.

    My only piece of advice is to make sure that you drink lots of water as you go. Not only to save yourself the hangover the next day (the sommelier can certainly keep pace) but the seasonings can make you a little thirsty so just keep up the water.

    The staff have found the great balance between professional, efficient service without being uptight and stuffy. They all looked like they sincerely enjoyed being there.

    This is definitely special occasion, once-in-a-blue-moon dining, if not only for the price point but also the richness of the food is something that is amazing once in a while but might get a little much on a regular basis.

    Tetsuya's is one of those places you simply must visit at least once, but for goodness sake don't drive, the wine and food combination is just far too good.
  • atan7 Local Star   643 reviews
    Booking months in advance is required to dine at this establishment. The service is exceptional and you feel well looked after from teh moment you step through the doors. At first it seemed like a surreal experience, entering the infamous 'Tetsuyas'- but we were taken to our private room (as we had 10 guests) and we were greeted by our personal waiter who politely detailed the degustion awaiting us.
    Each round of food was presented like a work of art, delicately placed slices of fish, or small glasses of warm creamy soup with a little orange dot of flavoured oil floating on the top.
    Mid-way through our meal we were even greeted by Mr Tetsuya himself- who was warm and friendly and even instructed the waiter to give us a bonus course of lamb.
    For those who haven't been to Tetsuya- and can't seem to justify the price, Tetsuya's famous trout dish (which you see on the cover of his cookbook) has a strong taste resembelance to Maggi's 2 minute noodle chicken seasoning... Just saying...
    Overall, a really nice dining experience- but in terms of value- a one time only experience for me. It's hard to justify paying that kind of money for one meal.

Opening Hours for Monday:

Closed

Opening Hours for Tuesday:

6:00 AM-11:00 PM

Opening Hours for Wednesday:

6:00 AM-11:00 PM

Opening Hours for Thursday:

6:00 AM-11:00 PM

Opening Hours for Friday:

6:00 AM-11:00 PM

Opening Hours for Saturday:

12:00 PM-11:00 PM

Opening Hours for Sunday:

6:00 AM-11:00 PM

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