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Tetsuya's
Modern Australian
  • 529 Kent St,
    Sydney, NSW
  • (02) 9267 2900,
    tetsuyas.com
  • Lunch Sat noon-2.30pm

    Dinner Tue-Fri 6pm-9.30pm, Sat 6.30pm-9.30pm

Tetsuya's
-33.875154,151.204976

Tetsuya's is the perfect tonic for anyone weary of the shared plate/no bookings paradigm. From the personable, suave greeting on arrival to the meticulously maintained, Japanese-themed rooms (light-dappled by day, moodily dramatic at night), impeccable floor staff and creative, continent-hopping wine list, the restaurant is a masterclass in fine dining. Tetsuya Wakuda's 10-course dégustation is a finely realised balancing act of Japanese and European flavours, old-favourite dishes and newer additions. Mainstays, such as confit ocean trout with unpasteurised roe or the mirror-finish chocolate cake, could not be removed for fear of rioting. There'd be a similar outcry if the Japanese-style savoury custard or the deftly cooked duck breast left the building. A meal here is a seriously expensive undertaking, but the forensic attention to detail makes this one of Sydney's - and Australia's - peak dining experiences.

 


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • Two Stars
  • Wine:
  • Three glasses
  • Price:
  • Dégustation $220

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Bar
    Vegetarian
    Private room
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Diners Club
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings essential
  • Chef:
  • Tetsuya Wakuda & Kevin Mok

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