Restaurant Reviews

Momofuku Seiobo: Restaurant review


The Star
80 Pyrmont St
Pyrmont, Sydney, NSW


Lunch Sat noon-2pm
Dinner Mon-Sat 6pm-10pm


Tasting menu $185


Whether in New York or Los Angeles, Momofuku restaurants have always been tricky to classify; Seiobo goes a step further, splicing the flavours of Paul Carmichael's upbringing in Barbados and family in Puerto Rico with tropical Australian produce at a gleaming corporate-Japaneseish dining counter tucked in a corner of a casino. It's a high-gloss production, and service and wine rival those at Momo's Manhattan HQ for smarts and polish. Rock-meets-reggae describes the menu as much as the soundtrack, from a play on ducana that spices up the sweet potato dumplings with "Caribbean XO" rich in habanero and salt cod, to a marron curry served with coconut bakes, sweet buns ideal for swiping through the luscious sauce. The world's premier haute Afro-Caribbean restaurant is in Sydney? Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction. And tastier still.
Bookings essential
  • Licensed
  • Bar
  • Vegetarian-friendly
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Impressive Wine List
Accepted card types:
  • American Express
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
Paul Carmichael
This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide 2019. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.