Restaurant Reviews

Tetsuya's: Restaurant review


529 Kent St
Sydney, NSW


Lunch Sat noon-2pm
Dinner Tue-Fri 5.30pm-9pm, Sat 6.30pm-9pm


Dégustation $230


There's nothing else like Tetsuya's in Sydney. It's an oasis of hush in a Japanese-styled building hidden in a gated compound right in the CBD. Where once Tetsuya Wakuda's food was revolutionary, now the likes of the slow-cooking that gives his signature confit ocean trout its silkiness and the kombu dusting that gives it its flavour-wallop have become everyday parts of the restaurant vernacular. New chef Josh Raine throws in some fresh thrills (a beautifully grilled piece of Murray cod with a young-garlic emulsion and confit fennel, say, or a cucumber sorbet popping with finger lime), but he is confined to the familiar and rather long tasting menu that segues from the mostly raw to safe-seeming poached proteins. Wine and service are as polished as you'd hope for the serious money asked. A diner can't help wonder, though: what if Tetsuya's moved more in the moment?
(02) 9267 2900
Bookings essential
  • Licensed
  • Bar
  • Vegetarian-friendly
  • Private room
  • Impressive Wine List
Accepted card types:
  • American Express
  • Diners Club
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
Tetsuya Wakuda & Josh Raine
This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.