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Sepia

#361 of 5,443 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Australian
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201 Sussex Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
02 9283 1990
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 126
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nice Restaurant

Sepia came highly recommend by a friend. We had the full course menu but ordered our own vine. There were two very good courses a and a few that forgettable. The Wagyu beef was the outstanding dish of the day along with the chocolate dessert. Service was excellent and friendly. The lad from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Malaka T
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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255 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Sepia came highly recommend by a friend. We had the full course menu but ordered our own vine. There were two very good courses a and a few that forgettable. The Wagyu beef was the outstanding dish of the day along with the chocolate dessert. Service was excellent and friendly. The lad from Birmingham in particular left his mark with... More 

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Mollymook
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We went to Sepia because we read alot about this place and had the degustation menu with wine matching. My husband who does not normally like seafood loved, as we all did the seafood component. By the the time we got the 2 meat courses we found them nicely cooked but uninteresting, the pre dessert seemed unnessary and overly strong... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Reading the reviews of sepia, people seem to love it or hate it. We went for the degustation with wine option. While i liked what I had, would i go back? No. The food is very different. Service a little off. The sommelier excellent and clearly enthusiastic. Expensive.

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

If you love your food...then this is a must. We dined here on a Friday night (flew up from Melbourne). The restaurant whilst understated compared to other fine dinning places lived up to its 3 hatted glory from the impeccable service through the night to the amazingly delicious food which we ate with our eyes first before we devoured it... More 

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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We went to Sepia for my daughters birthday dinner, there was 6 of us, two of us do not eat seafood - we informed the restaurant of this when we booked about 2 months before. We had the degustation menu and with 6 we decided to have 3 matching wine packages - this allowed us to share and taste the... More 

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Canberra, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Eaten in many of Australia's finest restaurants, and this is better than most. An absolutely wonderful experience. Exceptional food and service.

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Melbourne, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We went to Sepia for a celebration full degustation dinner with friends and had a very good night. The only thing holding the review back from being an Excellent 5 was the slightly off-key service, or at least the under-tone we all picked up on. The service was mostly excellent. Dishes were clearly explained and one mild allergy was quietly... More 

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Sydney
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

From the moment you arrive at the restaurant you realise that this is no ordinary restaurant. Although rated Sydney's best restaurant, the staff are so warm and friendly that you immediately feel relaxed. The service was impeccable, the ever attentive staff made you feel so welcome. Once seated we were treated to a lovely glass of champagne before we were... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

I went here for a friend's Birthday lunch with a group of eight people. The restaurant is very nice, maybe not as grand as some of its competitors but that's not the focus. It took a while for everyone's orders and drinks to be taken, we were a big group but it was nearly an hour until the first course... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Great food , wish all in this restaurant category had the same service and food quality. Had tasting menu, food was great. No fancy pompous small servings. I found above average serving portions (I was full by meals end). Ours was Japanese inspired fusion menu and was much to my liking. Might not suit all, restaurant was full when we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 201 Sussex Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: 02 9283 1990

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Australian
Open Hours
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?