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Sepia

201 Sussex Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (City Centre)
02 9283 1990
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Ranked #157 of 5,185 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Australian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: City Centre
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: City Centre
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  • English first
  • Japanese first
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English first
South Australia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

At last a Sydney restaurant that lives up to its reputation and our high expectations. The food was exciting, and adventure, a multiplicity of textures and flavours and thoroughly enjoyable. Expensive, but worth it, it certainly deserves to be in Sydney's top 3-4 restaurants. Its light years ahead of Momo Fuku Seibo in range, quality and delicious flavours. The service... More

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Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We were there for a family catch-up--a Saturday degustation menu was on offer with 11 courses. Each was 'out of the box' in texture, flavour and presentation. Service was excellent and friendly and we all enjoyed a memorable 3.5 hours to do justice to the lunch, in a wonderful atmosphere.

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Blackheath, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The degustation menu is superb as are the accompanying wines. Service is impeccable. Try and get a table in the front area so you can observe more of the action. Warning - this is a seriously expensive restaurant but you'd be hard pressed to find better in Sydney.

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Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

My husband and I had dinner there for our anniversary this year. Cant put into words how good this restaurant is. We had the degustation menu and every single course that came out was wonderful. There's a very definite Japanese influence which is absolutely lovely. We chose to have the matching wines with each course, and loved it. It certainly... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great service from staff and excellent food creatively presented. There was about 10 courses and we walked out of there feeling very satisfied.

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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

If you are charging the same as a three star Michelin Restaurant then the experience should be the same. And yes the food is slightly less expensive at Sepia, but the cost of alcohol and optional extras is ruinously expensive. Especially for middle of the range wines. Having said that we did enjoy a lovely experience at Sepia. The food... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Ignore the negative reviews - this restaurant is definitely one of the best places in Sydney. Food portions were generous and wine matching was superb. Be prepared to pay for it though - degustation was $180 pp and wine matching was $110 pp. Best dish of the night was probably the famous dessert (chocolate forest) but everything else was fantastic.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My first visit to Sepia ticked every box. It has set the benchmark for fine dining in my opinion. The service was efficient yet unobtrusive, the ambience was great and most importantly the food was not only an experience visually but tasted fantastic. It was a great experience all around.

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Napier, New Zealand
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72 reviews 72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

It is not difficult to see why this restaurant was awarded Australia's Restaurant of the year 2014. The fit out is elegant and sophisticated. The abundant staff are polished professionals. The wine list is exceptional and the food is quite simply art on a plate. We had a 12 course degustation that kept us more than amused for nearly four... More

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Sydney. Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Ate here with some trepidation after reading some very negative reviews. We had a very pleasant evening here. Excellent service, great space and for the people that complained about the bathroom facilities quite frankly - get a life! OK they are not in the restaurant but the passage to them is not hideous and the facilities themselves are perfectly fine.... More

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