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Sepia

#218 of 4,197 Restaurants in Sydney
#238 of 4,612 Places to Eat in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
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201 Sussex Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
02 9283 1990
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Sunday
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 160
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great but not mind blowing

I planned a 40th birthday gastronomic extravaganza to Sydney. Sepia was part of the list, but call me Melbourne biased, it just didn't quite hit the benchmark I was expecting, especially after the recent accolades. I think they are highly deserved and the menu is sensationally and delicately... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Amazing stunning dinner. The food was delicious. Beautiful combination of foods and tastes. Best restaurant we have been to in Sydney

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Sydney, Australia
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Fabulous ambiance, attentive service and creative and innovative food. Certainly a Foodie's paradise and a special occasion dinner venue. Highly recommend this one to all who appreciate the time,effort and energy that foes into creating, preparing and delivering exceptional food and wine.

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We had dinner on a weekday to celebrate my husband's citizenship and everything from start to finish was exquisite. We were the first table to arrive, staff were lovely and welcoming and it just kept getting better as the night progressed. We had the 9 course menu, one being vegetarian, and ordered wines by the half bottle as we went.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Degustation for a party of 4. I had high hopes for this place and the chefs did not disappoint! The most beautifully presented dishes I have seen. Photos don't do this visit any justice! Taste for most dishes were complex but every element worked incredibly well. Atmosphere was slightly more casual than I'd expect for fine dining, which was refreshing.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

A friend and I went for a drink after work at 6. We went throught the back door and were told that entrance was for dinner guests, strange as have been through that door dozens of times. We went to the front and the owner said that they the people in the building were too rowdy and didn't repsect dinners... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I must find a new word for this restaurant because amaizing is not enough. My birthday diner at Sepia was just a great celebration of what i love the most in life...food, really nice unique food. I couldn't fault it in any possible way. The place it make me feel i was in NY, the food...fit for a queen and... More 

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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Celebrated silver wedding anniversary here and my wife was extremely happy. Amazing degustation menu with matching wines. Having dined in several Michelin rated restaurants around the world, I feel this would rate on food quality, innovation and service. It's very pricey by Australian standards, but you do get what you pay for.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Sepia is truly one of the most amazing dining experiences I have ever had. The only piece of advice I would give is get in early. We arrived at 2030, did the full experience, and didn't finish until midnight. Not the restaurant's issue though, it was more our lack of stamina. Anyhow, just an amazing experience.

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Melbourne
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61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I planned a 40th birthday gastronomic extravaganza to Sydney. Sepia was part of the list, but call me Melbourne biased, it just didn't quite hit the benchmark I was expecting, especially after the recent accolades. I think they are highly deserved and the menu is sensationally and delicately executed. Some simply sublime dishes, but a couple of "meh" moments too.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Meal was amazing of course. Japanese flavours are amazing with modern Aus style. Yuzu/Ponzu seems to be overused in the menu, and was the dominating flavour in about 4/7 of the savoury courses. Atmosphere was perfect. Good mix of smart casual. Service was a little bit of a let down seeing as this just got voted 'best restaurant in Australia,'... More 

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Additional Information about Sepia

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

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?