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Sepia

#80 of 4,522 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Central Business District
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201 Sussex Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
02 9283 1990
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12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 206
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  • 83
    Very good
  • 51
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  • 13
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  • 25
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Heading for International Stardom

we originally booked this restaurant because San Pellegrino had named it/the chef as an up and comer to watch. Well, not sure it could get much better. The staff and service were wonderful. Formal service but still warm and friendly. knowledgeable about the food when we asked questions. The courses... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
lindsle1
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maui, hawaii
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maui, hawaii
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75 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

we originally booked this restaurant because San Pellegrino had named it/the chef as an up and comer to watch. Well, not sure it could get much better. The staff and service were wonderful. Formal service but still warm and friendly. knowledgeable about the food when we asked questions. The courses came in very well timed succession. The restaurant is all... More 

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Thank lindsle1
Paris, France
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you enjoy eating at high end restaurants which try to innovate, you will have eaten mushrooms, salmon, abalone and chocolate and enjoyed them all. But every ingredient here is nearly unrecognisable - shitake mushrooms whipped or turned into tulle; a leek which turns out to be a tube of sake jelly filled with shredded crab; a forest of bitter... More 

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Thank JennaPrice
Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Wow!! I just experienced food Disneyland for all the senses. If you appreciate fine food Sepia is the place for you. The degustation menu is the best way to experience all that Sepia has to offer. My favourite dish was Spanner crab, sake vinegar jelly, salted cucumber and green apple brown butter emulsion. Each dish is better than the one... More 

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Thank Mary R
Porto Alegre, RS
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41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you enjoy a nice fancy dinner, go for the 9 course menu with wine pairing. It is unforgettable and the service is five stars.

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Thank LT79Ex
Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was good but no "wow" factor. Consider the price at $200 per head 9 courses degustation set it is very pricey. Most ridiculous were the size of the courses so tiny that's why staff will up sale you additional items like oysters and cheese course, at extra costs, of course. Especially one course was a tiny piece of... More 

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2 Thank bruce20162016
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing food experience! Must try the optional Pear and Cheese palate cleanser. I personally think Sepia is much better than Quay :)

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Thank Shy_Li_9
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow ! This restaurant is truly of a international standard , the food is very cleverly designed and executed and still delicious in fact sublime most of the time , I would highly recommend this restaurant to international guests who eat at the best , this will not disappoint

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Thank Istastyoldfashioned
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting sepia was an education in innovation and flavour! I loved the truffle sushi - first I tried truffle that wasn't influenced by other oils or ingredients and learnt that truffle is actually very light and sweet. It presented beautifully like feathers on the the plate. Most dishes in the degustation had the wow for presentation and another wow for... More 

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Thank TheHungryH1pp0
Sydney, Australia
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66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the unusual pleasure of dining at Sepia and Momofuku on back to back nights. Two of Sydney's most outstanding restaurants with similar culinary styles - a blend of Australia, Asia, and top European cuisines. Each of them had degustation menus with about 10 courses. Each dish was small, but beautifully conceived and executed. So surprising, so different, so... More 

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Thank AndrewT128128
Canberra, Australia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I had the 9 course tasting menu on Saturday night. Our expectations were high, but unfortunately we were quite underwhelmed with our experience. There was no ambiance and decor was gloomy, stuffy and dated. The music was bland. The service was sub-par; our waiters were polite but were lacking charisma, and the courses came out intermittently. The... 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>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: 02 9283 1990

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Australian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions
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?

Staying in Central Business District

Neighborhood Profile
Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.