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Sepia

#263 of 4,198 Restaurants in Sydney
#282 of 4,536 Places to Eat 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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Saturday
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 43
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious but could have a done with a larger portion for the main

We had the 8 course degustation and each dish was beautiful. Wagyu and venison melted in the mouth. The dishes were all small which is fine except I would have like the wagyu course to be noticeably larger. Like tetsuya where their signature trout is of a larger portion than the rest of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
BarbaraandStephen
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We had the 8 course degustation and each dish was beautiful. Wagyu and venison melted in the mouth. The dishes were all small which is fine except I would have like the wagyu course to be noticeably larger. Like tetsuya where their signature trout is of a larger portion than the rest of the course. The desserts were fantastic. The... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

You don't go to this famous restaurant for views, you go for the food and the whole experience. Our Family of six adults dined for a birthday celebration and everyone wishes we could do it every weekend! This is the best food I've eaten anywhere. Every course is a surprise of flavour, texture, variety, presentation and creativity. Chef, Martin Benn,... More 

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Brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

My partner and I were in Sydney for the weekend and decided to try Sepia. We'd recently done a degustation at a Michelin star restaurant in San Francisco and weren't huge fans, so decided with Sepia we'd try the Al A Carte menu at the bar. There weren't any reviews we could find online about the bar area menu and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

I have wanted to try Sepia since its opening. Lived in the same building as Martin many years ago when he was at Level 41 and then starting out at Tetsuya. Such a nice guy and so passionate about food. Working in the office block above the restaurant so I decided it couldn't be easier to finally have a Sepia... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food is perfection on every level - would compare with any in the world. But it is so perfect and professional that it lacks any personal connection. The atmosphere is difficult to start with - it still feels like the lobby of a hotel or office building. I've just returned from a trip to the States and Europe where... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We had the degustation with matching wines. Everything was exquisite bar one course. It wasn’t bad, just not at the same level as the others. It is supposed to be 8 courses but they give us a few additional courses. I feel like we had about 12. I don't eat seafood and this was not a problem. They tailored the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food and presentation at Sepia is stunning. Truly one of those memorable dining experiences. We chose the 5 course degustation and didn't choose matching wines, but the sommelier was able to suggest wine to our palate. Not knowing the restaurant layout, we were lucky to be seated in the front room - I always prefer that than being in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

A sensory delight, each dish is a combination of flavors that are inventive and satisfying.the wine list is awesome, an the service is both subtle and attentive.this is a true food lovers destination, well worth making time for a memorable and rewarding experience

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Silken tofu, tuna, citrus dashi and nasturium. Now which is the taste that Mr., Martin Benn,the executive chef was after is a mystery. Umami misunderstood. I am sure that if we had asked our fellow diners to identify nasturtium not only by taste even by name we would have been very disappointed. It actually is water cardamom. Pine mushroom and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I have been to quite a few degustation menus ( rockpool, quay, etc) and this was my least favorite. I liked the place but felt the menu was like a roller coaster. Some really good - tuna w jamon mousse, waygu , bonito- some not very pleasant on the palete : venison too sweet , sea urchin - not exciting... 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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