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Sepia

201 Sussex Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (City Centre)
02 9283 1990
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Ranked #270 of 5,193 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Australian
Neighborhood: City Centre
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Each dish surprise you with different element. Price is also more affordable, because the ingredients use were less exotics compare to other restaurants like Quay. But overall very good experience with the service and the food.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Wow, I think some recent reviewers have really got it in for Sepia on a personal level. I am however neutral. After visiting Sepia I read the recent reviews and thank goodness I did in that order or else I probably would of cancelled. No question it's overpriced. No question some waiters just quickly squirted out the dish description and... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

This is a try hard place that falls flat in its own pretentiousness. Had the degustation menu and out of the 10 dishes only or two one were delicious the rest very pedestrian in outcome apart from presentation. The accompanying wine selection was obscure bordering on the ridiculous with only a couple hitting the mark. The opening Sake was good,... More

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Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

when you are in part owned by De costi Seafoods and pay homage to Terry Durack and other food critics in your book then you don't to care what average person thinks. Just hand over your money. This explains why they get awards from GT and SMH every year. This year they got service award for the other owner non... More

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Melbourne
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122 reviews 122 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
233 helpful votes 233 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We started off reasonably well, only having to ask to shift from beneath extremely cold air-con. The service was attentive and friendly. I wasn't impressed with the prospect of $80 for a half bottle of Chardonnay, so opted for a full bottle for slightly less. We both had the degustation which began quite well with an amuse bouche, then sashimi,... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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61 reviews 61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I hate leaving a restaurant feeling ripped off. Worse, I left sepia with my mouth full of medicinal flavours as though I had been fed toothpaste and mouthwash. And all that rubble and crumble! Not to mention waiters whose accents were so thick we couldn't understand a word. When I expressed reservations about one dish the young waiter told me... More

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

My husband took me here for my birthday. The first thing I noticed was that the ambiance for this calibre of restaurant was like being in a hotel restaurant. I guess we WERE in a hotel restaurant, it was dark but lacked lustre and romance. Service staff were all fantastic, knowledgeable and professional. We started with cocktails. $30 for a... More

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Sydney, Australia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We went there last night for my birthday and I was a little disappointed. We had the degustation and whilst I loved the first part of the savoury courses I found the dessert courses unpalatable. It was such a shame because that is my favourite part of a meal. The price of the alcohol was very expensive.. for a very... More

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South Australia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

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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