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Restaurant 16

236 Military Rd | Cremorne, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (Chinatown)
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Ranked #84 of 5,162 restaurants in Sydney
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Chinatown
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Chinatown
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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2,066 reviews 2,066 reviews
1,198 restaurant reviews
752 helpful votes 752 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Have obviously been here many times but the quality never fails to amaze me. With Lynn's allergies , we normally give Chef Toru enough notice to prepare what is possible. Tonight though, we had a spontaneous business need and we rang with 2 hours notice. The roast duck he did was wonderful, a beautiful pink duck but then we looked... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Friends recommended this new addition to our local scene and told us that the chef was Japanese cooking principally Italian food, I thought I like both, so was went with them and had the most amazing food I have had for a long time, certainly in the lower north shore area. It was packed to the rafters so you must... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Obviously a regular but for good reasons - can always rely on Chef Toru for quality food and sauces. Took local friends the other night and they were stunned at both the quality and that they had never been before. We had 2 different versions of the spitchcock, one an involtini style and the other with a stuffed mushroom risotto... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I visited this restaurant for my husbands birthday after reading all the good reviews on TA. We were not disappointed. The whole evening was fantastic. The food was excellent and as it was mid-week and they weren't too busy the chef prepared individual portions of the food even though we were intending to share the dishes. We had the spatchcock... More

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26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We finally got around to visiting this charming little establishment after rave reviews from friends and we weren't disappointed. The food was fantastic. The spatchcock was simply unreal and the sauce amazed. The lamb superb and the wagu beef a real treat. To quote another reviewer it is all in the sauces. The service was also first class....attentive, friendly ..we'll... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

It's unusual to see a Japanese chef in an Italian restaurant prepare and serve such wonderful sauces but chef Toru achieves it. We often have the scallop entrée with its amazing sauce and the involtini is worth driving hours for but last night I also had the duck ravioli with duck ragout and an amazing mushroom sauce - every dish... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Top notch Italian cooked by a man from japan. It is a busy place so you probably need to book on a Friday and Saturday . Foods is the best Italian on Military Road.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Wonderful quality, imaginative menu and different to what you see and expect in most nearby restaurants. We normally ring the day before to make sure that Toru can provide a dish to cater for Lynn's allergies and he has never let us down.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Came here for Christmas Eve and it was absolute perfection. Not a big restaurant so it doesn't suit large crowds but for a couple just looking for good food without the excesses, this was just right, Toru, the chef, often does a special dish for Lynn responding to her allergies re wheat and dairy. The spitchcock involtini has always looked... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

Obviously we are regulars here but the chef, Toru, is always able to surprise us. As I've said before, Lynn's options in an Italian restaurant are limited but even on Christmas Eve, Toru was able to do the special Involtini dish notwithstanding a packed restaurant. I shared it and it is a standout dish. Lynn had her normal scallop entrée... More

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