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Tetsuya's

Travelers' Choice award winner
$$$$
French, Japanese, Seafood, Asian fusion
As featured in Best Food in Sydney
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529 Kent Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9267 2900
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff
Description: Tetsuya's serves a ten course degustation menu. The degustation is unique...
Tetsuya's serves a ten course degustation menu. The degustation is unique, based on the Japanese philosophy of using natural seasonal flavours, enhanced by classic French technique and utilising the freshest possible ingredients. Tetsuya designed his own on-site "test kitchen" within the restaurant to enable him to create the constantly evolving and inspiring dishes on which he has built his esteemed international reputation. Tetsuya's offers one of Sydney's most comprehensive wine lists and our sommeliers will, upon request, match the dishes with wine available by the glass.
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  • 458
    Excellent
  • 152
    Very good
  • 70
    Average
  • 29
    Poor
  • 25
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Quite exceptional

Had wanted to go for a while, and really enjoyed the degustation - amazing venue, atmosphere and excellent staff. It has earned its reputation!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Word G
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The devine degustation menu takes the thinking out of the food experience and diners are left to just enjoy the cuisine. The chef was accommodating of my husbands dietary requirements and simply substituted a course when needed without fuss. It was truly a special experience and is highly recommended. Please note that the restaurant is premium and the cost is... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Had wanted to go for a while, and really enjoyed the degustation - amazing venue, atmosphere and excellent staff. It has earned its reputation!

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Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Almost faultless. The degustation menu with matching wine was the best I have ever experienced. Wonderful flavours, stunningly presented and the staff were just so friendly and nothing was a bother to them. Expensive yes, but you don't do it every evening. I absolutely recommend Tetsuya's.

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Sydney, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

If you are looking for the very best in Jaenese Cuisine then you will find it here.. The food and the staff and the very best..this is definatly a restaurant to ut at the to of your list when you are in Sydney..

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Fairytale start with Tets waiting at the desk to greet us. Could it get any better. Small as a cuddly panda but boy can he cook! Forget any negative reviews when he is in the house. The food was impeccable, the confit ocean trout easily the best in recent memory. Other places try but this really is the best that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

It was great time out and perfect food. Tho i must say 1 of the dishes i didn't really like, others where great tho. Treat yourself to one of sydneys finest if you can afford it.

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Melbourne, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Went to Sydney on a conference and was very lucky to get in on the day. Apparently they had had a cancellation- and even though rare, can happen. So for other folks who are keen but put off by the waiting time, definitely give them a call on the day and try you might be surprised. Food was amazing, and... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

What can I say but amazing!! It's really top quality cuisine, so refined and delicate. My travelling friend and I couldn't afford a huge meal so we just had to settle with some smaller bites. Would recommend this place on a big budget.

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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We hosted an event at Tetsuya's. The service is impeccable. The food was delicious but sadly it was way too much for me and couldn't touch the last 3-4 courses as I was too full. I will go back and be sure I am really hungry next time :) If you are an open-minded foodie, you'll love this place. If... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

Visited Sydney and naturally made a booking for the famous Tetsuya's. After reading some of the more negative reviews I was hesitant to still go. However, we decided to give it a try and it did not disappoint. I thought the food was incredible. The matching wines were beautiful. Overall experience was truly amazing. We were also very lucky to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 529 Kent Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9267 2900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 172 - 172
  • Cuisine: French, Japanese, Seafood, Asian fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Doing business, Special occasions

Description

Tetsuya's serves a ten course degustation menu. The degustation is unique, based on the Japanese philosophy of using natural seasonal flavours, enhanced by classic French technique and utilising the freshest possible ingredients. Tetsuya designed his own on-site "test kitchen" within the restaurant to enable him to create the constantly evolving and inspiring dishes on which he has built his esteemed international reputation. Tetsuya's offers one of Sydney's most comprehensive wine lists and our sommeliers will, upon request, match the dishes with wine available by the glass.
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:30 pm - 12:00 am

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