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Tetsuya's

Travelers' Choice award winner
$$$$
French, Japanese, Seafood, 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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5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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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: Dinner, Lunch, 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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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
Fusion at its Best

Definitely a must if you love Japanese food and happen to be in Sydney : ) When it comes to Japanese i normally prefer traditional as opposed to fusion but at Tetsuya's each dish paired so well with the freshest ingredients it just tasted as if they were meant to be together. Truly gastronomical... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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  • Doing business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Definitely a must if you love Japanese food and happen to be in Sydney : ) When it comes to Japanese i normally prefer traditional as opposed to fusion but at Tetsuya's each dish paired so well with the freshest ingredients it just tasted as if they were meant to be together. Truly gastronomical pairing of Australian x Japanese. They... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

What an Amazing experience. This is a 'Bucket List" restaurant. The food is so unique. We go to sample unusual combinations of food that taste wonderful. Take someone special for an intimate dinner with great service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

This place is amazing. The food was fresh and absolutely divine. The staff were very attentive and had an excellent knowledge of the menu. We had the 10 course degastation with matched wines. Very impressive. The atmosphere was romantic. Will definitely be coming back to Tetsuya's.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

My fiancee and I had dinner there 2-3 weeks ago. We were in Sydney for our honeymmon and I wanted to have a special dinner before saying goodbye to the country. And the experience was quite dissapointing. Even if all the courses we had were good, there was no one that really excited/thrilled us. And it is something I expect... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Recently enjoyed another wonderful Saturday luncheon at Tetsuya's, while the food is out of this world the staff are the real deal that keep us coming back. To Stuart, Fabio, Michael, John and the wait staff all I can say is a big thankyou for another unforgettable day, see you again soon!

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We recently dined at Tetsuya's after much anticipation and hype from fellow lovers of food and fine dining. Have to say, we were really disappointed overall. There was very little warmth from the staff; the menu, though beautifully presented and tasty, was too small per portion and had little flow to it. It was almost like the kitchen just couldn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

During every vacation we like to try at the very least one excellent degustation dining experience and so we tend to research these choices carefully. We were disappointed in Melbourne with a highly touted restaurant and hoped to find redemption in Sydney. Tetsuya's delivered and for me it represented the best meal we had during our 19 days of travel... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

It was a hosted dinner event for about 50 persons in a private room. It started at 7:30pm...... and the last course was served at 11pm. There was just so much hype about the place that set my expectations really up there amongst Sydney's best in fine dining but alas, a way short of the mark in my opinion. Staff... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Long awaited meal at this highly rated establishment - opted to include the oysters which was a good choice Dishes came at a steady pace inclusive of elegant descriptions in most instances - promoting was required for one The mist outstanding dish was the signature ocean trout by far and the desert dishes - a couple were some what underwhelming... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The degustation menu was define. Enjoyed it immensely and very filling. If only there was one in Melbourne. Oh well, it might be enough to get us to visit Sydney again. Well worth the visit.

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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 154 - 154
  • Cuisine: French, Japanese, Seafood, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business

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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