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Cocina Sunae

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Filipino, Thai, Vietnamese
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Roseti 1474, Caba | Between 14 de Julio and Heredia, Buenos Aires C1427BWD, Argentina
+54 48705506
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Wed - Sat 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Authentic Southeast Asian Cuisine in Buenos Aires. Cocina Sunae lures you...
Authentic Southeast Asian Cuisine in Buenos Aires. Cocina Sunae lures you with aromas of fiery curries, fresh herbs and exotic spices in a closed door restaurant in Colegiales. Reservations only. Open Wednesday thru Saturday evenings starting at 8pm. Cash only.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
An Authentic Southeast Asian Cuisine

Cocina Sunae serves Southeast Asian cuisine focusing on Filipino, Thai and Vietnamese, served family style or as a 4-course individual meal from the owner’s home kitchen. On the evening I had dinner there, the Chef, Cristina, served an extra Filipino dish and we had both main course choices... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Lake Zurich, Illinois
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76 reviews 76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This was our third closed-door restaurant in Buenos Aires, so I feel real good about being able to accurately assess the value and experience here. And neither were impressive. We had an 830pm reservation which is very early for BA standards and of course we were the first to arrive. It was raining on and off that evening. Cocina Sunae... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I went with a couple of friends to this closed-doors resto. The place is really beautiful and the service excellent. The ambiance is very calm and invites to enjoy the dinner. The wine list is quite complete. Regarding the food, the first and second dishes were delicious but my experience with the main course didn't excel. Between the pork, the... More 

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Philippines
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Cocina Sunae serves Southeast Asian cuisine focusing on Filipino, Thai and Vietnamese, served family style or as a 4-course individual meal from the owner’s home kitchen. On the evening I had dinner there, the Chef, Cristina, served an extra Filipino dish and we had both main course choices presented family style. The soup was Bulanglang (Filipino) of prawn flavoured with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Every time I go to Buenos Aires I dinner at Cocina Sunae, it's an awesome restaurant. If you love Asian or spicy food you can't miss, the service is very friendly (they also speak english) and the ambient is great.

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San Francisco, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Note: Cochina Sunae is a "closed door" restaurant, a legal status in Buenos Aires which means you need to reserve your table in advance, which is easy enough to do. My wife and I enjoy fine dining and while we were on-the-whole enjoying our week in BA, nothing was triggering that "eyes roll up in your head" kind of enthusiasm... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

It's hard to find reasonably authentic foreign tastes in Buenos Aires. Anyone who has been out for cream cheese-filled, otherwise tasteless sushi knows this. Cocina Sunae is a haven, a port in a storm. First bite of the first course, Thai fish cakes, and a welcome blast of cilantro and sriracha actually made me think of meals in Bangkok. Pad... More 

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New York City, New York
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21 restaurant reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

My husband and I ate here last week and were pleasantly surprised. This puerta cerrada is in a lovely home with two dining rooms on the patio or inside. The food was delicious. The flavors combinations were outstanding. Unlike other puertas cerradas, Cocina Sunae has a full staff in the kitchen, outside the home, and someone to take your order.... More 

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Londrina, PR
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Do you know that REAL experience? Thats what you get here! Buenos Aires is a tricky city! Get to know the place! Walk and ask for the best places to go!

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

A tiny and lovely patio with very few tables inside what once was a family house greets you when you enter. It is almost impossible to tell from outside the restaurant what is hidden inside. Because, inside, the delicate art of Chef Christina Sunae will guide you through a roller coaster of flavors and textures of asian food like you... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I went to Cocina Sunae twice. The first time it was for my birthday, invited by my parents. It was a very nice sorprise to enter such a nice house and have a great dinner with my family in a very relaxed atmosphere. The second time it was with my husband, and I can say it is the perfect place... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Roseti 1474, Caba | Between 14 de Julio and Heredia, Buenos Aires C1427BWD, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires
  • Phone Number: +54 48705506

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 35
  • Cuisine: Filipino, Thai, Vietnamese

Description

Authentic Southeast Asian Cuisine in Buenos Aires. Cocina Sunae lures you with aromas of fiery curries, fresh herbs and exotic spices in a closed door restaurant in Colegiales. Reservations only. Open Wednesday thru Saturday evenings starting at 8pm. Cash only.
Open Hours
Wednesday
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
8:00 pm - 12:00 am

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