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Cocina Sunae

Roseti entre Heredia y 14 de Julio, Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 1548705506
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Ranked #15 of 2,256 restaurants in Buenos Aires
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $35 - $45
Cuisines: Filipino, Thai, Vietnamese
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I have eaten at Cocina Sunae each time in the last four years that I have visited Buenos Aires. In fact, I usually eat there at least two times during my visit. The food is outstanding and the price is reasonable. The Chef, Sunae ,took special care to prepared my meal to address my gluten sensitivity. In addition, she has... More

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Hackensack, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

First, my friend saw a little tip about these types of places in Lonely Planet's guide for Argentina. We looked up the restaurant and we come to find out her family comes from the same area as mine in the Philippines. We were so excited but thought we might not be able to get a reservation on such short notice... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

My friend found this place on Tripadvisor and suggested we go. I was a bit hesitant as I am not a big fan of South East Asian food.. I was so wrong! It was a great evening, all four of the courses were delicious and thoughtfully prepared. The price was really good too! The hosts were good and explained the... More

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Buenos Aires
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

1) The place. Not really a bona fide puerta cerrada or supper club (no communal tables or stranger danger, thank god) but they only give the address on reservation and there's always a certain thrill in turning up to an ordinary looking house and finding a restaurant inside it. Last night our group of 14 was seated on the covered... More

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Kelowna, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

A friend of ours runs The Great Cuisine Buenos Aires web site (check it out for great dining ideas - he has only sent us to incredible places!) and had been encouraging us for our entire visit to try Cocina Sunae, so before we left BA we thought we had better make this evening happen. We could tell as soon... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

My mother came to visit and we're both huge fans of South-East Asian food but the real deal, not the imitation Thai food customized for a porteño palate. We were certainly not disappointed with Cocina Sunae. The location itself was simple but beautiful. Everyone had individual tables so it actually felt like a restaurant. The food was also spectacular. The... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

After entering the 'closed door' (puerta cerrada) it was such a beautiful and suprisingly welcome with very friendly staff, little candles in the garden and the smell of delicious food. They have only a small amount of tables which are stylish decorated. They have a nice wine list and the Malbec from Salentein Bodega was a good choice. The 4-course... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

A home turned into a petit restaurant, simple and special details invite you to sit and enjoy the ride of the four course menu whi will take you to the heart of philippine home made dishes. The menu is already fixed for the weekend, and I always love being surprised by the chef's choices. The courses had orginal presentations, a... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

As others have mentioned, this place is quite far from the center of Buenos Aires. It was worth the drive though. The food was delicious with each course better than the previous. Despite the set menu they were still able to make changes for me such as making my shrimp dish not spicy and serving mango rather than banana for... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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44 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

We didn't realise when booking here how far out of the city centre this place was. It took around 20 minutes in a taxi and we were beginning to feel like we were on a magical mystery tour especially when we arrived outside to a 'closed door' not having known this was a puerta cerrada. On arrival we were met... More

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