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Cocina Sunae

Roseti entre Heredia y 14 de Julio, Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 1548705506
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Ranked #39 of 2,340 restaurants in Buenos Aires
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $35
Cuisines: Filipino, Thai, Vietnamese
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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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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Paris
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The puerta cerrada experience is something you really have to live if you come to Buenos Aires! This one in particular was really great, the food was amazing, and the owners really friendly. It's not located in your typical tourist spots, but not too far by cab! Prices are a bit steep for Buenos Aires standard, but decent compared to... More

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I was scared to eat here after so many bad Asian-food experiences in Buenos Aires (people, please stop making sushi like that), but Sunae is a brilliant chef and I love eating here. Compares with the authentic Southeast Asian food I've eaten in NYC. Bursts of interesting flavors, fresh ingredients, and genuine recipes. Also, the price is fair enough that... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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55 reviews 55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

My daughter had eaten here before and really wanted us to give this "closed door" restaurant a try. I am so glad that we did! The food was delicious and the service impeccable. And the chef's house was welcoming and lovely, with a nice patio that would be terrific in the summer months, although not an option on a cold... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We chose this restaurant for two reasons. 1) We wanted to try a "closed door" restaurant, basically a dinner club in a chefs home, and 2) after 5 days of steak we needed something different! We made our booking by email. The chef previously lived in New York, so spoke perfect English. The first course a salad with shrimp, was... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This place really blew my mind! I have recently traveled to Southeast Asia and the food was really similar to what I have eaten over there. The food was outstanding! Besides, I asked for a vegetarian meal and they were able to prepare the same dishes with a vegetarian version. The shrimps, for instance, were replaced by tofu and it... More

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Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Nice! Il liked the food cause we are south asia food lovers. 4 steps meal, good taste just a lil bit expensive

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Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Very small restaurant that looks like a warehouse in the front Inside quite cozy Things to improve Server could spend a moment more with guests and make sure everyone's glass full Food could have been a little hotter All things considering excellent restaurant and good wine

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Chicago, Illinois
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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
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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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9 reviews 9 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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