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“"I've never felt so happy in my life"--my daughter” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cocina Sunae

Cocina Sunae
Roseti entre Heredia y 14 de Julio, Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 1548705506
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Ranked #26 of 2,560 Restaurants in Buenos Aires
Price range: $25 - $35
Cuisines: Filipino, Thai, Vietnamese
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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.
Phoenix, Arizona
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“"I've never felt so happy in my life"--my daughter”
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 day.

The menu this week started with prawns wrapped in corteo (fine noodles), moved to a hand spring roll, and then we had a choice of entrees--fish with baby bok choy, bbq pork with cold rice noodles, or a pumpkin chicken curry. There were three of us, so we got one of each entree and shared. They were all delicious. Dessert was a mixture of tropical fruit and ice cream, which you mixed together in a glass to make a refreshing "fruit shake." Or, as my daughter said, "happiness in a glass."

Plain water and hot tea are included with the meal price, but sodas, bubbly water and wine are not very expensive add-ons. The price for three of us was 750 pesos without a tip.

You make your reservation on-line, and when they confirm, they will give you the address for dinner. It was in a part of town that I hadn't been to before, but was only a 50 peso taxi ride from Palermo Soho. One more tip: although you select a seating time when you make your reservation, all the diners are eating on their own schedule, so if you a little early or a little late, it's not a big deal. I had envisioned a "banquet style" service, with everyone eating the same courses at the same time. Not so.

This is an experience that should not be missed!

Visited July 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“A break from steak”
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 fresh and light, and both of our main courses (you had a few choices) were nice. Wine was not included in the base price, but there was a selection of well priced local wines

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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“An incredible Southeast Asian spot in Buenos Aires”
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 was the best tofu I ever had! Soft inside and crispy outside.
It is important to make a reservation in advance. The 4 course menu changes once a week and includes 2 entrances, one main meal, dessert, water and tea. I also ordered 2 cocktails with some Asian flavors and they were also great. The price is reasonable.
The restaraunt is small, pretty and cozy. A really nice place to eat in Buenos Aires.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Liked it”
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

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Food excellent”
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

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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