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#91 of 4,377 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Central Business District
Japanese, Australian
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Darling Park 201 Sussex St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
02 9283 1990
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Tue - Thu 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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North Sydney
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Birthday lunch celebrations with a degustation menu with matching wines. Amazing textures, subtle flavours, Japanese inspiration with local produce. We opened with glasses of Laurent Perrier Ultra Brut. Exemplary product knowledge by their professional team. Customer focus is there for all to see......

Thank Lawrence Y
Los Cabos
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Another top call in Australia, great technique, top quality produce and very creative. Great staff as well.

Thank RogelioCoRi
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72 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The menu at sepia remains a secret until the evening. However, as each course arrives each complimented it predecessor. The staff were absolutely fantastic on the evening as was the sommelier. Sepia certainly gives the diner a culinary experience with bold confident flavours in a close romantic setting.

Thank Jay S
Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here for our 6 year anniversary and had the degustation with matching wines. Every course was just exceptional and the wines paired well. The service was great and the ambience in the restaurant was somewhat relaxed despite the fine dining experience. I hear it will be closing down in a couple years (the chef is moving onto something new),... More 

Thank efurz
Newcastle, Australia
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The spanner crab dish was the very best.it was a ten out of ten and most of the others weren't far behind.The wait staff were great,the French girl,flawless as the sommelier. A credit to the kitchen staff. Loved it.

Thank patrick s
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited for lunch and had the 9 course menu. Service was excellent - highly knowledgeable wait staff and an in-depth wine list. We marvelled over each dish that came out and had a lot of trouble picking a favourite - each one was our "favourite" until the next dish came out! 10/10 for everything, and it was a huge... More 

Thank Samantha C
Melbourne, Victoria
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am a complete lover of the the little secret bargain gems you find in Sydney where the food is incredible and cheap, and, as much as I want to, I don't often venture out to the expensive fine dining options. But we decided to save up our money and go to Sepia for a meal, and I am so... More 

Thank moolos
Sydney, Australia
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141 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a reason for this restaurant to be top in NSW (according to the latest AFR ranking). The place is superb for food, service and wine. The most important thing for a restaurant is of course the food. Sepia was able to deliver impeccable challenges to the taste buds. The 9 course degustation is a journey of contrasts and... More 

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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my partner here last weekend to celebrate his birthday. From the moment we arrived the service was faultless. We of course had the tasting menu (your only option on a Saturday night), and had the wine pairing option as well as the cheese plate supplement. Beautiful wines that went perfectly with each course. I appreciated the detailed explanation... More 

Thank RTmedic
Toronto, Canada
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545 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 527 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Sepia is a fine restaurant. The culinary skills and creativity exhibited by the staff here are quite good, and superior to the place by the harbour for the same price. Here are a few things to consider: 1. Sepia's lease is up within the year, and word is that there will be something else, but perhaps not in its current... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Japanese, Australian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Darling Park 201 Sussex St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: 02 9283 1990

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Staying in Central Business District

Neighborhood Profile
Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.