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Sepia

#92 of 4,429 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Central Business District
Japanese, Australian
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Darling Park 201 Sussex St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
02 9283 1990
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12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very unique dining experience, excellent combination of pan-australian-asian food in texture, presentation, and taste. Excellent and interesting wine pairing with some very interesting and delicious choices (wine from the Canary Islands for example!). Great, discreet, minimal service. Absolutely delicious food (bone marrow and sea urchin "sushi" was out of this world). Well worth the visit!

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Thank Magnus F
Mequon, WI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I are devoted, unabashed foodies always seeking out our next great place/dining experience. Sydney has many wonderful restaurants and a vibrant food scene. Sepia is clearly amongst the top. The tasting menu is an opportunity to be dazzled by amazing food that is presented lovingly by the staff. Our primary server was Matthew and he was simply... More 

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Thank BosoxKen
Perth, Australia
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here for my partner's birthday dinner and we were both thoroughly impressed. Started off with oysters and G&Ts and then onto the degustation with matched wines. The meals were all amazingly flavoured and textured! One of the desserts (the aniseed one) was a little odd but interesting none the less and we were lucky enough to receive an extra... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The scene is set from the very first moment when the wait staff open the door for you before you've even reached for the handle, and continues throughout the entire dining experience until they once again open the doors to let you back out into the real world. My husband and I visited for the Friday lunch degustation and loved... More 

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Thank Natalie B
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I expect delicately prepared dishes with exquisite taste at every degustation meal. I had a degustation lunch at Sepia, on one of the two days in a week that Sepia was open. Food was gooood as the food should be. No bad or even average dish: every one of the seven dishes were either good or excellent. Compliments to the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten at a few restaurants around the world for their tasting menus but comparatively, I found that, whilst delicious, the portion at the Sepia were too small and the 4 of us were left slightly unsatisfied at the end of the courses before desserts. Each courses also took their time to be served and the wait was a... More 

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Tavistock, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just had one of the best meals of our life, at this fusion restaurant. Delicate tastes of fish, duck, wagyu beef and complex desserts were complemented by the eclectic world wine pairings. martin the chef is simply a genius in the kitchen. Staff were incredibly welcoming, friendly and knowledgeable front of house, backed by an efficient brigade in the kitchen.... More 

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Thank Alison M
North Sydney
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

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......

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Thank Lawrence Y
Los Cabos
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016 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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Japanese, Australian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
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.