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#103 of 4,625 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Central Business District
Japanese, Australian
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201 Sussex Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9283 1990
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Open now
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Tue - Thu 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were Recomemded Sepia by some friends who live in Sydney. We hadn't booked but walked in on the cough we thought we would be turned away an to our surprise they took us to a table for 2. We were ecstatic. We had the 9 course taster menu with wine pairing. Every course was so amazing, artistic, an flavoursome.... More 

Thank Eddiebech
Rolleston, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We are farmers from qld and thought we would try fine dining. It was incredible, the food was impeccably presented and with character from most of the lovely waiters. The sommelier was absolutely gorgeous, very eager to make sure we had the best wines and enjoy ourselves rather than be uppity as we have seen before with other sommeliers, an... More 

Thank storyexperience
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

From trying to make a booking through to the actual meal - not an experience I will repeat, Arrogant, over-priced and generally unpleasant experience.

Thank JR1Sydney
Pacific Coast Australia, Australia
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26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Recent lunch at Sepia was very disappointing. Rumour has it that Sepia is about to close their so called fine dining, and reopening as a simple restaurant. Good idea I'd say. Tetsuya's restaurant in Sydney, and The Press Club in Melbourne do fine dining very well. Their wine paring is very reasonable at $90.00 a head, and the food is... More 

Thank Russ2652
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We are a group friends who visit fine dinning restaurants every few months & generally indulge ourselves in the degustation menus with matching wines. I wish I had something complimentary to say about Sepia but I'm at a loss for words. I appreciate that some of the dishes may not be to everyone's taste, but in my opinion the flavour... More 

Thank Gid M
Sydney, Australia
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70 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

currently my favourite Degustation in Sydney and has been for some time. If you are looking for a fine dining experience with some of the best food in Sydney, its here.

Thank robbieh836
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Admittedly it was a special occasion but we had dinner with friends at Sepia last night and it was one of the most amazing dining experiences ever. The restaurant is tasteful and deceptively low key with dark notes which was a great foil for the meal. It was no exaggeration to say it was an experience, morsels of exquisitely prepared... More 

Thank brendamayart
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136 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

OMG this is seriously one of the best dining experiences I have had. Every mouthful was perfection. We had the 10? Course degustation menu as a 'special' birthday celebration with matched wines. I cannot rave more highly about how fabulous our 5 hour lunch experience was. Worth every penny!!

Thank ChickybabeSydney
Somerset West, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed a fantastic dinner with my husband.Their attention to detail is immaculate.Each dish is like an work of art, and a good selection of matching wines.Expensive but so worth it. Glad I had the experience to dine here.

Thank TachlessCps
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sepia is indulgently excellent. The food, decor and service is unparalleled. Flavours were bold and pronounced throughout each bite. Sepia is truly the benchmark for fine dining in Australia, the spanner crab dish showed a delicate and artistic balance between freshness of produce and was cooked to perfection.

Thank dbonviveur

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Australian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic
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: 201 Sussex Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9283 1990

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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.
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