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“Everything clicked”
Review of Sugarcane - MOVED

Sugarcane
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Surry Hills
Wellington, New Zealand
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163 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Everything clicked”
Reviewed May 18, 2014

Wonderful food, served by helpful, knowledgable wait staff. Menu was interesting with plenty of variety, ingredients were clearly fresh, and the cooking make the most of it. Wine list probably could do with some more work (pretty much mainstream selection, not many stand-out wines). But maybe that is not the restaurant's focus. I'll be back for sure though. The food is the main draw-card here.

Visited May 2014
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Thank Roger F
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English first
Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Turned out, turned off and won't be back”
Reviewed April 12, 2014

Instructions were: be there at 6.45 promptly and must be out at 8.45. And we obeyed.We kept our bargain. But at 8.30 we were caned by Sugarcane! As we were finishing our glasses of wine we were asked to leave. When it was pointed out it wasn't yet 8.45 we were then subjected to a lecture with attitude. Having scooped up our disposable cash we were then seen as disposable.
(We presume the staff finished off our second bottle of wine or maybe they poured it by the glass for a table at the next sitting)

Two sittings per night is common in restaurants in Sydney and we have experienced some very charming, tactful and sometimes comedic ways of winding up the evening. But not at Sugarcane.

This restaurant apparently runs on the Basil Fawlty principle ie just do as your told.The food was good -but kitchen is let down by the attitude at front of house.

Gemma K

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank GemmaK3
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fun evening, delicious food”
Reviewed March 28, 2014

Really enjoyable evening out. Communal tables, good menu and good decor. We had made reservations but still had to wait a little while for our table, service was a little slow (I got the feeling that they were busier than expected following on from a lot of food review write-ups that week) and some of our dishes took a while to come out but the food was really delicious when it came. Unfortunately they had run out of tofu and half of our group were vegetarian. Wine list was pretty pricey compared to other Asian restaurants. Didn't bother us much but worth noting that it's pretty loud.
Particularly recommend the prawn, rice cake and caramelised sugarcane.
Great pad thai.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Somerwrays
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Talbingo, New South Wales, Australia
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

This is a great restaurant.
The decor has recently been revamped with a lovely casual feel to it.
The staff were very attentive and friendly,
And the food...incredible!!
This is one of the best Thai/Asian restaurants I've been to.
Very reasonably priced.
A great place for a quiet dinner with friends.

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Thank Vicki C
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Perth, Australia
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Exceptional value and gluten free friendly”
Reviewed February 25, 2014

My wife and I dined at sugarcane with our son and 4 of his mates. We had an exceptional dining experience at a very reasonable price (in fact downright cheap compared to Perth). The menu
fitted in nicely with everyone including those requiring a gluten free option. Most of the menu was
either gluten free or could be adapted to gluten free. Seven people - 4 bottles of wine - entrees
and mains $350. Wow!

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank David B
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