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#86 of 4,593 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
18:00 - 23:30
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Tue - Thu 18:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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Sydney, Australia
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70 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days 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
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days 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 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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96 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 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
Level Contributor
15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely meal here just before Christmas... food is beautifully presented and expertly cooked... of our degustation I would say the vast majority of dishes were excellent with just one or two where the flavour combinations didn't quite work for me... favourites were the amuse bouche, crab and dessert... yum!

1 Thank AJSLondon
Brisbane, Australia
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here about 3 weeks ago and it was a fabulous experience. The food is amazingly creative and absolutely delicious; every morsel was superb. There are wine, sake, champagne and even tea pairings available with the degustation meals, we chose wine and sake and thoroughly enjoyed both. The service was delightful, professional and seamless, but also warm and welcoming.... More 

Thank WinstonWild
Wellington, New Zealand
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous! A real experience to treasure. The sommelier was fabulous. Best dish was the tuna and for desert, the pearl; just magical.

Thank 200KEAM
Adelaide, Australia
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61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Whilst in Sydney we had lunch here on a Saturday. The only option available was the 9 course tasting menu. The restaurant is really classy and the black and white tiling as you enter and the jazz music playing gives it a different vibe then your usual restaurant of this calibre. The food itself is pretty amazing and not only... More 

1 Thank Traveller388
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

had an amazing lunch at Sepia with my sister ...first time visiting Sydney and big foodies we were overwhelmed with the flavors and textures of each mouthful we were served. Wait staff are quick and snappy always on hand to top up drinks , we had the tasting menu for lunch offered on Friday and an additional cheese course ,... More 

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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
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
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9283 1990

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Central Business District

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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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