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Tetsuya's

#9 of 4,629 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
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Central Business District
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529 Kent St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9267 2900
Today
17:30 - 00:00
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 17:30 - 00:00
Sat 12:00 - 16:00
18:30 - 00:00
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Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When a meal costs almost $800.00 for two people, you would expect something truly exceptional on every level. Sadly this was not the case. There was no continuity of service - different waiters building no rapport. All wheeling out "In front of you is (insert meal)...", which felt very robotic and insincere. They also made a mistake with the bill,... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The professional service begins at the front door of Tetsuyas. It is polished, friendly and informed from that point until you are farewelled at nights end. It is so good that you realise how uncomfortably rare it is in other restaurants. These people know their stuff! Congratulations to all the staff who served us - they were outstanding. And to... More 

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Canberra
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189 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had been looking forward to this for many years and on this visit to Sydney, 6 of us made our way to the lovely establishment in Kent St. A miserable night weather wise, our welcome was warm and the staff who attended us were extremely pleasant and efficient. Our wine waiter was fantastic; so knowledgeable about the wines, as... More 

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Thank RussCanberra
Melbourne, Australia
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82 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate last night at Tetsuya's last after a 11 yr break. Had friends visiting Australia so flew to Sydney to meet them and give them a taste of one of Australia's nicest restaurants. None of us were disappointed. Great service, exquisite food. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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Melbourne, Australia
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212 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is a real surprise right in the heart of Sydney. You enter from Kent Street and are surrounded by high rise buildings. The restaurant itself is in a lovely old single level building with a beautiful Japanese Garden. As you enter you begin to get the feeling that this is no ordinary place to eat, by the end... More 

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Thank ColinTanya
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Simply the best meal I've ever had in my life. Never had a meal where so much thought and preparation went into everything single thing.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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88 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Staff was very nice to get us a table for dinner. Restaurant is in a beautiful house in Sydney. We had very high expectations since it's a top 10 restaurant in Sydney and serves a fix menu for 230 dollars. Servers were very nice. Food was "ok", some courses very nice and some just not very good. After experiencing Michelin... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner with my wife on a thursday evening. Food outstanding. Matched Aussie wines worked well. Staff polished and welcoming. Setting is excellent. Some great art around the place. Certainly not trading on reputation... after operating for around 30 years you could almost forgive them for a little complacency but there is not a trace of it. This is what's possible... More 

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australia
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141 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came for a special occasion as most people were also there for an anniversary or birthday. And why not? This restaurant is perfect to celebrate in! Food is perfect, service isn't just service, it's warm welcoming and professional. Not intrusive though. We give this 100%. Can not be faulted. Be aware though of costs before you go as the... More 

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Dallas, Tx
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3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The meal, a degustation menu, was excellent from start to finish. We especially enjoyed the wine pairings featuring Australian wines, and the sommelier was very knowledgable and engaging. The service was wonderful.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 166 - US$ 166
Cuisine
Japanese, Seafood, Asian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 00:00
Thursday
17:30 - 00:00
Friday
17:30 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 16:00
18:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 529 Kent St, 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 9267 2900
Description
Tetsuya's serves a ten course degustation menu. The degustation is unique, based on the Japanese philosophy of using natural seasonal flavours, enhanced by classic French technique and utilising the freshest possible ingredients. Tetsuya designed his own on-site "test kitchen" within the restaurant to enable him to create the constantly evolving and inspiring dishes on which he has built his esteemed international reputation.

Tetsuya's offers one of Sydney's most comprehensive wine lists and our sommeliers will, upon request, match the dishes with wine available by the glass.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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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