Tetsuya's Restaurant
Address:
529 Kent st, Sydney CBD NSW        Contact details
Cuisines:
French, Japanese
Sat hours:
12:00 to 15:30, 18:00 to 23:00    View schedule
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Tetsuya's Restaurant Schedule
Dining Schedule
Tue
18:00 to 23:00
Wed
18:00 to 23:00
Thu
18:00 to 23:00
Fri
18:00 to 23:00
Sat
12:00 to 15:30
18:00 to 23:00
Contact details - Tetsuya's Restaurant
Address:
529 Kent st, Sydney CBD NSW
Phone:
(02) 9267 2900
Fax:
(02) 9262 7099
  • Tetsuya's cuisine is unique, based on the Japanese philosophy of natural seasonal flavours, enhanced by classic French technique and the freshest possible ingredients. It is here on Kent Street, in Tetsuya's personal upstairs 'Experimentation' kitchen, that Tetsuya develops his meals in a constant effort to create a new and interesting culinary experience.

  • Latest User Reviews

    My girlfriend and I ate at Tetsuya's last Wednesday (22.6.11) night and although we were so looking forward to the evening we left rather disappointed. Most dishes were over cooked and dry to t...

    Featured review from the Here Comes The Food blog: I have an unrequited love for ox tail that has yet to be satisfied in Sydney, until tonight. Hands down the best I’ve ever had. The exotic flav...

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    • Overall 5 |  Food 5  |  Ambience 5  |  Value 5  |  Service 5

      My girlfriend and I ate at Tetsuya's last Wednesday (22.6.11) night and although we were so looking forward to the evening we left rather disappointed. Most dishes were over cooked and dry to the point where after one mouthful, what remained stayed on the plate. This was the case for every dish except for two, the sashimi and Tetsuya's signature dish, they were really lovely and melted in your mouth. The waiting staff did not seem to have extensive knowledge of the produce, one stating a dish to contain lobster and when I asked where the lobster was from, he couldn't tell me and then came back to the table to say the dish contained WA Crayfish. I don't think anyone would mind if they were being served WA Crayfish, it is a beautiful local produce from Australia. Unfortunately the cooking of this dish was disastrous, we left the dry piece of Crayfish on our plates and at no stage did anyone wonder why we were leaving our food. The cost of our evening was the most I've paid at a restaurant Sydney. We were expecting a restaurant with ambiance, intimacy and were expecting nothing but the best from the food and wine, we have such high respect for Tetsuya as a Chef. The wine served with the meals was very generous although some did not seem to compliment the dishes, rather they challenged the dishes and competed for the same spot on our pallet. This post is not meant to be totally critical, we were so excited about going to Tetsuya's especially after reading the other comments, unfortunately our expectations were too high although my back pocket is now $628 less healthy.

    • Overall 9.5 |  Food 10  |  Ambience 9  |  Value 9  |  Service 10

      Featured review from the Here Comes The Food blog: I have an unrequited love for ox tail that has yet to be satisfied in Sydney, until tonight. Hands down the best I’ve ever had. The exotic flavoursome strands of ox tail are deep and held together by a thick gooey sauce. My mind ponders on what herbs were used to create such a satisfying dish... [click through to the blog to continue]

    • Overall 9.8 |  Food 10  |  Ambience 9  |  Value 10  |  Service 10

      My family culinary experience at Tetsuya's by far exceeded all previous dining episodes. Our tastebuds were excited beyond expectation & the service was faultless. At times found it a bit hard to hear the food and wine descriptions due to the noise of the other diners in the room....but all in all a great experience.

    • Overall 8.3 |  Food 8  |  Ambience 9  |  Value 6  |  Service 10

      Great concept! Ingenious Cuisine! Very good restaurant... Only for special occasions! But I assure you, Special it will be! You can really say Tetsuya's is one of the best of Sydney area. Strongly recommend!

    • Overall 9.3 |  Food 9  |  Ambience 9  |  Value 10  |  Service 9

      Food is as close to perfection as I've experienced in any fine restaurant in the World. Balanced/harmonious combinations of flavours from Japan and Australia. Freshness of ingredients paramount and obvious. Wine service gracious and affordable. Food service impeccable, with both timing and descriptions "a point". Tetsuya is the perfect host ensuring discretion but also attentive visits to many tables to ensure diners are always happy towards the end of their experience. I've dined twice in Kent Street and twice in Roselle... every experience has been slightly more refined than the previous. I would travel across the globe to visit this restaurant.

    • Overall 6.3 |  Food 8  |  Ambience 6  |  Value 4  |  Service 7

      For a special occasion - i thought a special restaurant The food was delicate and delish with excellent presentation (although the petits fours contradicted this - lacking depth of flavour) - overall food was good but not spectacular. Service was also good but rote like with the same message repeated from table to table - maybe even a bit sterile My greatest disappointment was the wine (non) match - with all wines too dominate for all the delicate nosh. For a three hat restaurant - disappointment

    • Overall 9.8 |  Food 10  |  Ambience 10  |  Value 9  |  Service 10

      Just Divine, food will not taste the same after this unique experience, a must. The service was exceptional, professional, the staff went out of their way to explain and even humor us, always felt welcome. I think experience was heightened as we had a private room, with comfy lounge chairs, a plus for a 4 and a half hour sitting. It did seem crowded in the other sections and can detract from the experience, so book early, go with a large group and get a private room with good food and company.

    • Overall 10 |  Food 10  |  Ambience 10  |  Value 10  |  Service 10

      A once in a life time experience!

    • Overall 1 |  Food 1  |  Ambience 1  |  Value 1  |  Service 1

      Poor Service, dirty cutlery, and rude staff! I deserve better, even a complimentary night. I will not be recommending this to any of my staff Or our associates!

    • Overall 7 |  Food 8  |  Ambience 10  |  Value 1  |  Service 9

      Expensive but it has to be to keep its exceptional menu and class......

    • Overall 3.8 |  Food 2  |  Ambience 5  |  Value 2  |  Service 6

      way too Expensive. I mean the food was not that great ....Over priced I have to say

    • Overall 7.8 |  Food 10  |  Ambience 9  |  Value 4  |  Service 8

      way too expensive and overpriced

    • Overall 8 |  Food 8  |  Ambience 8  |  Value 8  |  Service 8

      Expensive but fabulous.

    • Overall 9.5 |  Food 10  |  Ambience 9  |  Value 9  |  Service 10

      There are no words to describe it. An experience everyone must have at least once in their lives.

    • Overall 9 |  Food 9  |  Ambience 9  |  Value 9  |  Service 9

      Absolutely divine !!! great experience as well.

    • Overall 10 |  Food 10  |  Ambience 10  |  Value 10  |  Service 10

      My most amazing dining experience. Food was out of this world, service was fantastic.

    • Overall 10 |  Food 10  |  Ambience 10  |  Value 10  |  Service 10

      I have eaten at lots of Sydney's fine dining restaurants, but this is by far the best overall. The fusion of food, the quality, the presentation, the service, the ambience it was all way above average, it was indeeed exceptional. I was pregnant at the time of going and was sure that I would struggle as many restaurants don't like to cater for alterations to the menu. They were amazing, made me feel like it was absolutely not a problem to accommodate the dietary requirements I had, now that makes an excellent restaurant.

    • Overall 8.8 |  Food 9  |  Ambience 9  |  Value 8  |  Service 9

      Tetsuya's is very very good restaurant. This is actually what other restaurant should be, except the price. Always immaculate service, beautiful food and wine, nice ambience. I don't mind something little more traditional, however, this is as good as it gets never been disappointed.

    • Overall 10 |  Food 10  |  Ambience 10  |  Value 10  |  Service 10

      Absolutely stunning on all counts, an experience to be savoured.

    • Overall 9.3 |  Food 10  |  Ambience 10  |  Value 8  |  Service 9

      Fantastic cuisine and service. Will definitely come back for special celebrations because of the price.

    • Overall 9.3 |  Food 9  |  Ambience 9  |  Value 9  |  Service 10

      Once in a life time!

  • Awards

    2008 - The S.Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants  

    2011 - Sydney Food Awards - Best Restaurant  

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    2011 - Savour Australia™ Restaurant & Catering HOSTPLUS Awards for Excellence 2011 – Sydney Metropolitan & Surrounds - Award Fine Dining Restaurant  

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  • Restaurant Details

    Payment
    Amex, Cash, Diners, Mastercard, Visa
    Features
    $25 Corkage Per-bottle, BYO (Wine Only), Dress smart, Licensed, Private dining area, Smoking area, Wheelchair access
    Ambience
    Luxurious, Relaxed, Romantic, Traditional
    Styles
    Sit down
    Entertainment
    Audio visual
    Suitable for
    Birthday/Anniversary, Other
  • Large Groups Information

    Group booking policy Credit card

  • Private Dining

    Area Capacity Seated Capacity Standing
    Entire Restaurant 90 n/a
    Private Dining Room 1 14 n/a
    Private Dining Room 2 18 n/a
    Private Dining Room 3 24 n/a
    Private Dining Room 4 34 n/a
    Private Dining Room 5 60 n/a
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