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US$173 - US$173
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Japanese, Seafood, Contemporary, Fusion
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent all round. In my experience most places with this many excellent reviews are not, in fact, excellent. This was and they have a new follower. Central, convenient, great service and great food. We will be back!

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 29 December 2022 via mobile

Greeted by the maître d and escorted to our table our waitress welcomed us and congratulated us on our anniversary. Every fine detail is attended to including personalised menus. We had the 8 course degustation with the domestic matching wines. The service level is impeccable....Each course is explained to you as are the wines. You’re paying for an experience and that’s exactly what you get. What a memorable experience.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 18 September 2022

A unique culinary experience. The place is cozy and the service is first class. The food was delicious and full of local product. It is a most to try at Sydney. For a better experience I recommend sharing ;)

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 7 September 2022 via mobile

I doubt anyone could give less than a 5 star review. My wife took me to Tesuyas for my 65 birthday, she new I had been looking at menus and reviews for many years, I had always said it can’t be that good. How wrong...I was, service was impeccable, location was superb, and the food!! The famous confit of salmon was better than I could have imagined, however it was not really any better than the rest of the meal, and to be honest the oysters as a starter were possibly even better. My wife and I have made a pact that we forget many presents and go the Tesuyas once a year.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 28 August 2022 via mobile

I am glad so many people find dining here an amazing experience. That’s great for them. Ours was neither terrible nor amazing- just average. Maybe it’s because we’ve never been fine dining before and we don’t know what to expect, maybe we’re not sophisticated enough...to enjoy the experience. The food was ok neither awful or fantastic just middle of the road. I think back to memorable dining experiences and what made them exceptional. A combination of bursting flavours and textures for the food, great ambience and atmosphere and great service that made you feel special. Exceptional or average is a subjective experience. I guess none of these were really present in our experience the food was fine, the ambience was muted as you might expect but there were too many tables close together so it was not intimate. The service was a mix of awkward, somewhat mechanical, not very friendly or warm but professional. Maybe that’s what fine dining service is supposed to be? As I say maybe we weren’t sophisticated enough to dine here and I am reminded of the Keanu Reeves scene from Always Be My Maybe with his ear phones on.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 30 May 2022 via mobile

5of us opted for the taster menus of 8 courses and paired domestic wines. The courses included yellowfin tuna,scallops,trout,sweet pork,Wagyu beef and blueberry cheesecake. All courses were exceptional and full of flavour. The paired wines with one exception were delightful and wonderfully presented by Fabio....At a cost of over $400pp the cost is not for the faint hearted but worth the expense.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 23 May 2022

We had the 8 course degustation. It was divine. Staff and service were great. Overlooking the pretty Japanese garden very atmospheric. Can't wait to eat here again.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 27 April 2022

Service level is impeccable. Food excellent, although when we went a few years ago, I thought the dishes were a little more interesting. In my opinion, they could have done with some sauces to make them even tastier

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 31 March 2022

Be careful if you have a food allergy. Don't put your trust in what they're serving you, even if you've told them ahead of time.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 27 March 2022 via mobile

A Sydney institution that lives up to the hype. The degustation is superb with some of the most delicate dishes you will ever eat. The seafood was superb, but the pork belly & wagyu were out of this world. The service was swift, knowledgeable &...full of energy as you would expect, while the wine list was extensive both local & international. We chose the international pairings this time, however I suspect the local would be more suitable for most. A very special dining experience - highly recommended for anyone looking for something unlike nearly anything elseMore

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 20 February 2022 via mobile

This is undoubtedly one of Sydney’s best restaurants. I’ve been here a number of times over the years and it’s quality and consistency never fails to impress me. The staff are wonderful. Well educated and attentive. Our waiter did numerous things as we were thinking...to ask. She was really first class. The food? Look at my photos. Incredible presentation and skill in preparation. Now Tets wasn’t in the house on this visit and it’s always special when Tets visits the table but ce la vie. The wine list is amazing but we warned. It’s possible to spend quite a lot with wine but really I’ve never left this restaurant regretting the bill. If you want the best, it just costs a little more.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 11 February 2022 via mobile

The once great Tets is now a dream that died long ago. I couldn't believe it when they lost their third hat. But then I went back and experienced the cold service and really average food And just couldn't believe it I'm still in shock....Hey Tets get back in the kitchen before there is nothing left of your reputation to rescue. SighMore

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 11 December 2021

This was our umpteenth visit to Tetsuya’s (or maybe our 8th or 9th) over the last dozen or so years and it hasn’t let us down. In fact this latest visit was among the best of a great bunch. The food is exquisite, this time...more seafood including some lovely scampi , but also a fine aged dusk breast, and Wagyu. The staff were warm and friendly and not afraid to give some tips such as how to age a small duck breast in the refrigerator at home (and it worked!!!): not quite as good but not a bad impersonation of the Tets version. We went for the 8 course degustation but there is a five course version as well. Tetsuya’s has only improved over time.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 27 November 2021 via mobile

It’s been quite a few years since we have dined here and I was hoping that this experience would be as enjoyable as the last. It was. We bought our 28yo niece with us for Saturday dinner. The food and service are as great as...I remember. 8 + courses beautifully presented with matching wines. Mostly seafood also wagyu and duck. All delicious. A great evening thoroughly enjoyed by all.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 2 August 2021

Thanks to all its attentive staff! The food was amazing especially the famous confit of ocean trout! Worthy of each penny!

Date of visit: February 2021
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Tetsuya's is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4