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Unique Restaurants to Dine with Your Friends

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by OpenTable Team
Updated August 03, 2023

Hungry for a dining experience that's tailor-made for you? We’ve got you covered. Here are our top restaurant picks for your next outing. Bon appétit!

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4.6
4.6 (522)
$101 and over
Filipino
Melbourne CBD
About the restaurant
Modern Filipino fare cooked over fire and Vin Naturel
Top review
AmyP
Dined 6 days ago
Fabulous atmosphere and food. We were here for a special collab event with Chae which was amazing. Looking forward to going back and trying Serai's food in its own right.
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4.6
4.6 (469)
$41 to $100
Asian
Collingwood
About the restaurant
Welcome to Shu, once the name of Sichuan province, southwest China, now home of innovative plant-based cooking in Collingwood, Melbourne

Currently we are offering a 10 course vegan degustation. Inspired by Sichuan cuisine, this plant based set menu is all about innovated Chinese cuisine, embracing the healthy plant eating and showcasing seasonal local Victorian produce. From raw and chilled appetisers to fiery but mouthwatering authentic Sichuan flavours of the street food to complimenting premium wines and cocktails, Shu takes you on an adventurous journey of modern Chinese cooking.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 15, 2024
A favourite! A must visit! Can’t wait to go back for a different menu.
A photo of Kobo restaurant
4.8
4.8 (91)
$101 and over
Korean
Circular Quay
About the restaurant
Kobo is the workshop for Hatted Chef, Jacob Lee, a space for him to demonstrate his love for his homeland of Korea, re-engineering regional dishes onto a contemporary platform, incorporating Japanese and Australian influences for a dining experience like no other.

A solid marble chef’s table is front and centre, seating 8 guests at a time for an intimate chef's table (meaning “I leave it up to you.”), Chef Jacob breaks the menu down into “Episodes” with each episode featuring a core focus on a culinary moment of his life.

Kobo is located in Sydney's new Quay Quarter Lanes, a short walk from Circular Quay station, nestled just behind the historic Hinchcliffe House.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 5 days ago
Beautiful experience! Love every dish. Portion and taste are perfect. Looking forward to next episode!
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4.4
4.4 (137)
$101 and over
Asian
Sydney CBD
About the restaurant
Our menus will take you on a culinary journey throughout Asia, paying homage to our cultures by elevating traditional flavours through modern techniques. Enter underground and indulge in a mouth-watering menu of shared plates and cocktails.
Top review
Jess
Dined 2 days ago
The angus flank was really tender. Would highly recommend. We also ordered the prawn toast and Kingfish ceviche which were very flavourful. Great sauces. Mini cocktails for happy hour tasted really nice
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4.6
4.6 (35)
$40 and under
Italian
Bondi Beach
About the restaurant
An Italian inspired eatery promising to serve as a home away from home. Makaveli provides a warm and welcoming space for a morning coffee, an afternoon bite, or a lively evening out. The carefully curated menu includes a selection of snacks and shareable plates, designed to complement an innovative beverage selection which features locally sourced coffee and creative cocktails. The menu at Makaveli is a tribute to the joy of sharing food, with an emphasis on communal dining. Key menu highlights include Burrata, Kingfish Crudo, and Stracciatella di bufala. Makaveli will also emphasise supporting local, independent wineries, showcasing their unique flavours and craftsmanship.
Top review
Kate
Dined 6 days ago
Fresh oysters and nice special set Even though only one chef, lovely dishes they have. I would like to try cocktails next time. One more thing made me feel uncomfortable, I paid by cash but there was card surcharge on my payment, not too much on surcharge but still dissatisfied with it.even though staff told me there was no surcharge on it.but I found it did add surcharge on my bills when I back home.that s not good.
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4.5
4.5 (406)
$101 and over
Asian
South Yarra
About the restaurant
Yugen redefines dining after dark. A promise of an experience where food, drink, and music continue well into the night. A subterranean setting with a refined industrial feel, offering dishes and beverages influenced by the cultural richness of Asia. Tradition met with the intuition of a contemporary flair.




Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Beautiful place to go eat. It was very aesthetic and the food was amazing. Would definitely go back.
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4.6
4.6 (83)
$101 and over
Australian
Chippendale
About the restaurant
Longshore is about celebrating the quality of Australian coastal ingredients and Asian cooking techniques. We offer a five-course tasting menu highlighting seasonal signature dishes, alongside an extensive à la carte menu plus an experimental 10-course snack-flight for you to choose from. On top of that, our 100+ wine list is selected by our team of sommeliers and it consists some of the best wines around the world for your enjoyment.
Top review
Leannie
Dined on Jun 6, 2024
It was a cold winter night outside but the warm hospitality of the staff and the delicious food warmed us inside and out.
A photo of Burwood Rengaya Casual Dining restaurant
4.5
4.5 (287)
$101 and over
Yakiniku
Burwood
About the restaurant
We are a Japanese Yakiniku restaurant in Burwood, serving high quality wagyu and sake.



We are located in a centre of Burwood. It is very close to bus stop and train station, and also this building has a 1 hour 30 minutes free parking. Easy access for the customers.



We have more than 25 years of experiences of Japanese Yakiniku in Sydney. We provide our customers with a great Wagyu experience and fun.
Top review
MichelleZ
Dined 2 days ago
Great range of food and service. Felt so full afterwards
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5.0
5 (33)
$101 and over
Farm-to-table
Fortitude Valley
About the restaurant
Perspective dining is a modern gastronomic tasting menu experience, a closed-door 12-seat chef table dining space, our chefs will take you on a unique culinary journey. Perspective Dining will offer cutting-edge tasting menus seasonally from 3 courses to 9 courses, a plant-based menu as well as a protein-based menu. Perspective Dining will be collaborating with local farmers and suppliers to ensure that our vision of uncompromised, no holds barred excellence and sustainability is showcased in our food.
Perspective | Lunch Thursday to Saturday
12:30pm
Food and wine pairing 140
Just the food 80
Perspective Dinner 9 courses
6:30 pm
Food and Wine pairing 300
Just the food 195
Top review
JennyLvip
Dined on May 29, 2024
Always a great time here !! Been a few times can’t wait for next one
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4.7
4.7 (279)
$101 and over
Pan-Asian
Fortitude Valley
About the restaurant
We believe in making ordinary food extraordinary, with our seasonal menu inspired by New York's Chinatown. We aim to highlight fresh, quality ingredients, and presenting them in an approachable yet unique style
through techniques of gastronomy. Our goal is to deliver our guests a gastronomic experience in a warm and approachable atmosphere that features an aesthetic blending of New York's Chinatown restaurants and bars.
Top review
JoshM
Dined 5 days ago
Great food, great service. Was a very nice way to spend our 8th wedding anniversary.
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4.4
4.4 (105)
$101 and over
Japanese
Melbourne CBD
About the restaurant
A contemporary Japanese dining experience, Warabi emphasises seasonal ingredients and elevated beverage pairings in an Omakase setting, celebrating the Kappo style of cuisine philosophy.

The Kappo dining experience at Warabi is a set menu that changes at the discretion of the head chef, whose detailed focus is on preparing courses based on the availability of the finest seasonal ingredients. A casual yet refined dining experience, Kappo directly translates to ‘cut and cook' and celebrates the chefs' craftsmanship and precise preparation techniques.

The multi-course 'Impression' menu is guided by the chef and changes daily, where the energy of dishes reflects the seasons and highest quality of ingredients available.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Sep 28, 2023
Service was excellent! Staff were both observant and knowledgeable. Food was average.
A photo of Atlas Dining restaurant
4.7
4.7 (108)
$41 to $100
Global, International
South Yarra
About the restaurant
In case you haven't travelled with us before, let us introduce ourselves. We are a fine dining restaurant located in the heart of South Yarra.

We first opened our doors in 2016, when a then, 22-year-old Charlie Carrington, decided to create a restaurant that changed cuisine every few months. Dubbed the most "Ambitious Restaurant Opening" of the year, Atlas Dining quickly rose to cult status. Within a month, Charlie became the youngest Australian chef to be awarded a Chef's Hat.

Eight years on, and (now) 23 cuisines later, Atlas Dining continues to be one of the most unique restaurants around.

We offer affordable fine dining, but most importantly, an unforgettable experience that helps guests' tastebuds travel the world.
Top review
GreyLadyEats
Dined on Jun 13, 2024
As always, an wonderful experience. Food, drink, service and ambience excellent. The Great Britain menu has some stunning food (and drinks!!!) - although we are still craving some of those tasting plate items from the Spanish menu! But every menu we have attended for has been exceptional. Highly recommended.
A photo of Nikkei Bar and Restaurant restaurant
4.7
4.7 (398)
$101 and over
Peruvian
Surry Hills
About the restaurant
Nikkei features Japanese-Peruvian styled share plates alongside a 40-strong wine list and Peruvian and Japanese-inspired cocktails.
Nikkei are people from Japan and their descendants that live in a foreign country. It also specifically refers to the cuisine of the Japanese-Peruvians which started more than a century ago when the first Japanese immigrated to Peru in the late 1890s, combining Japanese techniques and flavours with Peruvian produce.
We look forward to sharing Nikkei with you.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 15, 2024
Great food and service, wish it wasn’t closing down.
A photo of Essa Restaurant restaurant
4.7
4.7 (655)
$41 to $100
Wine Bar
Fortitude Valley
About the restaurant
ESSA provides a destination to escape the expected.

Just like the raw interiors in which we reside, our work is simple but considered.

The ethos in the kitchen embraces collaboration with local farmers, hunters and providores, promoting an environmentally conscious approach to the menu. Harvest driven dishes provide the creative parameters for our ever evolving dining experience.

ESSA is open Tuesday through Saturday from 5pm till late and Friday, Saturday and Sunday lunch from 12pm.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Food was amazing . Caviar with the champagne was exquisite
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