Sugarcane Coogee

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436 Reviews
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$40 and under
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Asian
Head chef and owner Milan Strbac’s childhood centred greatly on food. Always hungry to learn more about worldly cuisines and the unique ways in which they are prepared, Strbac’s early career spanned Fez Café, followed by the infamously cool Marque restaurant and Brooklyn Hotel Italian Restaurant.

However, Strbac’s true culinary calling came to light after an extensive trip exploring South East Asia, where he developed a passionate interest in Asian cookery. This ended in a firm decision to learn the ways, methods and art of this vibrantly multi-faceted cuisine.

All of this is set amidst a completely revamped and re-designed space resembling a bustling Asian marketplace with handmade silk handbags hanging from the roof, sourced by Strbac on a recent South East Asian trip. Neon graffiti and Thai street posters adorn the walls. The dining area combines bar and banquet seating and continues the sharing and casual eating concept of Strbac’s menu.
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OT
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food. Good ambiance

OT
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit to Sugar Cane and they did not disappoint. The food was sensational and the service was impeccable. We will be back.

OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

When sharing dishes, personally I’d prefer a stagger between courses. Everything landing at the same time isn’t ideal. Not enough Australian wines on the list.

OT
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

High standard of quality food and service.

OT
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Would definitely dine here again. Pleasant wait staff & great food.

OT
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Had a delicious lunch for four people here. The flavours are a wonderful change from the same-iness of many places. While it was a quiet day the service was impeccable. The pandana dessert was out of this world.

OT
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, service and ambience👌

OT
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service.
One of my favorites here in Sydney.

Highly recommended!

E
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Second time we went there and the food was amazing again

JH
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous, innovative food, efficient friendly knowledgablee service and a great location.

OT
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Been to restaurant several times and food always very good with dishes being different which is attractive.

OT
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is really delicious and exceptional. I have visited Sugarcane on several occasions and the food is always fantastic. Wonderful flavours, super interesting, creative and innovative dishes are a breath of fresh air on the overall very tired food scene in Sydney. The attentive and very helpful staff are a great asset to the restaurant.

LS
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice food, great staff, would just ask for more vegetarian options.

OT
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we entered the restaurant we were greated by happy friendly staff, they were so helpful in choosing dishes. The food was absolutely amazing! Not only did it taste great but the presentation was beautiful. I would highly recommend this restaurant!!

OT
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and amazing service!
Expensive but worth it
Ideal for a romantic dinner or friends dinner
Def do not bring your kids

OT
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I do not allocate 10 ratings so 9 is high for me.

From the moment I was greeted at the reception to the end of our meal we were treated as friends. Service level was high and the energy of the staff enjoyable.

Nice to be served by staff who want to serve you and make your experience something fun.

I will be back!

DF
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great service - a little rushed though to be done for the next sitting

OT
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very pricey restaurant for what you get. Fusion food is very well presented but service was so slow that we were denied dessert due to an overlap with the next seating. We were not informed of this when we sat nor was it our fault that it took so long to make our dishes as the restaurant was not busy at all. Not going back. Barzura around the corner is a better deal with excellent food.

OT
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food - very dish was fresh and amazing

OT
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter made our experience enjoyable as he was very friendly and helpful

OT
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was exceptional. We had the Trust Me menu so we didn't have to chose and all the dishes we were served were delicious and a taste sensation. The service was exceptional and the staff were so friendly. They allowed us to add an extra person at the last minute and catered for
us all. The table wasn't booked after us so the wait staff were happy to stay and chat over another bottle of wine. The wine selection was great and we had 3 bottles of a smooth Pinot Noir. We will be back very soon.

OT
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have had this place on my wish list for a long time and it did not disappoint. The service was fantastic, wait staff had great personalities and very knowledgeable.
The food was absolutely delicious. Crispy chicken was a standout as was the pomegranate mousse.
I will definitely be back!

OT
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Food great
Service poor. Trust me menu and three courses arrived at a time. Not romantic or a memorable dining experience. This is our fourth time at Sugarcane and the first and second dinners were fantastic , the past two have been rushed.

t
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience! Great food of equal quality each time . Good wine list with choices in variety and price and an impeccable service. Super friendly and attentive! Love SugarCane

AM
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and fantastic service ! Very knowledgeable waiter who knew his wines ! Thanks to all the Sugarcane staff for a memorable dinner ! We will be back !

OT
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Two words The Best

TD
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love this place!! It is a bit noisy however. Food is always amazing!!

GM
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love love love Sugarcane! Hands down the best food and service in Coogee/Randwick! ;-) Consistently delicious food and all the staff are friendly and really care about your experience. The Chef is great too, having spoke to him once on the phone. I believe he was previously headed up Longrain in Surry Hills...hence the high quality food here.

OT
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There is nothing I can fault with this place! All I can say is amazing..it’s my favourite restaurant in the whole of Sydney

OT
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Love the food, ambiance and as it was a Tuesday night, not too crowded or noisy

OT
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a beautiful experience we had in this restaurant. Very welcoming service. Good quality food. There is a huge range of wine to accompany the food.
Beautiful presentation of the plates.

Thanks you for this moment.

SY
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic place for a great meal and friendly service.

OT
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a delicious meal here, from the traditional beef rendang to the special mushroom rice. There is a wide selection of cocktails and a good wine list. It can be noisy when busy. Service was helpful and attentive. Cost was $290.00 for 4 so not cheap, but the food is excellent.

OT
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was exceptional and that’s why we go back often. The wine is over priced at $16 a glass as the lowest. Cheapest bottle is $48. However, the food is so good that you tend to not worry about the price of drinks.

OT
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious and refined flavours to suit all tastes. Definitely special treat as it comes in as a bit pricier than most family gatherings would. However, in saying that, we were not disappointed and had a fan tastic time!

DL
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was fabulous, and the food was delicious. We were able to have a conversation as the noise levels were quite acceptable for a busy friday night crowd. Highly recommended!

OT
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 1

booked a table for 5 a week in advance, We were sat at the back near the toilets at a table for four with an extra chair put at it. Despite a party of 4 walking in off the street and getting a large table and there being empty large tables all night. no service whatsoever (not even water) for 15-20 min until reminding hostess we were there.Then had to wait another 20 min to order. Food was great (as usual). Pinot noir by the glass was meh. Disappointed as usually great

OT
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our second time at Sugarcane and not our last. The food was fantastic to the last mouth watering mouthful. Staff were friendly and attentive but not too attentive. Looking forward to our next visit. Yum!

S
London
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and inventive; the dessert was particularly good.
Waiter was very helpful with recommendations. Nice interior fitout.

OT
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to go with family to share Asian Cuisine.
Fabulous food , service and atmosphere . Coogee’s little gem !

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