Momofuku Seiōbo - The Star

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Modern Australian
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  • Tasting Menu
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
Momofuku Seiōbo serves a tasting menu for $185 per person for dinner Monday to Saturday.

Executive Chef Paul Carmichael draws inspiration from his Caribbean heritage and the bounty of Australian ingredients.

Momofuku Seiōbo has three hats from The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide, and was awarded Restaurant of the Year 2017 by Gourmet Traveller Magazine.

Momofuku Seiōbo is part of the Momofuku Group with restaurants in New York, Toronto, Washington DC and Toronto.

Tasting Menu AUD $185

Beverage Pairing AUD $105 / Reduced Pairing AUD $65 / Non-Alcoholic Beverage Pairing AUD $60
What 567 People Are Saying
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MG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We thought that the food was very tasty and unusual (for my jaded palette), and the service was great, above what was required. Our waitress was knowledgeable about the foods and wines, and, indeed a lovely person.

CT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Totally delicious food with interesting and exotic combinations of flavours. The staff is super friendly, there is almost a casual feel about the place, with reggae music in the air. The bar is the place to sit, savouring the dishes and watching the chef and kitchen staff at work, who are also the ones serving and presenting the dishes. One of the guests was pescatarian and they adapted the menu accordingly. Overall great experience.

LY
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Food was delicious - great to see the head chef there. Couldn't hear the staff properly and some of them seemed bored to be describing the dishes. I mentioned upon booking, and reconfirmed with the waitress on arrival that I didn't eat spicy food - I then had to send back 2 dishes because the request was never passed on. The waitress spoke only to my partner all night - unsure if its because he's male or because it was his birthday, but to apologise to him for my spicy meal and ask him how I'm enjoying my beverage seemed odd. The venue is beautiful and we loved sitting at the chefs table, just really disappointing that the service was not at the standard we expected, especially when paying premium prices.

SO
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a FABULOUS night out!! The food was AMAZING!!! 🤗 Everything I eat from now on will not be as good. 😂 We have a small business with a great little team of staff, so we really took notice of how well all of the staff at SeiObo worked together as a team. We also appreciated the high level of Customer service and how well my vegetarian menu was catered for, while keeping the same flavour texture profile as my husbands meal. We will DEFINITLY be back!!

DB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food, service, everything was perfect as usual with the added bonus of watching very talented chefs at work.

CV
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was amazing and a beautiful ambience. We were seated by the bar and because it is an open kitchen you get to see how they cook and prepare.

CF
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The top 2 restaurants in Sydney. I will definitely come back.

SA
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fantastic. Wonderful evening celebrating my partners 30th birthday.
The wait for the table at the start was slightly disappointing but once we were sat, the service and food made up for it. Thank you

MI
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What an experience. Thank you for the caring service and humour. Which was icing on the cake really. Food was, thinking thinking ... star-studded. Lovely bits of flavour everywhere, so many textures, homeliness and exotica, weirdness leveled out by basic cook-sense-flavour-adventure-which-worked.

OT
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved everything about this restaurant. The food was diverse, beautifully presented and full of different flavor/texture combinations. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable and changing of playing between dishes was quick and courteous. Would DEFINITELY recommend this restaurant.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Food are almost the same style though some of them are good. Service is just up to standard and didn’t have any surprise. It is a ok meal. But not value with this price level.

CC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was a significant anniversary and the staff couldn’t have been more helpful.
We were sat at the counter but given the option of a table if that was more to our liking. The kitchen staff, waiters and chefs were professional, friendly and truly appeared to be enjoying the theatre of the evening. Food was sublime, we notified in advance of allergies but forgot to mention one of our party was not a seafood person, the waitstaff didn’t bat an eye, they just inquired as to what was ok and got on with the job, true professionals.
Couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Thank you.

L
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Far from traditional fine dining, very nice ambience with totally open kitchen, friendly staff - freshly baked bun with marron killed the night!

MB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food with great service from very friendly staff

N
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My husband and I have been returning annually for the last 4 years to celebrate our combined birthdays. It’s different and great each year. We will be back again next year.

OT
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very enjoyable. Caribbean something different and fun.

A
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First of all the entrance is quite hidden without any obvious sign; the giveaway is the orange logo on the door. The food was absolutely well executed and we enjoyed every single dish on the tasiting menu. We were also kindly gifted a birthday cake for celebration which is really sweet. Love it!

j
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

An amazing experience for my wife’s birthday. Truly unique food, and exceptional staff make for an outstanding evening. The signed birthday card for my wife was also a nice touch.

AB
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An absolute fantastic experience at Momofuko for my birthday. Food was outstanding, service was impeccable, and ambience was perfect. I have celiac and have found gluten free dining to be hit or miss. These guys went above and beyond to ensure my experience was just as good as my gluten-eating partners experience. They didn't just swap ingredient for subpar gluten free ingredient, such as gluten free soy sauce. Instead they used roasted tomatoes as the umami base in one of the sauces. Attention to these little details is what really really matters.

Needless to say every single course was amazing. I and my husband are very picky about our food and have never once gone to a restaurant where we loved every dish. Everything served at Momofuko's exceeded expectations.

Also, I highly recommend going with the full pairing for your drink. Each drink is perfectly matched to the courses.

Special shout out to the amazing staff. Each course is presented by different staff members all of them happy to answer every question and chat. Also the waitstaff are impeccable. Absolute sorcery the way they know who gets what wine glass at which time. Also they never once missed a beat when it came to my substitutions.

Overall am absolutely incredible experience and one I hope to repeat as soon as possible!!

KC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, loved the Caribbean flavours. Amazing service, I love that the chefs serve you the dishes! Lovely, professional staff. We had a counter seat overlooking the kitchen which was really interesting to watch. Overall amazing value for money for a three hatted restaurant in Sydney!

K
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Very few tables guaranteed great service, super friendly staffs! No one course specially stood out but overall pretty high quality and there's nothing I dislike. Particularly impressed by all the smells of the food (I wish to dive my head into the bowl and take a nap)! Maybe work a bit more on the non-alcohol pairing I feel a bit weak and not impressed. But a very lovely dinner and I would recommend to all.

C
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A wonderful way to celebrate our anniversary. The staff were delightful and the food and wine were magnificent

AP
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

10 out of 10. A restaurant so good it doesn't feel like Sydney. It's on another playing field.

K
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing as always, the drinks and food was incredible especially the curry crab rice. The service and ambience is excellent . I was so happy to celebrate my Birthday here, cannot wait to come back here again!

B
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. Highly recommend anyone to dine here.

VT
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The food is delicious. Every little bit of it is completely scrumptious and if you get the full tasting menu, you will not be disappointed ( or hungry!).

OT
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Marron with coconut bakes was one of the best dishes I have had in years the pumpkin pie a very close second.

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was my birthday that day and I add lots of dietary requirements. They tried best to meet my requirements.
The food is amazing and very creative!
They also surprised me with a cake for me and a birthday card with the team’s signatures and wishes.
Wonderful experience.

P
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

It was lovely but way too much food. I think 7 courses would be much more enjoyable with only the first dessert and without the first course.

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible

JH
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

An amazing food experience. Didn't know what to expect (and they don't want you to know) and was pleasantly surprised. Food was amazing, the staff were extremely helpful, being natural and easy going in the way the food was explained. In the end we had 13 courses of Caribbean food. We didn't have the wine pairing as it felt like it would have been too much food although we are usually a family of drinkers.

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was very great dinner. service was good and all the dish was amazing. Definitely will visit again !

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 1

Minimal service! Missing cutlery for the meal! Not willing to serve water even I asked for few times! Horrible guests whom keep sweating fxxx loudly and the management not controlling this! Won’t come back and definitely won’t recommend or mentioned to any friends! Disappointing service and floor management!

R
El Paso
3 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding food

GN
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Fantastic food, 1 wait staff could have been more helpful friendly but overall fantastic would certainly come back again

LR
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

From the minute we walked in to the minute we walked out we were made to feel very welcome and the staff really went out of their way. We had ordered another bottle of wine towards the end of the courses and had not finished it so they gave us an extra savoury course so we could enjoy our wine. Outstanding.

PE
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great restaurant and great atmosphere and the taste of the food is very tasty
Wish there was more of it

SL
Perth / WA
2 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Enjoyable dinner. Food was good but no stand out dishes. Have been to the restaurant before but decided to come back as they have changed the head chef.

OT
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Had a wonderful time celebrating a birthday dinner here. Had the tasting menu in which we ended up having a total of 12 courses each plus a small birthday treat from the team at the end. Did not enjoy the urchin and coconut dish but other than that everything else was delicious, particularly the marron and passionfruit dessert. Flavours of each course were bold but worked well together. Doesn't seem like much food in the beginning but we were stuffed by the end of the night. We were seated right in front of the kitchen where we could see everyone at work preparing the food which was awesome. Atmosphere was great with and easy going vibe. It was an enjoyable experience and for those thinking if they should go or not, I'd say it's worth trying out.

JB
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved the food, the staff were great and the space was OK

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