Momofuku Seiōbo - The Star

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Modern Australian
Momofuku Seiōbo serves a tasting menu for $185 per person for dinner Monday to Saturday.

We also serve a 4-course Friday lunch menu during the month of December.

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

Momofuku Seiōbo has two 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, Las Vegas and Los Angeles.

Tasting Menu AUD $185
Lunch Menu (December only) AUD $115
Beverage Pairing AUD $105 / Reduced Pairing AUD $65 / Non-Alcoholic Beverage Pairing AUD $60
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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything about this meal was perfection. From the guy who greeted us at the door, to the delicious food, wonderful wine pairings, perfect portion sizes, and amazing ambience. Plus, a truly inventive menu unlike any I’ve had before. This is a must eat location, if you like tasting menus.

TE
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had an amazing experience at dinner with the crew at Momofuku, all the wait staff were super attentive and genuine and sitting at the bar was interesting as you were able to see your meal being prepared and plated and then the courses were served and explained by the chefs which was a great touch. I have never had Caribbean inspired food before and none of the dishes disappointed, they were all singularly amazing and the drink pairing was so worth it! Loved every bite!

F
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very Nice cooking very surprising the pairing us very interesting too

MM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible experience, right from the minute we were greeted at the door! We had the tasting menu and it was full of delicious complex flavours.

The chefs explained the country origin and influence of each dish, and were very friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommend the tasting menu at Momofuku Seiōbo!

We also enjoyed a few of the cocktails from the drink menu - strong and delicious!

Overall, the staff and chefs make you feel very welcomed and relaxed (not like other ‘traditional fine dining’ restaurants).

10/10 - food, experience and hospitality!!

SG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

I'm vegetarian and unfortunately for the price paid and for the ingredients used, it doesn't match my expectations. On the same table, other guests had caviar and a marron but on my dishes, there were just a plain pumpkin and eggplant. I'd expect I'd have truffles or other high quality alike ingredients. Also, for a three hatted restaurant I'd expect excellent ambiance and well balanced music/toileting facilities. The music was way too loud as if you were in a bar rather than in a hatted restaurant. If you gotta go to the toilet you have to pass through their central part of the kitchen which is a bit weird, let alone there is only one toilet. Overall the food was good.

YJ
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing customer service, Amazing food.
Strongly recommend

TW
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a wonderful experience. It was our anniversary and Paul the Executive chef and his staff made the night and experience very special. The food, service and atmosphere were very special. An excellent menu with great matching wines, even a personalized anniversary card. WOW! Thank you Paul and team.

R
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful evening, great service and food and wine. Did the tasting menu with matching drinks, a lovely treat.

KR
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another memorable visit to Momofuku, Casual and classy with food from the Gods! Wine list and tastes are exquisite and we will definitely return.

MH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An absolute must on the Sydney Food Circuit. Quality food and an overall fantastic experience. Highly recommend.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible food and even more incredible service. High-end food in a fun, relaxed and welcoming environment.

SL
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing restaurant - could not fault it! From the wait service right through to the food and extensive wine list. Well worth the visit.

N
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just AMAZING! Couldn’t fault a thing!

T
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Es war wundervoll. Wir hatten einen perfekten Abend mit erstklassigem Service.
Die Toilettensituation könnte besser sein.

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PN
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fabulous meal and great service , only negative was loud mouth American at the end of the bar who thought he was funny

H
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service great food! We dined at momofuku to celebrate my partners birthday and she loved it. Only thing I would have preferred is the choice of music. It was not as intimate as I had imagined but the casual vibe was still a unique experience

C
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant. Under promises at the start and over delivers.

PL
Hamburg Area
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience1

Truly incredible.

The culinary creations coming from this exceptionally talented kitchen is nothing short of wizardry!

We had breathtaking courses of crayfish, ceviche, duck and dessert that were as amazing to taste as they were to look at.

Having eaten at seven of Melbourne’s best fine dining restaurants, Momofuku completely blew us away and reminded us why we come back for our birthday for what is now the fourth year in a row.

Unpredictable and exciting, we left completely full and in awe of the expert attention to detail including the wait staff. Floor room management were very helpful and efficient and contributed to an unforgettable evening.

My only disappointment with this restaurant is only having one birthday a year.

Truly Sydney’s best restaurant.

J
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best food, service, experience we’ve ever had in a restaurant. We did the 10 course tasting menu and it was incredible, we also paired with wine which was delicious. We loved sitting at the kitchen and seeing the food preparation, fascinating! Well worth the money we spent. We were really well looked after. Can’t fault it. We’ll be telling all our friends to visit!!

AM
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very impressive restaurant with amazing chefs and exciting staff
The food was delicious and very interesting
Staff were the best I have ever seen. The chefs taking the time to explain the dishes in a unique way and the other staff being very friendly, funny and clearly knowing the dishes and wines. Beautiful atmosphere and great team work in the kitchen. The flow and timing of the degustation was on point. I seriously cannot wait to come back.

PH
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service were excellent. We had the Tasting Menu and sat at the counter. It was a memorable experience and one I would recommend if you enjoy seeing how your food is prepared. The sommelier Max was very professional/knowledgeable and we appreciated his input to our wine selection. Full marks to all the staff for their approach to service. (Friendly and unobtrusive) We really liked the way in which each dish was presented and explained to us by a different member of the kitchen team. Great attention to the presentation and the quality of the dishes. Will definitely be back to try out the other menus offered at the restaurant.

CM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a fabulous experience. Excellent sitting at the bar watching the smooth running of the kitchen and comaraderie of the staff! Thank you

A
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

For fine dining, the place had a nice relaxed feel. We were seated at the kitchen bar and enjoyed watching the preparation and care on each dish. The 4 course lunch menu was very tasty. We loved the main of duck with sides - the grilled asparagus was a highlight - delicious. The coconut, pineapple, tamarind dessert was a very refreshing way to top off the meal. The gesture from the restaurant for our anniversary was unexpected and much appreciated. Proximity to an arguing couple was the only thing that affected the experience. Would definitely come back to try the 10 course dinner.

AB
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a very enjoyable lunch for my husbands birthday! Great service and food! Highly recommend!

VT
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely fantastic. The staff had such a beautiful enthusiasm for their food and service, with a great sense of humour. Such a balance of professionalism and friendly banter. Really knowledgeable staff, great ambience, and the food was incredible.

BH
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Exciting and different food. The courses had really interedting flavours and such a variety of textures. The juice pairings were also really beautiful.

MR
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great ambient, friendly staff. Great way to spend our anniversary lunch! Thank you for everything

OT
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant as always.

I
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Momofuku Seiobo is more a Caribbean inspired restaurant and whilst the menu attempts it was anything but inspiring. Despite having confirmed my allergies multiple times the staff managed to serve me my allergies on 3 occasions which was extremely disappointing. The meal felt disjointed and did not have a common theme throughout. Thanks for trying but I’ll not be back

B
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We absolutely loved Momofuku Seiōbo, which had some of the best dishes we've ever tasted in a fine dining experience - Caribbean-inspired flavours using Australian produce. We had the 10 course tasting menu, and with no written menu provided at the start, each dish was a surprise. They were brought out
by different cooks each time and explained in loving detail.

Our particular favourites were the sweet potato pudding in the banana leaf sauce, and the pumpkin-pie desert (which sounds much more simple than the complexity of its taste actually grants). The dishes are served with a lot of beauty and detail, but in quite small bowls or plates compared to what I have seen in other fine dining restaurants. I actually came to appreciate both the visual humility of this, and also the fact that it made us lean in and pick up our food more, to see and smell.

The staff were great, and we were treated with exceptional service. The one thing I would comment on is that, as it was an energetic atmosphere with a lot of buzzing and talking, it was hard to hear the descriptions of the food given by the cooks serving us the dish. With no visual aid/menu, we lost a lot of the detail being presented to us.

The fact that we saw Clare Smyth from Core (UK) at the other end of the bench from us (confirmed to be her by the Sommelier), just sealed the experience for us. Overall this has to be one of my favourite places to eat as a fine-dining experience.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always an wonderful experience. Amazing food, knowledgable & approachable staff, and perfect beverage pairings.

A
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is one of our favourite locations to visit. More than the food and drinks, which are excellent although some dishes were a touch too salty, it is the exceptional and friendly service that makes this one of my favourite Sydney restaurants.

DH
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Simply outstanding! Interesting and unique Caribbean influenced dishes prepared directly in front of you. Each dish introduced by the chef that prepared it. Recommend the “wine pairings” prepared and introduced by a very knowledgeable and passionate sommelier. 10 out of 10!

A
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was amazing!! We loved the food, the atmosphere, the place... we finally found the best restaurant in sydney!!

OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great tasting menu with bold and rustic flavours. our best meal we had in sydney. at least a 1 michelin star standard, perhaps 2.

U
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Very good food, very unique but in comparison with NY restaurant it doesn't compare in my opinion, but still overall still amazing worth a visit

MI
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing. Such a great dining experience the whole group loved it. I would have loved for the passion fruit dessert to be last as it was so delicious i could have eaten more. Will definitely recommend your restaurant. Thank you

CV
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Hit and Miss

It's been a long time waiting experience to eat here however, the overall experience left me wondering, really - was it worth it.
A stand out was the finale dish with the maron by far.
The scene was set with a range of chefs coming out to present and explain dishes which I found mostly enticing. I couldn't understand our main waitress and her presentation of the pairing wine list was disappointing. This was a $100 not well spent.
Some chefs came out enthused and engaging, whilst others (and one in particular who brought the initial mortar and pestle bowls out) had a scowl on her face and not eye contact.
I think the food was good, the presentation was okay (I didn't agree with a lot of dishes they used to present the cuisine).
Overall a nice experience but one you wouldn't brag about or even refer as a must whilst in Sydney.

OT
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The curry fried rice is a bit salty

MC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The 10 course tasting menu was fantastic! Every dish was crafted with care and the flavors were something I had not experienced before! Our experience overall was amazing and would recommend everyone to give it a try.

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