Rock Sugar Melbourne - South Yarra

4.3
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123 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Thai
Inspired by the hustle and bustle of Bangkok, tropical palm trees of Phi Phi Island and the playful energy of the Full Moon Party. Rock Sugar is all about modern Thai with a twist, you won’t find pad thai here but you won’t miss it! Come dine with us anytime from Sunday to Saturday. Located in South Yarra. Lunch is available Friday and Sunday 12pm–3pm.
What 123 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.2
Service
4.3
Ambience
3.9
Value
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MG
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious food! Very modern and flavoursome! Will be back for sure

PP
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

We went as a couple for our anniversary . Wanted to do the share plates, the table we were on was so small the waitress had to handle my husbands plates and cutlery to make it all fit. Nearly all dishes were brought out together within 10 mins of arriving. We felt super rushed and the food was really average, and some was cold. I would not recommend this restaurant as the food was nowhere near as good as other Asian fusion restaurants we have been to.

AY
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience1

My friend and i had a terrible waitress who was being rude to us and interrupting us every few minutes. She also rushed us out of the restaurant by taking out plates when we were still eating off them and alerting us we have 30minutes lefts, and then 10. We found this very rude and disrespectful and it’s unlikely i will be returning due to this experience.

AT
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first time at Rock Sugar and we LOVED it!!!!! The staff were amazing and catered for all our needs. To be able to split the bill so easily too. Can not wait to visit again!!!!

a
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience2

Depending on what the person was looking for, yes. I thought the service was great but the atmosphere was lacking (Tuesday evening so very quiet) and the food was overall underwhelming. The brussell sprouts however, were a standout for most people!

E
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Hi, I loved your cocktails however I found the food incredibly expensive for the amount you got. After ordering the banquette we received what felt like an appetiser and were still incredibly hungry after leaving the restaurant. Very expensive, and a little embarrassing after bringing a large group then having to get a second dinner on the way home

MC
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Will have to go back. More items on the menu we want to try plus the cocktail list. Service was amazing!

T
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience1

The menu is very limited and pricey. The social media is very hyped and the food is not really as good as it looks! I asked the waitress to put a candle on the desert because it was her birthday. She forgot or didn’t care!

SL
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

Food certainly wasn’t a stand out - we ordered 11 dishes to share and unfortunately there were no ‘wow’ moments.
Positive was the cocktails and beer selection, however compared to other Thai restaurants in Melb CBD it certainly wasn’t memorable.

AK
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall1Food2Service5Ambience4

so expensive oh my god, 2 young girls, no alcohol and it was $100

S
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for an early dinner at 5 on a Saturday. Friendly staff welcomed us as we arrived. Drinks were out very quick followed by delicious share plates and then our mains to follow. Extremely wonderful experience all round.

AS
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall2Food3Service4Ambience1

Unfortunately we were positioned next to 12 squealing drunk instagram wannabes. They ruined our night.
They were shouting and singing and carrying on with no care or interest to behave.
The restaurant did nothing about the situation after several complaints.
We asked to move tables with no luck.
Won’t be back.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Graduation dinner-food so yummy!!!

J
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place, great atmosphere! Such quick service and all the staff were so lovely, can’t get over how quick our food and drinks came out. Also staff were so hospitable and didn’t mind that we stayed a little longer than expected :)

A
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Not an overall bad experience. The cocktails were nice however the $39 per head banquet wasn’t good value. Reason being is that we got huge plates of dishes we probably could have done with less of and the plates we were looking forward to the most were practically a one-bite special meant to be shared between four people. Again, not overall bad as the service was pretty good and the cocktails were decadent (albeit expensive but this wasn’t a surprise) however I probably wouldn’t go back and would only recommend if you’re keen for the cocktails.

LC
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great night celebrating our girls turning 18. We had delicious cocktails and the food was yum. Generous portions on the main share plates. Great value. We will be back.

e
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience5

I enjoyed my dinner at Rock Sugar and the dishes were tasty. However, I was disappointed that the $50 banquet did not come with a dessert. You do expect a dessert when you choose the more expensive feed me option. Service was good, although it could be coordinated a bit better so three different waitresses do not ask the same questions over and over again. Cocktails were great.

M
Melbourne / VIC
54 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Cocktails, and amazing Thai fusion cuisine in the heart of South Yarra - what more could you ask for? The soft shell crab baos and the beef cheek was superb! We also are massive fans of the cocktails! A great way to kick start your night out!

a
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing! Food is great! Cocktails are even better!

SP
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Amazing food and great customer service, would 100% recommend and will be definitely be coming back. Amazing place to spend the night with awesome drinks too!!

C
London
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Great atmosphere and vibe however food was average

LP
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

The cocktails were amazing however I found some of the food to be a little bland! The dumplings had minimal flavour and the pork buo were average! Slightly disappointed in the food! Service was excellent though!

CM
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Overall we loved the experience, but defiantly more of a one time thing. The food was fabulous and service was great, but the portion size to price wasn’t great, ended up going to maccas after to fill up.
The food choices although not many were so yummy we just wish we had more for the amount we paid.
Thank you, and have recommended Rock Sugar.

RL
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, cocktails, venue and service!! Loved it! Big thank you xx

EP
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

We had a table booked for two months in advance, arriving on the night we had one extra person, we were told that we could either sit at a table but had to eat and be out within an hour or we had to go somewhere else. We felt extremely rushed and basically had to inhale our food in 28mins. Extremely disappointing that they couldn’t accomodate for one extra person. Once we had finished eating our food we were told we could stay as another table had become available. Unsatisfying food and service. Would not recommend.

P
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

Been there twice and loved it. Food was just beautiful.

Third time there and the food was average! Sorry but won’t rush back next time!

JY
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing, staff were exceptional, they arranged for menu changes to accommodate a 4 year old and were really attentive.

M
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I took my girlfriend here for her bday and she loved it. Food was amazing as were the drinks. Definitely recommend this place.

L
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service is amazing, very quick with meals and taking finished dishes away , helpful with meal choices. Have already been there twice and coming back in 2 weeks.

RA
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service, delicious food and funky cocktails. Definitely recommend the beef cheek!

BM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Easy, friendly and delicious. Great staff and lovely atmosphere.

PL
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place and superb food. A cold breeze right down the walkway when the front door was open so try to get a table near the back (noting that this was a cold night in August).

OT
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall5Food4Service1Ambience3

It was very good!! The atmosphere was really good! But we were rushed in getting out, and they wouldn’t leave us alone. But other than that definitely coming back!

GJ
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Delicious food and really cool vibe/atmosphere. Loved the cauliflower salad and deep fried eggplant 😍 service was a little slow but she was very bubbly and knowledgeable of the menu

CS
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Cocktails and service were great! Set menu was good value for money, was hoping for maybe the larb gai to be included in this, but cauliflower salad was tasty! Decor was fab.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely wonderful in every aspect

SC
London
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing cocktails, prompt friendly service. Little bit pricey but great night out.

S
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience2

put out the back was a special occasion freezing cold and wait staff forgot about us? had to get up and find them to order? never asked us if we wanted more drinks etc, lost revenue..very disappointed

CK
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was incredible! Had such a good vibe going on, and I’ve already recommended it to my friends

SL
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was wonderful! High table next to the bar perfect for date-night! The food was amazing, as were the cocktails! I recommend the pork belly - it was amazing!