Sugarcane Coogee

4.7
403 reviews
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$40 and under
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Asian
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Neighbourhood Gem
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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Dined 2 days ago
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.

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Dined on 16 July 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.

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Dined on 13 July 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!

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Dined on 12 July 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!

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Dined on 9 July 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

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Dined on 7 July 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!

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 1 July 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.

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Dined on 30 June 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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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Love this restaurant because of the delicious food and generally good service. However, the front of house can be very abrupt. Also, we had to follow up drinks and food at various times

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Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love this place ! Every time we eat here the food is sensational. The service is very good the staff are knowledgeable and helpful. Sugarcane for us is a “special occasion “ restaurant. This time it was my birthday and we tad a fabulous night.

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Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Never disappointed. From the unique fancy options to the feel good traditional foods with small delicious twists. Adults and kids if u bring them all satisfied. Great cocktails and wines.
Good for all types of dining; couples, families, group, girls catch up.

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Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We hadn't been to Sugarcane for a while and were thrilled by the changes to the menu. So many choices and so much flavour. The service was great, too. Friendly, efficient and informative.
Thanks for a great lunch!

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Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was excellent, food delivered quickly. Food was a bit overpriced but quality was good. Being a fish lover I was very disappointed in the Kingfish Curry which I was told is made from the collar of the fish which doesn't much flesh on it. Other choices were excellent taste.

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Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good atmosphere, great service and experience.
Good variety and quality of dishes.
I really enjoyed!!

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Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I like how the menu changes according to the seasons. The small bites were delicious and do was the whole snapper.
Service was efficient and attentive and gave us a good wine recommendation

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MM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food is very good with a good variety of flavoursome Asian dishes on the menu.

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Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love the food , love the cocktails, love the service .It is a fantastic restaurant however I feel that having a two hour time frame distracts from the level of enjoyment particularly when you are spending that amount of money .

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Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We got a nice table for 2. The staff were extremely nice and informative. Would definitely recommend anyone to go there.
We had the short ribs and crispy chicken pad thai - absolutely delicious!!!!!!

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Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food is delicious and a little different to other restaurants

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Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I can not recommend this place enough. I’ve been coming here for over a year now and the food is always consistent, fresh and tasty
The gentleman that makes the starters puts so much care and attention in to the food, it’s a pleasure to watch him

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Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Brilliant food and service. Great ambience for date, catch up, special occasion.

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Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and great value. Highly recommend the ‘trust me’ menu. Every dish was delicious!

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Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

From their Raw we had a "Large Raw Platter - Selection of Our Fresh Items." The offering was gorgeous tuna, salmon, kingfish and oysters and came with 3 zesty sauces.

For our main we selected from the Spicy & Wet menu (why not?) We had "Kingfish Baba Curry, Tamarind, Cumin." The table next to us had just been served the same. Unfortunately, we had too much of the fish collar and smaller fillets we saw on the next table. The manager assured us this was normal for this fish.

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Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Easily the best restaurant in Sydney if not Australia if not the world,

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Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

First time here and selected the Taste Me menu so we could sample a range of dishes. Food was fabulous, plenty of it too, you won’t leave hungry! Service was seemless and the place was packed when we finished and it was a Tuesday night, so that says it all!! New local favourite.

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MT
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely delicious food at a bargain price with great ambience!! Perfect for date night, groups or even just a sneaky take away!

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CH
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Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was absolutely delicious! Will definitely go back. 10/10

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Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing local gem, fresh flavours, amazing service and gorgeous view

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Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and an extensive menu supported by exceptional staff and quick service.

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Los Angeles
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Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

An enjoyable dining experience

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Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

As usual....an exceptional experience led by our French front of house (Happy 40th BTW..!)
Food, service and ambience perfect.

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Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great flavours.

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Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

Third visit to sugarcane never disappointed with quality of food. A+++++
Will continue visiting to try everything on menu!
Wait staff and management very friendly and well organised .

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Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was absolutely delicious. Fantastic ambience.

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Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful local place with great atmosphere superb service and fab food!

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Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We booked due to TripAdvisor reviews are were not dissapointed. We decided to go for the Trust the Chef tasting menu and that was a great option as we tried dishes we would never had ordered. Great flavour food, my only slight criticism us the beef tending could have more spice and heat. Overall a great meal

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Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and friendly staff. Its a pitty the lamb ribs is no longer in the menu

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Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had the most amazing dinner. We chose the ‘trust me’ menu. The dishes that were picked out for us were outstanding and the flavours in each dish were mind blowing. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to all my friends.

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Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Oh my god the plum chicken! It’s the best!

Outstanding cocktails too!

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Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent! Will be back! Lovely staff, Francois look after us as we never had any experience re this Asian Fusion food.

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