Sugarcane Coogee

4.7
382 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 4 days ago
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
1 review
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
20 reviews
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
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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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Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Ah Sugarcane!! When I reach that "I've had a week of ghastly and I need to be revived" you do it to me every time.

Impeccable service; speedy food; so crunchy; so yummy; so tasty; so speedy!!

Gluttony: thy name is Sugarcane. Love it!!

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Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

the flavours and infusions on the plates were unbelievable I cannot wait to go back to try other items on the menu

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Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place! We go here often and the food is always amazing as is the service. Sam is the best!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Food is always a high standard, however the wait staff didn’t seem to have their usual grasp on the menu or enthusiasm to recommend and help.
Wine person was great and very knowledgeable.

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JO
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Great service, made to feel welcome and appreciated, nice after a 4 hour drive to get there!

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Denver
3 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love Thai food and I believe this is the most delicious Thai food I have ever had the pleasure of eating! It was a busy rainy day and the staff were run off their feet - however they were terrific.

I have recommended this to everyone I know.

Hats off to the chef.

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Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

4 of us went for dinner and shared the trust me menu. So many delicious meals arrived with so many flavours.
Not our first time and won’t be the last. Loved everything

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MP
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fabulous food. Every dish was unique. Had the Trust me menu. Waitress was very obliging when we requested special dishes to be included. Not cheap but a true dining experience.

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Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing food & attentive staff. Highly recommend Sugar Cane

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Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Been before and had terrible service and didn't get what I asked for. This time the service has definitely improved but is very noisy & very expensive for what you get.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exquisite food, great wine list and anazing service!

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LB
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Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had an amazing dinner at the sugarcane! We both went with the trust me menu and it was really worthing it!
I would recommend it without hesitation, and even overseas (I'm French)!
Thanks to the staff as well, great job guys!

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Sydney / NSW
20 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

From greeting, to seating to food arriving - everything was great. Everyone was smiling and happy and nothing a problem. Keep it up!

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Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We love Sugarcane we have dined here many times usually for a special occasion.

The menu is fantastic simple but delicious. Favourites are the betel leaf the rendang curry and last night we tried the Salmon cerviche which was so good .

The staff are always friendly and knowledgeable and give great service.

Couldn’t recommend highly enough.

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

Food was amazing and the service outstanding. The oysters and kingfish cerviche were out of this world. We'll be back. Thanks Sugarcane!!!

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

Food was sensational and large servings

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Dined on 11 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent food and something a little bit different for Coogee locals, a suburb where much on offer is pitched at tourists

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Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We have dined here about 5 times. The food is consistently good. I have recommended the restaurant to many friends and they have all enjoyed the food. The staff are very officious . It amazes me that when you make a booking and they want to seat you near the kitchen , when there are 4 tables empty in the middle of the restaurant.

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

The food is exceptional and the staff are friendly and efficient. Great atmosphere and location.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Always wonderful food. Food and drinks arrival were not so good. Food before we even were served with first drink

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