Sugarcane Coogee

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349 reviews
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$40 and under
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Asian
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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 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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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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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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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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Dined on 28 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

An enjoyable experience.

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Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were simply wowed by our lunch at Sugarcane. The staff were friendly and welcoming straight away. They struck up a friendly banter with our group, but were never intrusive. With regards to the menu, we did make some special requests and nothing was too much trouble. We loved the food - from the fresh, summery flavours of the Bites and Small menu items, to the satisfying and moor-ish mains. Beautiful views, great ambiance, friendly service and exemplary food. A ‘must do’ restaurant in Coogee.

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Dined on 22 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent food!

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

Amazing food, impeccable service, looking forward to my next visit

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

Love this place always coming back for more! Recommend friends and clients, great place. Can be noisy in shared table area so I always ask for table near the bar! Best place!

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

Perfect every time. Tried the chicken wings for the first time and will be fishing back for more. Great service!

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

Great restaurant. The food is of the highest quality and the service is remarkable. Great place to catch up with friends or for a date night with your significant other.

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

Very relaxing with good atmosphere and excellent variety of food.The staff were very helpful and a good knowledge of the food.The only drawback was the choice of deserts which did not complement the main meals,should think about light deserts not rich ones.The cocktails were excellent and overall the experience was very good.

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Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Love this restaurant. The food is excellent and service friendly and fun

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Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Phenomenal food!

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Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was amazing. Great share plates.

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

Outstanding in every way. Can not recommend highly enough

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Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Family birthday dinner with our 12yr old & 8 yr old, the crispy chicken & rice for kids was perfection & they loved the roti & curry sauce too. The food is delicious & service staff are lovely. The birthday chocolate cake & coconut ice cream was a total surprise & so kind & generous of Sugarcane.

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Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I love the range of exotic Asian flavours. Always delicious

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Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best meal we’ve had so far in Sydney!!

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Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great Thai food.

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Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

By far the best restaurant in Coogee

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Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I am never disappointed when I go to sugarcane. The food is amazing- fresh, fragrant and delicious.

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Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Sugarcane is one of my favourite restaurants in Sydney. The food is absolutely amazing and I always leave feeling so satisfied.

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Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had heard good things about Sugarcane and were more than impressed when we finally got there.
The service was exceptional and one many other restaurants could strive for. The food was above our expectations and we will be sure to both recommend and return.

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Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our experience at Sugarcane was amazing. I went to dinner with my mum, everything was fantastic for both of us. Very attentive staff, amazing quality food and great atmosphere. The "Large Raw Platter" was very fresh and the "Hot & Sour Pork Mince Salad with Lettuce Cups" was delightful! We will definitely be back.

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Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome night

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Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Wonderful food woth reasonable price (about $50 pp). Beautiful spot near coogee beach. Noisy when full.

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Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Place had a good vibe, food was lovely and tasty. Service was good, however we felt we were being asked something every 5-10 minute, you were really made to feel the 2 hour seating limit.

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Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Fantastic authentic tastes with great service and great value... Definitely be back!

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Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The best food. Soooo delicious. Squid excellent. Beef rendang to die for. Make sure you order roti to go with it.

Can’t fault the food. A bit noisy though

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Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect in every way. Have been many times before and always go with the “trust me menu”, never disappointed.

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Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place.
Wait staff are always so friendly and the food is amazing.
From the small bites through to the large.
Crab tortilla
Salmon ceviche
King fish
Beatle fish
Rotti
Waygu rendang and crispy chicken are the dishes we had on this visit.

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Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

I would recommend their beef rendang & Pad Thai

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Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Beautiful food, very accomodating and thoughtful waitstaff - they provided alternate dishes for a pregnant lady in our group and organised a slice of cake for the birthday girl.

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Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Bloody great food, and great value for money
Don’t know how the can produce this fantastic food at this price point
Really love this place been a few times now and it never disappoints
Recommend the trust me banquet as try choose what comes out
Great selection of food and flavours

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Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have been here a few time now and it never disappoints. Mouth watering and delicious and so fresh. Your taste buds come alive. I love this place

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Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dining here for the second time and just as awesome as the first. The food was fresh and extremely great quality. We got the 'trust me' menu and were treated to a range of food on the menu. Great value.

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