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For 2
Date
Wed, 5/23
Time
7:00 PM

Sugarcane Coogee

4.6
224 reviews
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$40 and under
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Asian
Top tags:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Asian
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Hours of Operation
Dinner:
Mon-Weds: 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thurs-Fri: 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat-Sun : 12:30pm- 2:30pm & 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Phone number
(02) 8313 9790
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Milan Strbac
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Catering
For catering options please email or call Milan on the restaurant line.
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Neighbourhood
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Cross street
Arden Street
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Public Transit
Nearby bus stop.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Private Room
What 224 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Excellent food! Great location! Great customer service. Only thing is noise levels were high but it was a Friday night so fair enough. Would highly recommend and will be back!

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5.0Dined on 13 May 2018

Amazing food and spectacular views over Coogee beach, with phenomenal service. Cocktails are very good too.

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4.0Dined on 13 May 2018

We had a brilliant Mothers Day celebration. The food tends to be spicy, but was a little too hot for some of our guests, the kitchen was quick to respond to "take the heat out" which was greatly appreciated.
Fun service, Definitely ask for the atrium, if you want a quieter ambience.
Neighbourhood gem!

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4.0Dined on 10 May 2018

I love this place, but this occassion I was suprise to notice MSG in some dishes.

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5.0Dined on 6 May 2018

Amazing food as always. Attention to detail fantastic. Given a beautiful glass of champagne on the house as it was our anniversary. Service was brilliant. Woukd highly recommended this restuarant and already have.

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5.0Dined on 5 May 2018

Stunning food and incredible service. We come here often. I booked for a group of 8 tonight for my birthday, and for the first time just felt a little disappointed as we felt very rushed to have to leave.

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5.0Dined on 30 April 2018

My third visit and again Sugarcane never disappoints. If you love the flavours of modern Thai food than do yourself a favour !. This is a real gem in Coogee since it moved from it's previous Central Station location.

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5.0Dined on 29 April 2018

Caught up pre Conference with a few colleagues and wanted to head to Sugarcane which we hadn’t been to since they moved out of the city. We were not disappointed and the rendang remains the best we have ever had. All dishes were beautifully balanced using good produce and the service was attentive. Nice work guys !!

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4.0Dined on 28 April 2018

Nice atmosphere, very good food, friendly and interested waiters. Thought prices were expensive though in comparison to other restaurants. Glass of wine price really high , about double other restaurants, and main course prices also really high. This is the major factor which would discourage us from coming to eat here too often when there are other really good restaurants in Randwick like Java and Tum Zaap which have excellent food at a fraction of the price. Needs to have more price variation.

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4.0Dined on 28 April 2018

Delicious food and beautiful location.

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4.0Dined on 28 April 2018

Great service from waiters who were very helpful in choosing what to order. Lovely atmosphere, and a good selection of interesting dishes to choose from. Good for sharing.
Limited options for vegetarians unfortunately but otherwise a great experience.

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5.0Dined on 23 April 2018

The staff were very helpful and welcoming, but not intrusive. Every dish was amazing the quality of food was great. Everything was tasty and beautifully presented.

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5.0Dined on 22 April 2018

This is our third visit to Sugar Cane. This one was with old friends. Each one has been excellent - very tasty, innovative and beautifully presented food with fabulous friendly and attentive service. We all loved it. We will return again.

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5.0Dined on 20 April 2018

We are locals and absolutely love going to Sugarcane. When it opened well over a year ago now we were delighted. The staff, in particular Joe, are all lovely. It's brought life and soul into the south side of Coogee! Keep up the great food and service :)

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5.0Dined on 15 April 2018

Fantastic experience! Had the best food drinks and service

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5.0Dined on 14 April 2018

Great food, great staff

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5.0Dined on 12 April 2018

Had a wonderful evening here. Did the "Trust Me" menu and everything was superb.

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5.0Dined on 11 April 2018

Absolutely Wonderful Experience
First Class All the Way!

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5.0Dined on 7 April 2018

Excellent food and service. One of the best restaurants in the area

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5.0Dined on 7 April 2018

Fantastic meal on Saturday for my wife's birthday. Service was EXCELLENT and the food was delicious. We chose the 'Trust Me' menu option and our trust was rewarded. Highly, highly recommend Sugarcane.

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4.0Dined on 6 April 2018

Great almost here & location.
Sashimi was delicious

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4.0Dined on 6 April 2018

Great Thai food

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5.0Dined on 31 March 2018

Staff went well out of their way to deal with our preference for a quiet table. Food was really interesting and well done. Very good value.

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5.0Dined on 30 March 2018

We thought this was one of the best Asian inspired meals we have ever had. A true culinary experience with great value.

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5.0Dined on 29 March 2018

Delicious what a gem of a find. Each mouthful left you wanting more

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5.0Dined on 29 March 2018

Great place for dinner, excellent food, some of the best I’ve had in ages. Would highly recommend this place for any occasion.

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5.0Dined on 28 March 2018

I always enjoy this restaurant because the food is so interesting and so innovative
The service is also fantastic

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5.0Dined on 24 March 2018

Wonderful food!!!

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5.0Dined on 24 March 2018

Food, service and ambience all fabulous - great views too. A real taste sensation. Try it!

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5.0Dined on 17 March 2018

Sugercane always delivers. Great foods, drinks and service. Just the right amount of menu diversity.

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5.0Dined on 9 March 2018

Food and service

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4.0Dined on 4 March 2018

Great vibe. Yummy food.

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4.0Dined on 3 March 2018

Great food guys, as always. Slight issue with the Satay Special (it wasn't chicken breast, was it....?) Spoke to the team as it wasn't up to your usual high standards. Apart from that everything was super tasty

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4.0Dined on 9 February 2018

Delicious food and fantastic service

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4.0Dined on 6 February 2018

This is a special restaurant and the staff make you feel welcome and relaxed.
Most of the food we ordered was utterly delicious. A few dishes didn’t make that high standard, but they were still good.
I’d go there more frequently if it was less costly. So saying, the value is good as the food is generally great.

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5.0Dined on 3 February 2018

We have been here many times now and loved it every time!
The Trust Me option is always our go to!

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3.0Dined on 3 February 2018

Very disappointed, spent almost $600 for dinner with friends and were abruptly asked to leave as someone had turned up looking for a table. Not impressed

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5.0Dined on 3 February 2018

Bloody Awesome

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4.0Dined on 2 February 2018

Second time here and the food is amazing

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4.0Dined on 25 January 2018

Joe (front of house) makes the guests feel special and remembered, which really adds to this being a local gem. Food is creative and enjoy the integration of Asian infusion with a few twists. I appreciate the menu especially when everything on it is so good. Wine list is comprehensive.

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