Sugarcane Coogee

4.8
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482 reviews
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$40 and under
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Asian
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.
What 482 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.9
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
Value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Dined on 18 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was perfect!

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Dined on 17 March 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

Arrogant waiter that was overly trying to upsell to th epoint where it was rude and also very pushy about a tip at the end. Food was great, just ashame about the rude service.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 16 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The service was excellent, staff were friendly and knowledgable. Food was incredible, best meal I've had in a while. Made celebrating our anniversary really special. Would definately recommend and dine there again in future.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for a work dinner and had a great experience. Excellent food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious, service excellent. Will be going again.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Simply beautiful!
Even on a very wet day; dining overlooking Coogee beach remains spectacular.
The staff and the entire ambiance added a great deal of special to my birthday. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Did the ‘Trust Me’ banquet menu for four people. All of the dishes were amazing. Super fresh and all very tasty and complemented each other well. More than enough food.
Good wine recommendations from the waiter.
Great service. Nice ambience and not too loud, easy to have conversation but still had a good, buzzy atmosphere.

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Ginger
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

THANK YOU FOR THE DELICIOUS FOOD SUGARCANE!
Do not hesitate to eat there, you will not regret for anything: service, food, ambiance, price, ....

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the option to let the house choose
Lots of dishes at a reasonable price of very high quality

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Took my wife for dinner as she had hinted a few times about wanting to try it. After attending and eating I was very surprised and satisfied. Great feel to the place. Wait staff were really nice and helpful. Some dishes seem pricey but after eating them the price doesn’t matter. Absolute flavour bombs going off in your mouth. We have eaten in different parts of Asia etc and these flavours were up there with the best. It’s defo worth the visit compared to your average favourite Thai spots

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Elisabeth
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great time at Sugarcane. Amazing service and food.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Lovely staff. Great evening all round. Will be back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this restaurant so much. Exceptionally great food with lovely and attentive staff. My only note is that the stools we were sitting on were quite uncomfortable.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, food and service were tip drawer.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Booked table for 8 for a milestone birthday. Every element was perfect from ease of booking, being Seated on time, staff knowledgeable of menu and wine recommendations.
All 8 friends loved every dish, we shared all plates and the flavours were sensational. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I live locally to this restaurant and came here for the first time the other day for mine and my partners anniversary. The service was excellent, the wait staff were very attentive and created a great experience. The food was delicious, and great value with great portion sizes.
Overall the whole experience was perfect and this has now become one of my favourite restaurants.

Thank you for making such a lovely anniversary evening experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice restaurant. Would definitely go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food. By far our favourite restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An awesome experience 👍🏼
Beautiful food, excellent service, all round 5⭐️...

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just exceptional on all levels. My most favourite restaurant in the whole of Sydney. Food is always 15/10! The guy who makes the starters should be awarded for his passion to deliver consistently amazing starters

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent ambience, food & service.. 5⭐️all the way...

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sensational tasting food

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A firm favourite when going out with friends, good price point, exceptional food and great atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The seafood is extremely fresh here, so we always tend to order more seafood than other dishes but the crispy chicken with plum sauce was a winner as well. The other stand out is the wine list, it has an extensive range of quality wines. The staff always try to make sure you have a good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sugar Cane has become our definite favorite place to eat with family, to invite friends, and to just give ourselves a treat in the Coogee beach area.
The staff are always warm. Accommodating to our little 1-yr young daughter.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

Poor service and attitude upon arrival in regards to managing table arrangements.

waiter was great.
Food was excellent as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding...

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Awesome restaurant would highly recommend- delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant never fails to keep it's high standards in the number times we have been there.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had the the tasting menu and highly recommend this to sample most items. Delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food here is awesome, great wine list and a really lovely and helpful waiter. Good value for money as well. Decor lovely - only criticism a bit too noisy. Highly recommend Sugarcane

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

I ate here a couple of weeks ago on a Tuesday night and found food and service to be wonderful although a bit rushed......so rebooked for a Friday night with another friend. This time we really felt we were being rushed through our meal and the waitress told us they needed the table in 15 mins after we had been there for just over an hour! When I pointed this out she went and checked and then apologised for her mistake. The portions also seemed to be smaller. Not as good an experience this time!

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Anmari
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious Food! love the trustme menu. Friendly staff, good location for us on the balcony

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing as always! Absolute must for anyone who loves Thai food

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional as always! Had the “Trust Us” $60 set menu and cannot recommend enough! 👌🏽 Course after course of delicious, fresh amazing dishes! Sugarcane is one of my fav restaurants in Sydney and I’m so happy it’s in my neighbourhood Coogee!
Service is already always great! Thank you! U guys are nailing it! 🙌🏽

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Simply great food ,service and ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The food is fresh and full of flavour, good range of both meat seafood & vegetarian dishes

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant was always

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We were visiting Sydney but knew area and chose Sugar Cane from recomended reviews and we weren’t disappointed. Outstanding experience all round with cool ambience, great tasty food (lived the sushimi platter) but everything was nice. Staff were so interactive and good conversation. Wine list coukd be expanded but overall we all loved it

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Sugarcane Coogee is rated 4.8 stars by 482 OpenTable diners.

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