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.
Mon to Wed: 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Thurs to Fri: 5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Sat to Sun: 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Fri to Sun: 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
It was too expensive(tiny bit)
Food was fantastic,service was fantastic
My husband and I love Sugarcane. The food is delicious and the staff are friendly knowledgeable and very helpful. On this occasion we were running late I rang to let the restaurant know and they were fantastic. Nothing is a problem .
Always consistent, great staff, good management and to top it all... delicious food and wines :)
Very good foods and nice owner.
Absolutely LOVED it here! It was very busy in a Sunday night.. and now we know why!
We had the “surprise” tasting option. It was excellent value for money and so much food!
Service, atmosphere and food was excellent!
Last minute booking at 5.30pm on a Saturday evening. Beautiful food - healthy and perfectly cooked. Great variety on the menu. Very noisy once the room filled. Attentive but clumsy waitress (she was very apologetic after the third mishap: one of which was accidentally throwing her pencil at one of the diners on our table!). Reasonably priced.
Excellent addition to Coogee gastronomy! Authentic Vietnamese restaurant with a modern flare. Highly recommended.
We had a brilliant time at Sugarcane. We felt extremely welcome from the time we walked in the door. Sam was an exceptional host and made sure we were looked after. It was also some of the best Thai we've ever eaten. Thank you Sam and we will be back.
The food, service and location are all excellent. We drive over an hour to eat at Sugarcane and are never disappointed. They are lovely to our teens as well. We highly recommend it.
This place will make the weekly ‘places to go for dinner’ list. The staff were friendly and welcoming from the start, and the service was just as good throughout the evening (timings when taking orders, food coming out, wiping table down when it got messy). The food was great, good choices (incl. ‘surprise me’ option if you don’t know what to get) and genourous portions! Ambience was great and kid friendly (we have a 3 y.o.) although a little tight (kept having people slide up against my chair).
Delicious food & cocktails. Service was very slow though in an almost empty restaurant. Had to get up twice to find a waiter to serve us a second drink, then to take our dessert order.
Really good service and food, was a great option for a business meal with colleagues and the vegan options were great and much appreciated! Will recommend
The most delicious food served by friendly and professional staff. I cannot fault this restaurant!
Attentive and knowledgeable staff, good atmosphere and great food.
South East Asian, but with a twist that lifts the dishes above the normal.
The whole menu looked good so we opted for the “Surprise” menu. We had a wonderful selection of delicious dishes, more than enough to satisfy the hungriest and, in my opinion, good value for money
From the moment we walked in we were looked after.
Escorted to our seats, asked about drinks almost immediately, given adequate time to make our food selections. Dinner served quickly with dishes spread apart as required.
Drinks always topped up and staff asking if all ok.
Great night out.
The food at Sugar Cane is as good as you could get in the category of Asian food
Been there twice now absolutely fantastic. I took my daughter there on her 18th birthday and they really made it special. The food oh my god is just Devine. My daughter love everything about the place. We’ll be back again and again snd again 😂
Group of 4 friends ate dinner on a Sunday night. Good buzzy atmosphere and staff handling a short queue at door very efficiently.
A not too long menu offers a balanced selection of south east dishes. Our table enjoyed all that we ordered. Stand outs were the crab & apple tortilla and the salt & pepper lamb ribs.
Drinks list includes a number of wines by the glass. Again list not too long. So you can choose, order and enjoy.
Amazing! Absolutely love this place, highly recommend to anyone!
Great service, great food across every dish. What more could you ask for?
As always we had an amazing food experience.
10 out of 10 to the staff for providing a very attentative experience without being over the top. The kitchen was spot on in delivery time to table for food.
Wine was perfect for the cuisine.
Ps: I booked online & it was very easy... mentioned I'd like a nice table as it was our anniversary & it was delivery with the best... Plus the bubbles on arrival was a perfect touch & very much appreciated.
WELL DONE SUGARCANE!
8pm booking 6 people. Food good but a busy evening meant the service and noise let it down.Took a while to get our order. Staff put our wine 'off the table' to keep it cold but kept ignoring our waving arms and empty glasses to get the bottle back. After the 2nd time this happened I told them to leave bottle on the table. At some point after 10/10.30 staff eager to get everyone out. Unasked for bills were presented and we noted that the last 5 tables treated the same and we all left at same time
Sugarcane is a great place to eat and relax. The food is great and really reasonably priced. Love it!
Excellent Asian cuisine. Every dish was well presented and delicious. This is a must visit restaurant.
The food and the service were excellent. I look forward to going there again.
Loved the food each dish is even more delicious as they come out. Such a great place to dine!
I regularly go to Sugarcane and it is always excellent. The food is consistently exceptional and beautifully presented, the staff are friendly and attentive, and the cocktails are fantastic, complementing the flavours of the menu. It’s the perfect place to go with friends, order a range of share plates, and savour the creative take on South-East Asian food. Can’t recommend this place highly enough.
delicious food, excellent service, what a lovely night
The food, the ambience, the view and the service are all excellent - every single time. We tried new dishes this time as well as the most remarkable starters and all just fabulous. My guest most impressed. I am always made to feel welcome, and I will keep coming back.
Used to be much better. Order bungled Used to have lovely salmon dish. Waiter seemed rushed forgot things I had to get up to get chop sticks that they forgot to bring. Beef rindung is still good
Fairly pricey now too
Wow- our new favourite restaurant in Sydney. Food was divine, staff were attentive, and the vibe was great.
I had my birthday dinner at Sugarcane. The food is incredible. So much flavour and perfectly balanced. The staff were very accommodating - even offering plenty of alternatives to people with allergies and offering to make amends to menu. The cocktails were beautiful and at the end of the evening, they surprised me with a birthday dessert. Gorgeous!
Great restaurant with outstanding menu. Great value and a serious notch above, for the area.
Great food and service, will certainly be returning
Great night at Sugarcane. Loved the cocktails food and ambiance. My only gripe with this restaurant is the two hour sitting. We felt by the end very rushed as the table was booked for 8.30. To have stayed a bit longer would have been ideal.
Fab night at sugarcane , always reliable for good food
Nice food, not cheap, dreadful service. This is the second time in a row where the wait staff were more interested in themselves than in serving the customers. Its a shame because otherwise its a good spot but the staff let them down again and again!
Amazing meal and delicious wine! Could not fault anything!
We had absolutely delicious betel leaves, the best roti I have ever had and a delicious beef curry. The restaurant was busy and full of noise - but not so much that you couldn't hear each other. It was lovely and warm in winter as well. Loved it!
Service and food were awesome. We chose the “trust me” menu and were very happy with the choices presented. One dish was exceptionally spicy, but still enjoyed. Also great choices of drinks