Sunda _

4.6
287 reviews
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$40 and under
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Southeast Asian
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Sunda is a confluence of vibrant South East Asian flavours and native Australian produce orchestrated by Head Chef, Khanh Nguyen.
Influenced by the bold flavours of South East Asia, Sunda’s menu will see the more daring and unexpected elements of Indonesian, Malaysian and Vietnamese cuisine brought together - using lesser known ingredients and techniques.
Sunda _ offers both an a la carte and set menu with the option for matched beverages.
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MB
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Food was great but should have been told that ordering the chefs menu was too much in the time we had. Waitress pushy in serving food we were not ready for. Only told we could stay once we had forced fed ourselves,

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GS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My partner and I went for our anniversary and Sunda did not disappoint. The service was incredible, the food was jam packed full of flavour and all the dishes looked beautiful. The vegemite curry roti, the bone marrow congee and the XO noodles with chicken skin crackling were stand outs but honestly everything was phenomenal. Get there quick sticks!

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LS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food and a great evening all around, looking forward to returning as soon as possible

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RR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 1Ambience 5

Extremely good cooking, punchy flavours, professional service and great ambiance

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CH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great flavour combinations and balanced profiles. Snapper dish was phenomenal

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R
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service in a very relaxed atmosphere. Been to Sunda twice now and will definitely be going back.

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P
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely delicious food. Best I've had in a while. Roti with Vegemite curry was truly amazing. Staff were lovely and attentive. Good lighting, comfortable seating and not too loud.

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M
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderful and exciting food - so delicious. One of the best places we have eaten recently.

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AF
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Innovative and well executed menu from starters to deserts!

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MH
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My partner and I are both in the hospitality industry and we’re absolutely overwhelmed by the food. The lamb dish has to be my favourite dish to date. Thankyou sunda and Thankyou Kyle for your fantastic and knowledgeable service.

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AW
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Been following the chef on instagram since before he opened sunda, it was a highly anticipated visit and it did not disappoint!

We loved every dish although highlights included roti with vegemite curry & truffle, rock oysters & otak otak.

Would come back again next time in melbourne. Also amazing restaurant design.

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KA
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing flavours and great modern takes on Malaysian & Vietnamese classics.
Truly innovative and vital part of what makes Melbourne food scene so amazing.

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P
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! Outstanding food, excellent service, highly recommend for special occasion dinners or if you'd like to enjoy the best food in Melbourne 👌

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SB
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Second time to dine and Sunda and really can't fault it. Wonderful food, staff and setting. One of the best places to dine in Melbourne.

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OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible! We opted for the set menu and a bottle of a gorgeous Sicilian red that our waitress recommended. The Vegemite Roti was a favourite, along with the Lamb & the dessert take on the baby of a Pavlova and a Vietnamese Iced Coffee! Delicious and the atmosphere was really lovely, with the open kitchen and warehouse architecture.

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C
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was an amazing night as Chef Khanh and his team created some astoundingly delicious dishes. I love the Roti with Vegemite curry special (topped with truffles, it was seriously delectable) and another favourite was the special Smoked Bone Marrow with Congee, pine mushrooms and puffed rice. The mixture of such delicate textures and flavours were to die for. My partner and I also loved the Lamb with native curry and the WA Marron with belachan sauce - The spicy kick complimenting the sweet freshness of the Marron was a match made in heaven. Thank you to the wonderful service team who have made our night so beautiful too, from helping us with our dish selections to ensuring all our needs are met. I cannot wait to be back!

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J
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

I will only recommend sunda to them who like fusion food. My son love his food, mainly asian food, but he doesnt like the asian twist flavour

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KN
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

My friends and I had a great time at Sunda. The food and service was great!

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PG
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always love it
Our favourite in Melbourne
Service food and ambience

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SC
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Sunda is great. The long table style seating becomes a little problematic depending who you’re seated next too. We were bedsides a really loud obnoxious couple that made it pretty hard for us to be able to have conversation. Totally not Sunda’s fault, but the seating arrangement did contribute. Bit of a bummer for a special meal.

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AM
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

It’s our second time here. The food here is just amazing! The wines were very good as well :) would definitely come back again!

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CC
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is hands-down one of the best fusion restaurants I've been to. The southeast Asian flavours are spot on, combined with the use of native ingredients, this is a culinary mish mash at its best. The wine list is extensive and the ambience is understated and not stuffy at all. Perfect for a night out.

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F
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Sunda, every dish we had was exceptional. All the floor staff & Chefs were fantastic, they all made our dining at Sunda a wonderful experience, we will be back!

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s
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

found the food too sugary and wait for desert, the end piece was just a little too long.

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N
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were looked after very well the service and friendly staff is something to note.
The food is worth coming back for time and time again!

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AJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Not sure the structure of the menu worked for us. Prefer a greater distinction between medium and main course dish sizes and relationship to sides...all a bit even......Delicious flavors

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CA
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

The food and service were nothing short of excellent. But on a date, the school cafeteria decor was noisy and far from personal and private. Recommend the set menu, for first try at cuisine, but take a cushion and earmuffs.

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JP
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great all round , delicious food, good wine selection

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MM
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Great food, drinks and service and reasonably priced when compared to similar restaurants. Did not love the bench seating layout however.

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MP
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was amazing, great mix of flavours and great vegetarian menu too. Service was quick and very helpful and friendly.

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S
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Amazing food. Best lamb i have ever had. Service was great too. Our waiter Kyle was spot on. Onlu downside was when paying the bill, they charge us the wrong amount.

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MO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sunda’s food experience was simply complex. So unique and so familiar. The vegemite curry and roti was sublime!! The amazing staff and service made the experience even better. I’ll be back!

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R
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, service and architecture. Will definitely return.

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GM
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Seating is on a shared table. Food is decent but definitely didn’t love it. There’s a lot of hype about the roti with vegemite curry, I found it incredibly greasy and would have probably preferred regular vegemite toast. The two dishes that I liked were the lamb and raw cobia. This restaurant is more heavily wine based but if you like cocktails, the shiso highball is really nice! (Great citrus flavour)

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J
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food taste & presentation excellent. We went on recommendation of friend and were not disappointed. We were greeted warmly and waiter was very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful.

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and atmosphere, and tasty, inventive dishes. I'll definitely be back.

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JM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sunda was a fantastic dining experience. I dined with 3 friends, all keen foodies and worked in the food and beverage industry, we shared all the dishes so that we could make the most of all the flavours as each plate had something different to offer. For anyone wanting a food adventure Sunda is for you, also great to see and taste so many Australian natives used, this really completed the picture for me.

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c
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely loved Sunda. Inventive and delicious food. Can't wait to go back.

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JW
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Without a doubt the best restaurant in Melbourne. Cannot believe I didn’t get here sooner.

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LM
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Oh my goodness Sunda is amazing!!!! The spanner crab curry, the oysters, the charred cucumber! The food as a whole was an utter delight and the service was outstanding. Can’t wait to come back next time I’m in town. ❤️❤️❤️

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