Sunda _

4.6
520 reviews
$101 and over
Southeast Asian
Sunda is a confluence of vibrant South East Asian flavours and native Australian produce orchestrated by Executive 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 two set menus – Sunda Classics menu at $98pp and The Full Sunda Experience at $168pp, a showcase of creativity and invention from Executive Chef Khanh Nguyen. Optional beverage matching is available.

Experiences

  • The Full Sunda Experience $168pp

    Jan 9 - May 29, 2021

    The Full Sunda Experience - a culinary journey of fine produce that starts with intriguing small snacks. The procession continues with a selection of mains designed to showcase Khanh’s prowess at intermingling native Australian and Southeast Asian ingredients, and two desserts laden with Southeast Asian influences.
  • Sunda's Classic Menu $98pp

    Jan 9 - May 29, 2021

    Sunda’s Classics - a collection of familiar Sunda favourites including signatures such as our otak otak.
  • The Full Sunda Experience & Seafood Plate $236

    Jan 9 - May 29, 2021

    The Full Sunda Experience ($168pp) & Seafood Plate ($68pp) for $236pp - a culinary journey of fine produce that starts with Sunda's Seafood Plate and small snacks. The procession continues with a selection of mains designed to showcase Khanh’s prowess at intermingling native Australian and Southeast Asian ingredients, and two desserts laden with Southeast Asian influences.
What 520 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
Value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Fionas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful service and food. The favours and attention to detail were amazing

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RupertH
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful dining experience with very attentive staff

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GigiS
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and customer service - would highly recommend.

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Unimpressed
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience1

We booked via open table and booked the a la carte menu option. When we arrived, we were seated upstairs, despite one of our group being on crutches. The stairs are very steep and the floor was quite slippery. One of the staff then started talking us through the tasting menu - but we informed them we had booked a la carte. The manager was unable to see us at the time, and we agreed to the tasting menu thinking it was $110 per person as this was the only price listed on the paper menu we were given. Several courses through we discovered that was the price for matched wine pairing, and were informed it was in fact $170pp. We then spoke to the manager, who refused to believe the a la carte menu was an option on open table until we showed him using one of our phones. The food was not very good, and everyone was still hungry at the end of the 5 courses we had. Would not return, and would not recommend.

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marks
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Excellent food and service and great value and thoroughly enjoyed our lunch

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Patrick
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely loved this place. Great food and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
5 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favourite restaurant by far! Great wine pairing too

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SamanthaO
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service were amazing. Everything that came out looked and tasted amazing and the staff were super friendly and informative. Would highly recommend

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JennyL
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very tasty food but a bit more pricey in comparison with other restaurants that also offer very tasty set menus. We had dinner. Given the seafood platter (which we were drawn to) was an extra that could only be ordered in addition to the dinner set menu, it would have been good if a shorter version of the dinner menu (similar to lunch) was on offer. This way we would not be so full, could finish the food, and more importantly would fully enjoy/taste the flavors of all the dishes right till the end. Nonetheless a wonderful dining experience.

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Fivo
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Must do the full dining experience menu with the seafood plate. The flavours were spot on and is an experience. Great service especially from the manager. I was lucky to get a photo and chat with the head chef, Khanh too! Will be back again.

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Biancah
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Such a lovely experience - our waiter was Michael who was exceptional. We all loved the food, wine and cocktails and thought the lunch menu was very well priced.

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JaneH
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We absolutely loved Sunda. The food was elegant, creative and delicious. It was great value for money. We also matched the wines to the food and it was great trying wines we hadn’t had previously. The staff are very friendly and deliver great customer service. We will be back!

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Samm
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible food and service. Good selection of drinks. Nice interiors.

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RebeccaD
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Highly recommended for a special night out. The food is delicious and wonderfully creative! We had the vegetarian banquet and were impressed with the thought and attention to detail with each course. Lovely wait staff that know how to give just the right amount of service without being too intrusive. Be prepared to spend for the experience.

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Thommo
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The service was excellent as was the food. They catered for a seafood allergy very well. Some of the matching wine choices seemed a bit unusual but they paired with the courses very well.

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SalE
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great time at Sunda. The vegetarian menu was delicious and beautifully presented (we can't stop thinking about the vegemite curry roti!) and the staff were professional and fun. Can't wait to go back.

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KEMO
Sydney / NSW
6 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding Food and Service.
The Food is unique and Exciting.
My Second Time Definately not my last.

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MarieB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Incredible combinations of really delicious and unusual flavours. Efficient and friendly service. Unfortunately our first choice of wine was not available. Lots of food, perhaps too much, and surprising that the “signature” dish is apparently can be an added extra.

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AshC
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Phenomenal food and service. Highly recommend. Great experience

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GregS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

While a little pricey by some comparisons, there is no doubt that Sunda provides an exquisite gustatory experience and a sublime level of service.

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KenM
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Wonderful to be back and look forward to when open menus return. Lovely dinner.

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LeanneS
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Absolutely beautiful. Truly some of the tastiest food I have ever had. It was a brilliant experience and I highly recommend!

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KimS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Each dish was well presented and full of flavour. Taste unique and thoughtful. Only criticism was the dessert with beetroot sorbet was too much. Prefered if it had been half the size in quantity and less beetroot. Beetroot was overpowering.
Also, the medium-large bowls for the dessert were too large. My opinion only. Such delicate desserts needed a smaller bowl.
Otherwise, we thought the dishes were wonderful.
Please let me know when you are changing the set menu so that my daughter and I can come again to try the next morsels.
Worth our 12 months wait!

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Collingwood
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really great. Both the food and the service were exceptional.

We overindulged; adding the Seafood plate (I think $58 pp) and matching drinks, $110 pp, to the Full Sunda Experience ($168pp) thus coming out with a bill of about $700 at the end of the night.

Not a place for every week...or month, just because of the price tag but I must say it felt worthy of every penny.

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TimB
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food. Super interesting flavours and hard to find a comparable restaurant in Melbourne at the moment in asian cuisine. Hats off to everyone involved.

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Belle
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the Sunda's classic menu (including 1x vegetarian). Every dish felt really fun, and the matched wines paired well. The pie tees and honeycomb cakes were highlights (as well as the old fashioned cocktail and another champagne cocktail I can't remember the name of).

Excellent service made the whole experience feel really special. Staff were attentive, friendly, and got us excited for each dish.

I've been once before, and both experiences have been great. One of my favourite restaurants in Melbourne for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for the last night before lockdown and honestly can safely say was the BEST dining experience I’ve had this year! Special highlight was the truffle added to their amazing Vegemite curry and roti. Service was outstanding and we got the matched wines which balanced everything perfectly. Went out of their way just happy we could support!

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RajaB
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Too much flavors going on in each dish.
Too coconutty in some

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing meal before going back to lockdown.

Sunda has been long one of my favourite restaurants in Mebourne. It is a true celebration of Melbourne food scene.. Chef Khanh and Sunda team celebrate our diverse culture by honouring so many south east asian ingredients, techniques and traditional dishes. The whole menu is delicious and playful.

Amazing buttery melt in your mouth Roti with curry Vegemite is definitely all time favourite. There might be dishes that challenge your palate and tastebud but I think it is all part of the experience.

Highly recommended to everyone who’d like to experience the best of Melbourne..

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Portnoy
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience3

This is one of Melbourne's best restaurants. Clever cooking, explosive flavours and an enjoyable experience from start to finish.

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MithranV
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A stunning and evocative dining experience. Sumptuous and generous helpings, hearty and powerful flavours, exquisite and creative presentation, and attentive and friendly service. Excellent value for money and a fantastic establishment. Looking forward to returning when I can.

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ApriliaH
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent ways of reinterpreting South East Asian flavours

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KatherineP
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Big fan of Sunda. We had their classics menu and it was incredible as usual. Every attempt of hygiene and social distancing was adhered to without effect on service. Such a great place.

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CindyL
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible experience! Food was outstanding, nothing like we’ve experienced before. The service was also commendable - our waitress (Lily?) was so lovely and friendly. They also brought out a nice little dessert and candle to celebrate my partners birthday - a 10/10 experience overall!

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BillyM
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service, incredible meal. Could not have chosen a better first meal out of isolation. Thankyou so much.

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SKFuswick
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exciting and tasty as hell food.

So good!

Highly recommend!

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AmyG
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible food- one of the best meals I’ve had in Melbourne. The service was just as good. Will definitely be back.

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Moirs
Berlin
2 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was warm, welcoming and wonderful! Excellent adherence to social distancing recommendations. Please go, have a rendang pie, the best roti you will ever eat, and thank god for places like Sunda!

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Dennisthechef
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It's been my second time. I life in Amsterdam so it's not around the corner 😊.
This place does not disappoint me. Their knowledge about the food and wine 👌🏾.
Still love the vibe of the interior.

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Macca
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So delicious - highly recommend and will be coming back many times.

FAQs

Sunda _ is rated 4.6 stars by 520 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.