Sunda _

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491 reviews
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$41 to $100
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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 – a Sunda Classics menu at $88pp or The Full Sunda experience at $185pp, a showcase of creativity and invention from Executive Chef Khanh Nguyen. Optional beverage matching is available.

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The Full Sunda Experience $185pp

Dine in
Starting Jun 18, 2020·Daily 16:00-21:00

The Full Sunda Experience-a culinary journey of fine produce that starts with intriguing small snacks & Sunda’s vegemite curry roti. 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 Classics menu $88pp

Dine in
Starting Jun 18, 2020·Daily 16:00-22:00

Sunda’s Classics-a collection of familiar Sunda favourites including signatures such as our otak otak.

What 491 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
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Portnoy
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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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ApriliaH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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
1 review
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.

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Thiri
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience4

The food was amazing. However, the service was quite poor. We were sitting upstairs and there were three waiters who looked after us that night. One of the ladies (older one) seemed to be disappointed at her job, there were no smiles or greetings at the customers. She was quite rude. Not a pleasant customer service to experience at the restaurant that serves such a delicious food.

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Robert
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

friendly, excellent service, food just outstanding and drinks to go with it, superb

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

The food and service was excellent however the serving portions for the main meals were small.

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Gunn
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food, great staff. Bit expensive and bit noisy

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VivP
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent! Every dish delicious and the roti is amazing!

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AL10
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience1

Both my guest and myself come from a hospo backgroud and were really excited to dine here. The food was a great modern twist on classic dishes - the techniques used were much admired & appreciated. However, one waitress let down our entire experience. From the moment we sat we were interrogated. We ordered small dishes as we had already had a big day of eating. She laughed at us for only ordering 4 dishes to begin with and forced us to order more on the spot. She was extremely rude, dismissive & you could say almost intimidating. I watched her interaction with diners all night, to my complete surprise she showed the same behavior to all asian guests (while serving asian food mind you!), we sat awkwardly all night just hoping another waitress would serve us. After encountering the slamming of dishes in front of us, physically shoving my arm away everytime she needed to clear & the smirks and eye rolls as she did it all night. I just wanted to get out of there! Coming from a foh & boh background i am completely mortified by the service we & other guests in the restaurant received. Even though the food was good, myself, interstate guest & all my family and friends will NOT be returning. The worst service experience iv ever received!!!

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OanhN
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I am from a southeast Asian background and grew up with al lot of the flavours.

We had the set menu and the food has no theme and is generally over salted. When you eating course after course the salt builds up and becomes unappetising. The flavours are punchy enough without adding all the salt to everything. The noodles texture and consistency was nice but was the saltiest dish of all.

Wait staff were ok, one female wait staff was fantastic

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TomR
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great staff, great atmos, would definitely recommend

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JenC
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food!! The service was excellent, would highly recommend

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KEMO
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really Unique Food super tasty and exciting.
Staff are superb this place has it all.
We will be back for sure.
For Gluten free the choice is Amazing
Thankyou Guys.

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

Really disappointing experience, both food and service were average.

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TFood
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

We ordered the Chef’s Selection Menu. It was disappointing because 4/5 courses we got using same seasoning base which made the food boring. For that menu price, we expected more varieties than 1 sauce base throughout the night. Our waitress was quite rude. Without mentioning her name, hopefully it was her moody day only. Certainly will not return to Sunda.

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Sienna
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

South East Asian authenticity needs a bit of refinement and not there yet in terms of value for money but menu is ambitious so there's a lot of potential.

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vipAmberA
Melbourne / VIC
12 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Alway amazing. One of the best restaurants in Melbourne.

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was amazing we were impressed by the prok cutlet which was tender and flavourful. Desserts were phenomenal. Do not miss! Staff was very helpful and friendly.

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BrettA
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service and food was faultless. Sitting at the bar just added to the overall experience.

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AlizaV
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing, well executed food with flavours extracted from Asian influences and creatively prepared down to each detail. A good selection of wines on list fairly priced and excellent, friendly service!

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Shan
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Halfway through the dinner, I start feeling unwell and ran to the toilet a few times...

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PLYeo
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Very creative and delicious food! South East Asian elements in every single dish, at the same time utilising native Australian ingredients

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DominicT
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I never write reviews, but the lady with glasses and short hair with the roti pin made our night! The food was fantastic! I’m Indonesian myself and to see some Indonesian/Malaysian inspired fine dining cuisine so carefully constructed and so well represented made me really happy and proud. Recommended to every one who would appreciate it and portions are very generous!

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vipKimL
London
7 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The food is really good- totally delicious and the price was great for the quality. I love you can talk and hear one another too.

Service was occasionally absent, not in a major way but did have some gaps.

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SophieN
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I would highly recommend Sunda to anyone looking for a first class dining experience in Melbourne. The food was phenomenal and the service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Bearing the name "Sunda", I expected a fusion restaurant with heavy Indonesian influence, particularly from Java/Sunda. It turns out that they draw inspiration from all over SE Asia.

Food is outstanding. The flavours and textures are pretty interesting. The portion is tiny though, so do not come here hungry. I feel like you should get a set menu as that probably has the best value.

Service is attentive but not intrusive. Five stars for the service.

Overall this is a pretty nice restaurant, but be prepared to spend $80-$100 for a not-so-filling dinner.

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vipKimX
Melbourne / VIC
7 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Amazing food! Really interesting flavors and inventive dishes. Good atmosphere.

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AliciaT
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Very enjoyable experience. The space is beautiful, the wine list is great, I was surprised that it was actually quiet affordable for a fine dining experience. The dining room has really good acoustics. So even though every table was full, we were able to have great conversations.

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DanV
New Zealand
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best food I've had in Melbourne. I love south east Asian food and this is as good as it gets. Everything was the hilight. Sit at the bar if you can and do the drink pairing.

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JohnF
Sydney / NSW
6 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Interesting food with a couple of exceptional dishes and professional service. Wine list could do with some more quality Australian wines, especially Pinot noir.

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JosG
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience2

Oké, if you like industrial interiors this is the place to be, but what a noise! The food however was great, staff was friendly, but Very pushy and in a great hurry to finish the service, what we think is inappropriate for a restaurant with these prices! There is not much privacy, because there are only large tables so you will be sitting right next to your neighbors! No problem of course, but if you don’t like this, don’t go there, but you will miss incredibly good food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I would return to Melbourne to eat there again. Fantastic food!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall2Food4Service3Ambience1

Too noisy and overpriced.

Table not ready so sent away. We were told they would call us but it didn’t happen. The same maître de was clearly in a bad mood when we checked in again.

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