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.
I cannot Fault anything, we had the best dining experience! Service was awesome 👌
Wonderfull food !
Food, as always, is superb here. What lets this place down bigtime is the service and certainly this was lacking in my last visit.
The food was delicious!!!
Our absolute favourite in Coogee. Have dined at Sugarcane five times over the last 18 months and has been on point every time.
Everything on the menu is fresh and delicious. Service is efficient and friendly.
Love it! Very reasonably priced for the high quality and range of food. Great drinks. Extremely friendly staff that seem happy to be at work. Food was beyond my expectation. A real local gem! We will be back.Trust the chef is the way forward!
The food was exceptional - fresh, tasty, nutritious (apart from sugar content - but that's to be expected based on the restaurant's name!). Authentic Asian flavours but presented in a modern way.
The menu is, however, somewhat limited for anyone severely allergic to shrimp paste.
The staff were absolutely wonderful.
Relaxing,vibrant, local eatery. The food and service created the feeling you were in a exotic location far away from Sydney.
Love the food here! One of my faves in Sydney
Excellent service and incredible food. Compliments to the chefs and all the staff. We will definitely come back and will recommend to others.
The four of us came here for a family birthday celebration and were extremely impressed. The food was stunning and the portion sizes were generous. Also our Kiwi host was friendly and helpful. We will definitely be back!
A wonderful experience - my daughter enjoyed the okra and eggplant dish (and she isn't a fan of either of these veggies - but the taste won her over). Delicious food and fantastic service. They went above and beyond and served my husband a birthday slice at the end - something I didn't ask for but mentioned in my booking. It's 5 star service in a casual, relaxed and vibrant atmosphere. A fave of ours!
Great food but pretty bad service
Great food and our waitress was attentive!
Our dinner experience at Sugar Cane was delightful since our arrival. Our waiter has been exceptional in guiding us through the menu , suggesting but leaving us in control.
We enjoyed every single dish which was of top quality and presentation. The cultural experience is unforgettable and the food carries the passion and the dedication of the people that work in the kitchen.
Desserts were amazing, perfect finish after our dinner. I couldn't resist and took one home to my husband to try...
Been many times before with my wife and friends and Sugarcane never fails in any department. The service is always spot on and the team will do anything they can to accommodate dietary needs too, the food is consistently well cooked & delicious and the ambiance is perfect for all occasions. Love it and will keep going back!
I took my partner here for his birthday. Everything was great. The food, the service, the whole lot!!! They even put a candle in our dessert and sang him happy birthday (without my knowledge) which was very sweet of them.
We will definitely be back!!!!
Our first visit but will definitely be back! Every dish a winner!
I have been here over 10-15 times for romantic, family, birthday events and have never been disappointed. The ambience, the happy, friendly staff and OMG the flavours of that sensational food they make!!! My partner and I are foodies and this by far is our favourite. You have our expectations so high now and have not found anything close. Well done and look forward to eating there soon.
Delicious food. Busy, so service a bit slow, but a lovely night with friendly staff and yummy!
Sugarcane is the best restaurant in the Eastern Suburbs..... there is no close 2nd.
Food is farking fantastic as is the service.
You pay for what you get so expect a bill.
The food is amazing, loved it. We were between two noisy tables so sometimes hard to hear.
Really delicious food that is unique. Could not fault any dish and felt very satisfied afterwards.
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).
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
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.
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 😂