Momofuku Seiōbo - The Star

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$101 and over
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Caribbean
We request all guests take the greatest precautions when visiting the restaurant to keep yourselves, our staff and other guests safe. During this COVID-19 pandemic, if you are feeling unwell please call the restaurant and we will be happy to cancel your reservation or reschedule to a later date with no penalties incurred.

Momofuku Seiōbo serves a tasting menu for $185 per person for dinner Monday to Saturday.

Executive Chef Paul Carmichael draws inspiration from his Caribbean heritage and the bounty of Australian ingredients.

Momofuku Seiōbo has two hats from The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide, and was awarded Restaurant of the Year 2017 by Gourmet Traveller Magazine.

Momofuku Seiōbo is part of the Momofuku Group with restaurants in New York, Toronto, Washington DC, Las Vegas and Los Angeles.

Tasting Menu AUD $185
Beverage Pairing AUD $105 / Reduced Pairing AUD $65 / Non-Alcoholic Beverage Pairing AUD $60
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LenH
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely dining experience however music was quite loud and drink portions felt a little bit conservative.
Overall good night.

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RodL
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great inventive mix of flavours with excellent service!

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ShaneL
London
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Everything tasted great, and the drinks pairing was appropriate.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an incredible experience, and the food was outstanding.

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shaunm
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Plenty of good things but cancelled out by the bad. A bar that cannot make even the most basic cocktails, music much too loud, food coming much too fast to be enjoyed, white wine left to go warm as 5 glasses served at once, some of the wines undrinkable, kitchen refused to give us the tools to extract the meat from the maron such that much of it was wasted. Also it might sound funky to have no menu but it is actually a pretty stupid idea. I was unable to eat either of my deserts nor one of the other dishes due to ingredients that I strongly dislike. Had there been a menu I could have identified this and come to arrangement as you can everywhere else. Being 'presented' with the menu at the end of the night (so it had been available the whole time) was particularly galling.

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Oziii
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my wife here for her birthday. L O V E this place

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Mali
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at Momofuku Seiobo was exceptional. We felt welcomed the moment we walked through the door and were greeted by Maie who guided us to our seat at the kitchen bar. Every staff member was personable, friendly and attentative.

Aside from the exceptional service from both floor and kitchen staff, what really was the defining moment of the night was the food. It was unique and memorable.

There were so many layers to the experience including the interaction and personable conversations with chefs as they brought over and explained each course. It was a refreshing and welcomed experience to be able to have conversations with chefs such a Nancy as they are hard at work.

It is lovely to see what is clearly a positive work environment for each member. Each section works flawlessly together!!

I have not been able to stop talking about the night with family and friends and am looking forward to my next experience with Momofuku Seiobo.

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Bars
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Very good but didn't worth the money. The portions were very small and I thought it would be better compared to the others 2 hatted and 1 hatted restaurant I have been.

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AlexD
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

It was nice food but I wouldn't go again for the price.

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JustinL
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

We did the tasting menu and full accompanied wine. We could not hear the staff explain the food. The food when it came out was present well but had no wow factor to with flavour. I also do not think the wines were paired well the balance was off.
At best the food was pub quality and not worth $642.
For the second best restaurant in Australia I am totally shocked. Some one must be paying off the food critics.
When trying to find the restaurant star casino staff had not even heard of the restaurant. The restaurant also has no signage. So you just walk straight past it.
Dave do not know what your thinking. Maybe you are to comfortable where your at.
I hope things change

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LeoT
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The early tasting dishes were fantastic. Think the curry crab and the marron lost some taste intentions. Sauce for marron too spicy for the delicate flesh, in my opinion.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Very casual, staff not engaged, their shirts had stains on them and were old (off white, pilling in the fabric), food ok staff were going through motions. Also found the menu like a left over from Xmas or thanksgiving - Christmas pudding flavoured desserts and a pumpkin pie?? Not worth the price we were charged have had much better experiences in Sydney and Melbourne for less $$$

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BridieE
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We had the ten course tasting menu with wine pairing - would highly recommend.

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Rita
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

the food is an experience; matching of wine and food was perfect; attendants know what they are serving :)

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MattH
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic. The attention to detail on the dishes, the quality of the food, the impeccable service, and the quality of the entire experience. The restaurant had even made my partner a single serve birthday cake for her birthday, and wrote her a nice card.

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Amanda
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very unique place to eat with food from different origins (Jamaica, Barbados etc). Chefs explain each dish and you get to interact with the food. Food was very tasty and servers were very attentive.

RG
RegG
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Very good and friendly service. The crockery used for each course was delightful. Some of the food was excellent.

ML
MarkL
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing. Recommend for a special night out.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was bland at the start but there was a build up with flavors in the end. The pumpkin dessert and the birthday coconut dessert was the highlight of the whole course. Probably the best desserts I ever had. Found a piece of hair on the lobster but issue was rectified by replacing a new lobster in 10 mins. It was good and pleasant experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

they made my birthday very special. the tasting menu transported me to another place and the cocktails were singular and intriguing. by the end of the night, i felt like part of their family and this is more than any restaurant of this level has ever done.

JB
JarrodBlackman
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely stunning food. All courses were delicious and added something else to the table. All staff were super friendly, helpful and seemed generally interested in how your experience was going. Would 100% recommend o anyone looking for a fantastic night out with excellent food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wish I could give more than 5 stars! The good is absolutely sublime- so much flavour and so well balanced. The real thrill though is seeing the kitchen in action and being served directly by the chef who prepared each dish. A truly amazing experience!

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RachelY
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the staff were very friendly and attentive to our needs. They were merticulous with clearing the plates and refilling the water.

It was lovely to be seated by the kitchen to see the action and guess what they were making. I very much enjoyed the interaction with the chefs that were there at the night.

The most thing that I lived part of the night was the birthday surprise banoffee dessert and a written birthday card by the staff. It really made my boyfriend's night. He was very happy.

I definitely recommend this place, especially for someone very special who's been through very tough times.

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AlyceL
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

We had about 3 different people service us tonight and they were all extremely friendly and bubbly. I think they made our experience even better because they were able to joke and make us feel very comfortable. The first four dishes were amazing but then I got full and was unable to enjoy the rest. My partner Loved it all and he made it until dessert lol. The wine pairing was an enjoyable experience. I loved the curries and Caribbean flavours they had to offer. I would love to come back on an empty stomach with stretchy pants!

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ZahraH
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A relaxed and entertaining place to enjoy good quality fine dining .

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BobK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A truly excellent meal, amazing service, and wonderful ambiance. It was great for a special occasion.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this meal was perfection. From the guy who greeted us at the door, to the delicious food, wonderful wine pairings, perfect portion sizes, and amazing ambience. Plus, a truly inventive menu unlike any I’ve had before. This is a must eat location, if you like tasting menus.

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TENNILLEF
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an amazing experience at dinner with the crew at Momofuku, all the wait staff were super attentive and genuine and sitting at the bar was interesting as you were able to see your meal being prepared and plated and then the courses were served and explained by the chefs which was a great touch. I have never had Caribbean inspired food before and none of the dishes disappointed, they were all singularly amazing and the drink pairing was so worth it! Loved every bite!

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Francois
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very Nice cooking very surprising the pairing us very interesting too

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MonikM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience, right from the minute we were greeted at the door! We had the tasting menu and it was full of delicious complex flavours.

The chefs explained the country origin and influence of each dish, and were very friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommend the tasting menu at Momofuku Seiōbo!

We also enjoyed a few of the cocktails from the drink menu - strong and delicious!

Overall, the staff and chefs make you feel very welcomed and relaxed (not like other ‘traditional fine dining’ restaurants).

10/10 - food, experience and hospitality!!

SG
SydneyGirl
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I'm vegetarian and unfortunately for the price paid and for the ingredients used, it doesn't match my expectations. On the same table, other guests had caviar and a marron but on my dishes, there were just a plain pumpkin and eggplant. I'd expect I'd have truffles or other high quality alike ingredients. Also, for a three hatted restaurant I'd expect excellent ambiance and well balanced music/toileting facilities. The music was way too loud as if you were in a bar rather than in a hatted restaurant. If you gotta go to the toilet you have to pass through their central part of the kitchen which is a bit weird, let alone there is only one toilet. Overall the food was good.

YJ
YeongseokJ
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing customer service, Amazing food.
Strongly recommend

TW
TheWorld2
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful experience. It was our anniversary and Paul the Executive chef and his staff made the night and experience very special. The food, service and atmosphere were very special. An excellent menu with great matching wines, even a personalized anniversary card. WOW! Thank you Paul and team.

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Rebecca
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening, great service and food and wine. Did the tasting menu with matching drinks, a lovely treat.

KR
KenR
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another memorable visit to Momofuku, Casual and classy with food from the Gods! Wine list and tastes are exquisite and we will definitely return.

MH
MichaelH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolute must on the Sydney Food Circuit. Quality food and an overall fantastic experience. Highly recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and even more incredible service. High-end food in a fun, relaxed and welcoming environment.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and outstanding food and wine highly recommend this restaurant! Do not pass it up if you get the chance

SL
ShannonL
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant - could not fault it! From the wait service right through to the food and extensive wine list. Well worth the visit.

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vipNeev
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just AMAZING! Couldn’t fault a thing!

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