Sugarcane Coogee

4.7
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454 Reviews
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$40 and under
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Asian
Head chef and owner Milan Strbac’s childhood centred greatly on food. Always hungry to learn more about worldly cuisines and the unique ways in which they are prepared, Strbac’s early career spanned Fez Café, followed by the infamously cool Marque restaurant and Brooklyn Hotel Italian Restaurant.

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.
What 454 People Are Saying
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OT
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome restaurant would highly recommend- delicious food.

OT
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant never fails to keep it's high standards in the number times we have been there.

OT
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the the tasting menu and highly recommend this to sample most items. Delicious

OT
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is awesome, great wine list and a really lovely and helpful waiter. Good value for money as well. Decor lovely - only criticism a bit too noisy. Highly recommend Sugarcane

OT
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I ate here a couple of weeks ago on a Tuesday night and found food and service to be wonderful although a bit rushed......so rebooked for a Friday night with another friend. This time we really felt we were being rushed through our meal and the waitress told us they needed the table in 15 mins after we had been there for just over an hour! When I pointed this out she went and checked and then apologised for her mistake. The portions also seemed to be smaller. Not as good an experience this time!

A
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious Food! love the trustme menu. Friendly staff, good location for us on the balcony

OT
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! Absolute must for anyone who loves Thai food

OT
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional as always! Had the “Trust Us” $60 set menu and cannot recommend enough! 👌🏽 Course after course of delicious, fresh amazing dishes! Sugarcane is one of my fav restaurants in Sydney and I’m so happy it’s in my neighbourhood Coogee!
Service is already always great! Thank you! U guys are nailing it! 🙌🏽

OT
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply great food ,service and ambiance

OT
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food is fresh and full of flavour, good range of both meat seafood & vegetarian dishes

OT
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant was always

OT
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were visiting Sydney but knew area and chose Sugar Cane from recomended reviews and we weren’t disappointed. Outstanding experience all round with cool ambience, great tasty food (lived the sushimi platter) but everything was nice. Staff were so interactive and good conversation. Wine list coukd be expanded but overall we all loved it

OT
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good standard consistent, staff professional and pleasant greet greeting great timing of delivery of courses very nice vibe

OT
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and vibey. I'll be back for sure!

OT
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Vibrant, fresh flavours, great recommendations, spicy and delicious! I have won a few brownie points with taking the family here to eat.

OT
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food, good service!

OT
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really friendly service and delicious food. Good variety and vegetarian options. Can get a little noisy, especially later on in the evening Highly recommend for casual dinner

OT
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience, excellent service and amazing food

OT
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food. Good ambiance

OT
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit to Sugar Cane and they did not disappoint. The food was sensational and the service was impeccable. We will be back.

OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

When sharing dishes, personally I’d prefer a stagger between courses. Everything landing at the same time isn’t ideal. Not enough Australian wines on the list.

OT
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High standard of quality food and service.

OT
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Would definitely dine here again. Pleasant wait staff & great food.

OT
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had a delicious lunch for four people here. The flavours are a wonderful change from the same-iness of many places. While it was a quiet day the service was impeccable. The pandana dessert was out of this world.

OT
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, service and ambience👌

OT
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service.
One of my favorites here in Sydney.

Highly recommended!

E
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Second time we went there and the food was amazing again

JH
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous, innovative food, efficient friendly knowledgablee service and a great location.

OT
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Been to restaurant several times and food always very good with dishes being different which is attractive.

OT
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is really delicious and exceptional. I have visited Sugarcane on several occasions and the food is always fantastic. Wonderful flavours, super interesting, creative and innovative dishes are a breath of fresh air on the overall very tired food scene in Sydney. The attentive and very helpful staff are a great asset to the restaurant.

LS
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice food, great staff, would just ask for more vegetarian options.

OT
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we entered the restaurant we were greated by happy friendly staff, they were so helpful in choosing dishes. The food was absolutely amazing! Not only did it taste great but the presentation was beautiful. I would highly recommend this restaurant!!

OT
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service!
Expensive but worth it
Ideal for a romantic dinner or friends dinner
Def do not bring your kids

OT
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I do not allocate 10 ratings so 9 is high for me.

From the moment I was greeted at the reception to the end of our meal we were treated as friends. Service level was high and the energy of the staff enjoyable.

Nice to be served by staff who want to serve you and make your experience something fun.

I will be back!

DF
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service - a little rushed though to be done for the next sitting

OT
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very pricey restaurant for what you get. Fusion food is very well presented but service was so slow that we were denied dessert due to an overlap with the next seating. We were not informed of this when we sat nor was it our fault that it took so long to make our dishes as the restaurant was not busy at all. Not going back. Barzura around the corner is a better deal with excellent food.

OT
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food - very dish was fresh and amazing

OT
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter made our experience enjoyable as he was very friendly and helpful

OT
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was exceptional. We had the Trust Me menu so we didn't have to chose and all the dishes we were served were delicious and a taste sensation. The service was exceptional and the staff were so friendly. They allowed us to add an extra person at the last minute and catered for
us all. The table wasn't booked after us so the wait staff were happy to stay and chat over another bottle of wine. The wine selection was great and we had 3 bottles of a smooth Pinot Noir. We will be back very soon.

OT
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have had this place on my wish list for a long time and it did not disappoint. The service was fantastic, wait staff had great personalities and very knowledgeable.
The food was absolutely delicious. Crispy chicken was a standout as was the pomegranate mousse.
I will definitely be back!