Sugarcane Coogee

4.8
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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.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sugarcane is hands down best restaurant in Coogee! Bought some friends fr North Shore over and they loved it! Highly recommend the “Feed Me” degustation...seems like every divine dish on menu. Such gr8 value. Service A class as always 🥰 Thx u Sugarcane!

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t fault the food. Service was happy and attentive. Did I say the food is amazing? It is.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely one of my all time favourites ! You must try every item on bites menu and do not pass up the plum chicken !! Memorable dishes that will have you coming back !!

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and atmosphere. Absolutely loved it. Will be back

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Booked last minute, accommodated families and great for kids. Food was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated my birthday here and it was beautiful! Tuany was such a great server and really looked after us. The food is exceptional! One of my favourite restaurants

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Cait
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant with great staff. I would recommend the rust me menu - it was fab!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food, great service

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is amazing. The cocktails are really nice as well. You can tell that each dish and each drink is made with care. The staff are really good, and the meals came out really fast. Impressive service and food.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service, great fit out, fun. Favourite place to eat, highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Yummy. Yummy. Yummy

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Even though I went with someone who was raving about it, Sugarcane exceeded my high expectations.

There’s a lot of modern Asian fusion about (Chin Chin, Chubby Cheeks) to the point that you could argue it might be a tired format. Not the case here - each dish was exemplary, the flavour of the food and variety was brilliant. One of those menus where you could order anything.

Given the quality of the cooking and the location, very reasonably priced. The service was outstanding.

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LaurenM
London
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first dining out experience after the COVID-19 restrictions were lifted and it was perfect! The restaurant has adapted the space so that everyone is safe, and while it’s a little less noisy than the usual hussle, the ambience is still nice and relaxing. You can now easily hear your tables conversations and not anyone else’s!

The food, as always, is to die for. The raw food is so fresh and has great textures. The curries are rich and flavoursome. And the cocktails are delicious!

Thanks for a great night - we will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love having dinner at Sugar Cane.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on March 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on March 17, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Arrogant waiter that was overly trying to upsell to th epoint where it was rude and also very pushy about a tip at the end. Food was great, just ashame about the rude service.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was excellent, staff were friendly and knowledgable. Food was incredible, best meal I've had in a while. Made celebrating our anniversary really special. Would definately recommend and dine there again in future.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a work dinner and had a great experience. Excellent food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service excellent. Will be going again.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply beautiful!
Even on a very wet day; dining overlooking Coogee beach remains spectacular.
The staff and the entire ambiance added a great deal of special to my birthday. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Did the ‘Trust Me’ banquet menu for four people. All of the dishes were amazing. Super fresh and all very tasty and complemented each other well. More than enough food.
Good wine recommendations from the waiter.
Great service. Nice ambience and not too loud, easy to have conversation but still had a good, buzzy atmosphere.

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Ginger
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THANK YOU FOR THE DELICIOUS FOOD SUGARCANE!
Do not hesitate to eat there, you will not regret for anything: service, food, ambiance, price, ....

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the option to let the house choose
Lots of dishes at a reasonable price of very high quality

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Took my wife for dinner as she had hinted a few times about wanting to try it. After attending and eating I was very surprised and satisfied. Great feel to the place. Wait staff were really nice and helpful. Some dishes seem pricey but after eating them the price doesn’t matter. Absolute flavour bombs going off in your mouth. We have eaten in different parts of Asia etc and these flavours were up there with the best. It’s defo worth the visit compared to your average favourite Thai spots

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Elisabeth
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at Sugarcane. Amazing service and food.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Lovely staff. Great evening all round. Will be back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant so much. Exceptionally great food with lovely and attentive staff. My only note is that the stools we were sitting on were quite uncomfortable.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, food and service were tip drawer.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked table for 8 for a milestone birthday. Every element was perfect from ease of booking, being Seated on time, staff knowledgeable of menu and wine recommendations.
All 8 friends loved every dish, we shared all plates and the flavours were sensational. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I live locally to this restaurant and came here for the first time the other day for mine and my partners anniversary. The service was excellent, the wait staff were very attentive and created a great experience. The food was delicious, and great value with great portion sizes.
Overall the whole experience was perfect and this has now become one of my favourite restaurants.

Thank you for making such a lovely anniversary evening experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant. Would definitely go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food. By far our favourite restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An awesome experience 👍🏼
Beautiful food, excellent service, all round 5⭐️...

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just exceptional on all levels. My most favourite restaurant in the whole of Sydney. Food is always 15/10! The guy who makes the starters should be awarded for his passion to deliver consistently amazing starters

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ambience, food & service.. 5⭐️all the way...

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sensational tasting food

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A firm favourite when going out with friends, good price point, exceptional food and great atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The seafood is extremely fresh here, so we always tend to order more seafood than other dishes but the crispy chicken with plum sauce was a winner as well. The other stand out is the wine list, it has an extensive range of quality wines. The staff always try to make sure you have a good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sugar Cane has become our definite favorite place to eat with family, to invite friends, and to just give ourselves a treat in the Coogee beach area.
The staff are always warm. Accommodating to our little 1-yr young daughter.

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Sugarcane Coogee is rated 4.8 stars by 496 OpenTable diners.

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