Restaurants in Sydney

Tuck into a sublime Queensland spanner crab and buckwheat risotto served under a frothy bubble of pink shellfish essence at this confident new venture from Tetsuya’s longtime chef de cuisine Martin Benn.

Australia’s most famous chef for close to a decade, Tetsuya Wakuda continues to wow foodies with his deft, eclectic Japanese-by-way-of-French cuisine.

Not far from the central business district, this tiny Surry Hills restaurant is renowned for its authentic Thai 

One of the latest additions to the airport’s revamped food court is this excellent Nepalese restaurant, which serves the country’s traditional spicy curries.

This Spanish-inspired restaurant is what you might consider the antipodean version of New York’s Momofuku: it’s got rock-starrish, bad-boy chefs—Australians Ben Milgate and Elvis Abrahanowicz—a foodie cult following, and the same hours-long wait for a table (sorry, no reservations).

Australia's Sydney Rock is a small oyster with a big, sweet-salty taste.

Located in the Overseas Passenger Terminal overlooking Sydney Cove, Cruise is divided into a first-floor bar and second-floor restaurant, both of which provide sweeping views of Circular Quay, Sydney Harbour, and the Sydney Opera House.

Snack on the deliciously outré confections (rice pudding éclairs; Negroni macaroons) from Sydney’s flamboyant young pastry provocateur Adriano Zumbo at his namesake patisserie.

Assiette, the French term for "plate," serves French-inspired cuisine. The menu is arranged in groups of five entrées, five mains, and five desserts, with offerings changing quarterly.

Located inside the Galeries Victoria shopping center, this cash-only Japanese restaurant attracts large crowds throughout the day with its menu of traditional, straightforward dishes.

This delightful restaurant in Newtown boasts an extensive menu of salads, dips, mix plates, meats, and wraps. Don’t worry about dietary requirements, either: Al Aseel can cater a meal to just about anybody, from vegans to those looking for a gluten-free meal.

Nada’s is another fine choice on Cleveland Street. What it lacks in atmosphere or a modern interior is more than made up for by the scrumptious dishes: stuffed vine leaves, roasted eggplant, green beans in tomato sauce…it’s all here.

This sparkling new eatery in Surry Hills—formerly a branch of the popular Al Aseel restaurant—boasts that it serves “modern Middle Eastern,” but truth is, these are the same delicious classics everyone loves.

Head chef Mohamad Zouhour has been cooking up authentic Lebanese cuisine for more than a decade at Arabella, an Inner West eatery that offers a mix of subtle and spicy dishes.