Number 8 in our list of the top ten restaurants of Australia is Tetsuya Wakuda's Tetsuya's. One of Australia's most internationally recognised restaurants, Tetsuya's for the first time has dropped out of the World Top 50 and now ranks at number 58 in 2011. Previously it had been inside the the top 50 since the award's inception in 2002. At its peak it ranked number 4 in the world in 2005 and for 7 years has been the highest ranked Australian restaurant on the list. It has retained 3 hat status in the SMH Good Food Guide from 1992 until 2010.
The cuisine is a fusion of Japanese and classical French technique that consistently produces dishes of high quality. The menu may be regarded as more conservative and less bold than some of the other top restaurants in Australia but what is consistently delivered is almost perfect flavour and textural combinations. The dining area overlooks a serene Japanese garden and the friendly, informative service adds to a complete dining experience.