Top 10 Restaurants of Australia

Number 8 - Tetsuya's

Cuisine: French/Japanese
Location: Sydney, NSW

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.

Sample Dégustation Menu*

  • Warm Chestnut Soup
  • Sashimi of Kingfish with Blackbean & Orange
  • Marinated NZ Scampi with Curd & Junsai
  • Confit Petuna Ocean Trout with Konbu, Celery & Apple
  • Fillet of Barramundi with Grilled Artichoke & Garlic Purée
  • Braised Ox Tail with Sea Cucumber & Yuzu
  • Pancetta Wrapped Quail Breast with Fresh Sprouts & Onion
  • Grass-Fed Tasmanian Angus Beef with Swiss Browns & Porcini
  • Blood Orange Sorbet and Bread & Butter Pudding
  • Nyoho Strawberries with Candied Pistachio & Enriched Cream
  • Chocolate Pavé with Cream Cheese Ice Cream & Cinnamon Twigs
  • Coffee or Tea & Mochi

*Please note the provided menu and prices are only an example and may change at anytime, please refer to the restaurant's website for up to date information