There was once a time when everybody in Sydney used to say that you should try Tetsuya’s at least once. So it’s been a bit of a disappointment that over the years Tetsuya’s ranking fell from number 5, to number 9 in 2008 and then down to number 17 this year*. The logical conclusion therefore is that either Tetsuya’s has slipped over the years, or the restaurant business has just become a whole lot more competitive. Either way, in my eyes, number 17 in the world is still a phenomenal feat and I’m proud that Sydney can call a top ranking restaurant one of our own.
I went to Tetsuya’s in what you could call their peak in 2007 when it was ranked at number 5. During that time, you had to book at least 3 months in advance for a table – and even when we did do that, the only time we could get a table was Saturday lunch!
Sourdough Roll with Truffle Butter
This was so good…we forgot to take a photo before chowing down! :)
Cold Corn Soup with Saffron & Vanilla Ice Cream
Oysters with a Combination of Grapeseed Oil, Rice Vinegar, Soy & Ginger
Smoked Ocean Trout with Avruga Caviar
Leek & Crab Custard
Sashimi of Big Eye Tuna with Wasabi & Eschallot
Confit of Petuna Tasmanian Ocean Trout with Konbu, Daikon & Fennel Seasonal Green Salad
This is Tetsuya’s signature dish, and from pictures that people have taken more recently, it looks like he’s still serving this as part of his degustation menu. Absolutely divine!
Ravioli of Queensland Spanner Crab with Tomato & Basil Vinaigrette
Baby Abalone with Braised Ox Tail & Orange
Grilled Breast of Duck with Braised Witlof and Sansho Jus
Seared Fillet of Veal with Wasabi Butter
Comte with Lentils
Beetroot & Blood Orange Sorbet and Tetsuya’s version of a Summer Pudding
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream with White Beans & Dates
Chocolate Terrine with Mascarpone & Cognac Anglaise
529 Kent Street, Sydney, Australia
P: 612 9267 9267 F: 612 9262 7099