Momofuku Seiōbo - The Star

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Modern Australian
Momofuku Seiōbo serves a tasting menu for $185 per person for dinner Monday to Saturday.

We also serve a 4-course Friday lunch menu during the month of December.

Executive Chef Paul Carmichael draws inspiration from his Caribbean heritage and the bounty of Australian ingredients.

Momofuku Seiōbo has two hats from The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide, and was awarded Restaurant of the Year 2017 by Gourmet Traveller Magazine.

Momofuku Seiōbo is part of the Momofuku Group with restaurants in New York, Toronto, Washington DC, Las Vegas and Los Angeles.

Tasting Menu AUD $185
Lunch Menu (December only) AUD $115
Beverage Pairing AUD $105 / Reduced Pairing AUD $65 / Non-Alcoholic Beverage Pairing AUD $60
What 603 People Are Saying
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SB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place, with really good food; surprising menu and great staff (especially when you are sitting at the bar).

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic ambient, exquisite food and amazing service. Best restaurant in Sydney so far.

AT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A delicious degustation menu with flavours from the Caribbean and that were new to us. As sometimes happens with a degustation meal we didn't love every course (in particular the main dessert of a variant of pumpkin pie was underwhelming) but most courses were a surprise and delight.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Worst tasting menu I’ve ever had in my whole life!
Beverages are nasty tasting and some of the dishes as well are well below average restaurants.
Kitchen is too young and wait staff lack etiquette.
Save your money and go somewhere else. Anywhere else!

HT
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience for a special occasion, loved every moment and big thanks to all the team. As a Jamaican I found the food authentic yet creative. Amazing work Paul Carmichael!

JA
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious!! The flavours were unreal and we loved how the chefs and waitresses explained each dish along with how to eat it. We were surprised by the outstanding service we received along with the attention to detail on everything. We’ve been to many restaurants but Momofuku Seiōbo is definitely worth spending the money on as the experience was incredible!!!

DG
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite fine dining experiences for quite some time. Im not that huge on all things seafood, in fact i was a little worried, but Momofuku delivered in such a way that i enjoyed every dish, with the presence of the Caribbean in every course, they really took you to exotic places. With great service and a decent wine selection, it really is a must.

OT
Pinehurst
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The service was outstanding. The food was hit and miss. Some of the dishes were over constructed and lost their intention. Some dishes had extremely odd textures and other dishes were absolutely outstanding. For 3 people it was over $800 with the beverage pairing. For that much money I would expect the entire experience be truly excellent. Disappointing at best.

c
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food and would definitely pay a visit again. Thank you for the wonderful dining experience!

J
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Momofuku Seiōbo's recently revitalised 10-course degustation menu was simply stunning. Technically brilliant, thematically adventurous and boasting a diverse array of intriguing ingredients, this is a fantastic and unique culinary delight. The cost is extravagant, but it's just about justified. An essential experience for the aspiring Sydney foodie.

J
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A special occasion dinner left us feeling relaxed, very well fed and watered. Service was outstanding. A great evening.

SG
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, creative and most importantly tasty food and wine. This when added to the amazing service makes momofuku one of the best restaurants in Sydney. My other pro tip is to try and get a seat at the bar, hence you can watch your meal being made.

NC
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was an experience to remember. I don’t even feel qualified to talk about it. It is a definite must go! You will not regret the experience.

LK
London
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and innovative food, great staff engagement from the team, extra special to get a birthday dessert and a signed card!

G
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This a place for a very different dining experience as it's food you haven't tried before. Great value as there are so many courses and all prepared right before you while you wait. Terrific service and all the food was wonderfully presented. Only downside for me was that some courses had combined ingredients that didn't work for me and seemed to be more of an experiment on a new recipe where I prefer a less complicated dish. All in all it was a lovely night.

i
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service and food, we enjoyed every moment of our evening.
The attention to detail of all staff is second to none.

n
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and atmosphere , i will be back . 👌🏽

c
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great unique experience overall. Could not hear some of the staff talking about the dishes to really appreciate what was in the dishes due to overall noise on a Tuesday night.

PB
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

It was a waste of time and money, I love fine dining and I’ve been to so many, here, Europe, Canada and USA but this was t the worst. I always give generous tip but did not do it on this occasion because it was really not worth my time and money.

CD
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

An enormous amount of time & effort went into the 10 course degustation dinner. Presentation & portion sizes range from fair to good. But the flavours just don't seem to work into any "wow" moment. Each course is just some random dish from some far flung part of the world with just interesting flavours & textures - not incredible textures & flavours. Ultimately, the dinner doesn't accumulate in a crescendo. Huge effort & skill, but needs more direction & intensity. Accompanied wines suffered the same fate. Service though is excellent, ready for a short friendly chat.

QD
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Definitely not worth 3 hats. We had high expectations but left hungry and extremely underwhelmed.

l
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

4 hrs for a dining is exhausted! This is our second time dine in momofuku. I strongly suggest to change your dessert. For the pumpkin dessert. My partner and I only ate the pumpkin seed. The rest of it taste nothing but overly sweet.

LG
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best experiences, the interaction with the chefs and staff was phenomenal. Could not fault a thing, food out of this world matched with the wines was fantastic. Thank you for a great evening, one to remember for a long time.

BK
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was varied and very good. Accompanying wines were a great match and very interesting. Not generally available. Waiter was very knowledgable and not intrusive but attentive. Food was just the right quantity and unusual with 3 dishes being exquisite.

N
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff were phenomenal. We knew the food would be (and it was) but the way each and every staff went out of their way was so much appreciated.
The food, drink and whole experience will stay in our memories forever.

S
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We booked a table at Momofuku with really high expectations. This is reasonable given the prestigious 3 chef hats it was awarded by the good food guide.
The food service is a set degustation menu which was comprised of at least 10 individual plates. 8 of these courses were delicious in my view. 1 was average and 1 (the passion fruit and crushed ice pre-desert) was not to my palate at all. We are all different though!
The $105 full pairing beverages was a real let down. I think customers should be advised that this is not all wine before ordering. I did not think much of serving 2 drinks at once (a Sparkling wine and a cider) with a comment of “these two have to last you 3 courses”, this is not a pairing. I appreciate on a ‘wine flight’ that it is customary to only serve a taste, 30mls or so. However, for my money, 30mls if cider is a bit of a con.
Without a doubt, Momofuku served special food with good service (serving staff could slow down slightly when presenting the food). It just failed to live up to the ‘bells and whistles’ that a 3 hat restaurant should demand.

RB
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were friendly and efficient without being overly intrusive. The food was amazing and delicious without being too pretentious.

MM
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect birthday venue, the staff were so warm and extremely professional, they even gave me a bonus dessert and all signed a birthday card for me. The food was next level amazing, all seasonal and inventive and beyond delicious.

JH
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, lovely professional and friendly staff. We were even spoilt as it was a special occasion. We had a fantastic time.

MC
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Yes. It’s a definite must try. I’ve never tried Caribbean style food before but it is definitely a delight

OT
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was very good, very innovative. Service was nice, we had a great time

f
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

TL;DR basically fine but overpriced and overrated.

KD
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love our waiter, Mei!

Overall a wonderful experience ❤️

WT
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food and service was great, however the venue lacks atmosphere when seated at the tables. Otherwise impressive meal.

JH
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been fortunate to dine at some of Sydney's finest restaurants, but the entire experience while dining at Momofuku Seiobo surpassed all others. The atmosphere is the first of the senses to be enjoyed. Ambient lighting, spacious seating, great background music, attentive and knowledgeable staff, and beautiful decor all don't really prepare you for what is to come. Every dish created is brought to your table by the chef who prepared it, who then lets you know the ingredients and how the dish was prepared. This information, and each chef's enthusiasm, leads you to savor the most outstanding and sublime cuisine imaginable. We were stunned by the intricacies of each dish. With matching wines, the entire evening was full of wonderful surprises and sensations.

Thank you Momofuku Seiobo staff for making my 60th Birthday so memorable. We will certainly dine with you again, and bring along our friends and family.

Best
Janice & Mike Hurley

MG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thought that the food was very tasty and unusual (for my jaded palette), and the service was great, above what was required. Our waitress was knowledgeable about the foods and wines, and, indeed a lovely person.

CT
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally delicious food with interesting and exotic combinations of flavours. The staff is super friendly, there is almost a casual feel about the place, with reggae music in the air. The bar is the place to sit, savouring the dishes and watching the chef and kitchen staff at work, who are also the ones serving and presenting the dishes. One of the guests was pescatarian and they adapted the menu accordingly. Overall great experience.

LY
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food was delicious - great to see the head chef there. Couldn't hear the staff properly and some of them seemed bored to be describing the dishes. I mentioned upon booking, and reconfirmed with the waitress on arrival that I didn't eat spicy food - I then had to send back 2 dishes because the request was never passed on. The waitress spoke only to my partner all night - unsure if its because he's male or because it was his birthday, but to apologise to him for my spicy meal and ask him how I'm enjoying my beverage seemed odd. The venue is beautiful and we loved sitting at the chefs table, just really disappointing that the service was not at the standard we expected, especially when paying premium prices.

SO
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a FABULOUS night out!! The food was AMAZING!!! 🤗 Everything I eat from now on will not be as good. 😂 We have a small business with a great little team of staff, so we really took notice of how well all of the staff at SeiObo worked together as a team. We also appreciated the high level of Customer service and how well my vegetarian menu was catered for, while keeping the same flavour texture profile as my husbands meal. We will DEFINITLY be back!!

F
Little Rock
37 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience where you are up close with the cooking. The chefs were really cool about interacting and discussing the food. The drink pairing was interesting but I might choose my own drinks if I went back (personal preference but I don’t remember the drinks being nearly as great as the food)

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