Huge News: Tetsuya's Is Shutting Its Doors This Winter After Nearly Four Decades of Service on Kent Street

Sydneysiders will have until July to indulge in the CBD institution's Japanese fine-dining experience before it shuts its doors.
Nishika Sharma
Published on May 14, 2024

In what is truly the end of an era, Kent Street's degustation-based Japanese restaurant, Tetsuya's, will officially be closing down. Unfortunately, plans to relocate the iconic fine diner have been unsuccessful with the culinary maestro behind it all, Tetsuya Wakuda, announcing that the final service will take place on Wednesday, July 31.

"Our plans to relocate Tetsuya's to a new site after it closes at the end of July have unfortunately not worked out," said Wakuda. "We have spent the last 18 months planning the move and the new restaurant so this was not an easy decision, but sometimes things just don't go to plan."

For nearly four decades, Wakuda's beloved Sydney institution has served up elegant Japanese fare with French flair, complemented by one of the city's most expansive wine lists. Before the outpost closes, you'll want to enjoy its producer-focused degustation menu starring a grilled Mayura Station wagyu sirloin accompanied by a 2017 Domaine A Petit A cabernet blend from Tasmania's Coal River Valley, spaghetti squash with Tasmanian uni, nori and sesame complemented by Hakurakusei Junmai Daiginjo sake and a shiso and cucumber sorbet with strawberries.

Over the course of its 37-year stay, Testuya's has not only established itself as one of Sydney's best Japanese restaurants, but has also been showered with praise nationally. Tetsuya's has also been a breeding ground for top-of-the-range talent, with alumni including Martin Benn and Dan Hong.

With less than three months until Tetsuya's bids farewell to its Kent Street home, you've got time to secure a booking before its final service — but you'll need to get in ASAP, as reservations are likely to book out quickly.

You'll find Tetsuya's at 529 Kent Street, open from 5.30pm Tuesday–Saturday and 12pm–12am on Friday and Saturday. Its final service will take place on Wednesday, July 31.

Published on May 14, 2024 by Nishika Sharma
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