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Sunda Dining - Restaurant in Melbourne, Australia


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Address

18 Punch Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Website

http://sunda.com.au

Rating on Google Maps

4.60 (290 reviews)

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Working Hours

  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday: 5:30 to 11PM
  • Friday: 5:30 to 11PM
  • Saturday: 5:30 to 11PM
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Monday: Closed

Reviews

  • 5Pony B. 1 year ago
    A Melbourne gem. Book a seat at the counter if you can - watching the chefs do their thing is better than a show. We opted for a la carte - octopus was the standout dish, followed by their desserts, would give the potato side a miss. Wine list is nice and diverse - some natural, some classic. Service was immaculate. Worthy of 3 hats in my opinion.

  • 5Kayleigh G. 1 year ago
    Definitely one of the best dining experiences I've had in a long time! Amazing service, exceptional food and great drinks.

  • 5Willy L. 1 year ago
    Definitely will always come back. Magnificent dishes. Every single first bite blows my mind. I am an Indonesian and some of the foods are from my hometown but they redone it in outstanding touch.

  • 5Dean R. 1 year ago
    Had a wonderful dinner at this place. I was happy that I have found one more place to eat delicious food. Will come often.

  • 5Travis Q. 1 year ago
    The creativity of the food here is beyond words.

  • 5Robert C. 1 year ago
    Excellent tastes. Great ideas. Very enjoyable.

  • 5Belinda T. 1 year ago
    What an incredible dining experience!! The guys here know how to play with Oriental flavours, creative techniques and a touch of native Australian ingredients. So hard to choose just one highlight of the night - all the dishes were tasty. All in all the dishes were fantastic and well priced. I went with three colleagues and between us we tried the roti with Vegemite infused sambal, smoked eggplant with Davidson's plum, squid noodle (which tasted like char keoy tao), spanner crab parfait with crispy rice cakes, pork cutlet with tamarind, fennel and rhubarb, Wagyu beef with sunrise lime sambal. The only thing that could make the meal even better is seeing bigger portions on my plate. But that's just me being greedy. The bill came to $340 including a bottle of wine. Exceptional value for such a unique dining experience.

  • 5C. 1 year ago
    Genius brilliant fantastic amazing...best place in Melbourne perhaps.

  • 5alex w. 1 year ago
    Excellent food and service was amazing

  • 5Grace O. 1 year ago
    A Melbourne gem. Book a seat at the counter if you can - watching the chefs do their thing is better than a show. We opted for a la carte - octopus was the standout dish, followed by their desserts, would give the potato side a miss. Wine list is nice and diverse - some natural, some classic. Service was immaculate. Worthy of 3 hats in my opinion.

  • 5Richard F. 1 year ago
    Delicious Indonesian cuisine

  • 5E. 1 year ago
    Lovely experience, kind staff

  • 5g. 1 year ago
    The best meal I had in Melbourne and that's saying something. Had the set menu and was treated to a series of inventive dishes that were real flavour bombs. Knowledgeable and great service. Highly recommended

  • 5Rebecca M. 1 year ago
    I hosted a work dinner here last night. Kosta the manager was so accommodating to my group. The venue itself is so cool, a fantastic looking restaurant. The food was absolutely divine! Its literally artwork on a plate! The wait staff were exceptional. We will be back for sure! Thanks Sunda!

  • 5David-James N. 1 year ago
    DO: The Roti, the roti and the roti. DON'T: Forget the pork cutlet, Wagyu pie, otak, Marron or xo noodles. TIP: Leave room for dessert. The Vietnamese tiramisu was sensational.

  • 5Nuwan K. 1 year ago
    Went for a mid week dinner date and boy we were out for an adventure! We both got the set menu and also HAD to try out their infamous vegemite curry roti that everyone was raving about. There were so much food for that set menu and for me, waggu was the best. It was so tender and flavoursome. The whole experience was only enhanced by the customer service we received. Philip was friendly and welcoming through out, he explained the dishes so it made sense to what should work and what we might want to keep an eye out (regardless how adventurous we are with food). He should definitely get credit for making this dinner an experience. Overall, great place with amazing flavours!

  • 5Miles D. 1 year ago
    Went to Sunda yesterday for a family dinner, first time there and I can say I was definitely impressed. The waiters really know the menu and can describe everything to you in detail, the food was delicious especially the tartare. I would definitely recommend if you’re looking for a higher end dinner venue. As it is just near parliament gardens parking is not too bad yet it is also easily accessible by PTV very convenient. Honestly have no complaints I’m very happy with the food and service and I will definitely be returning.

  • 5Ruwi W. 1 year ago
    Great night - fantastic service and dishes that were delicious and didn’t make us feel overly full at the end of the meal (ideal if you’re on a health kick). A bit exy but the quality and service is worth it.

  • 5Sarah P. 1 year ago
    Went here on a double date, and we got a set menu. For the price it was such a good value! So so much food, all of it was delicious, and they were so accommodating to our preferences. Outstanding service. Would definitely come here again.

  • 5darnell m. 1 year ago
    Well, the place looks amazing if you like extreem industrial interiors. Not much privacy, because there are only very long tables with everybody sitting next to you and it can be very noisy, but the food is really to die for! True artists are working in the open plan kitchen. My favorite dish was the veal tartar but order anything you like and you won’t be disappointed! Wines are lovely but quite expensive. Staff was nice but for us it would be so much better if they weren’t constantly there to ask what you want to order next. All a bit hasty and that doesn’t work for us, especially with the prices they ask over there!

  • 5Maeyean F. 1 year ago
    Great value and quality/complexity of flavour. There was a few hits and misses for me but despite my preferences, everything was really very well done. Worth to try at least once and it's a good idea to go with more people or to try the degustation because you will then be able to try most things on the menu and determine which ones you prefer. For me, the yolk on rice cake and prawn and the tuna thing (I don't remember the names) stood out most. Vegemite curry and roti is very special

  • 5Ryan B. 10 months ago
    One of the most unique and enjoyable dining experiences I've had. Can't recommend it enough.

  • 5Wendy C. 1 year ago
    Unique and delicious take on Asian dishes, super good! Must get the roti. Super buttery and crispy prata

  • 5Ben S. 1 year ago
    Wow. Best meal in Australia so far. Inventive, great ingredients, lovely textures and flavors, joyful service!

  • 5Alex C. 2 years ago
    Perhaps you would step back from the “fusion” and “deconstructed”, the food here will change your mind. Great flavour and clever play on some classic dishes, flawlessly executed! Top staff and friendliest service!

  • 5Andrew W. 2 years ago
    Wow. Great range of punchy SE Asian flavours served up here that make it well worth a visit. Set in small room with either shared table or bar (recommended for view of food prep) it has a bustling vibe. Dishes were immaculate In presentation and balance of flavours. Scallops with betel leaf were amazing. Can order dishes al la Carter but great value at $75 for tasting menu and another $55 for matched wines. Service was good but not amazing but food makes this worth a visit soon

  • 5Jessica W. 1 year ago
    Amazing modern Australian cuisine with Indonesian and Vietnamese flavours. We had the tasting menu for $85 per person and all the dishes were full of flavours! Great wine list and cocktails, attentive service. Will be back to try some other dishes!

  • 5Bart S. 2 years ago
    Great food and service. Rendang bun and lamb being the highlights. Dishes were timed well. Flavour profiles became a bit heavy in the dishes we ordered, so some lighter options would be welcome. Gets a big tick being a very under-represented cuisine at the higher end.

  • 5Deswaqr K. 8 months ago
    We spent three weeks in Australia, focused mainly on fine dining and the tasting menu here was our absolute favorite. Definitely order the roti if they have it available, as it is amazing. The whole meal sang with creativity and fresh flavors...can't praise them enough.

  • 5Bianca H. 8 months ago
    We LOVED the Sunda x Providoor cooking experiencw at home last week. Best meal ive had all year, both in lockdown and out! Can't wait to experience the "real thing". Thanks so much.

  • 5Dylan B. 9 months ago
    Simply amazing! 10stars!!!

  • 5Breanna M. 10 months ago
    Incredible restaurant! Do not listen to the one star reviews/whingers! Impeccable service and amazing unique flavours. 10/10. Special shout out to waiter Kyle for making our first dinner after iso so amazing. Highly highly recommend!

  • 5Jennifer M. 11 months ago
    the food was fantastic, we loved the ambience, we loved the attention to detail in all of the dishes, I especially liked the squid dish in the form of char kwe tau, we had the tasting menu and walked out in a food coma due to the generous portions. I would reccomend this place to anyone who likes modern interpretations on asian flavours.

  • 5jimmy g. 11 months ago
    the food was fantastic, we loved the ambience, we loved the attention to detail in all of the dishes, I especially liked the squid dish in the form of char kwe tau, we had the tasting menu and walked out in a food coma due to the generous portions. I would reccomend this place to anyone who likes modern interpretations on asian flavours.

  • 5S. 1 year ago
    Umm, this place is sick. Its not just food but its the whole experience. Food was incredible and staff were so knowledgable that it was kinda scary. xx

  • 5Sara H. 1 year ago
    Delicious. Food was delivered when they said it would be. It's easy to finish at home: for the Saturday night dinner you had to do boil in the bag for the chicken (super easy), steam the rice to finish it (also super easy) and pour some dressing on the salad (how hard is that?). And it's delicious. Sunda would normally be outside our budget so it was wonderful in this otherwise not wonderful world to be able to eat their food. Such a treat. Thank you for letting us have the opportunity to enjoy your food.

  • 5Kitty F. 1 year ago
    Sensational

  • 4Aaron C. 1 year ago
    Sunda is a great depiction of what Melbourne does best and that is Asian Australian fusion. It's more Malaysian than Vietnamese or indonesian, and was indeed delicious. But it was more heavy and incredibly filling. So much so, by dessert, we were stuffed. The only letdown was their weird yoghurt broccoli which was unpleasant.

  • 4D. 1 year ago
    Food is great but chair set out is too close for communal dinning.

  • 4Melanie T. 9 months ago
    I would expect more compliance with the hygiene rules. The dishes are very delicious and beautiful. Thank you.

  • 3Brianna R. 1 year ago
    Went to Sunda yesterday for a family dinner, first time there and I can say I was definitely impressed. The waiters really know the menu and can describe everything to you in detail, the food was delicious especially the tartare. I would definitely recommend if you’re looking for a higher end dinner venue. As it is just near parliament gardens parking is not too bad yet it is also easily accessible by PTV very convenient.

  • 3Maria T. 1 year ago
    Seated on a long communal table opposite my dinner date with couples and groups. Really really hard to not listen into the next persons conversation. Pros is that you get to see their dishes up close in case you didn’t order them. Interior was like we were dining in an unfinished building side with the scaffolding as part of the look. We ordered off the menu and started with the oysters. Started with the The Otak Otak melted away and the flavours just went so well. The pricing was a bit exy for these dishes and wasn’t full. The roti was very flaky and oily. The other dishes were good. These photos I took were from a while ago.

  • 2Jayjay O. 1 year ago
    I would love to rate Sunda 5 stars, the food was absolutely incredible; I would say it was one of the best dining experiences I have had BUT that ended at the food. I have dined at Sunda twice now, both times I have unfortunately been let down by the service. One particular member of the wait staff was rude, dismissive and almost intimidating. She also made me feel pressured to order more off the menu even though I was happy only to have a couple of little tasting plates. As much as I adore the food at Sunda, I will not be returning as the service has completely tainted my experience. Such a shame ?

  • 2Sammy Y. 1 year ago
    After hearing great reviews I finally had a chance to dine here last Wednesday. The food is as great as the reviews say but the letdown was the service, so much so that my friend felt uncomfortable dining there. We felt pressured by one particular waitress to order more food as she didn't think we ordered enough but wasn't helpful in guiding us towards what to order. We would have been satisfied with what we intentionally wanted to order. Her service felt intrusive and rude. Having worked as chef of many years and managed foh as well I do tend to understand and sometimes forgive little mistakes made but this is one of the rare times I do feel a tip is not warranted

  • 1W T. 1 year ago
    One communal table like Longrain but you’re more squashed up against each other. Very uncomfortable as you can hear two conversations adjacent to you and I even got knocked by the lady beside me when she was trying to eat. Not her fault, but the restaurant shouldn’t be trying to squeeze so many people up against each other. Raised it with a waiter and waitress and they were rude about it. Not even apologetic nor accommodating. They wouldn’t even suggest moving us to another part of the table which had more space. Definitely not a place for a date unless you’re keen on having a conversation battle with those around you or you like elbow wars, then you should definitely hit this place up.



Last updated: 2020-08-25