Iconic Sydney restaurant Tetsuya’s to close after 35 years


Sydney fine dining restaurant Tetsuya’s will shut its doors in July after plans to relocate fell through.

Owner chef Tetsuya Wakuda has made the “very difficult decision” to close the restaurant permanently after 35 years in business.

“Our plans to relocate Tetsuya’s to a new site after it closes at the end of July have unfortunately not worked out and I have made the very difficult decision to permanently close the restaurant,” Wakuda said.

“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.”

The restaurant gained worldwide fame for its eight-course degustation menu that fused Japanese and French cuisines.

The future of the restaurant has been up in the air for a while, with executive chef Josh Raine leaving in February over the ongoing uncertainty.