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Cuisine of the Caribbean

Welcome to Seiōbo. Our restaurant is your restaurant and we want you to feel at home.


Since opening in 2011, Seiōbo has become one of the most unique dining experiences in Australia. Led by Executive Chef Paul Carmichael and General Manager Kylie Javier Ashton, the restaurant has become a place that hopes to transport its guests, combining the flavours of the Caribbean with the best Australian produce.


Part of the Momofuku group, Seiōbo was its first restaurant outside of New York City. 


Please Note; our restaurant is closed until Saturday, 6 February 2021. Our apologies for any inconvenience.


Chef of the Year, Paul Carmichael
Time Out Food Awards 2019

Chef of the Year, Paul Carmichael
Gourmet Traveller Australian Restaurant Awards 2020

Australia’s Wine List of the Year Awards
Best Food & Wine Matching List 2019

Gault&Millau Australia Awards
Hotel/Casino/Resort Restaurant of the Year 2019

Three Hats
Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide Awards 2019

Two Hats
Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide Awards 2016, 2017 & 2018

Best Fine Dining Restaurant
Time Out Sydney Food Awards 2016

No. 2 Restaurant in Australia
Gourmet Traveller Australian Restaurant Awards 2019

Metropolitan Restaurant of the Year
Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA) NSW Awards of Excellence 2016

Australia's Top 100 Restaurants
Australian Financial Review 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018

Best Restaurant Bar
Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide 2015

Three Stars
Gourmet Traveller Australian Restaurant Guide Awards 2015 & 2019

Three Glasses
Gourmet Traveller Australian Restaurant Guide Awards 2015


Tasting Menu

Barbados, Jamaica, Puerto Rico and Cuba. These are just some of the islands that you might visit on your journey at Seiōbo.


Dishes named ‘Cou Cou’ (pronounced khoo-khoo); Bajan black pudding – influenced by the island’s colonial history; or Trinidadian ‘Buss Up Shut’ — a roti crunched up like a “busted up shut (ie. shirt)” might be unfamiliar but are at once nostalgic and comforting like a hug from a loved one.


We want to feed you and make you feel at home. Come with an open heart, an open mind and an empty belly. Just like at your grandma’s place, we like things to be fluid and heartfelt so that you can experience the menu in the moment.


If you have dietary requirements, we are happy to accommodate, we just ask for a head’s up as our kitchen will need to design a menu especially for you.



5:45pm // $215 tasting menu
Please help us by vacating your table before 8:15pm

8:30PM // $225 tasting menu



Please let us know in advance if you have any dietary requirements as our kitchen will need to design a menu especially for you.



Paul Carmichael, Executive Chef

Paul is from Barbados where his first professional kitchen experiences were at Sandy Lane Hotel. After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America, Paul worked in kitchens such as Wd~50, Aquavit, Asiate, and the Tasting Room before serving as executive chef at Perla in Puerto Rico. He returned to New York in 2010 to join the Má Pêche team first as sous chef then as the executive chef. In 2015, Paul moved to Sydney to become the executive chef of Seiōbo. He was awarded Chef of the Year by Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Awards 2020 and Time Out Food Awards 2019.

Kylie Javier Ashton, General Manager

Born and raised in Sydney, Kylie found her passion for restaurants working in some of Sydney’s best restaurants including Tetsuya’s and Bentley Restaurant & Bar. She has been part of many hospitality industry initiatives including the Taste of Young Sydney Collective, judging the Young Waiters competition for the national Appetite for Excellence program and is the Sydney coordinator for Grow Assembly. She started at Seiōbo shortly after they opened in 2012 and received the National Service Excellence Award at the Good Food Guide Awards 2019.

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There is the option to book for COUNTER or TABLE seating when making your reservation. All availability will be shown for each section.



Bookings for 6-10 guests are considered a group booking and incur a 10% service fee on the total bill. Unfortunately, we do not have a Private Dining Room and we are unable to accommodate groups larger than 10 people.



Reservations are available up to 60 days in advance. If your desired date or time is unavailable, you can request to be notified if there is a cancellation.



A valid credit card is required to secure your booking. All no-shows or bookings cancelled with less than 24 hours' notice will be charged a $200pp cancellation free. If you are feeling unwell, please call us on (02) 9567 9169 and we are happy to reschedule your reservation without any penalty charged.


We look forward to seeing you soon!




Level G, Edward St Entrance

The Star, 80 Pyrmont Street


Closed. Re-Opening on Wednesday, 10 February

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