I'm going to be in Sydney from 12/27 to 1/9 and just tried making a reservation, but was told the restaurant is completely booked until the beginning of February. I ended up on the waiting list for a few days. Does this restaurant have a walk-up bar? What would be the best method to getting a table? I would be so disappointed if I flew all the way to Australia and didn't get to enjoy a meal there. Any help would be appreciated!
Just returned from a visit to Sydney and environs, and did have the pleasure of dining at Tetsuya's. It was wonderful, I'm with Casa SaltShaker on that score.
An idea: are you staying at a well known hotel? if yes, ask the concierge to see if s/he can get you a rezzie. I've no idea if any have special relationships with Tetsuya's or others.......but you never know!
They don't have a walk-in bar at Tetsuya, and I'm not even sure they'll take anyone without a reservation - since the whole thing is planned around degustacion menus for the number of people reserved.
I'd definitely not fall on the side of "disappointing" - it's easily the best meal I've ever had.