Progressive and provocative, SUNDA draws on the flavours of Southeast Asia – the tectonic plate it was named after – marrying these with native Australian ingredients in a sophisticated, distinctive interpretation of modern Australian cuisine.

The menu, by Khanh Nguyen, is intricate and ever-changing, informed by produce and seasonality. The plates are crafted by local ceramists. Together with the location, down a nondescript city laneway in an architect-designed structure of steel, glass and mesh inspired by the glowing lanterns of Asia, SUNDA is a destination that has come to typify Melbourne’s gastronomic scene.

Reservations recommended. Limited seats are kept aside for walk-ins.

Dinners: Wednesday to Saturday from 5.30pm
Lunch: Saturday from 12.00pm


World’s 50 Best Discovery list, Australia
The Good Food Guide – one hat (2020, 2019)
Gourmet Traveller – Fine Dining Take Away, 2020
The Australian – Hot 50 Restaurants (2019, 2018)
Delicious – Top 100 list, 2019; Best New Restaurant, 2018
Time Out Food Awards – Best New Restaurant, 2018


FoH & BoH roles are currently available within the Sunda Restaurant Group. Applications are accepted at