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Steam is a funky modern Asian eatery that offers tasty food, friendly service and a picturesque setting opposite the beach in Rye. Our style is based around share plates and interactive dining so you can either choose a little or a lot and enjoy a range of flavors from our extensive menu. Our influences range from Japanese, Chinese, Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia and we're not afraid of a bit of spice! Our live oyster tank is a feature of the restaurant, highlighting our focus on fresh seafood and produce. We offer selections for most dietary needs and are available for group booking and functions upon request.
USD 34 - USD 76
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Contemporary, Street Food, Central Asian
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews sashimi dumplings pork belly bao nasi goreng rice pad thai scallops yum cha asian fusion per head the wait staff set menu yummy food friday night banquet dishes
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I liked the food but I am not sure I would go back for a banquet.. I would only go back if I could order a main meal. The wine selection is excellent.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Steam is a fantastic venue. The food was delicious and the staff were kind and very attentive. The chicken karrage, squid, nasi goreng and brownie were delicious. Pork belly bao lacked a tiny bit of flavour but the overall experience was very positive. We will...be back!More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first visit back to steam after the Covid lockdown. We are a group of 5 people who have previously and regularly eaten at Steam for their Yum Chas, so we were looking forward to their choice of meals on their current set...menus ($45 per head). We were not disappointed, we had booked for the 6 o'clock sitting and the restaurant was full, we were quickly shown to our table by a very friendly, professional staff member, who explained the menu and what dishes we could mix as there was a number of small and large dishes. Our drink orders were taken by another friendly staff member and were delivered promptly to our table. We had ordered a range of dishes including squid, pork belly, spring rolls, duck and beef croutons. There was not one dish that wasn't beautiful, served hot with great flavours - especially the duck -delicious! The food was great and the service was excellent - all in all a fabulous dining evening. Cannot wait to go back!More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 20 February 2021 via mobile

This restaurant is without a doubt our favourite. Our meal tonight was sensational. You can’t go wrong here. The food is delicious, the staff are lovely and the miso and atmosphere is great. The Wagu Beef Dumplings, the Shredded Pork pancakes, the Salmon Sashimi and...Squid with Kaffir Lime were our Small Plate selections and the Phad Thai, our Large Plate selection, is just stunning.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 20 February 2021 via mobile

I have lived in Rye for 30 years and when this opened many years back I never went hearing it was expensive, my husband and I went on spur of moment booked for 7:00 and was greeted warmly, the meal was amazing coming out in...perfect time as it is banquet for the time being, the flavors and presentation beautiful made us look forward to next course, my only complaint like many other restaurants the chairs really really uncomfortable but seems to be the way today. We will be back and no not expensive for the quality and service we received. Well done steam you’ve won us over. Many thanks for a great night.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 8 February 2021 via mobile

What a shame! Our group received disappointing service at Steam Restaurant in Rye last week and it ended up a very ordinary and expensive night out. Our party of six went out to support our suburb’s local restaurant scene midweek and to have an enjoyable...meal together. We were forced into choosing only from the banquet menus. If we went as three separate couples, we could have chosen individual dishes which would have been our preference. The Steam waiting staff were inattentive, seemed confused, stressed and by the end of the night were argumentative. The various staff serving our table, did not know know which couple eating certain dishes and bringing out the wrong food to our table. When we did get our meals, the food was good and tasty. However, we did not receive our meals at the same time so we did not end up eating together. One couple received their dishes at least half an hour after the others. Not good! Also, if you do go into this very noisy establishment where we needed to chock our table to stop it from rocking, keep a good record of what you eat and drink. Check the bill carefully. Unfortunately, we won’t be coming back.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 5 February 2021 via mobile

We had a table for 6 last night at Steam and it never fails to impress. Some of the table own various places in the city so each meal was being judges and we ordered the 8 course favorite to share. WOW. The chefs have...got this to an art. The sauces and flavours make your taste buds come alive. I seriously could have eaten 8 courses of the scollops with the glaze sauce ontop🤩 the best anyone at the table have eaten. The floor staff are very informative with explaining every dish and you wont be sitting waiting for a drink as they keep an eye on your table and if they see it getting low your next one is on its way. Thank you for an amazing night. Do not change a thing guys.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 4 February 2021

Absolutely woeful, service was inattentive, did not know who’s meal was ordered, slow, and then the billing was inaccurate, charging extra than the listed price of beers. The quantity that was consumed was also very very questionable. Very disappointing night. Would recommend every person stay...awayMore

Date of visit: February 2021
Jen S, Owner at Steam Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2021

Good day to you Garry, I have to strongly contend this review as inaccurate. Our staff were very attentive to you and your group of friends and provided your table with everything that was requested very promptly. I personally heard the staff member that took...More

Reviewed 2 February 2021 via mobile

Amazing dinner with friends at Steam Restaurant in Rye. They went above and beyond to make sure I got my gluten free food. We had the set menu and they changed two dishes in the set menu to accommodate my needs. Food was delicious amazing....They even informed me that they would make sure that there was no cross contamination. Highly recommend this place. Staff are wonderful.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 30 January 2021

We were recommended trying Steam by our B & B host and we were very happy with our night out. We chose the base set menu with the option to add extra dishes if needed. Generous amount of delicious food which was beautifully presented. Lovely...wait staff. People watching on a warm night at the front of the restaurant was fun too.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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14 November 2019|
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Response from Jen S | Property representative |
Hi Guys we are a fully licensed restaurant, with beautiful selection of wines to accommodate our cuisine. No BYO. Cheers Steam
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