Tetsuya Wakuda’s eponymous Japanese fine-diner Testuya’s will close permanently in Sydney on 31 July.

The news comes after the restaurant was set to relocate from its current Kent Street space this year due to the redevelopment of the building.

“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 after 37 years of business,” says Wakuda.

“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.”

Tetsuya’s will be open until 31 July, with guests able to book in at the Kent Street venue up until then.

Wakuda arrived in Australia 1982 first working under Tony Bilson and opening his own venue Ultimo’s in 1987 before launching Tetsuya in Rozelle in 1989.

Tetsuya’s relocated to the current Kent Street site in 2000, and quickly established itself in the city’s dining scene for its Japanese dishes crafted with French cooking techniques.

One of Tetsuya’s most iconic dishes was the confit ocean trout with celery salad and roe which was renowned across both the Australian and international dining scene.

Tetsuya’s has gained worldwide recognition for its Japanese-French direction and has been a regular on renowned listings such as World’s 50 Best, and The Sydney Morning Herald’s Good Food Guide.

Reservations for Tetsuya’s last services are available via tetsuyas.com/reservations