Chief food critics from Good Food and Taste, Terry Durack and Lizzie Meryment, went up against each other reviewing the 'hottest restaurant in the world' according to Fortune. Terry comments on "intense pairing" and the quick change of textures between courses; "cushiony tongues of sea urchin" contrasted with "tenderised abalone". He crowns Noma as "truly great" even though lacking in meat and red wine, awarding- 18.5/20. While Lizzie focuses more on the journey experienced; a "Homeric odyssey". Lizzie explains symbolic links made between the dishes and Barangaroo's early indigenous habitation, commending Redzepi on reimagining Australian cuisine with purity and artistic vision, scoring .5 higher- 19/20.
John Lethlean reviewed Noma in The Weekend Australian. Lethlean said Noma Australia is "milestone in Australia’s self-discovery as a food nation".