Top 10 Restaurants in Sydney’s Chinatown
Sydney’s Chinatown offers a huge variety of restaurants to suit every taste. Here we take a look at 10 of our particular favourites.
1. Noodle King
Known for its delicious dried handmade noodles, Noodle King offers fast service in a relaxed atmosphere. The pan-fried green onion pancakes here are a must! Based on Sussex Street, you can eat here seven days a week from 11.00am until midnight.
- OPEN: 11am-11:30pm
- Address: 1/357 Sussex St, Sydney NSW 2000
- Phone: +61 2 9264 8890
Marigold serves a classic Chinese menu; their shrimp dumplings and crispy spring rolls are particularly good. If you’re feeling exceptionally brave you can even try the chicken feet, which have become something of a classic! You can find this Yum Cha paradise on George Street. Opening times are 10am to 3pm and 5:30pm to 10pm, Monday to Sunday.
- OPEN: 10am-3pm & 5:30pm-10pm
- Address: Citymark Building, 683-689 George St, Haymarket NSW 2000
- Phone: +61 2 9281 3388
- Marigold Website
3. Golden Century
Seafood lovers won’t want to miss out on Golden Century, which can be found on Sussex Street. One of Chinatown’s most popular restaurants, it’s a firm favourite due to its excellent menu and late opening hours – you can eat here until 4.00am, seven nights a week! The salt and pepper tofu comes highly recommended, and the lobster with ginger is a classic.
- OPEN: 11pm-4pm
- Address: 393-399 Sussex St, Sydney NSW 2000
- Phone: +61 2 9212 3901
- Golden Century Website
4. Din Tai Fung
Din Tai Fung prides itself on offering the best dumplings in Chinatown, and has been so successful that it now has a total of four outlets across the city! While some people have accused the chain of “selling out,” their dumplings are so superb that it makes absolute sense for them to capitalise on what they blatantly do so well. You can find the original restaurant here on George Street, open 11.30am to 2.00pm and 5.30pm to 9.00pm daily.
- OPEN: 11:30am-2pm & 5:30pm-9pm
- Address: World Square, 11.04/644 George St, Sydney NSW 2000
- Phone: +61 2 9264 6010
- Ding Tai Fung Website
5. East Ocean
For delicious Yum Cha in a bright and modern setting, it’s hard to beat East Ocean, which is located on Sussex Street. It offers an excellent selection of dim sums and some of Chinatown’s most delicious Peking Duck pancakes. A great option for late night diners, with a “moonlight menu” available from 9.00pm, seven nights a week.
- OPEN: 10am-2am (9am on Sat & Sun)
- Address: Level 1, 421-429 Sussex Street, Haymarket NSW 2000
- Phone: +61 2 9212 4198
- East Ocean Website
6. Emperor’s Garden
Head to Emperor’s Garden on Hay Street if you’re looking for traditional Cantonese fare at very reasonable prices. A firm local favourite with a loyal clientele, the restaurant’s a la carte menu is one of the best in Chinatown. Ideal for those who don’t stick to regular meal schedules, as it’s open from 6.30am until 1.30am, Monday to Sunday!
- OPEN: 7am-1:30am
- Address: 96-100 Hay St, Haymarket NSW 2000
- Phone: +61 2 9211 2135
- Emperor's Garden Website
7. Golden Harbour
Famed for its Yum Cha and fresh seafood, the Golden Harbour offers low prices, based on market price, and a relaxed atmosphere. Seafood lovers will find the restaurant’s speciality, crab noodles, hard to resist. Located on Dixon Street, the Golden Harbour is open for lunch from 10.30am to 4.00pm and dinner 5.00pm to 11.00pm, seven days a week.
- OPEN: 10am-4pm & 5pm-11pm (12am from Thurs to Sat)
- Address: 31-33 Dixon St, Haymarket NSW 2000
- Phone: +61 2 9212 5987
For a more unusual Chinese dining experience, IPot comes highly recommended. It’s perfect for more fussy eaters, offering delicious Chinese hotpot which you get to customise yourself in your own individual soup pot! Add your own choice of ingredients including meat, seafood, noodles, rice and dumplings. Great to share, or enjoy your own creation if your companions have different tastes! You can find IPot on Goulburn Street, open from 11.30am until 2.30pm and again from 5.00pm to 10.30pm, Monday to Sunday.
- OPEN: 11:30am-3pm & 5pm-10:30pm
- Address: 4-10 Goulburn St, Sydney NSW 2000
- Phone: +61 2 8355 3188
- Ipot Website
9. Chefs Gallery
For Chinese food with a novelty twist, visit Chef’s Gallery on George Street. The food here is fashioned into adorable shapes such as trees and animals – the sesame bun that looks like a pig is particularly popular! Call in Monday to Sunday for lunch from 11.30am to 3.00pm and dinner from 5.30pm to 10.00pm.
- OPEN: 11:30am-3pm (most days) & 5:30pm-10pm (most days)
- Address: Regent Place, 12/501 George St, Sydney NSW 2000
- Phone: +61 2 9267 8877
- Chefs Gallery Website
10. Tim Ho Wan George Street
The original Tim Ho Wan in Hong Kong has a Michelin star and Sydney's version is well worth a visit. This world famous dim sum eatery features fluffy pork buns and great views of George Street's pedestrian traffic.
- OPEN: 11am-10pm (10:30am Sat & Sun)
- Address: HSBC Centre, GD004/580 George St, Sydney NSW 2000
- Phone: +61 2 8120 9888
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