It’s not just seafood and Mexican restaurants that are stealing the culinary limelight in Sydney. With a variety of Cantonese barbecue, dumplings, dim sums and hot Sichuan dishes, Chinese cuisine is as popular in the city as ever. These excellent restaurants around town are bringing authentic and flavourful Chinese food to our doorstep. Check out some of our favourites in Sydney.
The Golden Century group’s popular restaurant situated in a lively spot in Darling Square is all about elevated Cantonese dishes served in a stylish space. The name is a nod to the restaurant’s signature dish XO Pippies, but that’s not the only thing you can look forward to. There’s an exclusive yum cha menu served from 12pm-3pm, a live seafood menu and an extensive wine and beverage list. Check out their full menu offerings here.
📍Level M, Shop 31/1 Little Pier St, Haymarket NSW 2000
2. Lucky Kwong
Kylie Kwong’s South Eveleigh eatery is one of Sydney’s most popular spots for noodles, dumplings and other Chinese dishes. Crab and prawn dumplings, home-style fried eggs with XO sauce and steamed Hokkien noodles are some of the requisites on the menu. Dishes are $28 or less so you’re promised a great bang for the buck. Check out the full menu here.
📍2 Locomotive St, Eveleigh NSW 2015
3. China Doll
This stylish Chinese restaurant in the city serves up fiery pan-Asian cuisine with sweeping city views and delicious cocktails to boot. Menu standouts include the watermelon pork salad, dim sums, and generous mains like eggplant and tofu with Sichuan chilli bean paste and wok-fried wagyu beef fillet. Head here for more.
📍4/6 Cowper Wharf Roadway, Woolloomooloo NSW 2011, Australia
4. Spice Temple
Spice Temple offers a diverse variety of Chinese fusion dishes in a modern and intimate setting. The succulent scotch fillet, cooked with Kampot pepper and curry leaves and the tea-smoked chicken are highlights of the menu with Chilli being the star of the show. See more here.
📍10 Bligh St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
5. Mr. Wong
This iconic Cantonese eatery is a must-visit if you’re after modern Chinese cuisine. Seating 240 people over two levels, the restaurant serves up to 80 dishes so you’re bound to be spoilt for choice. Don’t miss out on the expertly crafted dumplings and tasty king crab fried rice. You’ll find this luxe diner in the Establishment building. Take a peek at their menu here.
📍3 Bridge Ln, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
6. China Lane
This splashy and colourful laneway restaurant is big on fusing classic flavours with modern techniques and fresh, seasonal produce. Expect salt and pepper prawns, succulent duck pancakes and the flavourful John Doryalong with a plethora of other dishes. There’s also indulgent cocktails, wines and desserts to finish your meal in style. Head here for their full menu.
📍2 Angel Pl, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia