Feeling a little homesick and craving some authentic Chinese food? Well, Sydney is home to many great restaurants specializing in dishes from all over China.
Sydney is the best city in Australia for Chinese restaurants. You will find them all over the place, but some of the most popular ones are located in Haymarket, Surry Hills, and Darlinghurst. There are so many to choose from that it can be hard to decide which one you want to go to, but don’t worry because we have done all the research for you!
In this article we’ll be going through the best Chinese restaurants in Sydney, so you can make your decision on where to go based on what kind of cuisine you’re after!
Mr. Wong –
This is a great place to go for authentic Cantonese cuisine. The restaurant itself is beautiful and very instagrammable, but don’t worry about taking too many photos as the food will distract you from your phone! Their specialties include salt-baked prawns, drunken chicken, and crispy pork belly with chili sauce. While bamboo steamers full of dim sum and dumplings are also available to order, they do tend to run out quickly so get in early!
Located on George Street in the heart of Chinatown, Mr. Wong is a short walk from both Wynyard station. The restaurant itself has limited seating but it’s definitely worth heading there!
Golden Century –
A favorite for many Chinese, Golden Century is a great place to go for Cantonese cuisine. Don’t be fooled by its name though as this restaurant offers dishes from all over China! Their most popular dish has got to be the salt and pepper tofu cubes which are deep-fried until they’re nice and crispy on the outside but still soft on the inside.
Bathurst Street in Sydney’s Chinatown is where you’ll find Golden Century, just a short walk from Central station! They have both indoor and outdoor seating available so no matter what the weather is like outside, there will be somewhere for you to sit down and enjoy your meal.
Din Tai Fung –
This is a great place to go for Shanghainese cuisine. If you’re new to Chinese food, then this restaurant is perfect as they offer some of the most popular dishes from China. If you love dumplings then Din Tai Fung’s xiao long bao, or soup dumplings, are definitely something you don’t want to miss out on!
Located at World Square, the restaurant itself has both indoor and outdoor seating. It’s not far from Town Hall station so it is very easy to get to if you’re in the CBD area! While they do have some different dishes on their menu than other Chinese restaurants, this one was too good of an opportunity to pass up.
This Malaysian restaurant is known for its delicious fusion of Chinese, Malay, and Indian cuisine! While they do offer some traditional dishes like char kway teow (flat rice noodles fried with seafood) and nasi lemak (coconut milk rice), this place also serves up modern takes on classic recipes.
For example, their Chinese fried rice isn’t just made up of plain white rice but is actually spiced with dried shrimp and preserved vegetables. Their restaurant itself has both indoor and outdoor seating so no matter what the weather is like outside you will be able to enjoy your meal!
Located right in Sydney’s CBD on George Street, it’s only a short walk from Wynyard station. This is also quite close to Chinatown so if you’re craving Chinese food but want something different, head down there for some Malaya!
Lotus Dumpling Bar –
A new addition to Sydney’s Chinatown, Lotus Dumpling Bar has only been open for a few months, but it’s already become one of the most popular Chinese restaurants! They’re also very well-known for their xiao long bao and if you get there before they run out (which is usually around lunchtime) then you won’t be disappointed!
Located on Dixon Street in Chinatown, Lotus Dumpling Bar is only a short walk from both Town Hall and Museum stations. Be sure to head there early though as they do run out of dumplings relatively quickly – that’s how popular they are! While the restaurant itself isn’t too big but it does have some outside seating available.
While it may be a struggle deciding where to eat, Sydney’s Chinatown has some of the best Chinese restaurants in the city! Whether you’re looking for dim sum or dumplings, there is definitely something on this list that will satisfy your cravings.
So, which of these restaurants will be your first stop? Will you go traditional with Cantonese cuisine or are you more inclined towards the modern dishes that give new life to classic recipes?
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