We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Shark Hotel Bistro

Australian
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
127 Liverpool Street (Cnr Pitt Street), Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9267 6364
Website
Today
10:00 am - 6:00 am
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 am
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 4:00 am
Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 6:00 am
Description: Situated in the heart of the CBD's entertainment district between George...
Situated in the heart of the CBD's entertainment district between George and Oxford Street, the hotel is located in the original Coles store building, encompassing two spacious levels of the art deco building. Since opening in 1998, the Shark Hotel has established itself as an institution in the CBD with multi functional facilities that cater to a diverse clientele.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 12 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 3
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best fried ice cream of my life!

Came here with friends for an early birthday dinner! The service was really good, the staff are all nice, food is top quality! They have an amazing selection of drinks and smoothies but the highlight of our meal was the fried ice cream. It is beyond amazing and I havn't had any other type of fried... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 22, 2014
Samira L
,
Sydney, Australia
Add Photo Write a Review

12 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Came here with friends for an early birthday dinner! The service was really good, the staff are all nice, food is top quality! They have an amazing selection of drinks and smoothies but the highlight of our meal was the fried ice cream. It is beyond amazing and I havn't had any other type of fried ice cream since because... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

On the recommendation of my Sydney cousins we went to Holy Basil, a Lao/Thai restaurant inside the otherwise ordinary looking Shark Hotel in Liverpool St. (Its just bizarre to find this restaurant separated off but in the middle of a pub - but perhaps its just me showing my age) It was an excellent choice and clearly most of the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

Delicious Laotian (similar to Thai) food! Because it's in The Shark Hotel, the drinks are reasonably priced. We love this place and have been several times for a semi casual dinner! The Massaman and the whole fish are our pick of the menu!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Coffs Harbour, Australia
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I have eaten in this branch of Holy Basil 3 times. The food is genuine Thai/Loatian style. The salads in particular are excellent. My only cricism is that it can be hard to get the wait staffs' attention - but it is always busy so its not because they are lazy.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

I am very disappointed with this place. My friend got kicked out shortly after he got in to the Shark Hotel because he was 'showing signs of intoxication', when I asked what signs the manager said he wasn't walking straight. The thing is, he was not drunk, he had an accident years ago and several surgeries on his legs that... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Australia
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Very good, very affordable Thai food in the southern part of the CBD. Everything on the menu is extremely well executed, especially the duck curry, the massaman curry, the pad thai and the pad see ew. Don't leave without ordering the deep fried ice-cream - one order is plenty for 4 (polite) people to share! Waitstaff are just as good-natured... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

This is the second branch of Holy Basil which initially started in Canley Heights. The first restaurant was so successful that they have now opened in the city and it's great that the people who are working and living in the city has more options to pick from. We have since been going to this restaurant for a few times... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

I don't normally review a pub, because in my own opinion, what they have on offer can't possibly differ from place to place. They sell beer, wine, spirits, and finger food. I have decided to put a review on Shark Hotel for two reasons. 1) Over the years (last 7~8 years or so), they have been trying very hard to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cairo, Egypt
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2011

Great bar one of my favorites around the CBD area. Free to get in, atomphere, pool tables, good music, dance floor, Happy hours, nightclub upstairs if want to proper go for it! Great if you wanna meet Asian girls.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Shark Hotel Bistro also viewed

Sydney, New South Wales
Sydney, New South Wales
 
Sydney, New South Wales

Been to Shark Hotel Bistro? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 127 Liverpool Street (Cnr Pitt Street), Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9267 6364

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Australian

Description

Situated in the heart of the CBD's entertainment district between George and Oxford Street, the hotel is located in the original Coles store building, encompassing two spacious levels of the art deco building. Since opening in 1998, the Shark Hotel has established itself as an institution in the CBD with multi functional facilities that cater to a diverse clientele.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 4:00 am
Monday
10:00 am - 4:00 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 4:00 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 4:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 4:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 6:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 6:00 am

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Shark Hotel Bistro staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?