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Shark Hotel Bistro

127 Liverpool Street (Cnr Pitt Street), Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (Chinatown)
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Ranked #1,426 of 5,322 Restaurants in Sydney
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
Cuisines: Australian
Neighborhood: Chinatown
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Description: http://www.sharkhotel.com.au/bistro.php has a smorgasbord meal for $9.95 plus the cost of a drink. It was incredible value for money.
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

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 

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Melbourne, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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 

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Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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!!

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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.

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Sydney, Australia
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 

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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 

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Sydney, Australia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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 

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Sydney, Australia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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 

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Cairo, Egypt
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2011 via mobile

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.

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Additional Information about Shark Hotel Bistro

Address: 127 Liverpool Street (Cnr Pitt Street), Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Chinatown
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
Cuisine: Australian

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