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Chinese, Seafood, Australian
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393 Sussex St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
9212-3901
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12:00 pm - 4:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 4:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 68
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  • 21
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  • 31
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Great late night spot

Huge range of swimmingly fresh live seafood. Known as a great "order off the menu" kind of cantonese place. Service can be a little patchy but there is a certain charm in the way the waiters work the room. Which is not surprising at 1:30 am.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
agentjch
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Huge range of swimmingly fresh live seafood. Known as a great "order off the menu" kind of cantonese place. Service can be a little patchy but there is a certain charm in the way the waiters work the room. Which is not surprising at 1:30 am.

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Sydney, Australia
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Yeah, I don't get Golden Century. I just don't get it. It's really expensive and it's not that great. Why do people love it..?!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

I have been to golden century many times over the years, and would classify myself as a loyal customer....until last night when I gathered 11 friends together for the $100 a head lobster banquet. I have done this banquet many times over the years and have never had a problem. Until last night. The banquet has gone up in price... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We ordered fried rice and noodle for lunch there, taste very good like what we have in Hong Kong... large portion and low price comparatively.

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Townsville, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Having dined here quite as few times over many years, one wonders if they have maintained their standard. I had a stir fried prawn and greens which although good , I felt was not quite as good as I have had in the past. My wife had a braised brisket (yes that's right) although surprising in a Chinese seafood restaurant.... More 

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Mullumbimby, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We ate dinner here on a busy Friday night as a family of 4. I would recommend booking as this place was packed & we were glad we did. Our table was lovely, had plenty of space & overlooked the fish tanks. The menu is huge & has a great selection. The food was absolutely delicious & we really had... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

A Sydney institution. Come to be insulted, ignored, and made to feel left out, and enjoy some fine Chinese cuisine. Salt and pepper lobster is to die for, both for the taste and the price, but we keep going back for it. Great peking duck and XO pippis as well. BBQ Pork ok, better at BBQ King though.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Fresh and good service we ate at this restaurant three nights in a row it was so good. If you love live seafood there is plenty to choose from.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We went for lunch at Golden Century after our cab driver recommended the restaurant. We were not disappointed, the salt and pepper squid was excellent. The other dishes were also well prepared. The fresh seafood in the tanks looked amazing. We noticed most patrons were having fresh prawns, lobster, clams and crab. The portions were generous, the prices were above... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Went solo this time. I have been coming here for years and am friendly with the very sharp staff. Chinese and Russian are a good match. Always amazing hospitality. Food is to die for. I particularly favour duck. Braised abalone is second favourite. And of course seafood. The menu is very extensive and pricing - reasonable. I feel very comfortable... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 393 Sussex St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: 9212-3901

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Seafood, Australian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 4:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 4:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 4:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 4:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 4:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 4:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 4:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?