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Golden Century

393 Sussex St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (Chinatown)
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Ranked #592 of 5,090 restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Seafood, Australian
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Good for: Large groups, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Chinatown
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259 reviews from our community

68% Recommend
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English first
New York City, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

In desperate need of Chinese food, we relied on research which steered us to Golden Century which is frequently sited by publications and locals as the best Chinese food in Sydney. We made a 9pm reservation on a Saturday night and when we arrived, we could barely squeeze through the throng of people crowding the entrance. The hostess was literally... More

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McLean, Virginia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

It is hard to go wrong for chinese food in this area of Sydney, but the Golden Century stands out. It reminded us of the Hoover Sky in Hong Kong where we ate regularly in the 1960s and is possibly better than the Peking Gourmet in Virginia - our local favorite. Try the clams and shrimp.

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Crown Point, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Good food, but extremely over priced! If you love seafood, you will be impressed by the selection, but highly disappointed by their high prices. However, the service is good and the food is also very good. Expect to wait fifteen to thirty minutes for a table if you did not make a reservation. The place has two levels. Both levels... More

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65 reviews 65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

This place is Chinese all the way, from the crowds and the bustling around, to the good food. We had to wait a while to get in, probably due to overflowing crowds for Chinese New Year. Service very fast---appetizers came within 10 minutes. The menu is very long and a little daunting but with helpful pictures. Main dish came in... More

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Sydney, Australia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Nice food , a bit noisy though because big restaurant . Staff very good , plenty of selections to choose from

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Singapore, null, Singapore
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Chinese cuisine is up my alley so I'm particularly picky. To impress me, you got to be good. This place has got pretty good service after you figure out what to converse in. Some staff are Cantonese and some are mandarin so switch accordingly. We ordered a serving of har gou and siew mai. Both were poorly done. Thick and... More

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

We were in the mood for some mud crab and XO sauce pippies, so we stopped by Golden Century on Sussex St for a feed. The firm "you want tea?" and then served, may be taken as quite pushy since it was not busy, but upon hearing it when the restaurant got busier just meant it must be a cultural... More

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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Christmas Day lunch feast for 6. Just the freshest seafood plus a whole Barramundi! Quick, polite service and cold beer and some very nice wine. An excellent choice and, having eaten here before I'll just keep coming back when in Sydney.

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

This is an authentic old style Chinese with very good food and excellent customer service. Waiters arrive and leave magically and are so polite and gracious, we leave a big tip always.

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Sydney, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Sydney institution and one of the best spots in Chinatown for fresh seafood, not cheap but worth it for the overall experience and great food!

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