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Phamish Asian Cuisine

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Palmer St., Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
(02) 9357 2688
Today
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Situated in a great little spot amongst a whole bunch of cool restaurants. This was excellent. Service decidedly lacklustre. The specials and wine list were dropped on the table as we arrived. Being my first time there I had realised it wasn't table service. When I asked the server for wine I was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2015
PommyPaul
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Melbourne, Australia
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I haven't been to Phamish for over a year or so, however I can honestly say it is still my favourite Sydney restaurant. The food is full of flavour and so fresh, the staff are always helpful and the atmosphere is very cool. The prices seem to have risen in line with many other establishments in the area, I guess... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Was deliscious, paper rolls, crispy salmon, soft shell crab. No complaints from two hungry travellers. Is byo but we didn't realise. Flavoursome, tasty clean plates all round

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Consistently the Best Vietnamese in East Sydney, Phamish never disappoints, unless they run out of one of your favourite dishes (get in early to make sure they still have the Chicken & Prawn Pancakes on the menu). It used to be hard to get into, but they now take bookings. The BYO set up makes a great meal really reasonably... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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53 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Phamish was fabulous. The crab dumplings, scallop dumplings and prawn stir fry were perfect for a quick pre-event dinner, but there were so many other things on the menu that sound delicious too so I'm looking forward to a return visit.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I have been to Phamish many times over the years and it still maintains its great buzz and easy-dining atmosphere. The formula of ordering at the counter and simple semi-outdoor seating still works well and the staff are ever-smiling, friendly and efficient even when it is chaotically busy. The food itself is ok but can be a little hit and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Situated in a great little spot amongst a whole bunch of cool restaurants. This was excellent. Service decidedly lacklustre. The specials and wine list were dropped on the table as we arrived. Being my first time there I had realised it wasn't table service. When I asked the server for wine I was somewhat laughed at -,which was a bit... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The food here is just the best! While other restaurants close by may be close to empty - there is generally a queue outside Phamish for a reason. They'll seat you asap - you may wait a few mins - and it is certainly worth waiting for. Always fresh, always delicious - I wish I could dine there now. Favourites... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Have been going here for on a semi-regular basis for more than 5 years. The high quality of the food, fresh ingredients and innovative menu (although it hasn't changed much) has kept me coming back, even though I have noticed the prices have gone up in the last year or two. The prawn and duck pancakes are my favorite. Seats... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We ate here twice. The crab dumplings were perfectly cooked-crispy on the outside and piping hot and moist on the inside. Chairs are backless tripod seats so not very comfortable. Main effort of the restaurant is the quality of the food which was uniformly excellent. Wish we had something like this near to where we live. We would be regulars.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Came here around 8 pm the other day, unbelievable, half of the menu are gone. Duck pancake that we always ordered every time we came here gone. I can't believe they not prep much stock as they know it is popular. Im not complaining myself, people behind me and in front of me also whinge during placing their order. I... More 

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Additional Information about Phamish Asian Cuisine

Address: Palmer St., Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
Phone Number: (02) 9357 2688
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Inner East
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisine: Vietnamese

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Palmer St., Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Inner East
  • Neighborhood: Inner East
  • Phone Number: (02) 9357 2688

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Vietnamese
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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