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Phamish Asian Cuisine

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

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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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Sydney, Australia
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92 reviews 92 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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67 reviews 67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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58 reviews 58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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Bali, Indonesia
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
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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Kauai, Hawaii
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I last ate at Phamish several years ago. Finding a live slug in my food at our table of 6 I approached the owner who flatly stated "at least our food is fresh", turned around and walked away. To say the least, none of us has ever returned. Last night we were dining next door at Rosan, a fabulous izakaya... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

For nice comfort food that won't break your bank account this is the place to be from Roti Prata to Duck pancake for entree and for main salt and pepper squid to duck salad and other yummy food so do yourself a favor grab your friends and bring few bottles of wine for a nice dinner.

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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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