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Uighur Cuisine

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Shop 1, 8 Dixon St (Cnr of Liverpool & Dixon St), Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
(02) 9267 8555
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great, authentic food and BYO

Really good, real Uighur food, always. Service can be slow sometimes. It is always a great night out though, particularly with BYO booze. Fantastic drinking ice cold vodka with hot and spicy lamb kebabs. Really reminds me of northern China. Nice staff too. You should book because it does pack out... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 31, 2015
Tomo O
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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

The food here isn't bad however the level of hygeine is definitely questionable. Service staff spoke minimal english hence it was quite hard asking for things like more water or an extra menu.

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Thank Elise N
Canberra, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Really good, real Uighur food, always. Service can be slow sometimes. It is always a great night out though, particularly with BYO booze. Fantastic drinking ice cold vodka with hot and spicy lamb kebabs. Really reminds me of northern China. Nice staff too. You should book because it does pack out. Strongly recommend the lamb kebabs, with naan bread. I... More 

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Thank Tomo O
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

The decor is below par, the staircase leading to restaurant may scare most off, the menu is tired, old and unprofessional but the food is excellent. Been here twice and had the lamb skewer, veg fried rice and chicken and potato type curry. Servings are huge and great for sharing. Restaurant is said to be halal and doesn't serve alcohol.

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Thank myZohan
Florence, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Being from Central Asia, I absolutely adore Uighur food, as it is so similar and reminds me of my mom's cooking. While not being as nice as the food I grew up with (difficult to beat one's mother food to be fair), this came in as a close second. The soups are alright but my special favorite were the various... More 

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Thank Kristina B
Edmonton,Alberta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Enjoyed the kebabs and Spicy chicken thoroughly. The place is not an "A" Class restaurant but if you want authentic Muslim Chinese cuisine, it is worth a try. 3/4 people like in our group.

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Thank alnoor_saleh
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

I lived in Turkey for 10 years and when I randomly walked by this place last night for lunch I knew I had to try it. I went today for lunch and told them my friend and I were both long term residents of Turkey and wanted to try this cuisine which is a kind of origin of Turkish food.... More 

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Thank Stural
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Loved the flavours of the Northern Chinese cuisine served at this utilitarian restaurant. Really not to be missed if you enjoy beautiful broth, warm spicy flavours and great food cooked and served in a simple way.

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Thank Ritu K
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

By chance we walked into this basic looking restaurant just wanting to have a quick meal before a concert. No character whatsoever about the decor, tentatively we ordered a spicy lamb soup, lamb skewer and beef samosa between my partner and me. All of them were authentic and delicious, especially the lamb skewer, we can't help but add a stir-fried... More 

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Thank Cindy L
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The place has absolutely no charm. It feels like a retirement home cafeteria with wallpaper that I remember seeing last back in 1982. However, the food is so authentic that it will feel like your Uyghur aunt invited you for dinner and she's serving you! Definitely the lamb skewers. The softest meat you'll taste in Sydney. Shorbas (soups) that have... More 

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Thank Adam U
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

its a mixture of Chinese and Turkish cuisine. I had lamb stir fry and meat pancake. They were amazing. I am Definitely going back there to try different dishes

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Shop 1, 8 Dixon St (Cnr of Liverpool & Dixon St), Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: (02) 9267 8555

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Staying in Central Business District

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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.