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The East Chinese Restaurant

#430 of 4,147 Restaurants in Sydney
#474 of 4,559 Places to Eat in Sydney
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1 Macquarie Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
61 2 9252 6868
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 55
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  • 42
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  • 16
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fresh and fabulous location

Ate here recently before a show at the Opera house. Very efficient and good pleasant service. The food was fresh and flavoursome. A huge choice on the menu and the wine list was reasonable. A good choice for pre-theatre. And the location, looking out over the harbour is hard to beat. AND heaters... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
Natalie M
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Sydney
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Not a restaurant that I would return to, we walked Into to book a specific table post the movies. We returned three hours later at the booked time to find people sitting at it. At the back of the restaurant was a member of staff asleep, head back, mouth wide open snoring ! Saturday afternoon ! The food was bland... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Ate here recently before a show at the Opera house. Very efficient and good pleasant service. The food was fresh and flavoursome. A huge choice on the menu and the wine list was reasonable. A good choice for pre-theatre. And the location, looking out over the harbour is hard to beat. AND heaters on a cool night made eating outside... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Visited with friends. Busy, fast, pushy but hey .. it is a Chinese resto looking to turn tables asap during Vivid Sydney. Apart from that the food was very good and I have spend time in China. Being European and bored by the blanding down of Chinese food, it was great to find some authentic tastes here. Not the original... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We enjoyed the views of the thousands walking by for Vivid Sydney as we sat outside under a heated umbrella. Chicken, vegetable, noodle, rice dishes all plentiful and prepared with fresh vegetables.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Very good Chinese flavour in a world top location, facing the SOH and Bay Bridge. The 66 AUD banquet menu is a fantastic deal with 2 starters and 5 main dishes. Very good service. It can be very noisy on busy days.

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Shanghai, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Was here with a big group of people ( both Chinese and Westerners) for business dinner. Obviously it is a Cantonese restaurant. As a visitor from Hong Kong, I cant say the food is very authentic at all. In general the food is average and tends to be a bit salty. But given that the outdoor seating area is facing... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Dropped in here for a quick meal on the way to the Opera House for a show. We got a great seat outside with a fantastic view looking across to the Bridge, Luna Park and the end of the Opera House. Food was fantastic and very fresh. Surprisingly well priced given the location of the place too! I expected it... More 

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Merimbula, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The five of us were a 'walk in' on a very wet and busy Saturday night, but they managed to rearrange some tables for us inside which was appreciated. It is a typical eatery on the east Circular Quay precinct - crowded, noisy, busy, but good. The menu is very comprehensive to the point that deciding on choice becomes a... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

The freshness and the taste of the food was just amazing. Service was efficient and quick, great place for a meal before heading to the Opera House.

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Arrowtown, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Great to walk along the boardwalk and get a great table outside. Food and service was stunning. Beautiful way to spend Sunday lunch

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Additional Information about The East Chinese Restaurant

Address: 1 Macquarie Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: 61 2 9252 6868
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 55
Cuisine: Chinese

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Macquarie Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: 61 2 9252 6868

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 55
  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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