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The East Chinese Restaurant

1 Macquarie Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (City Centre)
61 2 9252 6868
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Ranked #368 of 5,373 Restaurants in Sydney
Price range: $16 - $58
Hours:
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Chinese
Neighborhood: City Centre
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

This is our benchmark for food and view combined. The sweet and sour pork was outstanding. i did follow the advice on the menu and try something different. It was a bit too different for me but there was enough sweet and sour pork for two so no worries. we will return. I will stick to what i know best... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Had dinner on Saturday night, watched the comings and going of people along the boardwalk. Watched the boats and generally had a great time. Food was excellant and staff helpful, authentic Chinese cuisine.

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Tamworth, Australia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Fabulous food served by a very efficient, staff. Fantastic views of the harbour and bridge an ideal place for dinner before a performance at the Opera House. Highly Recommended

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Sydney, Australia
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94 reviews 94 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Fantastic Views of the Harbor Bridge and Cruise ships in dock. Food was average, overpriced (I get it because of the location) and undercooked (Chow Mein noodles were still crunchy). Try the hot and sour soup and Spring Rolls for sure.

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Perth, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Seating is outside on circular quay,looking over the water to the Sydney bridge, and watching the opera house visitors passing by.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We always eat here before going to the Opera House. Makes for a most enjoyable evening. Stuck in a bit of a rut, though, because I can't get beyond a glass of something white from Margaret River and Rusty Nails; the most delicious chillie, crab pork etc noodles. Must sit outside in the evening with, hopefully, a cruise ship at... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

Called here with 4 other family members. We ordered drinks. We're pressurised into ordering food. We ordered starters, one was delivered but the other four were nowhere to be seen. We asked where the other starters were and told few minutes. By time ours arrived the other starter had been finished. The main courses we ordered were huge and far... More 

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Newport, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Eat outside and enjoy the Harbour bridge views at Circular Quay. The food is so fresh and they offer plenty of seafood. The scallops are a must to start with and the wasabi beef and mandarin duck are the best way to finish. Great for a special occasion and you can spend according to your budget for food and wine.....

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Sydney
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This is my favourite restaurant in Sydney for anyone wanting to truly experience the Opera House and Harbour Bridge vicinity. You are right on the Esplanade looking at the Harbour Bridge and any Cruise ships leaving. The food is great, especially their Duck Pancakes and the pricing is brilliant especially as it is so perfectly located. We have been going... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Have been coming here for years. Why? Because the food is bloody good. Not cheap though; although the quality makes up for that. BTW....I am looking forward to many future visits.

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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>  > City Centre
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 16 - 58
Cuisine: Chinese

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