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The East Chinese Restaurant

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1 Macquarie Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
61 2 9252 6868
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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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/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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  • 55
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A must

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Arrowtown, New Zealand
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Arrowtown, New Zealand
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206 reviews 206 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I'm an American who has traveled to, and eaten in at least 33 countries around the globe - and this is by far my favourite restaurant. I lived in Sydney for 3 years, and while there, ate so often at The East, they welcomed me by name. The food is consistently spectacular - I took friends, family, and clients many... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Not your everyday “cheap Chinese” but if you are looking for good Chinese food & some people watching right in the heart of the Quay, this is excellent place to eat & spend a leisurely few hours. The service can be little slow if it’s busy but if you aren’t in a rush it’s an ideal place to just sit... More 

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Broadbeach, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Beautiful food , banquets were amazing , great variety, lovely location. Service was very quick , staff were lovely. Best Chinese food ever

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Canberra, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

My wife and I are regular visitors to Sydney and thought we had experienced some exceptional dining experiences in and around Sydney Harbor. However, we dined at the East Chinese Restaurant for the first time last week and were completely impressed by the absolute quality and taste of the food we were served. Amongst the dishes we ordered we had... More 

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Medway
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84 reviews 84 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Nice Chinese restaurant on Circular Quay. Good food and a reasonable price. The waitress was very helpful and stopped us ordering too much food as their portions are very generous!

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New Delhi, India
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Located on the waterfront side, the restaurant offered decent food and helped us with a vegetarian meal. Service was courteous too.

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Melbourne
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Entertaining some overseas visitors is was a bit disappointing, slow service, food was ok but have had better. They walked passed our table many times before we had to ask for a drink, then we had to ask to order our lunch. They were all rushing around looking after the people who sat out side and did not look after... More 

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Perth, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We popped in late to Circular Key on the train to grab a bite to eat, Having walked around for a while we decided to try the East, I remember seeing it on my last visit to Sydney. Greeted at the door by helpful staff , the pre dinner cocktails were most welcome. Amazing variety of food on offer and... More 

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103 reviews 103 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The East offers outdoor seating with fabulous views of the Harbour & Bridge. Service was a little slow, but the food when it arrived was worth the wait - soft shell crab & the salmon in ginger sauce were particular favourites. Our only criticism was the wine - over-priced and not very good quality.

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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 16 - 57
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?