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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
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 11:30 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
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 51
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 8
    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
Most recent review
Excellent Chinese Restaurant

Went for lunch on a Saturday, location complete with views of Sydney harbour on a fine day is hard to beat. The service, food, variety could not be faulted. I could not fault any area, the food quality and selection was superb as were the staff, not the cheapest , but well worth the price. I will... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
toptraveller14
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Brisbane, Australia
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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107 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Brisbane, Australia
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Went for lunch on a Saturday, location complete with views of Sydney harbour on a fine day is hard to beat. The service, food, variety could not be faulted. I could not fault any area, the food quality and selection was superb as were the staff, not the cheapest , but well worth the price. I will be going back... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Food and service were all in a rush , at the end when we pay the bill by card , waiter asked us whether we would put any tips or not , I clearly said a NO, and he puts in and forced me to tip them anyway . Worst service ever

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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The food is sensational and the back drop is breath taking. Not too expensive and sitting right next to the Harbour Bridge on the fore shore of Sydney Harbour is spectacular.

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Excellent broad Chinese menu to cover all tastes. Wine list also impressive with plenty of Australian and International quality choices - no bargains on the list however! An abundance of happy, experienced waiters. Food was good without being outstanding. Recommend this spot as a place to enjoy Sydney City waterside eating on a warm relaxed Summer day.

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Auckland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Besides being a great location, being able to eat outside, enjoy the view and the general hub of the area this was an excellent dining occasion. We had the $62 banquet option and the courses were very good. Wide selection of styles and food type with the additional options of condiments to add spice or heat to each dish. Excellent... More 

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Lisarow, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Three of us had a very tasty meal of soup and chow mein after taking in a movie, on a rainy Australia Day, at the Dendy theatre next door. Very convenient, reasonably priced for it's location and the service was great.

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Perth, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We were very pleasantly surprised by this one. Having been turned away from Mr Wong's on Saturday night (they only take bookings for tables of 6+) we wandered along the Quay and found this. Sitting outside with a view of the bridge we enjoyed first class chinese food at reasonable prices. The salt and pepper Darwin Mud Crab was mouth... More 

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Antwerpen
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109 reviews 109 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Beware of this tourist trap! It has a great view of the bridge after sunset! But don't go for the overpriced, poorly cooked food. The taste was generally uninspiring and the far from "refined" - get a bell pepper chopped in three huge pieces (lazy cook !). We ordered a 28.50 AUD side of Pineapple Fried Rice which promises to... More 

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Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

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
Top Contributor
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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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?