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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 - 11:30 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

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Visitor rating
  • 52
    Excellent
  • 31
    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
Most recent review
Good food and service

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Travelxl2013
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New Delhi, India
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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New Delhi, India
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

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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uk
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101 reviews 101 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

we had sunday lunch at the East chinese with our overseas visitors.The location and views were excellent and the food was ok although quite overpriced. there were 5 of us and we wanted to order 2 serves of rice but the waiter informed us that the restaurant policy is to charge $3.50 per person for rice so we had no... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

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
72 reviews 72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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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?