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The East Chinese Restaurant

#437 of 4,256 Restaurants in Sydney
#483 of 4,677 Places to Eat in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
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1 Macquarie Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
61 2 9252 6868
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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
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 57
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 10
    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
Outstanding Chinese Food

The service is excellent as is the food. The quantities are large but excellent quality and flavour. We always choose from the Chef's suggestions. If we are a party of four, we order one fried rice and three dishes, which is always more than enough for all of us. We eat here every other month when... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
Carolyn M
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The service is excellent as is the food. The quantities are large but excellent quality and flavour. We always choose from the Chef's suggestions. If we are a party of four, we order one fried rice and three dishes, which is always more than enough for all of us. We eat here every other month when going to the Opera... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I visited the restaurant in April with my Mum before the ballet. They asked us if we were heading to the ballet and hurried our food to make sure we could eat and make it to the show with plenty of time. The food was delicious. The staff were excellent. I can't rate the restaurant highly enough.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

My wife I had have been here many times when catching a show at the opera house. In this most recent visit, we were seeing a play. We generally don't book as there always seem to be tables. On this occasion, we chose an inside table as it was a little nippy. We had about an hour so chose a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Great views, great service and an impressive menu make this one of my favourite places to eat out in Sydney. Incredibly well priced considering the location with a fabulous selection of vegetarian, seafood and meat. Heaters outside allow for year round dining.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We met friends for dinner before a performance at the Opera House. The staff was attentive and responsive when we asked to change tables to escape a draft, and when we were ready to order, the order was taken quickly. And the food came... For four people we had three main courses with rice. That was ample. We did have... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

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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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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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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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 14 - 51
  • 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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