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3/77 Archer Street, Chatswood, Willoughby, New South Wales 2067, Australia
02 9411 2001
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Canton excellence

First visit to The Rice Den's new abode in St Leonards. Wonderful fit out, much more spacious and a great vibe. Tried several dishes from the new menu including the delicious duck and Singapore noodles. A range of cocktails have been added too. Full credit to Roy and his team. On the downside, a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

First visit to The Rice Den's new abode in St Leonards. Wonderful fit out, much more spacious and a great vibe. Tried several dishes from the new menu including the delicious duck and Singapore noodles. A range of cocktails have been added too. Full credit to Roy and his team. On the downside, a choice of only two desserts is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Watched as the renovations took place and eagerly awaited the opening so we had high expectations and were not disappointed. Great fit out, really warm for the cold night it was, fab friendly and efficient team. Cocktails were excellent - highly recommend "the rice den". The food was even better, loved the barramundi and the special beef short rib. Great... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

This place was amazing in Chatswood. St Leonards now has no BYO and a really expensive and smaller menu. The food is lovely, but honestly at these prices, why would anyone want to hang out in a back street in St Leonards? For this price go to King Street Wharf or other desirable places with a view. I did discover... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The food is always delicious and the staff so friendly! am so disappointed they have moved locations :(

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

What a refreshing change from all the other tired and stodgy Asian quick eat places in Chatswood. So clean and light without all the oily fried stuff elsewhere. A really good selection and range of popular dishes ... Please stay open all day and don't close at 3 pm only to open at 5pm again would be my only request:)

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Great find! Quick service, had the duck rice, soft shell crab and pork belly. Divine! Well priced and the asahi is cold! I'll be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Love the good, price and service. We are there every month and really enjoy the inventiveness of the meals. Yum!

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Great food. Excellent value. Especially good value mid week. Try the crocodile or the pork belly. Service is fast if you have to take off to the movies.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

So called modern Asian or 'fusion' i.e. essentially adding lots of rich, sweet sauces and flavours, and a bit extra to the price tag, trying to glamorize Asian food for non-Asian customers. Plenty of authentic Asian food in Chatswood which offers better value for money. The decor at Rice Den is just cheap- although being 'modern Asian' it is meant... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Food was new and unique Asian / Thai and presented in an attractive way. The entrees were exceptional- Lamb rolls / crispy fried prawn / shrimp = must try!. The sweets / desserts were notable too. A cosy little place with flame heaters. Will go again as there were more dishes to try.

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Address: 3/77 Archer Street, Chatswood, Willoughby, New South Wales 2067, Australia
Phone Number: 02 9411 2001
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Willoughby  >  Chatswood
Cuisine: Asian

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  • Address: 3/77 Archer Street, Chatswood, Willoughby, New South Wales 2067, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Willoughby  >  Chatswood
  • Phone Number: 02 9411 2001

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  • Cuisine: Asian

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