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3/77 Archer Street, Chatswood, Willoughby, New South Wales 2067, Australia
02 9411 2001
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
So Fresh and Delicious

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
David_M255060
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Sydney, Australia
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7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Sydney, Australia
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21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Best Asian fusion I have ever had. Waitress was lovely and the food was even better. Really experimental taste combinations Absolutely loved it.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Awesome food.. good value... Really enjoyed the flavour and the variety of the food available... Highly recommended ;-)

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New York City, New York
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78 reviews 78 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

You know how sometimes good food is hard to find in any city?? Well try this place and I guarantee that this will be the main topic of conversation. Food is average at best, prices are above standard and everything just feels a little contrived. In Chatswood it's better to stick with the fluorescent lighting, at least you are more... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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18 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

A red curry duck lunch special. This would have to be the best ever red curry I have had. Infused with a great flavour and I felt it was better tasting than the usual red curry. As good as my favourite green curry. A little side dish was added to the meal. Great atmosphere and music - come again

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian

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