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“Something a little different for Chatswood.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Rice Den - MOVED

The Rice Den
3/77 Archer Street, Chatswood, Willoughby, New South Wales, Australia
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Price range: $29 - $37
Cuisines: Chinese, Contemporary, Cantonese
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Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Our team serves up modern Cantonese in a contemporary setting on Sydney's north shore. The focus is on farm-to-table ingredients spun into delicious reincarnations of dishes inspired by our homeland. These dishes are perfectly matched with our very own brew, The Rice Den lager, and our unique Canton-inspired cocktails. Open from Tuesday to Sunday for lunch and dinner, The Rice Den is a perfect venue for all occasions, whether you're having a quick business lunch, an intimate dinner for two, or a boisterous group gathering. And if that isn't enough, you can take The Rice Den home with you. Browse through our Cantonese deli and pick up one of our housemade sauces, condiments or loose leaf teas, all of which have been specially created in collaboration with our finest suppliers.
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Something a little different for Chatswood.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

We spotted The Rice Den whilst looking for a restaurant to eat and it's small and sort of hidden based on location and small signage on the street. But it was a good find.
Great atmosphere - smallish place, with wooden tables and stools. Had a cool, melbourne-esque feel to it.
The main meals average around $19. Great taste and reasonable portions. I probably would have expected slightly lower prices though. The 'specials' board was exactly the same as the normal menu.

Service was great - the lady who helped was really friendly and helped us pick some dishes.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Delicious food. A stand out from the crowd.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2011

We first went on a coupon deal. Very rustic: concrete floor and wooden stools and benches. It actually reminded me of a few places I've eaten at in Thailand. Well, the waiter was certainly very friendly and explained all the dishes as well as the specials up on a large black board. The food was amazing and huge portions. I had the jungle curry. Large chunks of beef in a nice and spicy sauce. Yum!
We were so impressed we went back about 6 week's later: Not only did the waiter remember both of us, he even sat us at the same table at the front where you can watch people passing on the street directly outside. Again, his friendly demenour seemed real and again the food was fantastic.
Will certainly make The Rice Den a regular whenever we go to Chatswood. I would suggest you give it a try.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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