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Essen Restaurant

#464 of 4,469 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
German, European, Austrian, Central European
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133-135 Broadway, Sydney, New South Wales 2007, Australia
+61 2 9211 3805
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Wed 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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St Leonards, Australia
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had a curry sausage that was ok , but I had much better at another place around Sydney. Next was the lamb which was not great at all because it was absolutely tasteless and dried out. Definitely not a real German dish.

Thank Wolfy1802
Sydney, Australia
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139 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Total German oasis on Broadway. Great menu. Only downside was they don't split bills even though they have the Commonwealth Bank machine that can do it! Seemed a bit strange considering the restaurant is set up for groups.

Thank Scott D
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136 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

After wandering the streets of Sydney looking for someplace to eat, we found Essen. The staff were very polite and helpful. The menu was somewhat limited, but we all settled on schnitzel, a German standard. I was disappointed in the quality of the schnitzel- it was dry and overdone. I will not be rushing back.

Thank Riverdog1
Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dine here once every 2 months at least. The pork schnitzel is the best! generous size too. The apple strudel is to die for! Pork crackling entre was really yummy. Any beer you pick would be nice. Our favourite is the dunkel bier ( dark wheat beer "Franziskaner"). For the kids, you can get a non alkoholic kinder bier... More 

Thank Annaschweda
Sydney Markets
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61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely food with huge portions especially the schnitzel meals. Definitely enough food the plate at reasonable prices. The desserts are absolutely amazing with the creme brûlée serving enough to share. Service excellent as well and the owner is a lovely man.

Thank JoeCoze
Campbelltown, Australia
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

Exceptional service - polite, friendly, quick. Excellent food - well presented, fresh, well prepared. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone after a good, filling feed. The premises are clean and tidy, the staff went out of their way to assist, the food was outstanding.

Thank Geoff Y
North Avoca
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

It was an authentic eating experience (I presume, having never been to Germany), but the price point for the quality was a little on the high side.

Thank Babsylon5
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

At first you might think the prices are a bit steep. The portions however match the price. Plenty of food for your $ and quite good too. I feel it is a little 'Australianised', not as authentically German as I remember from my earlier visits years ago. The staff were nice. Wait times were acceptable for a busy night. There... More 

Thank mckenry
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

Food and service were outstanding, it really did feel like we were dinning in Germany. Proper beer and traditional German food, what more could you ask for.

Thank Thomas R
Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Found this restaurant very mediocre. Staff weren't very friendly and the food was bland. Service was slow. Wouldn't visit again.

Thank Jules B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $42
German, European, Austrian, Central European
Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 133-135 Broadway, Sydney, New South Wales 2007, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9211 3805

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?