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Mother Chu's Vegetarian Kitchen

#818 of 4,623 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Central Business District
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367 Pitt St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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195 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wandered in here out of the rain. It was very busy but we got squeezed in. Asked the waitress for some advise and ordered. Served quickly. Found was very tasty...good portions. Little bit pricey, but done the job.

Thank CelticFire
The Hague, The Netherlands
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22 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is so good at this vegetarian eatery on Pitt Street downtown Sydney. There is a good variety of dishes on the menu and everything is freshly made, we loved the crispy tofu. Prices are affordable but the service could be better, it takes a while for the food to come especially when it is busy. Still a very nice... More 

Thank Alexander B
Sydney, Australia
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102 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely veg meals tasting better than meat based dishes. Full vegan choices. Used to be able to say hello to warming Mother Chu herself. Sadly she is not there anymore.

Thank Daniel_khyi
Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

We have a worst experience with Mother chu. The food was so bad and when we gave feed back about the food the rude lady on counter said - dont come back again .... I was really ... this is the response you give to your customers when some one gives you feedback. .... the counter lady was so proudy... More 

Thank seemahima
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2017

We came here for an evening meal. The service was quick, very good value for money for the city centre. There was A LOT of choice, a great place if you're a vegan too. The food wasn't phenomenal, but for the price, choice and location I think it was a pretty good meal!

Thank charliehooley
Melbourne, Australia
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169 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2017

Lots of asian/Chinese food here and ALL veg, right down to the ice cream. Great for vegans too. The variety is massive, the service is quick, and the prices not bad at all. No MSG used. This is not a 'luxe' restaurant, it is a simple place with good food.

Thank CilliA
Wollongong, Australia
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

Excellent food in a no frills restaurant. Food is fresh and delicious. The deep fried tofu entree is a staple. Last time we went we got spicy Szechuan tofu, spicy fried eggplant and a gluten dish. All excellent options, but there are a lot of choices. We have been coming here for a couple of decades & has to be... More 

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017 via mobile

Been meaning to try this place for a while and glad we did tonight. Crispy peppered tofu was light and tasty but on the salty side. Highly recommend the eggplant stuffed with tofu and vegetable, accompanied by yum miso paste sauce.

Thank jayandtash
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8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016

If you like Chibese food in a relaxing setting, then this is the one. A wide range of menu to choose from. The one side fried rice and noodle are quite affordable, but if you have to come with friends for a 3-4course meal. The portion is slightly smaller than typical western Meals.

Thank Telaga S
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

Seriously, it amazes me thay this place gets any good reviews at all. Basically a combination of slimy tofu and McCains-esque freeze pack vegetables. I'm certain any of the numerous surrounding restaurants would have been a better choice than this. Don't waste your time.

Thank Daniel N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 367 Pitt St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: 9283-2828

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

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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.
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