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Mother Chu's Vegetarian Kitchen

#707 of 4,560 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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Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am not vegan or vegetarian and I only dined at Mother Chu's because I was meeting up with a vegan friend. We found that the menu was essentially vegan, as it was totally dairy free and the only non-vegan options were a couple of vegetable dishes served with a honey sauce. That said, the meals were tasty and reasonably... More 

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Victoria, Australia
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35 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We (2 adults, 2 teens) had an early dinner at this restaurant on a Saturday night prior to seeing at show at the Capitol Theatre. We rocked up without a booking as it was just a few doors from our accommodation at Rydges World Square (which incidentally we were very happy with, if you're looking for family accommodation in that... More 

Thank Vegetarian_Aussie
Sydney, Australia
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48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

Very interesting vegetarian meals - lots of variety which is unusual for vegetarians. Make sure you know how to use chopsticks before going here.

Thank willbebarrister
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28 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

We went for a quick vegan-friendly dinner before an evening function - the place was half empty and we were served very quickly. We ordered salt and chilli tofu and spicy eggplant and tofu nuggets. The food was good, but not great, and I feel like it could have been better with a little more care: finely chopped chilli rather... More 

Thank Alan W
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

Came here on a Saturday night with my boyfriend. The place was packed, dingy, and the service was slow. We ordered 3 dishes - the spicy miso eggplant, pop soy with black pepper sauce, and fried tofu. All were pricey and not anything like we expected. The eggplant was mushy and the dish was not spicy with miso as the... More 

Thank Wendy S
Bathurst, Australia
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58 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

What a busy delightful place to enjoy vegetarian food. We arrived with out a booking on a busy night and still only had to wait half an hour. The variety is amazing, and it's virtually vegan with only a few dishes that use honey. The service was timely and friendly. We would certainly dine here again. So close to central... More 

Thank Judith B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016

Nice and affordable food! I had the Sizzling Tempeh dish and it was quite nice. Staff were friendly and efficient. I would go back when in Sydney next.

Thank Emma D
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2016

Every now and then it's good to go vegetarian if you're a carnivore like me. So Mother Chu's is a great option. Food is really good solid asian/Chinese style. Servings are ample and generous, and the service was quick and friendly. Obviously a family owned and run establishment-but a really nice homey, comfortable feel. It's a no frills establishment- but... More 

Thank metairi
Brisbane, Australia
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22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016

Attentive staff, with a wide range of vegetarian options, this was a perfect dinner choice for us when meeting friends. We each ordered a dish and shared and there was plenty of food for all - portion size was adequate. The food was tasty, fresh and we all enjoyed our meals.

Thank JNutchey

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Chinese, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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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