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The East Chinese Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Central Business District
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1 Macquarie St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9252 6868
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The East is situated on Circular Quay and is great for people watching. It has a buzzy atmosphere due to its location. Food was ok but I think they forgot the pepper on the salt and pepper squid!

Thank AJMglobaltraveller
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

For our last night out in Sydney we chose this restaurant for its location and the menu placed outside looked interesting. The maitre de ushered us in, he was all smiles. But from then on it was grim face after grim face, with plates almost thrown down in front of us from the various wait staff. The restaurant was not... More 

Thank Shelle11
Alice Springs, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yummm. Saw the menu, looked at the number of people dining and decided this was the restaurant to try. It did not fail. A comprehensive extensive menu which pleased all our palates from picky youngsters to 50 +. The Rainbow Beef was divine and our youngsters loved the fresh spring rolls. The staff were quick and polite. I have added... More 

Thank lisawark
Albury, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Looking over the harbour was lovely as our party of 5 shared beautifully cooked and presented meals. Good value for money with attentive and professional staff.

Thank Helen V
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

Excellent food from an extensive menu served in the picturesque setting of Sydney harbour. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

Thank ClampetsIreland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

Had dinner here before we went to a show at the Opera House. Great location on the waterfront, busy location at most times. We did not book but the friendly staff got us in quickly, good service, good food without being over the top. Price ok given the location. I have no problem in recommending this restaurant if you want... More 

Thank Paddy1954
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

Pity visitors to Sydney expecting good food at this magical location! A very ordinary Chinese restaurant, charging healthy city prices for indifferent (one dish inedible) food. Good service though and a great location, just don't go here expecting a great meal!

Thank 560kerrie
Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016

This place has the view, you just cant get better than having a meal and having Sydney Harbour as your sight. Watching the busy ferries come and go and the iconic harbour bridge in the background... the food here is at best ok, typical chinese cooked for westerners.. we were in a sizable group and they could wait to make... More 

Thank davidg777
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

We ate here before a show and they served us really quickly. It is not cheap however the food is really authentic and delicious, the view amazing, and service fast. It is worth the price tag.

Thank Heidinewie
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

This place is our new fave Chinese in the city. Added bonus of the million dollar views while you eat. Service is friendly and accomodating. Love the shredded beef. Salt and pepper calamari are my faves. Will definitely be back for the fourth time.

Thank Mandols

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $56
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Macquarie St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9252 6868

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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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