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“Nice Suprise”
Review of Mr. Wong

Mr. Wong
Ranked #21 of 6,144 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Description: Layered with timeless colonial furnishings including timber floors with tiled inlay, bamboo framed French woven chairs and slow turning ceiling fans, Mr. Wong pays homage to classic Chinese influences in a contemporary style. The Cantonese-style menu features over 60 dishes as well as an unrivalled dim sum selection. Sprawled over two levels, the 240 seater Mr. Wong is one of the largest restaurants in the northern end of the Sydney CBD. It offers a range of dining options varying from large group tables, through to intimate tables for two and seating at the open kitchen.
Reviewed March 17, 2013

I went to Mr wongs late on a Tuesday night with a visitor from London. It was packed and had that flavour of the month Vibe unique to new Sydney restaurants. As we were only two we agreed to sit at the bar and were seated after a minor delay - staff good looking and very capable but I think stretched. The crowd was american tourists, a table celebrating a birthday and the usual beautiful people from the East. It has a good buzz - the menu has all the Chinese classics cleverly reinvented and we order the steamed dim sum (absolutely delicious) the pork knuckle and the Prawn Fried rice and a couple of beers. We had to remind the waiter for our beers when our entrée arrived - not acceptable. The servings were large and generous and we couldn't attempt to eat it all. The price ($98) for two people seemed expensive but it was Merivales usual high quality so it was worth it. The formula is right as this place can be any number of things - a quick meal at the bar - a big night out for a table of 8 or a quick lunch on Business and this place will be a big success! I'm looking forward to my next visit

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Thank sydneycarey
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

Mr Wong is probably not the best Chinese food in Sydney however it is up there with the best of them, however expect to pay at the top end of the price range. We were in a party of eight out to celebrate a milestone birthday so as long the overall experience was good, we would be happy.

In terms of an food experience, you cannot top the ambience of the resturant which started life in in 1800's as an iron foundry and the original interior is still there with massive wooden girders, exposed brickwork and steel supports incorpated with modern bars, wine cellars and comfortable seating spread over two floors.

The staff were efficient and friendly, and we were taken to our seating which turned out to be a room with seating for eight, which came as a nice surprise as we did not say that this was a birthday celebration when we booked in. The waiting staff were very good in explaing the menu choices and the wine list which was very extensive.

Our waiter helped with the selection of the dishes and made some very good suggestions around how many dishes would suit eight diners and even stopped us ordering more when we wanted to as he said there would be more than enough. And how right he was.........the food was of a high standard and the tastes were exceptional. There was not one dish which disappointed and we were more than satisfied at the conclusion of the meal. The wine was quality and was mid range in price ( $65 ) and the wine list covered hundreds of different bottles suiting everyone's price affordability.

A really good place to go for a celebration dinner however be aware it is priced at the top end of the price range but it is worth doing. Good food, great ambiance, good service however it comes at a price.

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2  Thank jc222
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

I've eaten twice here, both times the food was phenomenal: really great modern Cantonese done well. The setting is grand and stylish and there is a superb cocktail bar downstairs which feels like a 20's speakeasy.

However, both times we were made to wait for a table (and buy expensive cocktails) when there were clearly free tables. On the second occasion quite a few dishes were unavailable and the waiters unattentive. Such a shame as it could be a perfect dining experience.

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Thank VawnMarginal
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

I heard a lot about it... finally went with my husband with high expectations and it was a disaster. n short.. food was very expensive, taste was below average (i love chinese and Asian food) but I am never going back, waiters were very pushy and more of a salesman.. as soon as we arrived we were more then forced to order drinks inspite of mentioning we don't want to drink... the waiter came 5 times to push us to order alcohol and gave us looks for not ordering(a sales technique may be), we were two people and ordered a starter and two dishes along with rice the waiter pushed us to order more as he said you should order one more and started including one more dish dishes to the order without even us asking him to... we were sure this food is more then enough so we politely told him we would like to see how it goes and maybe order one more if required(and we were so surprised to see he was lying and it was more thn enough food), waiters were also not friendly. I hate this place and only thing that I liked is the interiors which they hardly did anything for , it's an old building and has its own charm...but the entry to the restaurant is very shady and a dirty lane with dustbins,trash and dirty buildings.. i have heard it was some shady night club before. anyways overall very disappointing. we paid $100 for this pathetic experience.

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Reviewed March 12, 2013

A great place to take visiting friends and relatives - I love the food but its really about the experience as you can get excellent chinese elsewhere in Sydney - add great interiors, atmosphere and service and you've got a fun night.

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Thank CLeeP
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