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“Yummy Malaysian Food!”
Review of Chinta Ria Temple of Love - CLOSED

Chinta Ria Temple of Love
Price range: $0 - $25
Cuisines: Asian, Malaysian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Sydney
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48 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Yummy Malaysian Food!”
Reviewed October 30, 2013

A huge menu so everyone is sure to find something to enjoy!
King Toh Beef is a winner!
Very loud and busy restaurant but service is quick.
The bench seating can be uncomfortable during a long dinner so aim for one of the tables with chairs if you can.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Anne W
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Sydney
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121 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Best Malaysian Food in Sydney”
Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My friend Franz Scheurer, a well regarded food writer suggested we go and we did in March 2013. We have been back twice subsequently including once with a group of a dozen.
Great ambience and buzzy. Centrally located.in Darling Park with cheap night parking nearby.
It is fully licenced but offers BYO at $10 per bottle. We like BYO as I prefer to bring wines from my cellar.
The food is fantastic and the helping are very large.
Our two favourites are Satchmo's squid - a whole squid that is exceedingly tender and a beautiful flavour and Mingus Scallops that are served with asparagus. The scallops are just cooked and perfect.
The Chicken Laksa is pleasant but not my favourite (Malay Chinese in Hunter Street that basically serves street food make best laksa I have ever tasted).
But at Chintaria a must have is the Roti. This is the best roti I have ever had, flaky and flavoursome.

Visited September 2013
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Thank poppyboss
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Pokolbin, Australia
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153 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Family/Friends Reunion”
Reviewed October 19, 2013 via mobile

Venue... very relaxing...we were outside under the umbrellas next to the garden...ambience serene. Food..we had the Love Banquet which was totally delish, a good variety for seven people. Service... Very good. Definitely will return.

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Thank SuzieLock
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Sydney, Australia
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Always a pleasure”
Reviewed October 18, 2013

We are sort of semi-regulars to Chinta Ria - having gone there on average at least once a year since it opened many years ago. In all that time, we have never had a bad experience, whether it has been a group of two or 20. The food and service is always exceptional and the staff always greet with a smile. Being a Malaysian/Laotian restaurant, if you are worried dishes may be a bit spicy or hot the staff are happy to offer suggestions and make amendments to accommodate. You can be adventurous or not, it is up to you - a laksa or full banquet and many dishes inbetween - you will not be disappointed. For the record, the beef ria and Satchmo's Squid are to die for.
We usually go for lunch on a weekend as it is less busy then (and it can get VERY busy at night). They take bookings for lunch and at dinner from 6.00-7.00pm - after that - expect to queue. The atmosphere is just perfect - very relaxing and open with the huge smiling Buddha to greet you at the door. There is both indoor and outdoor seating- as does the huge Buddha who greets as you enter.
A restaurant that has never disappointed and my favourite in Sydney.

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank Kathybeagle
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Sydney, Australia
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49 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“After 10 years of coming here I still get excited...”
Reviewed October 10, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

...and still make sure that I bring friends and family to dinner here. What a great place. The huge statue that greets you, along with friendly staff and a great atmosphere is a great start to the Chinta Ria experience...and then the food - consistently excellent. The roti are amazing! If you enjoy this place, which I am confident you will, visit the other Chinta Ria restaurant at Westfield, Sydney and experience the radish cake!

Visited September 2013
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Thank Adrian W
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