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10 Best Chinese Restaurants in Sydney [2023]

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Best Chinese Restaurant Sydney

Best Chinese Restaurant Sydney
Best Chinese Restaurant Sydney

If you’re looking for the best Chinese restaurant Sydney, look no further! We’ve compiled a list of the 10 best Chinese restaurants in Sydney, all of which offer delicious and authentic Chinese cuisine. So whether you’re in the mood for some dumplings, chow mein, or sweet and sour pork, these restaurants will not disappoint!

1) Palace Chinese Restaurant

Key ServiceExtensive Chinese supper menu
AddressShop 38, Level 1, Piccadilly Tower, 133-145 Castlereagh Street, Sydney, NSW
Phone+612 9283 6288
Operating HoursLUNCH
Tue, Wed Thurs & Fri 11:00AM to 3:00PM
Sat & Sun 9:00AM to 3:00PM
Tue, Wed Thurs & Fri 5:00PM to 10:00PM
Sat & Sun 5:00PM to 10:00PM

The Palace Chinese Restaurant is located in the Sydney CBD near Piccadilly Tower. It offers both traditional and contemporary Cantonese dishes to fit every scenario, including a fantastic dim sum seven days a week.

Key Differentiators:

  • Food is always hot when served
  • Good portions
  • Serves fresh dumplings

Customer’s Review:

One of the best yum cha places I’ve been to! Every dish tasted so good and the mango sago at the end is a good finish to a meal.

Vicky Du

2) Iron Chef Chinese Seafood Restaurant

Key ServiceClassic Chinese dishes
Address84 Broomfield Street Cabramatta, NSW, Australia 2166
Phone+61 2 9723 6228
Operating HoursDaily: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM

The street food version of the original is available at one of Cabramatta’s best yum cha restaurants. Instead of a Chinese tea, order a Vietnamese iced coffee in Sydney’s “Little Vietnam.” The siu mai, steamed dumplings (filled with pork, prawn, or vegetable) are both delicious and well prepared. Try the roast pork belly (peking duck is only available on certain days) or fried calamari if you’re in the mood for some fried or grilled seafood.

Key Differentiators:

  • One of the largest yum cha restaurants
  • Offers 10% off on weekends
  • Wide variety of yum cha and specials

Customer’s Review:

Family favourite. Quite busy if you go at lunch time but the wait for a table is never too long. Good variety of dishes and quick service. One star off as I find the tastiness of the dishes are not always consistent on visits.


3) The Dynasty

Key ServiceRegional Chinese dishes
Address26 Bridge Rd
Belmore NSW 2192 Australia
Phone+61 2 9704 7704
Operating HoursLUNCH
From 11am – 3pm (Tue – Fri)
From 10am-3pm (Sat-Sun)
From 5.30 – 9pm (Sun, Tue – Thurs)
From 5.30 – 10pm (Fri – Sat)

The Canterbury League Club is home to a stunning indoor rainforest, complete with a waterfall, tiki torches, real plants, and a lagoon. The Dynasty Chinese Restaurant is located behind the rainforest and offers yum cha every weekday from 11am-3pm or 10am on weekends. Reservations are required for weekend dining in the red room. Unfortunately, there isn’t much of a trolley service available.

Key Differentiators:

  • Freshly prepared food
  • Serves traditional Cantonese yum cha
  • Friendly staff

Customer’s Review:

This is one of our favourite yum cha places in Sydney and we have been coming for years. The food is freshly prepared, tastes great and is reasonably priced. The service is friendly and polite. The restaurant is also very clean. Highly recommended if you are in the area.


4) Mr Wong

Key ServiceModern Cantonese menu
Address3 Bridge Lane Sydney, NSW, Australia 2000
Phone+61 2 9114 7317
Operating HoursMonday: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM, 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Tuesday:12:00 PM – 3:00 PM, 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Wednesday: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM, 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Thursday: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM, 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Friday: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM, 5:30 PM – 11:00 PM
Saturday: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM 5:30 PM – 11:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM, 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Mr. Wong is a great example of one of Merivale’s top chefs, Dan Hong, who transformed traditional yum cha in Sydney with his contemporary and fresh take on the cuisine. Because it has components from a wide range of dishes, this isn’t like anywhere else on this list. The prawn toast with foie gras and sesame is an excellent illustration of that. Don’t worry, though; all of Mr. Wong’s lunchtime-only dim sum selection includes classics like barbecue pork buns, spinach dumplings, and silky cheung fun (rice noodle roll).

Key Differentiators:

  • Serves vegetarian options
  • Serves great cocktails
  • Courteous staff 

Customer’s Review:

Mr. Wong has got to be one of the best restaurants for whatever occasion. The food here was absolutely delicious and the portions did not disappoint. We had several doggy bags!!

Abhinav Bidani

5) Din Tai Fung

Key ServiceRenowned handmade dumplings
AddressCafe Court, Shop K504/5
Level 5, 188 Pitt St
Sydney, NSW 2000
Phone0410 542 049
Operating HoursMon – Wed: 11:30am – 5:00pm
Thurs : 11:30am – 8:00pm
Fri: 11:30am – 5:00pm
Sat: 11:15am – 7:00pm
Sun : 11:15am – 7:00pm

Key Differentiators:

  • Specialise in good quality Szechuan sauce
  • Serves good dumplings
  • Has robot waiters

Customer’s Review:

Dined in here and the food was good. But what stand out was the service. The steamed bun that came out first on the robot was wrinkled and squahed. One of the wait staff saw it and said they will re make it as it was below standard.

Alex Chen

6) Hung Cheung

Key ServiceTraditional Chinese cuisine and yum cha
Address338 Marrickville Rd, Marrickville NSW 2204, Australia
Phone+61 2 9560 4681
Operating HoursDaily 10AM–9:30PM

If you’re looking for a good place to brunch in the inner West, look no further than Hung Cheung. The service isn’t extraordinary, but the dim sum is some of the best I’ve ever had.

Key Differentiators:

  • Offers dishes for vegetarians
  • Efficient service
  • Good standard yum cha quality

Customer’s Review:

Yum Cha selection here is great with some really good dishes. Although we didn’t enjoy the beef rice wrap. Service is a hit and miss here. Overall it’s good yum cha.

Alex Chen

7) Lotus Dining

Key ServicePan-Asian dishes
AddressShop 8/9 Wulugul Walk
Barangaroo, Sydney, NSW 2000
Phone02 7227 0050
Operating HoursMonday – Sunday
Lunch | 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Dinner | 5:30pm – 9:30pm

Lotus has expanded into seven restaurants in Sydney throughout the years, from modest to opulent experiences. One of the most successful Chinese restaurant businesses in Sydney is Michael’s interest in food and entrepreneurship. He acquired a restaurant property on Hickson Road Walsh Bay, which became Lotus Dumpling Bar, with passion and hard work.

Key Differentiators:

  • Luxurious experience
  • Authentic Cantonese cuisine
  • Several location accross Sydney

Customer’s Review:

Very good food overall. We went for $99 feed me menu and no regrets. Absolutely loved the pork belly. Salmon sashimi was wonderful as well. Peking duck was good – not particularly great, just good.

Zaar Hai

8) Uncle Ming’s

Key ServiceIntimate Chinese restaurant
Address49-51 York St Sydney, NSW, Australia 2000
Operating HoursMONDAY 4PM – MIDNIGHT

While the restaurant does not have rolling steam buns on the menu, Uncle Ming’s dumplings, spring rolls, and barbeque ginger chicken wings are all worth a try if you’ve got steaming cravings. You might also settle your nerves with a couple of great cocktails and a house ale.

Key Differentiators:

  • Upbeat vibe
  • Vegetarian options 
  • Great customer service

Customer’s Review:

I’m so glad I found this place! I have never been anywhere similar which makes it so unique. The dumplings and dim sims were delicious, we had to order more! The cocktails were great and so much variety plus the service was spot on.

Roxy Roxby

9) The Eight

Key ServiceGreat Chinese restaurant for gatherings
Address9/13 Hay St, Haymarket NSW 2000, Australia
Phone(02) 9282 9988
Operating Hours​Lunch: Monday – Friday 10:00am – 3:30pm
Saturday -Sunday 9:00am – 3:30pm
Monday – Sunday 5:30pm -11:00pm

The Eight is one of Sydney’s largest Chinese restaurants, and it boasts a highly diverse dim sum menu. For the best service, request a table near the kitchen so you can get your food quicker and fresher. The mango pancakes and har gows (steamed prawn dumplings) are mouthwatering.

Key Differentiators:

  • Big servings
  • Fresh food with lots of choices
  • Plenty of trolleys

Customer’s Review:

Authentic, but expensive, as they come. As with any dim-sum place, carts roll by with a wide variety of choices and The Eight was no different. The food was warm, fresh and plentiful.

Anna Blackman

10) Mama Mulan

Key ServiceTrendy Chinese restaurant
AddressLevel 1, The Concourse, Chatswood, NSW, 2067
Phone(02) 9157 1488
EmailGeneral enquiries:
Reservation/function enquiries:
Operating HoursLunch
Monday – Sunday – 11:30am-3pm
Monday – Saturday – 5:30pm-10pm
Sunday – 5:30pm-9pm

Mama Mulan, a popular Chinese restaurant in Chatswood, serves wonderful yum cha. Their dim sum menu is excellent, with options ranging from traditional Chinese cuisine to dumplings, fresh seafood and delicious desserts, but with a modern culinary twist.

Key Differentiators:

  • Serves traditional with modern twist of dishes
  • Unique yum cha items
  • Wide vegetarian options

Customer’s Review:

Highly recommend! Went here with a friend and the food was amazing. Favourites were the pork belly and mocktails. Even better is the service – staff were very attentive to our needs! Would go again.

Steffany Ngu

Chinese Restaurant Sydney

If you’re looking for a great place to enjoy traditional Chinese cuisine with a modern culinary twist, Sydney has no shortage of amazing Chinese restaurant Sydney. Whether you’re in the mood for yum cha, dim sum, or some fresh seafood, there’s something sure to please everyone’s palate. So what are you waiting for? Start planning your next dining adventure today!

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