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656 Bourke st, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 9319 2788
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My partner and I visited recently and got the package where we each chose 6 dumplings, 3 varieties of tea, and received some desserts. The cafe itself is very nicely decorated with a great ambience. The food was great and the tea was very high quality. I'd suggest giving yourselves about 1.5 hours to really experience it properly. The milk... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Cafe was cute and cosy, loved seeing all the teapots, tea cups and tea leaves displayed, staff were extremely friendly and explained how to drink different teas with different cups, they know their teas really well and matched the taste of what we asked for, we had the yam cookies and mochi which tasted really home made. The dim sums,... More 

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Sydney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

Another lunch at Zensation. It might seem eccentric, with walls covered with teapots and all manner of Chinoiserie, but the food and tea is wonderful The idea of teas matched to a meal surprized me at first, but for the past few visits I have begun to realize the great sense of it all. Dumplings were best yet, and the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2015 via mobile

We had enjoyed going to a Chinese tea house while overseas so we're pleased to find Zensation on a recent visit to Sydney. What a lovely way to spend a few hours, in a peaceful and relaxing setting, the traditional decor added to the ambience. We decided on the dumplings and dessert option with choice of 3 teas for $28... More 

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Sydney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

A new experience for luncheon with friends. What a treat. Met at the door by Goldie and the girls who made us welcome and explained the menu. We had dumplings, plenty of them, matched with different teas, finishing-up with Milky Oolong. Sublime.

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Thank JohnandJim
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2014

We discovered Zensation tea house four visits ago and have since invited numerous friends to join in the atmosphere.Christine and Raymond have so much knowledge surrounding the way of tea it is astounding. Yum cha dumplings complimented by various tea tastings is a great way to slow down and enjoy the calm. Huge array of teapots line the walls to... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2013

We were after a quick bit to eat and stumbled across the cutest Chinese teahouse ever! It was decorated so immaculately, with old style Chinese furniture and teapots. The feel was so cozy (was a really cold, rainy day). They had a resident dog who was very well behaved. I immediately regretted that we were limited in time because it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 18:00
Thursday
11:00 - 18:00
Friday
11:00 - 18:00
Saturday
11:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 656 Bourke st, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9319 2788

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?