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Uighur Cuisine

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8 Dixon St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9267 8555
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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kuala lumpur
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312 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

The food served here reminded us of the great food we ate during our silk road adventure in China 2 years ago. We ordered the lamb and chicken skewers and the pleasant memories of the silk road returned. The meat were full of flavors, tender, aromatic and juicy. The lamb taste is unforgettable. Highly recommended.

Thank merc8989
Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

The atmosphere here is buzzing and the service is ok once you can get the waiter's attention. The food came out not long after we ordered, with all dishes arriving at the same time. The potato noodles were great (comes with a choice of spicyness) and so was the beef salad. BYO topped off a nice meal.

Thank Vanessa N
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2015

The food here isn't bad however the level of hygeine is definitely questionable. Service staff spoke minimal english hence it was quite hard asking for things like more water or an extra menu.

Thank Elise N
Canberra, Australia
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36 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015

Really good, real Uighur food, always. Service can be slow sometimes. It is always a great night out though, particularly with BYO booze. Fantastic drinking ice cold vodka with hot and spicy lamb kebabs. Really reminds me of northern China. Nice staff too. You should book because it does pack out. Strongly recommend the lamb kebabs, with naan bread. I... More 

Thank Tomo O
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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105 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2015 via mobile

The decor is below par, the staircase leading to restaurant may scare most off, the menu is tired, old and unprofessional but the food is excellent. Been here twice and had the lamb skewer, veg fried rice and chicken and potato type curry. Servings are huge and great for sharing. Restaurant is said to be halal and doesn't serve alcohol.

Thank myZohan
Florence, Italy
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2015

Being from Central Asia, I absolutely adore Uighur food, as it is so similar and reminds me of my mom's cooking. While not being as nice as the food I grew up with (difficult to beat one's mother food to be fair), this came in as a close second. The soups are alright but my special favorite were the various... More 

Thank Kristina B
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2015

Enjoyed the kebabs and Spicy chicken thoroughly. The place is not an "A" Class restaurant but if you want authentic Muslim Chinese cuisine, it is worth a try. 3/4 people like in our group.

Thank alnoor_saleh
Sydney, Australia
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2015 via mobile

I lived in Turkey for 10 years and when I randomly walked by this place last night for lunch I knew I had to try it. I went today for lunch and told them my friend and I were both long term residents of Turkey and wanted to try this cuisine which is a kind of origin of Turkish food.... More 

Thank Stural
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2014

Loved the flavours of the Northern Chinese cuisine served at this utilitarian restaurant. Really not to be missed if you enjoy beautiful broth, warm spicy flavours and great food cooked and served in a simple way.

Thank Ritu K
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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87 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2014

By chance we walked into this basic looking restaurant just wanting to have a quick meal before a concert. No character whatsoever about the decor, tentatively we ordered a spicy lamb soup, lamb skewer and beef samosa between my partner and me. All of them were authentic and delicious, especially the lamb skewer, we can't help but add a stir-fried... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Dixon St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9267 8555

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

Staying in Chinatown

Neighbourhood Profile
Tiger-flanked archways on Dixon Street mark the entrance to the “little Asia” of Sydney. A walk through Chinatown is a feast for the senses where aromas, tastes, sounds and visions of dancing tigers transport you to a different world. Chinatown visitors can expect a melting pot of Asian food at the neighbourhood's specialty delis and groceries. From yum cha to handmade noodles, BBQ ducks hanging in the window to Asian sweets and bakeries, there is something for all tastes. Paddy’s Markets is the largest flea market in Sydney where you can find souvenirs, clothing, gifts and fruit and vegetables at unbeatable prices. At night, Chinatown comes alive with entertainment including theatre, nightclubs and bars that are open until the early morning.
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