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The East Chinese Restaurant

1 Macquarie St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9252 6868
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good42%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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Closes in 30 min
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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1 Macquarie St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Its become an upmarket cafeteria style place to me. The food though is still good, and yes of course the location wonderful. An extensive wine list, great. Service is haphazard. There sometimes in large annoying numbers, then cant be seen when you need them! My...More

Thank Inthought
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved dinner here after visiting the opera house. We had scallops with ginger, noodles with shredded duck and a quite wonderful salt and pepper pork. The dishes are huge - way bigger than we are used to in the uk, and we found the...More

Thank markr2306
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is delicious and one of the only ones we have found which is similar to home (London)! The food portions are huge so order less than you would from your local takeaway at home. The view from this restaurant is amazing as it’s...More

Thank LydiaRuth23
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Welcoming staff. Inside or outdoor searing option. Comprehensive menu offering a broad range of dishes. Our choices were for traditional servings and we were not disappointed. Flavours were robust. Dishes were well presented. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves with time schedule great for meeting our theatre requirements.

Thank John E
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We went for an early dinner before as show. Looking forward a leisurely meal with good food. How wrong were we!!! We were shown to a tiny cramped table, even though the restaurant was clearly empty and we were well and truly early for the...More

Thank debdood
Reviewed 5 October 2018

We often visit the Sydney Opera House and usually dine at one of the many restaurants lining the lower Macquarie Street area and Promenade of the House itself. We had not been for many years to The East but given an early start to a...More

Thank PhilthetravellerXI
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Service non-existent at best. Only interested in getting bums on seats - in,fed and out within 30 minutes - and prices have gone through the roof! $25 for fried rice! Food - tasteless chicken sang Choi bow, spring rolls bland. Mandarin duck good but at...More

3  Thank SydneySinger67
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Excellent pre- or post-concert location. The food is fresh, full of flavour and served with friendly good humour. Even better when there’s a ship leaving!

Thank Barnacles70
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We had lunch here on Saturday in the beautiful sunshine with stunning views of the Harbour Bridge. The food was sensational and the service was excellent. Will come back again next time we are in Sydney.

Thank Larnies63
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Wanted a family lunch after the movies at the Dendy. Fancied a tasty Chinese meal. Weather good so we got a table outside. Prompt service, clean table with proper tablecloths and napkins. Water provided. Ordered chicken chow mien, fillet of beef with veges and pork...More

Thank Arr-Jimlad
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 14 - US$ 53
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Macquarie 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 9252 6868
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