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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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1 Macquarie St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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

2  Thank SydneySinger2011
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
Reviewed 18 June 2018

last night stayed in Sydney, we were thinking to have some chinese food near circular quay, and found this restaurant with very good reviews but when my family member reached the restaurant, the staff asked "are you sure you want to eat Chinese food?" the...More

1  Thank MandyL2535
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

Came with many friends and had excellent service. We ordered the banquet which was certainly varied and tasty. Nothing really stood out but all the food was consistently good. Of course the view is great, real destination dining!

Thank RDMacLeod
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Went to see the vivid lights and decided to have a feed. Opened the menu and nearly died at the prices. What has happened to going to Chinese for a cheap feed. One dish for example was Shitake and broccoli cost $25 being in fruit...More

Thank Shane T
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Freezing cold weather but so excited to be visiting Vivid. Early dinner at The East - decided to dine inside as it was so cold. The meals are expensive but the taste and quality are high. Chille beans, prawn dumplings and walnut prawns. Delicious and...More

Thank leemo2016
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 14 - US$ 52
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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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