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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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“coral trout” (5 reviews)
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1 Macquarie St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

It's the location that makes this place. The service is great too. But the food - what a disappointment. The most bland, insipid, uninspiring and expensive Chinese I've had in Sydney for about ten years. Under seasoned, lazy and tasteless. They really had dumbed it...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Pru Q
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Decided on this place for late dinner as we were just hungry and tired. Wow completely underestimated. We truely just wanted some nice food before heading back to hotel. The food here is devine could not fault a single dish we stayed longer than expected...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank megmax74
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

Great food and service must visit if you are this part of town. Food 8/10 Service 8 Ambience 8 Views 8 Value 7

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

In a city where you have to check the price before you sit down, it was good to find The East on Circular Quay. You know it's going to be pricey but there again everything on this waterfront is going to be pricey, get used...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Stephen W
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

The restaurant is not really traditional Chinese cuisine but the more western expected style of food. We go here often and it’s slways quite full of day trippers and tourists. The service is friendly and efficient. The view is amazing. Our meals have always been...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Zac2204
Reviewed 25 March 2018

Nice place on circular quay on way from opera house to my hotel. Almost empty and nice and cool on hot day. Quick service and large portions. Mixed entree was tasty as was fillet steak surprise. Good view of the harbour

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank ANDY K
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Staff were fantastic View of the Harbour great Wine was $$$ but what you would expect A great experience and will be back We had the oysters steamed and natural , xo chilled prawns and coral trout with ginger and garlic

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank SWMBOIllawarra
Reviewed 18 March 2018

On our recent trip to Sydney we were delighted to come across this gem. The food was delicious and the staff extremely friendly, nothing was too much trouble for them. The view was magnificent, right on our favourite harbour in the world, sitting watching the...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Raelene B
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Excellent option for supper after an evening Sydney Opera House performance - it’s five minutes walk from Bennelong Point with a terrace dining area facing Circular Quay. Fantastic views of the bridge and harbour and also good for people watching. The food’s fine if a...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank higvin
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Just had dinner at the East Chinese Restaurant, our order was read back to us , and was correct, however my meal came , we waited for my wife’s to appear, they had missed it. Reordered was told 5 minutes, 15 minutes later , it...More

Date of visit: March 2018
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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
Groups, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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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