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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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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good41%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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5:00 PM - 10:30 PM Hours
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1 Macquarie St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

I’ve been a regular patron for 15 years. The staff are efficient and friendly. Food is excellent. Location best in Sydney overlooking Sydney Harbour. Chinese New Year of the Dog 2018 is approaching. The Lion Dancers are a regular annual event. Try the duck pancakes...More

Thank Daniel K
Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

As this restaurant right at the harbour, so it was an easy choice for a dinner after a long day at Manly. The service is good and fast as always in a Chinese reastaurant but I think here it was a bit faster... The food...More

Thank Isi_99_100
Reviewed 29 January 2018

We were sus about dining here as it is in circular quay- nestled amongst many tourist traps , however so glad we did. We dined here on Australia day - imagine how busy it was , however in addition to being seated only meters from...More

Thank DavidBasilious
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

You could not get a better spot for a wonderful lunch and great views for Australia Day . It’s great any day. The food is fabulous, service terrific and the venue is just magic

Thank Jan d
Reviewed 27 January 2018

A group of us dined here during the week before an Opera House concert. We had a couple of requests re seating and nothing was a problem. Because it was slightly windy we sat inside even though outside had all the harbour views. The food...More

Thank LeeGor
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Sat outside and enjoyed the harbor view. The food is Cantonese and also schzewan with a lot of choices. Service is friendly and efficient. If it is very hot, sit inside.

Thank 141Dini
Reviewed 20 January 2018

After strolling around opera house and harbour bridge we tried looking for something to eat as we were already hungry. Found this place near the opera house. Despite the long que we still managed to wait just to satisfy our hunger besides missing asian cuisine

Thank wgalicaya
Reviewed 9 January 2018

Very good Chinese restaurant on circular Bay. But a bit low on options for vegetarian. Rest all enjoyed the food though found it a bit pricey

Thank laadli
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Waited 25 minutes for starters when told they weren’t that busy and would be 10 minutes. Chased them twice then 2 of the 3 arrived. My chicken and sweet corn soup was delivered to a kind of distribution station, then left there for 5 minutes....More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

We go here every time we are in Sydney and are never disappointed! A great location and really great quality Chinese food. The lobster and fish are always fresh and well cooked. Not to be missed if you like Good Cantonese food

Thank Mark M
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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
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Groups, 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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