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Emperor's Garden

) #1,540 of 4,749 Restaurants in Sydney ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Chinese, Asian
96-100 Hay St | Haymarket, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9211 2135
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good39%
  • Average18%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible14%
Travellers talk about
“cream puffs” (19 reviews)
“peking duck” (8 reviews)
“bbq pork” (3 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian
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96-100 Hay St | Haymarket, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviews (239)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tried Yum Cha here with the family. 1st time here after the place we had gone to for the last 20yrs changed owners and went bad. Sadly this place was no better. Waited ages for food and dumplings were hard and not up to scratch....More

Thank adam b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Soft donut like exterior and creme filling. Absolutely amazing. Why buy 1 for $0.35 when you can buy 18 for $5.

Thank droopa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a hole in the wall place which belongs to Emperors Garden Restaurant and located in Dixon Street Chinatown. Prices are 35c each, 3 for $1, or 18 for $5. Usually there is a line up for this place and as soon as they...More

Thank tommomelbourne
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love going to this place for the Emperor's puffs so decided on a whim to try out their yum cha one afternoon. We were seated upstairs and straight away I noted there was a good mix of Asians and Aussies eating so that's always...More

Thank TripAdviser2164
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Last weekend, my partner surprised me with a lunch at Emperor's Garden. He purchased a '10-dishes lunch for two' on Groupon. The semi-large restaurant is upstairs, above the Chinese bakery where you can buy delicious "emperor's puffs". After you are seated, the waiter will give...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 20 May 2017

We often go here when in Sydney for Yum Cha and they always have the best food. It is not that different, the usual Yum Cha, but we did get something we had not had before which was the string beans with chili and mince....More

Thank WorldTraveller5star
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Went for a Yum Cha lunch with family before heading to the Spirit Of Anzac exhibition in Darling Harbour... The food as it came out was very nice (albeit not the hottest) after a few courses we were then presented with a menu to be...More

Thank Oz2777
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Really awful service, the waiter was pretty rude and not friendly at all. BBQ duck was served within 5 minutes, but it was really cold inside, like they just got it from the freezer and put into oven for a minute. The food was just...More

Thank Dmitri L
Reviewed 28 April 2017

At a little hole in the wall between their restaurant and bakery they sell "cream puffs" at 35c each,3 for $1 or 18 for $5. These little fresh cooked, watch them coming out of the amazing piece of engineering that is the cooker,delights are well...More

Thank Kev. C
Reviewed 23 April 2017

I'm surprised at the reviews of this place. We like visiting Chinatown in every city we go to and always get a dim sum meal. So at $20 pp we had all the tea and dumplings we could eat here. We found it filling, appetizing,...More

Thank GrnMtnGirl79
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
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Is it byo?
6 March 2017|
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Response from Michael T | Reviewed this property |
it's both you'll pay a corkage charge if you BYO or the have a decent wine menu. all other liqueur available we drank them out of house and home had a great time.
Michael C
Is any parking available or discounted?
27 January 2017|
Response from Steve L | Reviewed this property |
We didn't require parking, can't answer
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 01:30
07:00 - 01:30
07:00 - 01:30
07:00 - 01:30
07:00 - 01:30
07:00 - 01:30
07:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 96-100 Hay St | Haymarket, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9211 2135
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