We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“fantastic food - great location”

The East Chinese Restaurant
Ranked #369 of 7,054 Restaurants in Sydney
Price range: US$ 14 - US$ 52
Cuisines: Chinese
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Central Business District
Reviewed 29 October 2018

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 prices reasonable for such great food in an amazing location.
We were impressed at how hard the staff worked to keep the seagulls of our food - we were eating outside, watch the ferries, the people going by, and the sun going down

Perfect

Date of visit: October 2018
    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank markr2306
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (346)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

11 - 15 of 346 reviews

Reviewed 24 October 2018 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 right opposite Sydney harbour bridge, and sitting outside you could people watch for ages.

The staff were very friendly and accommodating to any specific requests.

Prices were a little high, however justified because of the central location.

Would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank LydiaRuth23
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 23 October 2018 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.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank John E
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 13 October 2018 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 dinner crowd (4.45 pm).
Our order was taken and before our drinks arrived our spring rolls were on the table. They were very nice.
The drinks arrived almost with our main course. The chicken was mediocre and the pork was terrible. We had to ask if it was even pork, because it had the consistency of tripe. We were told yes. It was sent back as it didn't taste very good either.
When asked if the meal was ok we said no and the waitress laughed at us. So rude.
The only saving grace here was we didn't have to argue about not paying for that dish.
Extremely disappointed at this restaurant given the many others to choose from. We certainly won't be going back.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank debdood
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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 show that we had booked we felt that a quick light meal would have been good – and it was. The East is located close to the lower end of Macquarie Street overlooking the water at Circular Quay and offers both outside and indoor seating. The décor is not too fancy but the service and food was excellent and we will certainly be back. We had a number of appetisers rather than a big meal and together with some wine the amount was quite acceptable and we were in and out within a good time for our theatre. The menu offers the usual range of Chinese dishes and what we had was superb. Service was prompt, not to the extent of being pushy, but very good indeed. The wine list was small but wide of choice – can recommend the Watervale Riesling with your meal. It was very busy and we were lucky to get a table for two, after that people were being turned away without a reservation – next time we shall book. Can’t wait to return.

Date of visit: October 2018
    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank PhilthetravellerXI
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed The East Chinese Restaurant also viewed

 
Sydney, New South Wales
Sydney, New South Wales
 
Sydney, New South Wales
Sydney, New South Wales
 

Been to The East Chinese Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing