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15 Best Asian Fusion Restaurants in Sydney


Asian fusion is slowly but surely taking over Sydney, and we aren’t complaining. There are so many places popping up, that it’s almost hard to choose. The good news for you is we’ve rounded up the best Asian fusion restaurants in Sydney, with options to satisfy the type of palate that doesn’t like sticking to just one cuisine. From Mee So, with the best selection, to Chin Chin dining for a fancier option, we’ve got all the best Asian fusion restaurants in Sydney covered.

Best Asian Fusion in Sydney at a Glance

Highlights from our list include the following options:

Now you’ve read our favourites, let’s check out the complete list.

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Ms.G's interior
Ms.G’s | Image: Ms.G’s

1. Ms.G’s

Price: $$$ ($80-$120 per person)

  • Pros: This expansive space has a popular reputation worldwide. The energy here is always buzzing, and it’s the perfect spot for amazing, unique food in an unpretentious space.
  • Cons: While there is an impressive cocktail menu, the beer menu falls short in terms of variety. The food menu is also rather small and concise and might not cater to everyone.

Ambience, decor and purpose of the restaurant: Much like the rest of Potts Points restaurant offerings, Ms.G’s is elevated and sophisticated, with an undertone of a kitsch, industrial effortless coolness. The space itself is massive, and one of the reasons it’s solidified itself as a Sydney dining institution. You can sit back in either a booth or an intimate wall-mounted table, or even try out the communal dining table. It’s designed to unite people and serve as Sydney’s one-stop Asian fusion hub. And if you ask us, it succeeds.

Creativity and innovation of the dishes: The menu is a unique blend of Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean and American flavours. Under the helm of Merivale, quality and innovation is standard practice here. Standouts for us include the cheeseburger spring rolls (we’ve never had anything like it) and the Vietnamese steak tartare with prawn crackers is yet another welcome combination of flavours. Don’t leave without ordering a cocktail – the Japanese Spritz with Aperol, yuzushu, mandarin, and prosecco is our go-to.

Address: 155 Victoria St, Potts Point NSW 2011
Hours: Tues-Thur 5-10pm, Fri 5-11pm, Sat 12-3pm & 5-11pm, Sun 12-9pm
Phone: (02) 9114 7342

Ho Jiak interior
Ho Jiak | Image: Ho Jiak

2. Ho Jiak

Price: $$$ ($80-$120 per person)

  • Pros: The authentic street food menu and ambience are perfect for large families. The restaurant has long tables and a fuss-free approach to dining. Lots of gluten-free and vegan offerings are available.
  • Cons: Limited alcoholic drink options. Ca get very busy and loud at times, especially on weekends.

Ambience, decor, and purpose of the restaurant: Ho Jiak is all about the food, more so than aesthetics, which makes it one of the best Asian fusion restaurants in Sydney for the street-style experience. The interior is bright, eclectic, and reminiscent of an unassuming Asian eatery somewhere in Penang. It feels homey, with each restaurant scattered with knickknacks and framed photos of chef Junda Khoo’s family.

Creativity and innovation of the dishes: Think hearty, homestyle meals with a distinct hawker style and subtle Australian influences. While each restaurant has slightly different offerings, the laksa is hands-down one of the best we have ever had and the Indomie Goreng with vegetables and seafood is also delicious.

Address: 125 York St, Sydney NSW 2000
Hours: Mon-Weds 11:30am-3pm, 5-10pm, Thurs-Fri 11:30am-3pm & 5-11pm, Sat 11:30am-11pm, Sun 11:30am-10pm
Phone: (02) 8065 6954

Address: 92 Hay St, Haymarket NSW 2000
Hours: Mon-Sat 11am-11.45pm, Sun 11am-10pm
Phone: (02) 8040 0252

Address: Shop 33 Strathfield Plaza, 11 The Boulevarde, Strathfield NSW 2135
Hours: Mon-Sun 10.30am-8.45pm
Phone: (02) 9008 8020

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3. TOKKI

Price: $$$ ($80-$120 per person)

  • Pros: TOKKI is a great option for dining with big groups and sharing food. The drinks menu is just as good as the food menu with bespoke cocktails, small-batch beer and a predominantly bio-dynamic wine list.
  • Cons: Not many Korean drink options are available. The menu lacks innovation in terms of flavour combinations.

Ambience, decor, and purpose of the restaurant: At this casual eatery in Surry Hills, there’s always a good vibe. There are always good tunes playing and a vibrant ambience (the extensive cocktail list may be one of the reasons for this). The space was actually inspired by the vibrant nightlife of Tokyo and Seoul, so expect a fun night every time.

Creativity and innovation of the dishes: Merging Japanese and Korean cuisine with a focus on shared plates, we love how TOKKI adds a contemporary spin to classic dishes we all know and love. The miso lamb with parsnip puree and fried kale is a standout, and the burrata with an Asian twist served with garlic chive, cherry Tomato and furikake.

Address: Shop 1/44a Foveaux St, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Hours: Tues-Thurs 5-10pm, Fri-Sat 5-11pm
Phone: 0499 527 198

SOUL Dining interior
SOUL Dining | Image: SOUL Dining

4. SOUL Dining

Price: $$$ ($80-$120 per person)

  • Pros: A rare, casual approach to fine dining that is a refreshing injection into the Sydney foodie scene. Situated in a great location is the centre of Sydney’s CBD.
  • Cons: Portions are on the smaller side for the price.

Ambience, decor and purpose of the restaurant: While the space is sleek and minimalist, it doesn’t feel overly fancy. It is dark and moody which makes it the perfect spot for a date night or a romantic meal out with close friends. SOUL Dining is designed to bring the contemporary vibes of Seoul to Sydney, and it does just that. You can even grab lunch to go, just like in Seoul.

Creativity and innovation of the dishes: While the idea of Korean Asian fusion isn’t exactly new to Sydney, with a plethora of restaurants popping up in recent years doing a similar thing, SOUL Dining is distinct in the way it crafts elaborate dishes fit for fine dining, which is atypical of Korean-Australia fusion. We recommend starting with the rice-wine-fermented bread (this is usually complementary) before moving on to the more daring dishes, like the truffle wagyu tartare. There are also classics like zucchini flowers, to balance the more exotic flavours.

Address: 2/50 Carrington St, Sydney NSW 2000
Hours: Mon-Sat 12-3pm & 5-10pm
Phone: 0431 437 059

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Cho Cho San | Image: Cho Cho San

5. Cho Cho San

Price: $$ ($40-$80 per person)

  • Pros: Great cocktail list and vibrant community atmosphere. Impressive dessert menu.
  • Cons: The menu favours salty dishes. If you like wine, there aren’t many wines by the glass (but the sake list is extensive.)

Ambience, decor, and purpose of the restaurant: Another Potts Point restaurant dipping its toes into the Asian fusion dining scene, Cho Cho San is a vibey, cosy spot infused with Japanese influence in the design and the menu. The space is pared-back, with a long communal table and more intimate seating options offering the right moment for every mood.

Creativity and innovation of the dishes: One of the best Asian fusion restaurants in Sydney for Japanese flavours, Cho Cho San is anything but ordinary Japanese cuisine. In the izakaya-style dining room, indulge in dry udon noodles, raw scallops and eggplant miso sticks, just to name a few. One of the best parts of the menu is the dessert section – the matcha green tea soft serve is simply delicious.

Address: 73 Macleay St, Potts Point NSW 2011
Hours: Mon-Thurs 5-11pm, Fri-Sun 12-11pm
Phone: (02) 9331 6601

Mee So interior
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6. Mee So

Price: $$ ($40-$80 per person)

  • Pros: The drinks and the food are treated equally here. The menu is extensive, with plenty of options for all palates.
  • Cons: Can expect long wait times due to the diverse menu and the fact that this place gets busy.

Ambience, decor and purpose of the restaurant: With neon lights, colourful seating and a ceiling adorned with anime-style posters, Mee So is a fun place to gather with mates and enjoy a meal and a drink or two.

Creativity and innovation of the dishes: Merging traditional flavours of Korean and Japanese cuisine, Mee So is known for its creative and experimentative dishes and cocktails. Highlights include the spicey pork taco with fried kimchi, sour cream and lemon zest, and any of the four ramen options. For drinks, you’ve got to go for a cocktail – the ‘Dots Obsession’ with soju, vodka, watermelon and mezcal is our favourite.

Address: ibis Styles Sydney Central, 27 Wentworth Ave, Sydney NSW 2010
Hours: Sun-Thurs 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-12am
Phone: (02) 7255 2100

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7. Nam2

Price: $$ ($40-$80 per person)

  • Pros: It’s the perfect spot for after-work nibbles, group feasts or a quick lunch in between meetings.
  • Cons: The menu mainly features classic, safer options. The specials are often the same dishes.

Ambience, decor, and purpose of the restaurant: One of the best Asian fusion restaurants in Sydney for pretty much anything South East Asian, Nam2 is an Art Deco-styled restaurant and bar in Green Square. The new kid on the block, only recently opened, Nam2 has already made a name for itself as one of the freshest little spots to kick back, relax, and indulge.

Creativity and innovation of the dishes: The menu is fresh and distinct – with a focus on Asian bar snacks, tapas and share-style plates. Try the XO scallop, the tempura cauliflower with mushroom gochujang mayo or Nam’s Bangock baby squid with basil and caramelized spicy garlic for a flavour explosion.

Address: Apartment Infinity, 13 Ebsworth St, Zetland NSW 2017
Hours: Mon-Tues 11 am–2:45 pm, 5–8:45 pm, Weds 11 am–2:45 am, Thurs 11 am–2:45 pm, 5–8:45 pm, Fri 11 am–3 pm, 5–9:30 pm, Sat 10:30 am–9:30 pm, Sun 10:30 am–9 pm
Phone: (02) 8003 3393

Luna Lu interior
Luna Lu | Image: Luna Lu

8. Luna Lu

Price: $$$ ($80-$120 per person)

  • Pros: Set in a pristine Sydney location, Luna Lu is a luxurious dining experience with quintessential views of the harbour city. The cocktail and wine menu pairs well with Asian flavours.
  • Cons: Portion sizes are small and you have to book to guarantee a spot. Asian flavours are sometimes overshadowed.

Ambience, decor and purpose of the restaurant: Nestled in The Rocks, the inside Luna Lu is just as captivating and charming as the sandstone facade. With stunning views to match, it doesn’t get much better than this. Inside the 160-seat restaurant feels stylish and sophisticated, with moody marble tables, handmade ceramics and dim lighting.

Creativity and innovation of the dishes: The menu is typical of an Asian fusion restaurant, blending the traditional flavours of Asia with a contemporary twist. Standouts include the honey Yuzu crispy fried chicken with dragon fruit, purple potato powder, and nori, as well as the sesame prawn toast.

Address: Campbells Cove, Ground Level, Bays 4 and 5, 7-27 Circular Quay W, The Rocks NSW 2000
Hours: Sun-Thurs 12-10pm, Fri-Sat 12-11pm
Phone: (02) 8220 8401

Kid Kyoto interior
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9. Kid Kyoto

Price: $$$ ($80-$120 per person)

  • Pros: A hip eatery located in the centre of Sydney’s CBD with a bold menu that also offers sake workshops.
  • Cons: It is hard to read the menu due to the lighting. Strong flavours and salty dishes can be overpowering.

Ambience, decor, and purpose of the restaurant: Hidden on a backstreet in the heart of the CBD, Kid Kyoto offers a modern Japanese izakaya experience. Expect rocky tunes, dim lighting, neon lights, and some grunge—perfect ingredients for a fun night out.

Creativity and innovation of the dishes: One of the best Asian fusion restaurants in Sydney, Kid Kyoto, focuses on Japanese flavours. It offers small plates, a raw bar, and more substantial meals. The dishes are innovative like a kransky corn dog with karashi mustard and kewpie mayo and watermelon sashimi tickling our fancy. The buffet menu is just creative, which is always a bonus.

Address: 17-19 Bridge Street, Bridge Ln, Sydney NSW 2000
Hours: Tues-Sat 12-10pm
Phone: (02) 9241 1991

Nikkei Bar & Restaurant interior
Nikkei Bar & Restaurant | Image: Nikkei Bar & Restaurant

10. Nikkei Bar & Restaurant

Price: $$$ ($80-$120 per person)

  • Pros: Unique Asian fusion restaurant in Surry Hills. Lots of vegan and vegetarian dishes are available as well as a 40-strong wine list and Peruvian and Japanese-inspired cocktails.
  • Cons: An expensive option for Peruvian food in Sydney. Small portion sizes.

Ambience, decor, and purpose of the restaurant: A communal timber table is the centre of the space, creating a friendly space with reggae music playing from the speakers. There is also a smaller space that is more intimate, with moody lighting and playful tunes.

Creativity and innovation of the dishes: Serving up tapas-style share plates with a Peruvian and Japanese influence, we don’t think we’ve ever been anywhere quite like Nikkei Bar & Restaurant. In ways we could never imagine, somehow, these seemingly contrasting cuisines are worth together in beautiful harmony. Standouts include the ceviche and the southern calamari with roast banana, fried egg, onion, and salsa.

Address: 216 Commonwealth St, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Hours: Weds-Fri 4-10pm, Sat 12-2pm & 4-10pm
Phone: (02) 8880 9942

Chin Chin interior
Chin Chin | Image: Chin Chin

11. Chin Chin

Price: $$$ ($80-$120 per person)

  • Pros: As well as a vibrant restaurant serving authentic Thai-inspired dishes, Chin Chin offers an event space, Chii Town, which serves unique dishes, largely off the menu. For something a bit different, there is wine on tap.
  • The cons: The extensive, 60-dish menu can feel overwhelming. The price point is high compared to other Asian fusion restaurants on the list.

Ambience, decor and purpose of the restaurant: Taking over the ground level of the Griffiths Tea Building in Surry Hills, Chin Chin is one of the best Asian fusion restaurants in Sydney with a Thai focus. The atmosphere is refined yet laid-back, with marble tabletops and warm timbers creating a warm backdrop for the busy vibe of this good-time eatery.

Creativity and innovation of the dishes: Even the classic dishes on the Chin Chin menu are unlike anything we’ve ever tasted before. To make your way through as much of the menu as possible, start with light sides like the eggs with basil, shallots and chilli jam before moving on to the stir fry and curries. Ensure you order something from the BBQ menu (the pork belly with fennel pickle and pineapple hot sauce is delicious) and add some greens, which Chin Chin makes taste like something naughty.

Address: 69 Commonwealth St, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Hours: Mon-Sun 12-11pm
Phone: (02) 9281 3322

Work in Progress interior
Work in Progress | Image: Work in Progress

12. Work in Progress

Price: $$ ($40-$80 per person)

  • Pros: Fun atmosphere with a perfect pairing of drinks and dumplings. Open late, so you can have a fun night out alongside delicious food.
  • Cons: Overall, the menu lacks variety compared to other options on our list. For example, there’s not much else if you don’t like dumplings and dim sum.

Ambience, decor and purpose of the restaurant: While small, this laid-back eatery makes up for it in energy. Work in Progress is fun and unpretentious, with colourful artwork, grungy vibes, board games and mismatched furniture setting the scene.

Creativity and innovation of the dishes: The focus is on dumplings and dim sum, with a pop-up menu featuring countless varieties, steamed and fried, as well as rice dishes and some fried goodies. While none of the dumplings are that adventurous, they are all delicious – we love the English Spinach dumplings, paired with one of the cocktails from the ever-evolving drinks menu.

Address: 50 King St, Sydney NSW 2000
Hours: Mon-Weds 12pm-12am, Thurs-Fri 12pm-2am, Sat 5pm-2pm
Phone: (02) 9114 7320

China Lane interior
China Lane | Image: China Lane

13. China Lane

Price: $$$ ($80-$120 per person)

  • Pros: An Indulgent dining experience in the centre of Sydney with a buzzing atmosphere. Vegetarian options are available.
  • Cons: You get quite small portion sizes for the price point. We’ll also note that bookings are essential and it can get quite busy on weekends, so plan ahead.

Ambience, decor and purpose of the restaurant: Another Asian fusion restaurant tucked down a narrow laneway, China Lane is a vibrant injection into the Angel Place dining precinct. It has a fresh, 1950s vibe, with retro lamps and elegant seating. Dining here feels like a treat.

Creativity and innovation of the dishes: One of the best Asian fusion restaurants in Sydney, focusing on Chinese cuisine, this Sydney restaurant takes traditional dishes to the next level. While there isn’t anything we haven’t seen before, the flavours are very unique. Try the duck pancakes, which are some of the best you have ever had, and the spanner crab and truffle fried rice are also a hit.

Address: City Recital Hall, 2 Angel Pl, Sydney NSW 2000

Hours: Mon-Weds 12-3pm & 5:30-9pm, Thurs-Fri 12-3pm & 5:30-9:30pm, Sat 5:30-9:30pm
Phone: (02) 9231 3939

LILYMU interior
LILYMU | Image: LILYMU

14. LILYMU

Price: $$$ ($80-$120 per person)

  • Pros: It offers good vibes in a large space with innovative meal options. It is great for large groups and special events, and there is plenty of outdoor seating available.
  • Cons: Few hidden extra charges, including tap water. Not many sharing options.

Ambience, decor, and purpose of the restaurant: With big, open courtyards, one of the best things about LILYMU is the space itself—open and light-filled. With countless indoor and outdoor places to sit down and enjoy a drink or a meal, there’s something for every mood. LILYMU feels modern, fresh, and refined, much like the menu.

Creativity and innovation of the dishes: The playful menu is an innovative mixture of Japanese, Thai and Chinese cuisine, and the results are drool-worthy. Try the prawn dumplings with a zesty Thai-style tom yum dressing or the roasted eggplant with sesame and furikake. They have a large drinks menu featuring many Asian-style cocktails, like the ‘Yuzu Collins’ with beefeater gin, Campari, yuzu and soda.

Address: 3 Parramatta Square, 153 Macquarie St, Parramatta NSW 2150
Hours: Tues 5:30-9pm, Sunday, Weds-Thurs 12-2pm & 5:30-9pm, Fri-Sat 12-2pm & 5:30-9:30pm
Phone: (02) 7809 4952

Restaurant Moon interior
Restaurant Moon | Image: Restaurant Moon

15. Restaurant Moon

Price: from $119 per person (degustation only)

  • Pros: With fine dining and a unique Thai-European menu, Restaurant Moon is unlike anything else on the Sydney dining scene at the moment.
  • Cons: The menu can verge on being too out-there for some, and portion sizes on the degustation menu are small.

Ambience, decor and purpose of the restaurant: One of the best Asian fusion restaurants in Sydney for a Thai-inspired fine dining experience, Moon offers a sophisticated escape from the daily grind. The vibe is sleek, moody and elegant, and somehow, we always feel more relaxed and calm after leaving this Darlinghurst eatery.

Creativity and innovation of the dishes: Thai and European? Together? That is correct, and it is simply delectable. Something you don’t often see, the menu marries molecular gastronomy with traditional Thai cooking, so it’s innovative on almost every front. Standouts include the smokes cornfed chicken tartlet with Chinese broccoli, caper and anchovies aioli.

Address: 346 Liverpool St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Hours: Weds-Sun 5:30-10pm
Phone: 0455 731 346

Alternatives to These Asian Fusion Restaurants in Sydney

We pride ourselves on keeping our round-ups tight and concise, so for this list of Asian fusion restaurants in Sydney, we’ve highlighted our absolute favourites. Most importantly, unlike many lists online, we’ve only included true fusion restaurants, not just any old Chinese restaurant in Sydney. Above all else, we’re primarily listing places we’ve had a chance to visit ourselves in person to gain first-hand experiences. Where we haven’t had a chance to visit, we list them below as alternatives based on recommendations by friends, family, our readers, and written reviews online. They include the following:

  • Mr. Wong, Sydney CBD: Set within a French-colonial-inspired setting in the Establishment Precinct in Sydney’s CBD, Mr Wong is infamous among Sydney locals and visitors alike. The menu is a modern take on traditional Cantonese fare, focusing on dim sum and other classic dishes. Always a classic, we think the Pork Xia Long Bao may be the best in Sydney.
  • Arisun, Haymarket: Who doesn’t love Korean fried chicken? This is exactly the thought process behind Arisun, a buzzing Korean-style restaurant in Haymarket. They serve up all your favourite Korean dishes and drinks, to perfection, including smoked grilled meats and hot pots.
  • China Doll, Woolloomooloo: Set on Woolloomooloo’s historic finger wharf, China Doll has been a fixture on Sydney’s dining scene since its opening many years ago. In addition to a great view of the city skyline, the restaurant prides itself on long, indulgent lunches and refined dinners. Alongside sashimi, dim sum, and pork belly, enjoy cocktails infused with Asian flavours for the perfect meal in the city.
  • Hello Auntie, Darling Square: Hello Auntie is a boujee spot for contemporary Vietnamese in Darling Square. As well as Vietnamese fusion dishes, you will be treated to Asian-inspired cocktails, an extensive selection of sakes and even a secret after-dark menu. Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, they also offer bottomless brunch!
  • Kinhboy, Barangaroo: One of the latest modern Vietnamese restaurants to hit Sydney’s foodie scene, Kinhbiy is one of the best Asian fusion restaurants in Sydney. Nestled in the ever-growing dining precinct at Barangaroo, enjoy cocktails, wine and of course, delicious Southeast Asian fare while watching the sun go down on the Barangaroo waterfront. The menu focuses on small plates, with lots of street-food-style dishes to choose from.
  • Sokyo, Pyrmont: Sake and sushi, what’s not to love? Located in The Star, where there are countless places to choose from when you start to get hungry, Sokyo is always our go-to. And that’s because it is always fresh, with the menu focusing on seafood like sea urchin and abalone as well as sushi rolls, tempura menu and skewers cooked over a Robata charcoal grill.
  • Chi Chi Dining, Sydney: Located in the historic Grosvenor Place building, Chi Chi is open all day long, which means you can grab brekky before it transforms into a swanky bar and restaurant for a relaxed lunch or dinner. The menu is extensive, and our favourites are the kingfish, DIY pork belly Bao, and decadent chocolate cake for dessert paired with a negroni.

Why You Should Trust Our List

Man of Many compiled this list through extensive personal experiences at the best Asian fusion restaurants in Sydney. Where they haven’t had a chance to visit, they’ve turned to food critics and expert reviews in compiling their list. Man of Many’s editors have considered price points, opening times, and food choices while also making a concerted effort to highlight a few spots outside the CBD. 

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