Aimee O'Keefe

24 Best Chinese Restaurants Sydney Has to Offer | Man of Many

Got a special celebration coming up? Mr. Wong is the place. Taking up two levels of the establishment building, the interior is full of oriental décor and is dimly lit, creating a moody, intimate atmosphere. The menu is inspired by Cantonese cuisine and has an impressive selection of up to 80 dishes, so make sure you come with an empty stomach!

1. Mr. Wong

Another child of the Merivale family, Queen Chow has lucked out with its waterside location along the Manly Wharf. If you enjoy your seafood by the water, this is the perfect spot- think oysters, lobster, fish and of course, dim sum. We recommend the deep-fired ice cream if you have space left after your mains.

2. Queen Chow Manly

For one of the best Chinese restaurants celebrating China’s lesser-known regions, Spice Temple is the place. Spice Temple is an innovative fusion of modern Chinese and Australian set in a romantic underground restaurant. The menu is banquet-style and the food served up is of the finest quality.

3. Spice Temple

Nestled right in the thick of Haymarket’s 1909 dining precinct, The Dolar Shop specialises in hotpot and Chinese-Macanese cuisine. Hotpot is one of the most beloved ways of dining in Chinese culture, which means you have to give it a go. Expect prime meats paired with unique blends of sauces- delicious!

4. The Dolar Shop Sydney

Serving up traditional and modern Cantonese cuisine in the heart of the Sydney CBD, Palace Chinese Restaurant is one of the best Chinese restaurants if you’re craving top of the line yum cha. The taste of the food and speedy service will have you feeling like you’re in the streets of Honk Kong.

5. Palace Chinese Restaurant

The new kid on the block and the little sister to Golden Century pays homage to their signature dish, XO Pippies. Located in the bustling Darling Quarter food precinct, XOPP also houses three private dining rooms as well as a bar that serves up smaller dishes and experimental snacks.


Lotus Dumpling Bar has you covered when the dumpling cravings hit. The restaurant has an open kitchen so you can watch on as the chefs create pure dumpling magic. Our favourite dishes are the crisp fried eggplant with honey and chilli and the pan-fried chicken and kimchi dumplings.

7. Lotus Dumpling Bar

If you’re in the mood for a bit of glitz and glam, China Lane is a stylish establishment in the CBD with a delicious menu to match. Tucked away in a relaxed laneway setting, the menu seamlessly blends traditional Asian cuisine with contemporary techniques. Vegan and vegetarian options are available.

8. China Lane

With two locations in Kogarah as well as Eastwood, Taste of Shunde is a no-fuss, authentic dining experience. The restaurant celebrates flavours from south-east China, offering a niche dining experience with dishes like roast goose and fried milk- don’t judge before you try!

9. Taste of Shunde

Marigold is one of the oldest and best Chinese restaurants in Sydney. For unpretentious eats and plenty of variety, from classics like prawn dumplings and barbeque pork buns, you have to be quick as the trollies move fast. The space is huge and nurtures a warm, communal atmosphere.

10. Marigold

When the shopping has stirred up an appetite, New Shanghai is conveniently located just underneath Westfield to give you some sustenance to keep going. The interior exudes a 1930s Shanghainese street-style setting and the menu is full of authentic Chinese cuisine from the Shanghai region.

11. New Shanghai Westfield Sydney

This hole-in-the-wall dumpling restaurant is one of the best Chinese restaurants in Sydney. The space is the epitome of no-fuss dining and seamlessly emulates the many dumpling huts that line the streets of China. Our favourite things to try are the shallot pancakes and the Nanjing dumpling, of course.

12. Nanjing Dumpling

Cheap eats that don’t hold back on flavour or portion size, Xi’an Eatery is one of Burwood’s shining stars. The streets of Burwood are filled with eateries from all different regions of China, but this one serves up food from China’s Shaanxi Province. Grab a huge bowl of noodles for just $12!

13. Xi’an Eatery

Dive into the flavours of Sichuan at Spicy Joint in Haymarket. The space is sleek and the menu is vast. The portions here are also huge so make sure you arrive with an empty stomach. We recommend ordering a side of cold noodles with your mains, a fairly plain but delicious partner to the extravagant flavours of your main meal.

14. Spicy Joint

A wildly popular noodle restaurant celebrating cuisine from the province that has given the restaurant its name. The most famous dish originating from this region is Xia Mian, which is a delicious single-dish noodle soup that is served here. The simple but tasty dish is a must-try if you stop by this restaurant.

15. ChongQing Street Noodle

Offering a contemporary approach to Asian Dining, China Diner is a stylish dining experience with various locations across Sydney. The menu is a diverse celebration of the new-age Australian food scene. Each meal pairs perfectly with a beverage from the extensive wine, sake and cocktail list.

16. China Diner

Not your typical Chinese restaurant, this Haymarket hole in the wall is the definition of niche Asian dining. The menu is full of flavours of the Uighur people- an ethically Turkic group of people living in far-west China. Come here for a hearty and warming meal- try the polo, which is rice stewed with lamb, pumpkins and onion.

17. Kiroran Silk Road Uyghur Restaurant

You will hear the hot sizzling noises from across the street, which should be enough in itself to draw you in. The Cantonese style of cooking uses clay pots to cook fresh ingredients in a broth, that simmers and sizzles, hence the name ‘sizzling pot’ that gives to this style of cooking.

18. Zhongyi Clay Pot Restaurant

This place is on the top of the list for one of the best Chinese restaurants providing the most authentic taste of Cantonese food. True no-thrills dining, the menu says it all. We can’t go past the extensive congee options, which pair perfectly with the duck feet with sweet chilli sauce- if you’re feeling adventurous!

19. Hurstville Chinese Restaurant

Most of the diners here are Cantonese speakers, so you can see why this is an infamous spot to come if you want a taste of the most authentic dishes. In between the Chinese-Australian classics like sweet and sour pork expect some of the rarer dishes like the deep-fried pigeon.

20. Eaton Chinese Restaurant

Already a firm contender for one of the best yum cha restaurants in the CBD, this new restaurant is a huge space serving up delicious classics. The flavours at The Eight capture the very best of contemporary and classic Chinese dishes. The menu includes a banquet, a la carte and a dedicated dim sum menu.

21. The Eight

A favourite amongst Burwood locals, Yang Guo Fu Ma La Tang is a Chinese restaurant with a twist. Here, you get to pick a bowl and grab whatever tickles your tastebuds. Make your meal as balanced, or not, as you desire- with plenty of greens, vegetables and types of noodles to choose from.

22. Yang Guo Fu Ma La Tang

If you’re a fan of duck, Beijing Impression in Ashfield is one of the best places to go. Their speciality is the Pecking duck- the restaurant uses a drying room so that the skin is perfectly crispy. They don’t stop here- with a plethora of traditional sides and other north-eastern Chinese specialities to try alongside your duck.

23. Beijing Impression Ashfield

A lively restaurant, to say the least, the Beverly Hills spot is known for its fresh-out-of-the-tank seafood. If you can speak Cantonese or Mandarin, you will be lucky enough to unlock some hidden menu options. If not, the staff will happily translate the extensive menu- make sure you prepare for a feast.

24. Xi Xiang Feng Seafood Restaurant

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