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The Best Chinese Restaurants in Sydney

Chow down on dumplings, szechuan and dim sum to your heart's content at Sydney's best Chinese restaurants.

Spice Temple

From san choy bao and sizzling stir-fries to fine dining and dumplings, Sydney has its pick of delicious Chinese restaurants. Our vibrant city is even home to a retro Australian-Chinese bistro. Whatever style of Chinese feast you're channelling, there is the perfect Sydney venue just waiting to feed you. 

So, finesse your chopstick action and prepare for a feast for the senses – here’s where to go to chow down at the best Chinese restaurants in Sydney.


Enter Pearl, the Cantonese dining joint shaking up Sydney's Chinese food scene. Offering up a relaxed atmosphere alongside views of the Harbour Bridge, Pearl's approach is simple - dim sum, barbecue and seafood designed to be shared. Keen to highlight unique Australian flavours and seasonal produce, the menu at Pearl is set shifts regularly but you can look forward to the likes of wok-fried Lobster with Pearl's signature XO sauce, caramelized BBQ pork belly and dry-aged, twice-cooked Peking duck pancakes. A killer wine list and grand banquet menus rounds out the offering. 

Shop R1013, Retail Level 1, 50 Bridge Street, Circular Quay 

Queen Chow

Merivale's Queen Chow reigns supreme on the Sydney food scene. Elegant yet casual, the sophisticated deep green timber and marble interiors set the scene for an opulent affair. The menu embraces Australian culture around local, Chinese dining with reimagined fusion classics listed beside traditional Cantonese dishes. Come hungry and start with a selection of dim sum- the wild mushroom dumplings and prawn har gu go perfectly. For a group affair, a shared meal of mud crab, roast duck with plum sauce and black market Black Angus beef with king oyster mushroom and potato will do the trick.

Enmore and Manly

The Lucky Prawn 

The Lucky Prawn is a retro Australian-Chinese bistro located within the Iconic Bob Hawke's Leisure Centre in Marrickville. If you're craving Aussie 80s Chinese made well (who isn't?!), this is the place for you. The prawn toast is some of the best we've ever tasted and the crab omelette and mango pud are out of this world. Do yourself a solid and order Bob's Banquet at $55 a head for one of the best value meals you'll ever have. 

8-12 Sydney Street, Marrickville 

China Doll

Perched on Woolloomooloo Wharf, China Doll is sleek and stylish, boasting views of the city skyline. Its menu is pan-Asian, featuring Chinese, Japanese and South East Asian dishes with a modern twist. The plates are made for sharing, so gather a group and while you’re eating, sip on a colourful cocktail inspired by Asian ingredients.

4/6 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo

Spice Temple

Spice Temple is a sensory experience from start to finish. The dining room is striking: picture silk curtains, rich red carpets and black furnishings, and the menu is attention-grabbing. The shared banquet-style dishes range from pickles, salads and dumplings to hot pots, stir-fries and braised meats. As one of Sydney's most celebrated Chinese restaurants, you're in for a guaranteed treat. 

10 Bligh Street, Sydney 



A continuation of the Golden Century dynasty, XOPP is a stalwart of the Cantonese dining scene in Sydney. Named after their famous XO pipis - a must-order, naturally- you can expect your favourites from the Golden Century institution of old, as well as a swathe of modern iterations.  

Level M, Shop 31, Darling Square Exchange 

China Lane

In the CBD, Angel Place is known for its distinctive birdcage display and for China Lane, a modern Chinese restaurant run by the good folk behind China Doll. Expect the classics served with a twist – think pulled pork bao with sriracha mayo and crispy shallots. The robata grilled lamb fillet has a spicy hit, as do the salt and pepper prawns with wok-smoked chilli.

2 Angel Place, Sydney

Mr Wong

Led by legendary chef Dan Hong, Mr Wong has a flash, Shanghai-inspired fit-out and the menu to match. The dim sum and the roasted Angus beef short rib hits the spot every time. For seafood lovers, the wok-fried mud crab is a must! Make sure to ask for lashings of the house-made XO sauce.

3 Bridge Lane, Sydney

Shanghai Night

Shanghai Night

The streets of Ashfield are lined with Chinese restaurants, but Shanghai Night has been a crowd favourite since day one. The cheap and cheerful eatery serves up delicious dumplings in generous portions. Along with the usual offerings, there are lamb and beef morsels also on offer. When you’re dumpling-ed out, order the stir-fried noodles still hot from the wok.

275 Liverpool Road, Ashfield

If you loved this edit of the best Chinese restaurants in Sydney and are looking to embark on a few more foodie adventures, be sure to check out the best Japanese restaurants in Sydney and the best fine dining venues in Sydney

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