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Best Restaurants in Western Sydney: Delicious Local Eats

Sample the legendary cuisine that the West has to offer with this edit of the best restaurants in Western Sydney.

Theo's Rooftop

Western Sydney is a food lover's paradise, with a rich and diverse culinary scene that reflects the multicultural fabric of Australia. From Harris Park to Parramatta and Cabramatta, there's no shortage of delicious eats to discover.

But it's not just about the food - it's the experience. These hidden gems are often unassuming with unpretentious decor, yet the flavours are bold and unforgettable.

Whether you're in the mood for spicy Malaysian laksa, fragrant Indian curries, or hearty Italian pasta, you'll find it all at the best restaurants in Western Sydney.

Mikazuki

Mikazuki

Among the best restaurants in Western Sydney, Mikazuki stands as a reliable choice for Japanese cuisine. It's all about the food here—no fuss, frills or steep price tags.

Mikazuki welcomes everyone, with a menu that offers a diverse range of options, including ramen, udon, rice bowls, and sushi.

So, whether you're in the mood for a comforting bowl of ramen or the simplicity of sushi, Mikazuki guarantees a satisfying experience that’ll always hit the spot.

Paramatta, Strathfield, Eastwood & Chatswood 

LILYMU

LILYMU

Lilymu, located in Parramatta Square, is a standout in Western Sydney's restaurant scene. This eatery flawlessly marries Chinese and Southeast Asian culinary influences, earning a coveted hat at the Good Food Guide 2023 Awards.

Their menu is a medley of flavours, with each dish complementing the next and pairing perfectly with their cocktail selection.

Beyond the food, it's the inviting indoor-outdoor setting we love, graced with a captivating water lily mural that frames the backdrop for a relaxed dining experience.

3 Parramatta Square, 153 Macquarie Street, Parramatta 

MISC. (Photo credit: Parker Blain)

MISC.

With delicious food, breathtaking scenery and perfectly puffy flatbread, MISC. might be one of the best restaurants in Western Sydney.

Tucked within Parramatta Park and designed by Nic Graham (QT Hotels), this modern courtyard restaurant is what long-lunch dreams are made of.

On the menu? Approachable, easy to share Mediterranean with a delicious selection of all-day eats.

Bynes Avenue, Within Parramatta Park

El Patron

El Patron

El Patron is one of the best restaurants in Western Sydney for many reasons, one being the diverse menu of authentic Mexican cuisine that is sure to satisfy any palate.

From fresh guacamole to sizzling fajitas, each dish is made with the freshest ingredients and packed with flavour.

From the lively atmosphere to the friendly team, El Patron delivers an unforgettable dining experience in the heart of Western Sydney.

31B Lasso Road, Gregory Hills

Theo's Rooftop

Theo's Rooftop

Perched high above the bustling Parramatta streetscape, Theo's Rooftop is a true gem among the best restaurants in Western Sydney.

From the moment you step off the elevator and are greeted by the warm and inviting atmosphere, you know you're in for something special.

The rooftop boasts stunning views of the city skyline, while the menu offers a range of delicious Mediterranean-inspired dishes, each crafted with the finest ingredients and bursting with flavour.

Whether you're savouring the fresh seafood or indulging in perfectly grilled meats, every bite is a true delight for the senses. 

21-25 Woodriff Street, Penrith

Sarino's

Sarino’s

Sleek, minimalist and with a tremendously theatrical open kitchen, Sarino’s is bringing Calabrian cuisine to Baulkham Hills. Chef Joe Cavallo plays into the Calabrian love for cheese with dishes like the three-cheese ravioli served with pistachio, sage and burnt butter. With a 200-strong wine list and an on-site craft distillery that makes almond liqueur and limoncello, Sarino’s is the perfect place for a top-of-the-line tipple.

Level 1, 36 Brookhollow Avenue, Norwest

Pho Pasteur

Pho Pasteur

A true pho is unfakeable and, short of travelling to Vietnam, Pho Pasteur is the best authentic Pho you can find in Sydney. Mr and Mrs Pham arrived in Parramatta as refugees in the early 90s and are responsible for serving up the phenomenal pho at this Western Sydney restaurant.

An ode to their Southern Vietnamese heritage, the iconic dish is loaded up with herbs, spices and tender beef but can be made vegan with a few simple substitutions.

137 Church Street, Parramatta

Chatkazz

Chatkazz

When it comes to South Indian comfort food, you can’t look past Chatkazz. Laidback but locally legendary, this neighbourhood eatery is the spot in Western Sydney for Medu Vada Sambhar, deep-fried black lentil doughnuts infused with fragrant herbs and spices.

Although we could fill up on these doughnuts alone, Chatkazz is also known for its vegan and vegetarian food from pani puri and inconceivably thin dosas.

East Harris Park & Bella Vista 

Temasek

Temasek

Having opened their doors almost 30 years ago, Temasek is legendary in the Western Sydney food world. This family-run restaurant is known for serving up Singaporean-Malay dishes that reflect the neighbourhood's pan-Asian influence.

Try the excellent Indonesian nasi goreng, Hainanese chicken rice and a show-stopping Singaporean-style laksa.

71 George Street, Parramatta

An Nhien Vegetarian Cuisine

An Nhien Vegetarian Cuisine

Responsible for not only some of the best Vietnamese food, An Nhien is also known to serve up some of the best meat-free food in Western Sydney. Although it’s advertised as vegetarian, the menu manages to be almost entirely vegan without compromising on flavour. Our recommendations would be to start with the generous Peking wraps and eggplant clay pot, before moving onto the extensive range of congee and vermicelli dishes. 

21/180 Railway Parade, Cabramatta

Gursha Restaurant | Image Credit: @Jiwonkaeshoots

Gursha Restaurant

Gursha, an injera restaurant, is Western Sydney’s go-to spot for authentic Ethiopian cuisine. A traditional flatbread that’s used as a plate, injera could best be compared to a crepe plate upon which meat, stews and cheese are heaped.

Not only does injera function as an edible plate that soaks up the flavours of the meal, but it is also the only form of cutlery. Diners tear off a piece and use it to grab onto a tasty morsel, making this an authentic and memorable the dining experience.

3/115 Main Street, Blacktown

Hillbilly's Crispy Chicken

Hillbilly's Crispy Chicken

If you're hankering for some crispy chicken, don't miss Hillbilly's Crispy Chicken, one of Western Sydney’s best-kept secrets. In the last three years, this fried chicken joint has been perfecting their craft, starting from a humble food truck and refining their recipe.

What's on the plate speaks for itself, it's no-frills, just good ol' southern-inspired comfort food served with a smile. 

Shop 4, 6-8 Seven Hills Road, Baulkham Hills

Once you’ve eaten your way through the best restaurants of Western Sydney, continue exploring the area by checking out the best local cafés, or head closer to the CBD and discover the best things happening in Sydney this month.

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