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The Eight Modern Chinese Restaurant

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9-13 Hay St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9282 9988
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Today
09:00 - 16:00
17:30 - 23:00
10:00 - 15:30
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
17:30 - 23:00
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 15:30
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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156 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place was packed so booking is a must. Choice of dishes is good not great. Service is very good although a bit pushy at times. The food tastes great and the desert is very yummy

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Thank HRifai
Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Visiting this place to celebrate friend's birthday. Food still the best. My favourite place for Yum Cha. Complement with the new interiors design, I am coming back for sure!!!!

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Thank Mujono
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We love the eight. My work friends and i go there once a month, every month for approx the last 3 years. After shopping around for the best duck in china town we agreed the eight is our fabourite chinese restaurant. Food is always delicious and the menu is reasonably price. They have also recently renovated which looks great.

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Thank King82
Darwin, Australia
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100 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Visited previously in January and it hasn't changed, the food and variety is still great. Trolley Yum Cha is always better and tempting. The staff are a bit rude but the trolley ladies will be nice if you treat them respectfully and look after you. Definitely a Sydney favorite at a reasonable price.

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Thank Trippin_4Kicks
Noosa, Australia
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Monday morning yum cha before an interview. Dumplings were fresh and tasty. Excellent tripe dish!! A couple of pushy servers but overall great yum cha.

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1 Thank Trisha W
Sydney, Australia
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327 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

We were a group of 8 and they seated us straight away on a friday lunch time. The food was good quality and the ladies and their trollies didn't stop coming over. Even when we told them we were still waiting for a few others to show up, they did not stop coming around. From my limited yum cha experience... More 

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Thank Farnaz A
Sydney, Australia
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428 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Dont let the crowds put you off as this is an excellant resturant. We had a large crowd of 14 so we were put into a banquet room. The servise was fast and ther variety of food was fantastic. This is a great place to have Yum ChaThe Mango pancakes are to die for/ experience.

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Thank SimonSandra N
Bangkok, Thailand
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88 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Good basic Chinese restaurant. Service is acceptable and better than I expected. Nothing to write home about. Try if u crave Chinese food in Australia.

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Thank K_ken25
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We try to have yum Cha here every time we spend time in Sydney. The freshness of the food, the sesame prawn and the to die for mango pancakes are staples. This time we had the soft shell crab special which was light and surprisingly easy to eat without specialist utensils. Always a fab experience.

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Thank Kymberlei G
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Worst meal I can remember having. Cold food out of the trolleys and extremely expensive. Can't see any reason why you would eat here with all the other options around you. I made that mistake and hope no one else does.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 16:00
17:30 - 23:00
Monday
09:00 - 16:00
17:30 - 23:00
10:00 - 15:30
Tuesday
09:00 - 16:00
17:30 - 23:00
10:00 - 15:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 16:00
17:30 - 23:00
10:00 - 15:30
Thursday
09:00 - 16:00
17:30 - 23:00
10:00 - 15:30
Friday
09:00 - 16:00
17:30 - 23:00
10:00 - 15:30
Saturday
09:00 - 16:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9-13 Hay St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9282 9988

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Tiger-flanked archways on Dixon Street mark the entrance to the “little Asia” of Sydney. A walk through Chinatown is a feast for the senses where aromas, tastes, sounds and visions of dancing tigers transport you to a different world. Chinatown visitors can expect a melting pot of Asian food at the neighbourhood's specialty delis and groceries. From yum cha to handmade noodles, BBQ ducks hanging in the window to Asian sweets and bakeries, there is something for all tastes. Paddy’s Markets is the largest flea market in Sydney where you can find souvenirs, clothing, gifts and fruit and vegetables at unbeatable prices. At night, Chinatown comes alive with entertainment including theatre, nightclubs and bars that are open until the early morning.
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