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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
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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Merrylands, Australia
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went mid week and restaurant was very crowded but got a table which was quickly cleaned and presented. The trolleys were ample and came around very often. The crumbed calamari and pork ribs were very tasty. A very well dressed mature lady was asking diners at various tables if they were satisfied with the food, something I have not seen... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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204 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were here for a celebratory lunch with our relatives following a family wedding. In the main area of the restaurant, yum cha was being served, but our lunch was planned as a multi-course meal in a large private room. The service was exceptionally good, with the staff totally unflappable despite the size of the crowd that they served. The... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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117 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We were fortunate enough to have a private room which was an oasis of calm. Highly recommended if you have a large group. Lobster, Peking duck, steak, s&p calamari were all amazing! Service was sublime. These guys really know how to treat you like a king. It's pricey but worth it👍😊👍😊

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Thank Cakesx2
Sydney, Australia
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225 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Yum cha here came recommended by a colleague as one of the best yum cha restaurants in Sydney. After our visit I would have to agree. We turned up at 12:30 which I consider late for yum cha and I was expecting a queue. Thankfully we got a table immediately. I ordered tea and a large bowl of chopped chilli... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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198 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 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
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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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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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113 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 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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Noosa, Australia
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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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Sydney, Australia
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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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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
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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Chinatown
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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