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The Eight Modern Chinese Restaurant

#1,548 of 4,737 Restaurants in Sydney}
€€ - €€€Chinese, Asian
9-13 Hay St | 9-13 Hay St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9282 9988
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good38%
  • Average21%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible13%
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Opens in 27 min
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Chinese, Asian
€€ - €€€
9-13 Hay St | 9-13 Hay St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent presentation. Excellent food. Excellent attention. When we were at the Mall we discovered the place at the third floor.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I mean, I don't have much freedom doing this stuff, but it was a very nice experience. I'm not a deaf or person, so the food wasn't exactly my kind.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Can’t fault the quality and variety of the yum cha here. Come early and come hungry. So many delicious treats. What a great way to over eat

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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Very bad service, but the food is nice, staffs r not friendly at all, very rude, hope they can improve their service wise. Very disappointed

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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

We attended a evening wedding reception at this restaurant. Using the GPS in our rental car with the restaurant address took us to the wrong side of Market City. Anyway, the Wilson Car Park, more easily accessible from Quay Street had plenty of parking spots...More

Thank H L
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Visited The Eight for lunch with a large group after making a 12pm booking a week prior. Upon arrival at the restaurant at 12pm sharp I was told to wait for a table to become available. Had I known that making a booking meant nothing...More

Thank Regina C
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Came for a wedding reception. Several of our table's glassware had bits of dried orange juice pulp on it- disgusting! When we asked the staff for new glasses, they were scathing and rude. Ended up having to get glasses ourselves. The food was terrible too-...More

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Reviewed 19 September 2017

We invited 10 friends to have dinner at this restaurant two weeks ago and we ordered a banquet menu for 12 people. The price was vey reasonable and the food was great, the menu came with Piglet as appetizer, shark fin soup, Australian abalone with...More

Thank John1516
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Such a busy restaurant with a vast array of yum char on offer. The food and variety was excellent BUT the trolley servers were too aggressive.

Thank Narelle M
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Go early for yum cha to avoid the crowds and you may get some service. Food was average, you will get the selection of the normal yum cha dishes. There were a lot of the food trollies and they were quite frequent at our table....More

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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
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Alex T
22 March 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from slimsv |
Because that's how yumcha works, it's traditionally charged per dish and shared amongst family/friends
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$23 - US$61
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
17:30 - 23:00
09:00 - 15:30
17:30 - 23:00
10:00 - 15:30
17:30 - 23:00
10:00 - 15:30
17:30 - 23:00
10:00 - 15:30
17:30 - 23:00
10:00 - 15:30
17:30 - 23:00
10:00 - 15:30
17:30 - 23:00
09:00 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9-13 Hay St | 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
  • E-mail
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