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The East Chinese Restaurant

1 Macquarie St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9252 6868
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good42%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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Open Now
17:00 - 22:30 Hours
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
1 Macquarie St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a table of 14 people and the service was great throughout the night. The food was amazing - the seafood was very fresh and the food was tasty and light, with very generous portions. They helped us with all the planning to make...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Kyliesun
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We go often and find the food excellent, always well cooked and presented. A little expensive but good quality produce.Wine list good and service very good

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Russ1625
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is super conveniently located near the opera house. The setting is very crisp and clean, and gives off a bit of a flashy vibe. We ordered an egg and mushroom fried rice and stir fried veggies. Both were exceptionally bland, and quite small...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank reviewjunkie89
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

Its become an upmarket cafeteria style place to me. The food though is still good, and yes of course the location wonderful. An extensive wine list, great. Service is haphazard. There sometimes in large annoying numbers, then cant be seen when you need them! My...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Inthought
Reviewed 29 October 2018

We loved dinner here after visiting the opera house. We had scallops with ginger, noodles with shredded duck and a quite wonderful salt and pepper pork. The dishes are huge - way bigger than we are used to in the uk, and we found the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank markr2306
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is delicious and one of the only ones we have found which is similar to home (London)! The food portions are huge so order less than you would from your local takeaway at home. The view from this restaurant is amazing as it’s...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank LydiaRuth23
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Welcoming staff. Inside or outdoor searing option. Comprehensive menu offering a broad range of dishes. Our choices were for traditional servings and we were not disappointed. Flavours were robust. Dishes were well presented. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves with time schedule great for meeting our theatre requirements.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank John E
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

We went for an early dinner before as show. Looking forward a leisurely meal with good food. How wrong were we!!! We were shown to a tiny cramped table, even though the restaurant was clearly empty and we were well and truly early for the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank debdood
Reviewed 4 October 2018

We often visit the Sydney Opera House and usually dine at one of the many restaurants lining the lower Macquarie Street area and Promenade of the House itself. We had not been for many years to The East but given an early start to a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank PhilthetravellerXI
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Service non-existent at best. Only interested in getting bums on seats - in,fed and out within 30 minutes - and prices have gone through the roof! $25 for fried rice! Food - tasteless chicken sang Choi bow, spring rolls bland. Mandarin duck good but at...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$52
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Macquarie St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9252 6868
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