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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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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good40%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1 Macquarie St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

The food is the standout here, when they could easily rely on the location. This is my third visit and it excelled again. Every dish was mouth wateringly good. We over ordered, over ate and the leftovers (not much considering) were quickly bagged for us...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 3 days ago

I was able to get a table for 1. And the waitress was able to assist me with getting a meal that had lots of veggies on it. I ordered the Chicken and Veggies and it was okay, nothing great. Prices were pretty good considering...More

Thank Samantha F
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a good eating option if you are on your way to the opera house or if you are a fan of eating in the midst of a busy thoroughfare. The food is good and the people watching or being watched can be interesting....More

Thank TravelAgentDave
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch at The East this afternoon on an impulse an it was absolutely outstanding food, we had steamed seafood dumplings to start followed by seafood Keay Teow and salt and chilli squid, every element was perfectly cooked, the squid was especially light and...More

Thank KirstyRocket
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The meal we had at this restsurant was outstanding. The food, location and atmosphere all perfect. Memorable evening for all the right reasons.

Thank KateSomersetUK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First visit to Australia and hosted at this very popular Sydney Harbour restaurant. Considering that eating out in Australia, particularly Sydney is expensive, a glance at the menu confirmed this. Service was good and the general quality of the dishes was reasonably good. The added...More

Thank Carapipi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for a pre-concert theatre opera dance or film at the wonderful Sydney Opera House or environs. Nothing mind blowing but good quality food excellent service reasonable (but not cheap) prices. Consistently very good... book in advance - if the weather’s good sit outside...More

Thank AntSydney
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always love to go to East, yes it is expensive, yes it is Chinese, yes it is a bit awkward, yes it is on the harbour, yes the staff are Chinese (a good reason to go !!), yes at times the language barrier is difficult....More

Thank davidjohnstone
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We regularly dine at East and it is always delicious. The service is great and the views just wonderful. It’s fantastic on Australia Day as you are in the middle of all the festivities and you can sit and enjoy a lovely meal at the...More

Thank Jan d
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Had dinner by myself whilst on a work trip. Great location. Service was quick and polite and the food was excellent. Satay beef and fried rice and the servings were good. Bottle of wine to finish off sitting there with no hurry to get you...More

Thank 874adriann
Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with
energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise
buildings and after-work drink places, high-end
shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners
frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a
dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit
the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle,
reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$56
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Groups, 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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