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New Tai Yuen Restaurant

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Golden Harbour Building 31 Dixon St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9212 5244
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

This place is in the very old part of Chinatown, what used to be called Dixon St. I went with a friend when the much better and brand new Spicy Joint had closed for the afternoon. Everything about the New Tai Yuen was perfunctory and dated. The service was service but nothing more. The decor is waaaaaaayyy out of date... More 

2 Thank Ian S
Cairns, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

My girlfriend and I decided to eat here under the impression that restaurants in Chinatown would serve food of a reasonable standard. After we were seated the first thing we noticed was the price of the dishes, averaging $22 for a simple noodle or rice dish! I ordered a vegetarian chow mein which was bland and looked old (noodles stuck... More 

4 Thank jacklavender
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We have been regulars at this restaurant for a very long time. It was 'old reliable' but have now been scarred for life. The 5 of us ordered the banquet at $20 a head. Firstly, the prawn chips were $5 a bowl and a week old?? No where else I have come across does that, generally they can't give them... More 

2 Thank Gemma J
Surfers Paradise, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We went to New Tai Yuen on the 29th of December 2016 as a group of 6 adults for a 7pm dinner. Service was very slow and the food was disappointing for the heart of Chinatown. My biggest gripe was that the food took a long time to arrive and when it did get to the table, it was cold.... More 

2 Thank ChristopherJourdan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

I have visited this restaurant, as a visitor to Sydney, probably much more than a dozen times. The lovely friendly woman out the front remembers me even if it's been 12 months since last I was in Sydney. Whilst I guess it's not the finest Chinese cuisine in Sydney (I have no idea where that might be?), I think it... More 

Thank panamera
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Entrees were less than satisfactory though main meals were tasty. We were fairly early on a Saturday night and there was plenty of room. Meals I felt were expensive at around $24-26 for a standard dish. And 2 mains 2 entrees rice and couple of beers and a glass of wine set us back $100. We were seated downstairs and... More 

Thank wayne r
Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

A lady hawks out the front for customers so not my usual type of place, but the food was pretty good, reasonably priced and came quickly.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

My family used to visit this restaurant regularly some 20 years ago. So when my parents took me to Chinatown on a day out (from Albury) I was very ready for Yum Cha. It appeared that other guests complained when the $15 banquet for 4 (2+2) totaled over $70. As we watched the debate over the bill, a regular customer... More 

2 Thank Joanne T
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

WARNING: This is the worst yumcha ever. We went there on sunday with my family. They sweet talk you in to sit down and once we did We ordered. It took a long time for the food to come and they actually forgot about ask. I could tell by the expression on the waitresses face. Anyway when the food came,... More 

2 Thank Mary S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Had some great Yum Cha here. The lady who was fronting the place was hilarious and we presumed she was an owner (she worked the street really well) turns out she has been an employee there for 33 years. The food was really good, the usual Yum Cha selection and seriously well cooked. She gave us a complimentary small dish... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Malaysian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Golden Harbour Building 31 Dixon St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9212 5244

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chinatown

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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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