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Chu Bay

Surry Hills
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53 Flinders Street | Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
Tue - Sun 17:30 - 22:30
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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

I have been going to Chu Bay once a fortnight for years. Tony, the owner has gotten a little slower and the place is not fancy. But, the food is good, and great value and Tony always has a smile. This is one of those places you can rely on to be consistent in quality and price. It never disappoints... More 

Thank VaughanDai
Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

We had not been here for a little while so we ordered what we normally have and it was amazing fresh Vietnamese food. Unlike some places if the entree has 2 pieces and there is 3 of you! We asked can we have 3 pieces and nothing was a problem. Awesome food and great service with a smile from the... More 

Thank Michael W
Kilmacolm, Scotland
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95 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Stuffed chicken wings starter very tasty. Nice selection of main course dishes. Fast and friendly service.

1 Thank cml017
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Great food, service and value. I've been about 6 times and have never been disappointed. I have no hesitation in recommending Chu Bay

1 Thank Christopher P
Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2015

My second visit in the last 2 months, after a gap of 30 years! Food is terrific, so fresh and tasty. Service is very friendly. We were in a rush to get to a late evening film, both times, however the staff were pleasant and understanding. Good value. Each dish has a distinctive flavour unlike some places where the same... More 

Thank Phoebetwinkle
Sydney, Australia
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150 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2015

This restaurant has moved, and its food and cleaniness was GREAT. Food - service and costing was cheap eats, and bountiful.

Thank Got2try
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 April 2015

Looking for a quick bite to eat, we drove past Chu Bay Vietnamese Restaurant and decided to try it out. The parking restrictions outside had expired, so we could park outside the restaurant door. The restaurant wasn't packed, due to the rainy and cold night, and rush hour was over. Our waiter, presumably the owner, was very polite and good... More 

Thank Sharon C
Sydney, Australia
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 22 January 2015

We have been visiting this restaurant for over 30 years and are delighted that it still provides us with our favourite dishes. The steamed rice rolls are my all time favourite, so fresh and tasty. My husband loves the lemongrass chicken which is very fragrant and has a delicious coconut milky sauce which is great with the jasmine rice. The... More 

Thank Parislover999
Tuross Head, Australia
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2014

Our family of five had a wonderful meal at this casual restaurant. We ordered fried spring rolls, fresh vegetarian spring rolls, beef curry, and caramel prawns for dinner. The food were fresh, full of flavours and scrumptious, the best Vietnamese food we had thus far. The highlight of our dinner was the banana fritters, they are absolutely delicious!!My mouth is... More 

Thank Mai K
Sydney, Australia
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66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2014

Chu Bay has moved location in the past six months or so and are now located in Flinders St and is a family run business. I have actually been coming to this restaurant for many, many years and have spent many happy times there. The food is good, not expensive and usually its the owner who serves customers. It is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Asian, Vietnamese
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 Flinders Street | Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Surry Hills
  • Neighbourhood: Surry Hills
  • Phone Number: 9331-3386

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

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