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Opium Den

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City East
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89 Macleay St, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
+61 2 9331 2255
12:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere and very friendly service and very tasty thai cooking in this newly changed management local restaurant in Maclay St Potts Point - byo so best of food and you can bring your own favorite wines.

1 Thank James K
Isle of Wight
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great meal here and both thoroughly enjoyed our choices. They have no licence so you can bring your own bottles of wine. We will know next time! That gives it a real charm of its own though as it gives you so many choices to drink what you want. Perhaps it is only temporary though while they... More 

2 Thank Razzladazzla
Sydney, Australia
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206 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This has always been a pleasant place for a lunchtime snack and the occasional meal - excellent friendly staff and a charming owner. Now under new management, and whilst there are some similarities with the former menu there are so many disappointments with the entrees in particular - service is slow and the entrees major in dumpling type coating -... More 

Thank Trevor H
Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Opium Den is a local favourite. The atmosphere is great, the menu superb, the price is cheap and the service fast. It's BYO and cash only. You have to try the soft shell crab salad!

Thank gpants1
Dasmarinas City, Philippines
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56 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We just arrived at our hotel and really hungry. So we looked for a restaurant near the place. My son was really longing to eat rice so we tried this place since its a asian restaurant. Thai Restaurant. It looked small but once inside its really big with more tables and chairs. We were seated near the entrance and by... More 

Thank BTusing X
Brisbane, Australia
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

I've had takeaway from Opium Den a few times, and it never fails to disappoint. This time we ordered Vietnamese spring rolls, prawn dumplings, Mee Grob and Lemon Grass Stir Fried Beef. I'd recommend sharing the Mee Grob - I found it a bit too rich (sweet) to eat on its own (but it is delicious!) The Vietnamese spring rolls... More 

Thank MillySJ
Sydney, Australia
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Been going there for ever and loved it. But all changed. Service was verging on dozy. Food, served on cold plates, was luke warm and struggling for taste. Chicken which used to be served in the Pad Thai in copious quantities was struggling to be found. The tofu was plain chewy and the prawns had obviously swum a great distance... More 

Thank Richard P
Griffith, Australia
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Last minute dinner plans on a Thursday night. Easy to get in with no booking. Very authentic feel and excellent staff. The food was brilliant.

Thank Bartman1966
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

I have frequented the Opium Den over the past few weeks and have not been disappointed once! The food is absolutely amazing, and the takeaway service is lightening quick! Prices are reasonable too, you can get a main and a serving of rice for about $20-25 and Is enough for two to share. Highly recommended!

Thank Trent_and_Nynke
Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

We always wanted to check out this one but were left quite disappointed. We were a bit late for dinner and they informed that they can do takeaway but seat-in would not be possible. Fair enough. But the food was really awful.

Thank Krisyd

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 89 Macleay St, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > City East
  • Neighbourhood: City East
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9331 2255

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