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Opium Den

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89 Macleay St, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
+61 2 9331 2255
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12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Adelaide, Australia
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We discovered this restaurant in the area where we were staying in Potts Point. It is on McLeay street right next to a bottle shop, which is very helpful if you haven't brought your own wine. The twice-cooked pork belly on the Specials list was silky and unctuous with a rich meaty sauce and crunchy green vegetables. The Miang Kiam... More 

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Thank Francene1
Cologne, Germany
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I spontaneously went here with my boyfriend and sister. We were more than happy! The food was very good and the prices were more that reasonable. The staff was so friendly and attentive. Tap water and rice were filled up without our request. The location has a good atmosphere. Great place to go out! Would definitely go here again.

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Thank Janina1192
Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nestled in between Coffee Tea and Me and a barbershop, Opium Den has always been a favourite for a quick bite to eat or something more lavish. Consistency, quality and pricing are standard here, for a great value lunch for $10 you can't got past a pad thai; curry or stirfry available from 11.30 - 4pm daily (Monday - Friday... More 

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1 Thank Tastemaker1982
Melbourne Australia
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145 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were wandering around the King's Cross/Potts Point/Elizabeth Bay area of Sydney on Saturday afternoon needing a lunch. Large numbers of the eateries in the area were closed until 5.00 PM. A local trader recommended the Opium Den as a good place for a lunch. There were no others in the restaurant when we arrived but they served us a... More 

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1 Thank itho9217
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food good service a little busy which is always a good sign atmosphere was good will definitely be back

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1 Thank Timothy L
england
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88 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Firstly we got caught out by the sliding front door,which didn't make a good impression and secondly it doesn't have a drinks licence it's a byo ,which wasn't noted on the entrance.but finally after nipping up the bottle shop (2doors away) we settled.not a massive menu but what was served was good and a cheerful waitress helped the night on... More 

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Bergen, Norway
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

We had a late night dinner and dessert. The food was good, and so was the price! The atmosphere is great! Good music in the background. The servings had a good size and the dessert was amazing, I had the mango sorbet 😄 I'll go back to this place if I'm here again!

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Thank Christopher K
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 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.

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1 Thank James K
Isle of Wight
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 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 

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Sydney, Australia
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211 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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?