Do you want to experience the flavours of the Far East? Whether you’re looking for Chinese, Japanese, Malaysian or Asian Fusion from avant garde dumpling houses to Asian inspired wine bars they can be found here. Sydney offers the finest Asian food in the world. Here’s a list of 12 Asian restaurants in Sydney from the very traditional to new pan Asian.
85 Commonwealth St Surry Hills, NSW 2010
(02) 9280 2888
Experience authentic South East Asian cuisine at Longrain Sydney. This Asian restaurant is inspired by the communal eating philosophy of the Asian table; the long shared tables encourage the spirit of eating together. Longrain menu is made up of dishes which is carefully sourced and created for sharing. The menu is vibrant and carefully balanced with wines and cocktails for a full tasting experience.
2. Billy Kwong
Shop 1, 28 Macleay Street, Potts Point, NSW 2011
(02) 9332 3300
Billy Kwong is vibrant Chinese eating house in Potts Point owned and managed by chef, restaurateur, author and television presenter Kylie Kwong. They offer dynamic and delicious feast for the senses. The menu showcases authentic Chinese-Australia food prepared with the highest quality fresh produce. The menu changes seasonally to reflect the availability of ingredients.
3. Golden Century
393-399 Sussex Street Sydney NSW
(02) 9212 3901
Golden Century is an old China style restaurant serving the iconic and authentic Cantonese dishes. Be spoiled with choices of select range of Australian seafood and exquisite dim sum lunch menu, seafood dumplings, scallop siu mai, wantons and vegetarian options. Open till late and is great for midnight dining – conventional Chinese food, a huge & luxurious wine list, very iconic place for a good feed in Chinatown.
4. Thanh Binh
111 King Street, Newtown NSW 2042
(02) 9557 1175
Thanh Binh is the most talked about Vietnamese restaurant in Sydney serving authentic Vietnamese foods. Roll your own rice paper rolls and relish on the favourite steamed rice vermicelli cakes with sugarcane prawns or order a seafood hotpot brimming with prawns, squid, octopus, fish and wedges of tofu. Share your meal and don’t be afraid to use your fingers while enjoying their fresh delicious dishes.
5. Chefs Gallery
Little Saigon Plaza Ground Floor Shop G03-06, 462 Chapel Rd Bankstown NSW 2200
(02) 8764 3084
Chef’s Gallery is a Sydney dining experience like no other. It’s the combination of art and artistry, the creative synergy of food and art creates exceptional experience to stimulate the senses. Dedicated chefs create a menu that presents masterpieces from four traditional Chinese schools of cuisine. Each menu represents yin and yang of Chinese cuisine, complemented with a comprehensive wine list of Australian and imported wines together with an extensive Asian beer selection.
15 Goulburn Street, Haymarket, Sydney
(02) 9211 1668
The Malaysian culture is best experienced through its vast array of culinary delights. Mamak ensures their recipes are authentic, exactly as you would find in the streets of Kuala Lumpur. Their menu reflects the flavours and passion for great Malaysian street food. Mamak is open 7 days, including public holidays and does not require reservations.
529 Kent St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
(02) 9267 2900
Tetsuya’s is one of Australia’s most internationally recognised restaurants. Their cuisine is a fusion of Japanese and classical French that consistently produced high quality dishes. Tetsuya’s serves a ten course degustation menu. The degustation is unique, based on the Japanese philosophy of using natural seasonal flavours utilising the freshest possible ingredients.
8. China Doll
4/5 Cowper Wharf Roadway, Woolloomooloo NSW 2011, +61 2 (02) 9380 6744
China Doll is a modern Asian cuisine in a spectacular setting. China Doll modernizes, yet follows traditional oriental experiences from Japan, Hong Kong, China and across South East Asia. They offer a balanced menu of generously portioned, modern Asian dishes from the talents of Chef Frank Shek. They deliver the ultimate Sydney dining experience for locals and visitors alike. China Doll caters to different events and functions. For more Asian events and information in Sydney check out ACM Group.
9. Niji Sushi Restaurant & Bar
21 Bay Street, Double Bay 2028
Phone: (02) 8095 9508
Niji features contemporary Japanese menu infused with traditional Japanese Izakaya dishes with Western ingredients & modern taste. Niji’s menu offers numerous ways to enjoy your experience with a selection of dishes that are designed to be shared. Try their degustation with sake pairing menu, signature degustation menu or make a selection from their new a la carte menu, which features a delicious selection of sashimi, nigiri, suhi rolls, salads, hot dishes and tempura.
2, Harbourside Shopping Centre, Harbourside Centre, 10 Darling Dr, Sydney NSW
(02) 9211 8900
Zaaffran is one of Sydney’s best Indian restaurants. It’s situated close to the Sydney CBD, on the waterfront at Darling Harbour, across Cockle Bay and King Street Wharf. Zaaffran serves authentic Indian food with innovative delights that elevates Indian cuisine to a fine dining level. Zaaffran’s menu makes fine dining Indian cuisine affordable. Their menu reflects Indian regional cuisine in all its diversity, whilst avoiding stereotypical repetition of dishes.
Level 1, Chifley Plaza, 2 Chifley Square (Cnr. of Phillip & Hunter Street) Sydney NSW 2000
(02) 9222 9960
Azuma presents the art of Japanese dining in traditional and innovative way. They offer a superb menu in contemporary and convivial atmosphere. Whether for a short business or longer leisurely lunch, you will journey through the pleasures of traditional Japanese cuisine presented to you in a fresh and exciting way. Enjoy the freshest sushi and sashimi, with their 8 course degustation or choose from the set menu.
12. Din Tai Fung
Level 1, Shop 11.04 644 George Street Sydney NSW 2000
(02) 9264 6010
World renowned chef Ken Hom described Din Tai Fung’s dumpling as the world’s tastiest dumplings. The pork dumplings are made fresh in front of your eyes, steamed in exactly three minutes and on your table in seconds. Such scientific precision and quality control is what makes Din Tai Fung stand out from the rest.