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Mr Wong
Chinese
  • 3 Bridge La,
    Sydney, NSW
  • (02) 9240 3000,
    merivale.com.au
  • Brunch Sat-Sun 10.30am-noon;

    Lunch daily noon-3pm;

    Dinner Mon-Wed 5.30pm-11pm,  Thu-Sat 5.30pm-midnight, Sun 5.30pm-10pm


     

Mr Wong
-33.713048,150.978497

Even five years on and with 240 seats, it's still an hour's wait for dinner at Mr Wong on a rainy Wednesday night. Merivale's Cantonese flagship remains so rampantly popular that even a lunchtime seat at the bar isn't guaranteed. Perhaps it's the huge, chatty room, evocative of Jazz Age Shanghai. Perhaps it's that the big menu (and even bigger wine list) so generously repay repeat visits. The Peking duck by now needs no intro, but it's still possible to find new gems every time. Spice-salted Balmain bug is better (and likely cheaper!) than any crustacean fished out of a tank on Sussex Street. A selection of fried dim sum features innovations like  wagyu and truffles. Prawn toast is a fun, retro nod to suburban Chinese favourites - as is the deep-fried ice-cream in butterscotch sauce. At capacity, Mr Wong can be very loud indeed, and the service regularly strains under the crowds, but there's no doubt it's worth the wait.


 


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • Two Stars
  • Wine:
  • Three glasses
  • Price:
  • E $11-$48

    M $19-$85

    D $17-$18


     

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Bar
    Vegetarian
    Private room
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings essential

    Bookings essential for lunch; for 6 or more only at dinner
  • Chef:
  • Dan Hong & Michael Luo

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