Restaurant Reviews

Sydney's best Chinese

From food courts to fine-dining, regional specialties to dim sum, the array of Chinese on offer in Sydney just keeps getting better. Here are our picks of the bunch, as seen in the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide, published in August 2017.

Jade Temple

Australian and Chinese flavours marry like nowhere else at Billy Kwong(1/28 Macleay St, Potts Point, 02 9332 3300). New players specialising in regional cuisine include Wei Long) (Shop 330, 289-295 Sussex St, Sydney, 02 9283 3570) for Hakka, Spring (215a, Thomas St, Haymarket, 02 9280 4537) for Yunnanese, and Spicy Joint (25-29 Dixon St, Haymarket, 02 9212 1777) for Sichuan via Shanghai.

The big news, though, is Queen Chow(167 Enmore Rd, Enmore, 02 9240 3000), a cousin to CBD Cantonese powerhouse Mr Wong (3 Bridge St, Sydney, 02 9240 3000) that offers equally good eats in a more casual pub setting. The Wong faces some competition, meanwhile, from new near-neighbour Jade Temple (11 Bridge St, Sydney, 02 9252 1888).

More dumplings? Hong Kong's Tim Ho Wan (580 George St, Sydney, 02 8120 9888) gives Marigold (Levels 4 & 5, 683-689 George St, Sydney, 02 9281 3388) a run for its money.

Something spicy? Go glam with Spice Temple (10 Bligh St, 02 8078 1888) or low-key at Red Chilli (Level 1, 8 Dixon St, Sydney, 02 9211 8122).

Late nighter? Golden Century (393- 399 Sussex St, Sydney, 02 9212 3901) is still the one.