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Address: George St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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This place is like most Chinatowns in other big cities: some shops and a lot of places to eat. If you want to have some cheap eats in Sydney, this is definitely the place to be.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Chinatown downtown Sydney is a vibrant place day and night- much to see and do and easy walking around makes it an area where you get fit too! Lots of Asian eateries and good shops to buy clothes and jewellery or even Paddy's market to pick up a gift or two. Don't miss out on venturing in to Market city... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is like most Chinatowns in other big cities: some shops and a lot of places to eat. If you want to have some cheap eats in Sydney, this is definitely the place to be.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family was in Sydney in June this year and we spent a night exploring Chinatown and I though it was a little expensive but hey it was Sydney it's very central and very close to darling, we had some food here as well but I find once you have been to one China Town then you have been to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of eateries here and dim sum,chinese food and even souvenirs.Paddys market is here in Chinatown as well. Can spend sometime to walk around and look around.Its the same as all chinatowns elsewhere.Souvenirs and trinkets are quite expensive here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

During the day - Go to the markets, under cover, and and shop like mad OR lots of small shops out on the streets, whilst you build up an appetite. Eating is a must in Chinatown. There are lots of Asian Food places that serve authentic Asian Food. The over all Chinatown experience is likened to "Visiting Asia without leaving... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Easily accessible by public transport, close to 2 railway stations, probably easier than trying to get a parking spot. Interesting to go to infrequently but restaurants that make up so much of the area are not that much better than other areas. Lots of people and lots of colour but more a place to tick and say you have been... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Lovely place to explore, with the hustle and bustle of how a chinatown must feel like. However, be careful with where you go in terms of quality food. Sometimes you have to get a slightly inadequate meal in order to get a good snack for a reasonable price. Going here with a friend that know their way around would make... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Not far from Central Station, easy to walk around. There are lots of asian eateries dotted all over the place. Paddy's Market is here and it is not a long walk from Haymarket to Carling Harbour.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Would interest most tourists with rows and rows of Chinese restaurants, Asian food stores, apothecaries and other commercial establishments owned by ethnic Chinese. There were street artists when we there. You can reach Chinatown either by walking from the Central Station or taking a light rail which stops in front of Paddy's Market. We walked all the way from Circular... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We visited on a walk through the city and stayed for very average yum cha. We were a bit disappointed but at least we can tick it off the list of things to do. Wouldn't bother again.

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Tiger-flanked archways on Dixon Street mark the entrance to the “little Asia” of Sydney. A walk through Chinatown is a feast for the senses where aromas, tastes, sounds and visions of dancing tigers transport you to a different world. Chinatown visitors can expect a melting pot of Asian food at the neighbourhood's specialty delis and groceries. From yum cha to handmade noodles, BBQ ducks hanging in the window to Asian sweets and bakeries, there is something for all tastes. Paddy’s Markets is the largest flea market in Sydney where you can find souvenirs, clothing, gifts and fruit and vegetables at unbeatable prices. At night, Chinatown comes alive with entertainment including theatre, nightclubs and bars that are open until the early morning.
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