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Harry's Singapore Chilli Crab

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Central Business District
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188 Elizabeth St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9281 5565
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 11:30 - 22:30
Mon 17:30 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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189 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Well I didn't go for the Chilli crab but I could see other diners tucking in and I have to admit that I wish I had tried the signature dish. The garlic chicken I ordered came with baby asparagus and mange tout accompanied by boiled rice, simple and very tasty

Thank Malcolm S
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69 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were staying at the csh and decided on recommendation to try here for dinner one night as t was just underneath our hotel. We ordered beef and veg in garlic, Peking ribs and crispy chicken, the meal itself wasn't very nice in our opinion. The service was slow ( asking for the bill 3 times before receiving and it... More 

Thank Cwatkins87
Emu Plains, Australia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful meal at Harry's but we literally couldn't eat our food because it came out so quickly. Entrees arrived within a few mins of ordering. Then the mains again within 5-10. At one point we asked the wait staff to hold off and he advised the kitchen to slow down but it just kept coming. Portion of the... More 

Thank Mel R
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Arrived at opening time and greeted and shown a table for 5. Drink orders taken and meal order told crab was $124 per kg and the av. weight We ordered other items and sat back. The food arrived shortly and got into it. The crab was fresh as and worth every cent and the sauce was great as were the... More 

Thank bdoyle1
Sydney, Australia
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73 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Garlic chicken way over powered by what seemed like raw garlic and almost inedible. Pork spare rib Peking style very average just like the Harry's friend rice. I won't bother going back.

Thank 2014traveller-b
Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

As much as this was a great night out, I still miss the the old Harrys around the corner.. we had the Singapore chilli crab as usual. It was good but not great.. the mix is just not what is used to be which is what I think set this place above the rest.. another noticeable lacking was the missing... More 

Thank coopie43
Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

I have been going to Harry's for close to 15 years - once or twice a year regularly with friends. Progressively over the last 3 years the service and food quality have dropped and the prices increased. Saturday night saw the last ever visit to this (now) appalling tourist trap. Market price for mud crab was (wait for it) $128/kilo!... More 

4 Thank weeroona1
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

This restaurant is definately trading on past reputation. We went last night with the sole purpose of eating chilli crab but at $200 per medium size crab and no drinks you could go to a 3 hat restaurant. - Last time we went we thought the crab was becoming overpriced at $80/kg but last night the price was $128/kg -... More 

4 Thank geepers66
Davis, California, United States
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

While in Sydney we walked past Harry's Singapore Chili Crab on Elizabeth. The Crab was calling... Had the mud Crab in a spicy, sweet, eggy chili sauce which was the star of the meal. The mud crab was sweet, meaty and expensive! We ordered steamed oysters with garlic and green onion, scallops in XO sauce and broccoli in Crab sauce.... More 

Thank Richard K
Columbia, Maryland
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186 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

I'm not a crab fan, which severely limited my choices but since it was after 8 pm on a Sunday and i was staying in the hotel attached to the restaurant I didn't have a lot of choice. I ended up ordering the barramundi filets with snowpeas, which was fine. Don't think I'd go back though.

Thank Jerome B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 188 Elizabeth St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9281 5565
Fully licensed and BYO(WINE ONLY) Harry's is world renowned for quality Queensland Mud Crab delivered directly from several fishermen; this together with the consistent quality cooking of live seafood, and regional Asian cuisine, has placed Harry's Singapore Chilli Crab Restaurant on the world map.

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