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New Tai Yuen Restaurant

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Golden Harbour Building 31 Dixon St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9212 5244
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have visited this restaurant, as a visitor to Sydney, probably much more than a dozen times. The lovely friendly woman out the front remembers me even if it's been 12 months since last I was in Sydney. Whilst I guess it's not the finest Chinese cuisine in Sydney (I have no idea where that might be?), I think it... More 

Thank panamera
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Entrees were less than satisfactory though main meals were tasty. We were fairly early on a Saturday night and there was plenty of room. Meals I felt were expensive at around $24-26 for a standard dish. And 2 mains 2 entrees rice and couple of beers and a glass of wine set us back $100. We were seated downstairs and... More 

Thank wayne r
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

A lady hawks out the front for customers so not my usual type of place, but the food was pretty good, reasonably priced and came quickly.

Thank Drew M
Hayden Way
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

My family used to visit this restaurant regularly some 20 years ago. So when my parents took me to Chinatown on a day out (from Albury) I was very ready for Yum Cha. It appeared that other guests complained when the $15 banquet for 4 (2+2) totaled over $70. As we watched the debate over the bill, a regular customer... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

WARNING: This is the worst yumcha ever. We went there on sunday with my family. They sweet talk you in to sit down and once we did We ordered. It took a long time for the food to come and they actually forgot about ask. I could tell by the expression on the waitresses face. Anyway when the food came,... More 

Thank Mary S
Port Douglas
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79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Had some great Yum Cha here. The lady who was fronting the place was hilarious and we presumed she was an owner (she worked the street really well) turns out she has been an employee there for 33 years. The food was really good, the usual Yum Cha selection and seriously well cooked. She gave us a complimentary small dish... More 

Thank PortDouglasHugo
Norah Head, Australia
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126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

One of our faves in Chinatown Elaine the hostess is a gem and has been there for 23 years, went there during the moon festival and was well treated by all the staff and the sizzling Mongolian chicken is to die for, doesn't look much from the outside but very pleasant atmosphere up stairs.

Thank Sorro63
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

China Town, Sydney, looking for a place to eat. Five people with different tastes makes this a difficult decision. Offered the buffet option at $18 a head which four out of five thought was a great deal. I was skeptical but pleasantly surprised. The venue was clean and tidy, the staff very efficient and friendly. The food was prompt, good... More 

Thank Graham S
Long Valley, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Dixon St is the heart of Chinatown in Sydney and New Tai Yuen is at the start near the gateway. We had lunch there and just sat downstairs, as upstairs seems to be mainly open at night. They offer both Dum Sim and a la carte Chinese for lunch. We had a selection of both. The delivery of the dishes... More 

Thank OziDiver
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

This was the best Chinese food ever eaten. Best experience. The lobster was insanely friendly. Will come back again and agian. Service was welcoming.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Malaysian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Golden Harbour Building 31 Dixon St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9212 5244

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chinatown

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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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