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East Ocean Restaurant

Stanley House 421 Sussex St | Haymarket, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9212 4198
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  • Excellent13%
  • Very good36%
  • Average17%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible21%
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“dim sum” (23 reviews)
“yum cha lunch” (5 reviews)
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Chinese, Seafood, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Stanley House 421 Sussex St | Haymarket, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got into this restaurant on our last day in Syndey for lunch. It was very busy and the smells were inviting.. there was a kind of buffet lunch, different dishes from the trolleys.. we wanted a Peking Duck so ordered from the menu. Also...More

Thank Isi_99_100
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for dinner last night, food is ridiculously expensive, can get far superior service and quality elsewhere.

Thank wishbonenewcastle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recalled having lunch at this restaurant in Chinatown more than 12 years ago and memories of this restaurant is quite good. Also we were advised by a chef working in another Chinese restaurant in Sydney to try this restaurant for dim sum lunch. 4...More

Thank Peter N
Reviewed 11 December 2017

We visited the East ocean at the weekend for dinner around 8.00pm.Its on the first floor and is a barn of a place, must have over a 100 tables, but only had about 25 customers, which probably should have told us something ,on an else...More

Thank 222StephenM222
EastOcean, Public Relations Manager at East Ocean Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2017

Dear 222StephenM222, First of all, thanks for taking your time to give us a review - we appreciate every feedback. We apologise for the experience you had that night, can you please provide more information about your dine (i.e.. manager's name, date and the dishes...More

Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

$186 for 2 entree 3 main and rice! Food was luke warm, slow service despite only three tables with clients.... atmosphere below average.... wouldn’t recommend!

1  Thank Marianne Lloyd P
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Three very good friends and I stopped in for dinner. The couple are Chinese and always order excellent choices. Service was superb. Food was excellent. Peking duck. Cooked in two different ways. Satay chicken fillet. Beans that where to die for. Some kind of fish....More

Thank John M
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Happened to be in the city one weeknight and decided to visit East Ocean. After reading the reviews, even though they were not that good, we still decided to visit. What a Mistake to Make! The service was very poor, trying to attract attention from...More

1  Thank Belinda C
Reviewed 6 October 2017

If you are not chinese you get crap service. We were ignored despite really obvious polite requests for assistance. We were a table of ten ,5 x 50 year olds, & 5 late teens. Not exactly trouble! Staff were only interested in 2 private rooms...More

Thank mickainsw0rth
EastOcean, Public Relations Manager at East Ocean Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Hi mickainsw0rth, First of all, we would like to thank you for dropping by and giving us a feedback. We apologise for the experience you and your table and we definitely want to understand the situation a bit better. Would you be able to provide...More

Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Had a business dinner earlier, the services weren’t that good as staff were running around confused and lost...restaurant was full and short of staff, food wasn’t that great too...More

Thank Bunny M
EastOcean, Public Relations Manager at East Ocean Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Hi Bunny M, Thanks for visiting us and giving us your feedback. We appreciate and value every customer's feedback, so thank you for leaving yours! Can you please provide more details on your visit? (ie. time, date and the floor manager's name (if you recall))....More

Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Wouldn’t eat here again. The fried rice was so dry and hard, the vegetables were undercooked, food portions were very small and service was terrible!More

Thank acidbun
EastOcean, Public Relations Manager at East Ocean Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Hi acidbun, Thanks for dropping by and giving us your review - your feedback is much appreciated! We value customer service as our priority, so we sincerely apologise for the experience you had that day. In order for us to improve our dish quality can...More

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
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Questions & Answers
Audrey G
9 August 2016|
Response from Summer T | Reviewed this property |
Yes absolutely. The range of food they have is very wide. There is heaps plus you can order off the menu too.
17 December 2015|
Response from EastOcean | Property representative |
Hello WavertonBelle, Thank you for taking out your time to respond. I will be following up with the operations team in regards to that night. If possible, can you please provide your email address so I can follow up with... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$39
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Stanley House 421 Sussex St | Haymarket, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9212 4198
Located in the heart of Chinatown, East Ocean Restaurant was established in 1985 and has since been known as the most authentic Chinese restaurant in Sydney. We are committed to offering our patrons high-quality and authentic Chinese cuisines.East Ocean specialises in live seafood cooking. We keep live lobsters, king crabs, mud crabs, abalone, pipis, king prawns, and large variety of fishes in temperature-controlled tanks. All our seafood is guaranteed to be fresh and of excellent quality.In addition to its extensive live seafood menu, East Ocean Restaurant is also famous for its Yum Cha. In 2010, The Sydney Morning Herald rated East Ocean Restaurant as one of the top 10 Yum Cha restaurants in Sydney. East Ocean was also a finalist in the Best Chinese Restaurant 2010 category by The Australian Restaurant and Catering Association.Since 2009, East Ocean Restaurant broke through the barrier of Chinese dining culture by introducing the wine drinking culture together with Chinese cuisine. With our extensive experience in matching Australian, French and Italian red and white wines with our menu, we are confident that our patrons will have the utmost experience in Chinese dining. In 2010, East Ocean Restaurant was awarded 2 Wine Glasses by the Gourmet Traveler Wine in the Wine List of the Year category for its comprehensive selection, wine knowledge, and its ability to match Australian and French wines with authentic Chinese cuisines.We are proud to receive the well accredited 2013 Gourmet Traveller Wine list Award of the year, again... a well deserved 2 Glass rating!
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