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Emperor's Garden

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96-100 Hay St | Haymarket, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9211 2135
07:00 - 01:30
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New England
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390 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I'm surprised at the reviews of this place. We like visiting Chinatown in every city we go to and always get a dim sum meal. So at $20 pp we had all the tea and dumplings we could eat here. We found it filling, appetizing, and conveniently located in Chinatown for our visit there.

Thank GrnMtnGirl79
Alameda, California
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120 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited this restaurant because it is v. convenient in Sydney Chinatown and boy were we disappointed on their service and the food. The waiters were unfriendly to customers( may be we didn't dressed well enough to eat this restaurant), somehow we didn't felt that we were welcome when we walked into the restaurant. We ordered two dishes, one of... More 

Thank John1516
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Scoopon deal No Scoop. The restaurant has definitely changed from its hay day. Need a good paint and clean up. Not a buzzing yum cha it used to be. Food ordinary not like Sky Phoenix, Iron Chef Cabramatta or Marigold!

Thank Roxy2533
Campbelltown, Australia
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking forward to yum Cha. Been before but never again. Shoved in an out of the way table where trolleys could not go. Impersonal and unfriendly and perfunctory service. Did I mention overpriced. There are so many yum Cha choices in Chinatown. Don't choose this one.

Thank takemetotheworld
Quezon City, Philippines
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best siumai (siomai) I ever tasted (and we have great ones where I live). I really don't know why. Family also loved the prawn and other fried dumplings and even fell in (a long) line for their cream puffs. Overall, a fun food trip for the family.

Thank Ruby D
Sydney, Australia
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43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch here today as part of a large family booking. After initially making the booking and advising the restaurant of having prams and disabled people in our group, we were told the only tables available were upstairs. After 20 minutes of negotiating with the restaurant to accept our business downstairs we went in. Never in my life have... More 

Thank shrek73
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We went there for a Yum Cha today using a Groupon voucher. Initially the staff didn't want to honour the voucher as a walk in and no prior booking. This wasn't a good start, and when we were finally seated the staff were put out that we hadn't registered our voucher with them. It went down hill from there. We... More 

Thank Bob M
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263 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

We went here for my husband birthday, staff are great serves are large and tasty. Bathrooms clean very happy with the service loved everything that they served us no complaints it was a fun night

Thank Rhonda C
Cherokee Village, Arkansas, USA
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Never been to China but this restaurant has authentic Chinese cooks and great cuisine. Loved the prawns and always love Chinese vegetables. Very nice atmosphere. Great service and nice people.

Redcliffe, Queensland, Australia
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196 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

We do like our yum cha and this has always been a favourite restaurant of mine from when I lived in Sydney 36 years ago. It is still there, still going strong and a must when I visit Sydney. I have now shared with my husband and it is a favourite with him too. Just delicious yum cha.

Thank SD E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Chinese, Asian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 01:30
07:00 - 01:30
07:00 - 01:30
07:00 - 01:30
07:00 - 01:30
07:00 - 01:30
07:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 96-100 Hay St | Haymarket, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9211 2135

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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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