Category Archives: Chinese

Old Town Hong Kong Cuisine, Haymarket

Old Town is just a bit fancier than your regular Hong Kong diner in Chinatown, with a fun fitout that mixes traditional elements of Chinese diner decor (think simple wooden furniture and barbecued meat hanging in glass windows) with exposed brick walls and snapshots of Hong Kong streetscapes plastered on some of the walls.

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China Republic Express Lunch, Town Hall

Our first encounter with the luxe Chinese food at China Republic was earlier this year, where we feasted on their impressive dinner banquet menu. We’re back for seconds, as China Republic have now introduced an Express Lunch menu at several different price points ($25, $30 and $35), which is perfect for the corporate dining crowd or weekend shoppers in the area.

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Waitan, Haymarket

I’ve been to a fair few Chinese restaurants in my time…but hardly any which are as modern and luxe as Waitan, which is up an escalator on Sussex Street and a world away from the bustle of Chinatown.

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New Shanghai, Chatswood Chase

New Shanghai is one of those few Chinese restaurants which just keeps getting better, and has since managed to open 4 branches across Sydney. Tonight we’re visiting their second Chatswood branch which is located in the higher-end Chatswood Chase Shopping Centre (the other one is located in Lemon Grove) and the menu has gotten significantly larger since I last visited a couple years back.

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PappaRich, Chatswood

PappaRich is the newest contender for the most popular Malaysian restaurant in town. The chain hails from Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia and opened up outlets in Victoria before heading up to Sydney, and the Chatswood store is absolutely packed on the Saturday night we went at 5.30pm to queue up for a table for 7. Even though we had got in early, we were one of the last people to be able to wait inside the foyer; diners who came after us were forced to wait in an orderly queue outside in the cold.

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