Category Archives: CBD – Haymarket

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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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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Hakata-Maru Ramen, Haymarket

I am loving all the new options popping up in Sydney for ramen and have heard about Hakata-Maru Ramen, which is in the Market City food court and is a strong contender for one of the tastiest food court versions in town. They serve up the same Hakata style ramen as the more pricey Ippudo, with hearty tonkotsu pork bone broth and thin, straight noodles.

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The Sandwich Hero – Super Sandwich Deliveries!

Is it a bird? Or a plane? No, it’s Superman…or one of his many superhero friends riding a Vespa and holding a sandwich! The Sandwich Hero is one of the most interesting food services to shake up Sydney, offering sandwich deliveries from superheroes to the many CBD offices throughout Sydney.

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Ramen Ikkyu, Haymarket

There’s been a lot of fanfare in the foodie world over the newest ramen bar on the block – Ramen Ikkyu, tucked away in a corner of the Sussex Centre Food Court. It is run by the ex-head chef of Blancharu (a French-Japanese fusion restaurant in Elizabeth Bay) and when I heard that he had opened up a ramen bar in Chinatown, I was dying to try it out because I’d heard rave reviews about the ramen at Blancharu. I was a bit worried because I had also heard that the chef’s business plan is to only produce 150 bowls of ramen every day and to close up the store when they have all been sold – but luckily on the night we decided to drop by, they hadn’t sold out yet by 8.30pm and we were able to sneak in a late ramen dinner.

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