A suburb with the best Thai restaurant strip in Australia, regional Chinese dining and the best picks from the ambitious Darling Square precinct.
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One of the few places in the centre of town where you can try Nanjing specialties. If you’re into duck, this is the spot for you.
Buttery roti stuffed with curies, kebab-style. And string hoppers made with sourdough batter at Sydney’s newest food precinct.
The chicken here is twice baked, not fried. Get it spicy or served with powdered cheese.
A Haymarket diner that offers a rare chance to try genuine Uighur cuisine.
The meal deal here will get you one of the best Chinese noodle soups in Sydney, a decent-sized side and a drink.
Ramen worth sitting in a food court for.
The second location for the Marrickville favourite.
Dumplings and hand-pulled noodles in a beloved Haymarket joint inspired by north-western China.
Inspired by a traditional Japanese farm or mountain house, with takeaway bento boxes and fine-dining level mains.
One of the few spots in Sydney to try genuine northern-style Thai food.
A Thaitown favourite, with rockin' grilled chicken.
Start with silky wontons, move onto a chilli-laced fish soup and finish with glutinous rice cakes coated in brown sugar.
A wildly popular chain from China repping the flavours of Sichuan in the middle of the CBD.
A Japanese matcha house with curries, sundaes, lattes and more, made with powder from the mountains of Shizuoka.
A cafe with a dual identity: Western cafe staples plus Indonesian mee goreng and coffee.
For fast-paced, real-deal Thai.
In the heart of Pitt Street’s Thai town, the Chat Thai family dynasty has established Sydney’s first Thai grocer/cafe.
Celebrating both the traditional and the new cuisine of Hong Kong.
Affordable Malaysian food with a range of flavoured roti. If you don't get in before the lunchtime rush you can expect to queue for a while.
A decades-old Cantonese institution with some of the best yum cha in town.
A swish and enormous Chinese restaurant with an exceptional yum cha service.
This CBD stalwart is one of the oldest and best yum cha restaurants in town.
Spanish wine, chorizo burgers and ringside seating at this pretty burgundy-coloured eatery.
The crisp-skinned suckling pork is slow-roasted for 14 hours and comes stuffed in a roll, plus there’s other tasty lunch dishes under $16.
Luxurious pies and sundaes at the cult bakery’s tiny Darling Square location.
Subtly sweet French pastry with an Asian flair.
A restaurant named after a Sydney institution's most famous dish.
A Chinese-Macanese hotpot restaurant aiming to elevate the steamboat experience.
A high-end restaurant chain serving Peking duck and north-eastern Chinese specialties you can’t find elsewhere.
A flash cocktail bar in a dingy Chinatown alley that comes with fried things on sticks, including … spaghetti.
Korean barbeque that’s all about premium meats, side dishes and soju.
A restaurant by the host of the world’s biggest TV dating show serves spicy Sichuan noodle soup and dumplings.
Southern-style pho, chargrilled meats and raw beef from one of the inner city’s first Vietnamese chefs.
The brand’s first Australian outlet is a gigantic-hotpot joint. With robots.
Hokkien-style Penang home cooking.
Play “Donkey Kong” with one hand while you hold a Fatal Fury in the other.
Thai food that pulls no punches.
Red Pepper and Sparrow Mill serves Korean-style chicken.
Seriously hot Sichuan food.
A no-frills Chinese restaurant serving the favourites and then some.
Authentic, late-night Thai.
A restaurant in Haymarket specialising in southern Thai cuisine.