Despite it having simple tables and a basic shop front on George Street, the constant crowd of uni students, families and office workers indicates the fantastic flavours of Pho Pasteur. The menu is a ...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/haymarket/restaurant/pho-pasteur
Food and wine in Chinatown
Dining in Chinatown and Haymarket
Yum cha, ramen, dumplings, crispy duck, salt'n'pepper squid, tapioca pearls or just a simple chilli chicken stir-fry? From Cantonese to Malaysian, Thai to Vietnamese, the melting pot of eateries, dumpling houses and neon-lit food in Chinatown and Haymarket are downright irresistible.
Best spots to eat and drink
All times of the day and night, Haymarket's Chinatown is busy serving up a kaleidoscope of Asian tastes, textures, food and wine. Grab your chopsticks and dive in.
If dumplings appeal, wait in line for a table at Din Tai Fung in World Square. This busy, in-and-out Chinese eatery specialises in pork dumplings, or choose from nine other fillings including prawns, crab, mushrooms and vegetables.
In Chinatown, check out Red Chilli if you can handle heat while Golden Century, a Cantonese institution open until 4am, will sort out any late-night reveller craving a post-clubbing plate of salt'n'pepper squid. BBQ King, open since 1979, is a must for Peking duck and barbeque pork. At Mamak on Goulburn Street, when you scoop up a delectable kari ayam with a soft folded roti, prepare to be transported to the sights and smells of Kuala Lumpur.
High ceilings and opulent marble characterises The Haymarket Hotel, a lounge bar located in a former bank on George Street.
Down on Dixon Street, Malaysian restaurant More More Cha is also famous for its roti (there's even a YouTube clip of Super Roti Man doing his thing on their website) or head to Arisun for a Korean beer and a sweet and spicy fried chicken.
Expect great food and wine (sake-style, naturally) in the nearby Darling Quarter. Slurp a laksa at the Nok Nok Thai Eating House, try over 100 varieties of sushi at Umi Sushi and Udon or enjoy the French/Vietnamese fushion fare at Taste Baguette.
Spanish tapas bars along Liverpool Street include Capitan Torres and subterranean Miro, both consistently good. If jugs of punch, disco beats and soul food appeal, so will small bar Goodgod on the same street.
Taking residence in the former Paddy McGuires Pub, the designers of the new Yardhouse Bar and Brasserie have retained the building's old-worldly charm. Positioned close to the Capitol theatre, the men...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/haymarket/restaurant/yardhouse-bar-and-brasserie
Sharing the art and passion of authentic Sichuan cooking, Spicy Panda is a great new addition to the array of restaurants in Sydney's China Town, offering a signature dish of diced rabbit with cucumbe...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/haymarket/restaurant/spicy-panda
This sparkling, modern restaurant is one of Chinatown's brightest yum cha stars as well as offering an exceptional a la carte restaurant menu with an emphasis on seafood. The 400-seater East Ocean is ...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/haymarket/restaurant/east-ocean-restaurant
Thainatown, a low-key, constantly buzzing Thai joint in Chinatown, serves foodies, students and Thai expats alike. The restaurant offers the usual menu of green curry and crying tiger, but it also ser...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/haymarket/restaurant/thainatown
Enjoy steaming plates of yum cha and seafood dishes at Golden Harbour Restaurant in the heart of Haymarket's Chinatown. Traditional and exotic flavours are served in a relaxed and friendly environment...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/haymarket/restaurant/golden-harbour-restaurant
Hidden upstairs among the cluster of Asian restaurants in Haymarket, Red Chilli Sichuan Restaurant offers an extensive menu of live lobster, meat and banquets. Open for lunch and dinner seven days, cl...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/haymarket/restaurant/red-chilli-sichuan-restaurant
Walking into Yok Yor is like walking into a bustling Thai construction site but instead of building houses, the hard hatted chefs create delicious Thai meals. The menu is comprehensive, including Thai...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/haymarket/restaurant/yok-yor-thai-food-factory
Trawling live seafood and crustaceans direct from the ocean and onto tables up until 2am, the Golden Century Restaurant in Chinatown has captured an ambience that treads a fine fishing line between na...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/haymarket/restaurant/golden-century-seafood-restaurant