Where to Find the Best Yum Cha in Sydney
Mums & Bubs
If you're a fan of delicious, bite-sized Chinese treats served with a side of tea and a side of culture, you're in for a treat when looking for the best yum cha in Sydney!
Sydney, with its rich multicultural tapestry, offers some of the most authentic and delectable yum cha experiences you can find outside of China. Get ready for a taste sensation, where tradition meets culinary artistry at the best yum cha restaurants in Sydney.
Where to Find the Best Yum Cha in Sydney
1. East Ocean
If your children are seafood lovers like my son is, then this is the place for you. East Ocean, also located in Chinatown, has the most wonderful selection of seafood dumplings and specialty dishes and has a fabulous atmosphere. For those less keen on seafood don’t be dismayed! East Ocean also offers a variety of traditional vegetarian and meat dishes.
Location: Level1/421-429 Sussex St, Haymarket
We can’t speak highly enough of the Phoenix restaurants when it comes to yum cha. While they’re a little more pricey than the Chinatown yum cha restaurants, they offer a predictably good menu with a few creative twists that you won’t find elsewhere. Extremely delicious food and with several locations across Sydney, you just can't go wrong.
Location: Sydney CBD, Zetland, and Rhodes.
3. The Palace Chinese Restaurant
The Palace Chinese Restaurant is a classic spot for yum cha in Sydney that has been serving its loyal diners for over 40 years.
The Palace are known for their wide variety of dim sum dishes, as well as its fresh, high-quality ingredients. Their sticky rice parcels and cheong fun (rice noodle rolls) are local favourites, and their yum cha offering comes in 80 different varieties of steamed, deep-fried, baked, sweet, savoury and spicy dim sums to choose from!
Location: 133/145 Castlereagh Street
4. King Dynasty
If you’re on the Northside and looking for the best yum cha in Sydney, then look no further than King Dynasty located in Chatswood Westfield. Children will love the golden dragon wall feature and the chandeliers. King Dynasty offers an amazing selection of very traditional yum cha dishes that won’t disappoint.
Location: 600/1 Anderson Street, Chatswood
5. The Eight
If you're looking for a modern twist on traditional yum cha in Sydney, head to The Eight in Haymarket.
This elegant restaurant boasts a stunning interior and an extensive menu. Their creative take on dim sum, like the truffle and mushroom dumplings, will tantalise your taste buds. The Eight is where tradition meets innovation, and the result is simply delicious!
Location: 9-13 Hay Street, Haymarket
6. Mr. Wong
For a super-stylish offering of yum cha in Sydney, you can't go past this trendy Merivale establishment. A hidden yum cha gem in a CBD alleyway, the dim sum at Mr. Wong shuns the traditional trolley delivery and instead serves yum cha off the menu, fresh from the kitchen. Specialising in seafood, the Mr. Wong menu offers a modern twist that will delight your senses. Served 10:30-12 on weekends.
Location: 3 Bridge Lane, Sydney
7. Golden Unicorn
Tucked away in Sydney's Eastern suburbs, this buzzing Chinese restaurant offers a huge, fresh yum cha selection that never disappoints. Golden Unicorn is a local favourite for its steaming hot dumplings, classic dishes and attentive service. It is great value too!
Location: 2/193 Maroubra Road, Maroubra
8. The Dynasty
Don't let the location fool you! Hiding in Canterbury Leagues Club, The Dynasty offers an immersive yum cha dining experience with lush interiors and inspired decor that gives the impression you are adrift on a lagoon. Thankfully they also serve a delicious, authentic yum cha selection all prepared in-house. Dynasty gets busy on the weekends so be prepared to wait, but their yum cha is worth it!
Location: 26 Bridge Road, Belmore
9. Vinh Phat
Another hot contender for the best yum cha in Sydney, Vinh Phat have been serving hungry diner delicious morsels of heavenly flavours for over 30 years.
Their dumplings are handmade to perfection, and the variety of fillings will leave you spoiled for choice.
Location: 12/10 Hughes St, Cabramatta
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