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Choyan Restaurant

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9 St Johns Ave | Gordon, Sydney, New South Wales 2072, Australia
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11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sun 17:00 - 23:00
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Sydney, Australia
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

I will preface this review by saying that my family have been going to Choyan since it first opened many many years ago. The food is generally very good and all the people are very obliging and lovely. The restaurant itself is great but it has lost a bit of its wow-factor, it seems a bit tired. The tables used... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2015 via mobile

We regularly order from Choyan and have always been satisfied with the food quality. How-ever... Please NEVER order through Menu Log though Choyan is more than happy to use the service, they will take NO responsibility for your over $100 order being 35 minutes late! I have been UTTERLY disappointed with Choyan's handling of our order being over 30 minutes... More 

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Thank EstelleInSydney
Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2015

Excellent Chinese Restaurant on the North Shore. Family business with attentive and friendly service. We have occasionally tried other Chinese restaurants but have found none as good as this one.

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Thank Greynomad_10
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2015

We have been dining at the Choyan for years and the quality of the food is top notch. The staff Eddie, Winnie and Julie are very friendly and go out of their way to make sure you enjoy the night. Birthdays are always special when we go to the Choyan. JT and family

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Thank John T
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2014

This is our local quality Chinese restaurant. Very well established and I suspect the decor has not changed in decades. The friendly experienced staff serve quality food at value prices. Nothing special, just good traditional partially Australianised Chinese that won't disappoint. The sign of a decent Chinese is plenty of Chinese diners, and Choyan is a good example.

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Thank Richardcc_11
Sydney, Australia
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2013

I have grown up with this restaurant- the décor is straight out of 'Muriel's Wedding' and the food is always fantastic. The dried, shredded beef in Mandarin sauce is not to be missed! There are many cheaper options for Chinese on the North Shore but it's definitely worth paying extra for.

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Thank Gatsbygardenia1968
Sydney
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2012

Before I met my husband, I had been going to Choyans for twenty years. Now it’s a family event. The food quality has always been extremely high, and their service is outstanding. I enjoy Choyan because it’s a comforting place. There are not many traditional Chinese restaurants like this anymore in Sydney.

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Thank Stella C
Sydney, Australia
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175 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2012

The Choyan has been offering quality food and service for as long as we can remember, certainly going back to 1965. The food is authentic chinese prepared to a high standard from a varied menu, and service attentive without being over the top. The Choyan is a favourite of our family and we always have a pleasant experience. Value is... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2011

I have been a regular at the Choyan for most of my life now, where I have witnessed management change numerous times, the television and table decor upgrade often, however the food has stayed the same, which is the best thing. The atmosphere of the restaurant is typical of a Chinese restaurant, with a large room with tables dotted around... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$19
Cuisine
Chinese
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 St Johns Ave | Gordon, Sydney, New South Wales 2072, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney

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