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The Eight Modern Chinese Restaurant

9-13 Hay St | 9-13 Hay St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9282 9988
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good37%
  • Average22%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible13%
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“dim sum” (14 reviews)
“har gow” (3 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
9-13 Hay St | 9-13 Hay St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited The Eight for lunch with a large group after making a 12pm booking a week prior. Upon arrival at the restaurant at 12pm sharp I was told to wait for a table to become available. Had I known that making a booking meant nothing...More

Thank Regina C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came for a wedding reception. Several of our table's glassware had bits of dried orange juice pulp on it- disgusting! When we asked the staff for new glasses, they were scathing and rude. Ended up having to get glasses ourselves. The food was terrible too-...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We invited 10 friends to have dinner at this restaurant two weeks ago and we ordered a banquet menu for 12 people. The price was vey reasonable and the food was great, the menu came with Piglet as appetizer, shark fin soup, Australian abalone with...More

Thank John1516
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Such a busy restaurant with a vast array of yum char on offer. The food and variety was excellent BUT the trolley servers were too aggressive.

Thank Narelle M
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Go early for yum cha to avoid the crowds and you may get some service. Food was average, you will get the selection of the normal yum cha dishes. There were a lot of the food trollies and they were quite frequent at our table....More

Thank SIanchong
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Service was quick and food OK. But charged us for six teas when we had none. And refused to fully refund us after we had paid and saw the bill. Only gave back less than half in cash and told us it was a "cover...More

Thank newb21
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Book a table and I confirmed with person on the phone date and time. We we arrived for our special dinner at the restaurant was told that there was a function and hole restaurant was booked for function. I told them that I had phoned...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Some of the city's best dim sum, this restuarant definitely won't go wrong... Excellent service and serve up with many killer signature dishes - their dishes are freshly made of good quality ingredients. It’s definitely good value for money, I’m impressed by their professional, friendly...More

Thank jentwl
Reviewed 2 August 2017

We decided to have Yum Cha here for a Friday lunch, hoping for delicious food. Walking in I assumed the restaurant must be really fantastic since it was so packed with public! I was so dissapointed however at the service. We hadn't even reached our...More

1  Thank theminiaturekitchen
Reviewed 31 July 2017

I used to work across the road and came to The 8 for yum cha all the time. The service was excellent as was the food. So, when I heard we would be going there on Saturday night for our function I was ecstatic. How...More

1  Thank unionista
Tiger-flanked archways on Dixon Street mark the
entrance to the “little Asia” of Sydney. A walk
through Chinatown is a feast for the senses where
aromas, tastes, sounds and visions of dancing tigers
transport you to a different world. Chinatown visitors
can expect a melting pot of Asian food at the
neighbourhood's specialty delis and groceries. From
yum cha to handmade noodles, BBQ ducks hanging in the
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Alex T
22 March 2015|
Response from Peter D |
That's probably about right. We ate there today. Had 7 dishes plus tea and it was just over $70. Quality food though. I would say this is on par with Mr Wong and there you can pay up to $18 for a steam basket of 4 dumplings.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$23 - US$63
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9-13 Hay St | 9-13 Hay St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9282 9988
  • E-mail
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