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East Ocean Restaurant

) #3,876 of 4,736 Restaurants in Sydney $$ - $$$ Chinese, Seafood, Asian
Stanley House 421 Sussex St | Haymarket, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9212 4198
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  • Excellent12%
  • Very good37%
  • Average18%
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CUISINES
Chinese, Seafood, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Stanley House 421 Sussex St | Haymarket, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The youngsters do a brisk service. The cart ladies serve it up hot. Food is good, prices are reasonable and makes a nice yum cha lunch.

Thank HKeater
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been to EO maybe 4 times in 10 years and I've never had anything other than a good experience and nice meal. This time we lucked out and turned up just before the Sunday yum cha rush got into full swing. The frenetic trolley...More

Thank nicktaz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have only recently discovered this little gem. One of the best yum cha's around . Wonderful vast variety and not just your standard western menu. Food is delicious, service is fast but not with the usual hurry up and leave you seem to encounter...More

Thank amandaok69
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Our experience at this convenient China Town restaurant was very positive. A lot of the latest reviews posted are negative but we couldn't fault the place. We were recommended East Ocean by a friend who eats out very often. The restaurant was was fairly quite...More

1  Thank RonH1963
EastOcean, Public Relations Manager at East Ocean Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Hi RonH1963, Thanks for taking out your time to give us a feedback. We're glad you enjoyed your experience with us, especially the Wagyu Beef and Salt & Pepper Calamari. We're definitely looking forward to your next return! Regards, East Ocean Team

Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Good delicious, service excellent and very reasonably priced! We went for yum cha lunch, it was so good we went back for dinner.

1  Thank Geewebber
EastOcean, Public Relations Manager at East Ocean Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Hi Geewebber, You can never have enough! Thanks for sharing your experience and we're looking forward to your next visit! Regards, East Ocean Team

Reviewed 5 June 2017

The dumpling dishes were served COLD! The chicken feet served COLD! For two people we've been charged for $70, felt like ate nothing! Not going back for sure, wouldn't recommend it to any of my friends.More

1  Thank twomd
EastOcean, Public Relations Manager at East Ocean Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Hi Twomd, Thanks for taking out your time to give us your review. We apologise for the experience you had and we would like to rectify the incident ASAP. Can you please provide further details on your dining experience (ie. date, time and manager's name)...More

Reviewed 28 May 2017

Upon arrival we were vaguely waved to a table. The table was for a larger group but wasn't a problem for us. After looking at menus for a while instead of asking what we would like the waitress asked if we wanted to move. We...More

1  Thank Sarah G
EastOcean, Public Relations Manager at East Ocean Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Hi Sarah G, First of all we would like to apologise for the dining experience you had with us. We thank you for taking time to let us know your experience. Our team strives to provide outstanding service and food at all times and are...More

Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Table was dirty to start with. We had to find staff to serve us as we kept getting ignored (table of 14 people). Drinks never showed up, and staff didn't know how to make drinks (even ones in the menu). Took forever to order food...More

Thank David M
EastOcean, Public Relations Manager at East Ocean Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2017

Dear David M, Thanks for taking out your time to give us your feedback. We sincerely apologise for the experience you had with us. Can you please provide more details (ie. date and time) of your dining experience? We would like to find out more...More

Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

If my friends weren't with me I'd have left already. Worst service ever. Maybe there will be some food to review eventually. Hope it takes less time to bring the food than take the order.More

Thank Merryn S
EastOcean, Public Relations Manager at East Ocean Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2017

Hi Merryn S, We would like to apologise for the experience you had with us. Can you please provide more details of your dining experience (ie. time and date of dining) so we can nut out any misunderstandings and resolve any issues ASAP. We constantly...More

Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Once we sat down I then realised that the carpet didn't match the clean table cloths . The food was mediocre- very bland actually and the toilets were also filthy. The staff constantly pushing trolleys of food at you without 5 mins to even look...More

Thank Linyep
EastOcean, Public Relations Manager at East Ocean Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2017

Hi Linyep, First of all, we would like to apologise for the experience you had with us - we take pride in our service and quality so we definitely want to put your needs first before anything else. Please don't let this experience be the...More

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Tiger-flanked archways on Dixon Street mark the
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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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Audrey G
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Response from Summer T | Reviewed this property |
Yes absolutely. The range of food they have is very wide. There is heaps plus you can order off the menu too.
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WavertonBelle
17 December 2015|
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Response from EastOcean | Property representative |
Hello WavertonBelle, Thank you for taking out your time to respond. I will be following up with the operations team in regards to that night. If possible, can you please provide your email address so I can follow up with... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$3 - US$40
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 00:00
Monday
10:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 00:00
Thursday
10:00 - 00:00
Friday
10:00 - 00:00
Saturday
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Stanley House 421 Sussex St | Haymarket, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9212 4198
Description
Located in the heart of Chinatown, East Ocean Restaurant was established in 1985 and has since been known as the most authentic Chinese restaurant in Sydney. We are committed to offering our patrons high-quality and authentic Chinese cuisines.East Ocean specialises in live seafood cooking. We keep live lobsters, king crabs, mud crabs, abalone, pipis, king prawns, and large variety of fishes in temperature-controlled tanks. All our seafood is guaranteed to be fresh and of excellent quality.In addition to its extensive live seafood menu, East Ocean Restaurant is also famous for its Yum Cha. In 2010, The Sydney Morning Herald rated East Ocean Restaurant as one of the top 10 Yum Cha restaurants in Sydney. East Ocean was also a finalist in the Best Chinese Restaurant 2010 category by The Australian Restaurant and Catering Association.Since 2009, East Ocean Restaurant broke through the barrier of Chinese dining culture by introducing the wine drinking culture together with Chinese cuisine. With our extensive experience in matching Australian, French and Italian red and white wines with our menu, we are confident that our patrons will have the utmost experience in Chinese dining. In 2010, East Ocean Restaurant was awarded 2 Wine Glasses by the Gourmet Traveler Wine in the Wine List of the Year category for its comprehensive selection, wine knowledge, and its ability to match Australian and French wines with authentic Chinese cuisines.We are proud to receive the well accredited 2013 Gourmet Traveller Wine list Award of the year, again... a well deserved 2 Glass rating!
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