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Emperor's Garden

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96-100 Hay St | Haymarket, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9211 2135
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07:00 - 01:30
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Pacific Coast Australia, Australia
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Last weekend, my partner surprised me with a lunch at Emperor's Garden. He purchased a '10-dishes lunch for two' on Groupon. The semi-large restaurant is upstairs, above the Chinese bakery where you can buy delicious "emperor's puffs". After you are seated, the waiter will give you a steaming pot of Chinese tea and tap water. The dishes are served randomly... More 

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Thank Michael S
Hobart, Australia
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217 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We often go here when in Sydney for Yum Cha and they always have the best food. It is not that different, the usual Yum Cha, but we did get something we had not had before which was the string beans with chili and mince. This was amazing and so full of flavour with crunchy perfectly cooked beans. The tea... More 

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Thank WorldTraveller5star
England, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for a Yum Cha lunch with family before heading to the Spirit Of Anzac exhibition in Darling Harbour... The food as it came out was very nice (albeit not the hottest) after a few courses we were then presented with a menu to be able to select what we wanted rather than only what was available on the trolley.... More 

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Thank Oz2777
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really awful service, the waiter was pretty rude and not friendly at all. BBQ duck was served within 5 minutes, but it was really cold inside, like they just got it from the freezer and put into oven for a minute. The food was just average, didn't worth that money for sure. Strongly not recommended.

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Thank Dmitri L
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

At a little hole in the wall between their restaurant and bakery they sell "cream puffs" at 35c each,3 for $1 or 18 for $5. These little fresh cooked, watch them coming out of the amazing piece of engineering that is the cooker,delights are well worth waiting in the queue for!

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Thank Kev. C
New England
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387 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm surprised at the reviews of this place. We like visiting Chinatown in every city we go to and always get a dim sum meal. So at $20 pp we had all the tea and dumplings we could eat here. We found it filling, appetizing, and conveniently located in Chinatown for our visit there.

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Thank GrnMtnGirl79
Alameda, California
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120 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant because it is v. convenient in Sydney Chinatown and boy were we disappointed on their service and the food. The waiters were unfriendly to customers( may be we didn't dressed well enough to eat this restaurant), somehow we didn't felt that we were welcome when we walked into the restaurant. We ordered two dishes, one of... More 

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Thank John1516
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Scoopon deal No Scoop. The restaurant has definitely changed from its hay day. Need a good paint and clean up. Not a buzzing yum cha it used to be. Food ordinary not like Sky Phoenix, Iron Chef Cabramatta or Marigold!

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Thank Roxy2533
Campbelltown, Australia
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

We were looking forward to yum Cha. Been before but never again. Shoved in an out of the way table where trolleys could not go. Impersonal and unfriendly and perfunctory service. Did I mention overpriced. There are so many yum Cha choices in Chinatown. Don't choose this one.

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Thank takemetotheworld
Quezon City, Philippines
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Best siumai (siomai) I ever tasted (and we have great ones where I live). I really don't know why. Family also loved the prawn and other fried dumplings and even fell in (a long) line for their cream puffs. Overall, a fun food trip for the family.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 01:30
Monday
07:00 - 01:30
Tuesday
07:00 - 01:30
Wednesday
07:00 - 01:30
Thursday
07:00 - 01:30
Friday
07:00 - 01:30
Saturday
07:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 96-100 Hay St | Haymarket, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9211 2135

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Staying in Chinatown

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Chinatown
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 window to Asian sweets and bakeries, there is something for all tastes. Paddy’s Markets is the largest flea market in Sydney where you can find souvenirs, clothing, gifts and fruit and vegetables at unbeatable prices. At night, Chinatown comes alive with entertainment including theatre, nightclubs and bars that are open until the early morning.
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