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Sydney Food Tour: A Taste of Chinatown
Ranked #132 of 528 things to do in Sydney
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 5 August 2014

My Rotary club members travelled to Sydney, Australia last May 28th to June 12th for the Rotary International Convention. We stayed in various hotels around Sydney but my friend and I decided to stay at Holiday Inn located in Chinatown in Sydney. The hotel was just in the corner of Chinatown where several dozens of ethnic restaurants are scattered in 5 streets. There are several shopping malls around and they have an amazing food court where you can eat to your heart's content for A$10.00 and the dish you ordered will be prepared fresh for you in 10 minutes waiting time. Their food court is not the typical North American food court where the food was displayed and you have no idea how long the food has been reheat. The hard part is trying to decide which dish you want to order. We happened to stay on a Friday night at the hotel and the whole Chinatown was buzzing with vendors and food kiosk from 6pm till 12pm for their Chinatown flea market. Across the street from the hotel is Paddington market under a huge building 3 stories high and this is where you can shop till you drop as the prices are fantastic. I end up buying a new big suitcase at Paddington for A$32 and filled it up with items I purchased which only cost me a total of A$300.00 total from Ugg boots to Sheep skin throw rug, to Chinese brocade dinner jacket to Korean made shoes to Australian t-shirts, etc. I thought I will end up going back to Canada without any shopping because we cannot find any cheaper items to shop in the various department stores across Sydney.
For those who are planning to visit Sydney, make it a point to visit Chinatown.
Victoria Ewert of Edmonton

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Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

The restaurants workers are working hard to make you choose them. The speed is up, and the food is rushed. I got the noodle soup and chicken. Although good in taste, I was not impressed by the pot of noodles that took up my whole table.

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Reviewed 28 July 2014

I've been to Chinatowns in lots of places in various parts of the world. They're pretty much the same, except in size. The one in Sydney tends to keep the touristed part of their Chinatown in one area that has a lot of good restaurants. The food here is quite good and a bargain compared to much other food available in Sydney. And the plus is that it is close to Darling Harbour and other parts of town where visitors might want to be.

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Reviewed 22 July 2014

Great for a good feed especially on a Friday night when the markets are on. If you don't like crowds don't go but otherwise great to be amongst it.

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Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

It is a great place for you to buy souvenirs, health supplements and abalone. It is not a big place though. However, you really can get very good bargain and of course, there are so many delicious Asian food there. I remember seeing the long queue for Mamak Malaysian Roti even though the restaurant was not opened. You can find all sorts of Chinese food there too. Lanolin oil is available in almost all the duty free shops.

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