The largest Chinatown in all of Australia, Sydney's Chinatown offers a wide selection of ethnic shopping and dining choices and is very easy to access by public transport. It is a great place for taking photos, and discovering some great bargains.
Many years ago, Sydney's Chinese centre was located in Darling Harbour and prior to that, the The Rocks. Around 1920 it began to establish itself in its current location of Haymarket at the southern end of the Central Business District. You will enjoy strolling down the pedestrian only Dixon Street, which forms the heart of Chinatown. Each end of the street welcomes you with an ornate Chinese gateway called a Paifang. You will find a variety of authentic Chinese restaurants along with numerous shops selling everything from produce to Chinese herbal remedies, housewares, clothing and more.
Be sure to see the Golden Water Mouth, a sculpture made from a dead tree trunk located at the corner of George and Hay Street. Chinese tradition believes it brings good fortune to the community. Also worth a visit is the Chinese Friendship Gardens on Harbour Street.
An extra special time for visiting Chinatown is during the three week Chinese New Year in January and/or February when you will see all kinds of celebrations and parades; in fact Sydney has some of the best Chinese New Year festivities outside of Asia.
Facts For Your VisitFee:
May differ on holidays
- Monday: Open 24 hours
- Tuesday: Open 24 hours
- Wednesday: Open 24 hours
- Thursday: Open 24 hours
- Friday: Open 24 hours
- Saturday: Open 24 hours
- Sunday: Open 24 hours
Address: 82/84 Dixon St, Haymarket NSW 2000, Australia
Official Website: Chinatown Sydney
Ratedout of 5
The go-to spot for the best Chinese food! Countless restaurants open late, so you're never hungry on this lively street. Lighting and cleanliness could be a bit better, but the variety of options makes up for it. Chinatown Sydney is the ultimate destination for a tasty Chinese feast, and the bustling atmosphere adds to the experience.
Cooper - 7 days ago
A great place to visit for a new experience. Try the Night Market for some crazy street food. Or get fruit and vegetables and bargains from Paddy's Market. Hint. Get custom made leather belts while you wait at stall 270
Daryl Raverty - 2 months ago
There are many good tasting food there with reasonable price. But the Chinatown is actually very small. The whole road is like 200 meters. I don’t know if I missed any part of it but that’s all I can see.
Mi Hoang - 1 month ago
Great Place to eat! Plenty of Options to choose from. Its close to Paddy's Market as well. Its good just to sit and relax and enjoy the view. If you are in the City make sure to visit Chinatown!
Raymund - 4 months ago
Vibrant, exotic and endlessly interesting. Good food, good vibes and right in the CBD. I have a fondness for this place and visit often.
Peter Chroma - 1 month ago
Accommodations near Chinatown Sydney:
|Train Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|Light Rail L2||Chinatown||4 minutes|
|Light Rail L1||Capitol Square||2 minutes|
How to get to Chinatown Sydney by Train
By Light Rail L1: From Capitol Square Station, proceed west on Hay Street, cross George Street and continue to the South Gate on Dixon Street.
By Light Rail L2: From Chinatown Station on L2, walk south on George Street, go left on Hay Street, continue to the South Gate on Dixon
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