Chinatown Sydney

There is much to see and do and taste in Sydney's Chinatown

North Gate to Dixon Street in Chinatown
North Gate to Dixon Street in Chinatown cc licensed photo by avlxyz

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.

At the southern end of Dixon Street you will find Market City which has many Asian Specialty shops as well as Sydney's largest Asian supermarket. You will also find the renowned Paddy's Market there.

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.

Nearby attractions: Powerhouse Museum, Capitol Theatre, Chinese Gardens, Market City and Paddy's Market.

Facts For Your Visit


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Regular Hours:
Hours may be subject to change. Please verify on the official website, especially where Covid restrictions are in effect.

  • Monday: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Thursday: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Friday: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Saturday: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Sunday: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

Category: Chinese Noodles

Address: Shop 7
8 Quay St
Sydney New South Wales 2000

Phone: +61 2 9281 9051


Yelp Rating:
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Based on 96 Reviews.

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5 Star Rating Had to try it based on the reviews. I was not disappointed!!! I went by myself and somehow got in without a wait at 7:30 for dinner on Saturday. Oh the... Read More

Mark C. May-14-2022

1 Star Rating Got here with my friends and they brought out our order very quickly, minus my Own. I asked them several times for my order and they said it was coming, but... Read More

Vincent M. Mar-06-2020

5 Star Rating YES YES AND YES The dumplings here are amazing; you can't go wrong with boiled, pan fried, or steamed. Grab a seat outside, but beware because the tables... Read More

Brooke R. Oct-16-2017

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Train Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Light Rail L2Chinatown4 minutes
Light Rail L1Capitol Square2 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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