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Address: George St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Sydney Food Tour: A Taste of Chinatown
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Private: Historical Sightseeing Walking Tour of Sydney

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This is one of the most pleasant Chinatowns that I have been to see. Food id great and lots of great bargains to have.

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is one of the most pleasant Chinatowns that I have been to see. Food id great and lots of great bargains to have.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in the CBD area and want to find an authentic and reasonably priced meal, then Chinatown has many options. There are some great restaurants, but the food courts remain my personal favourite. There are 3 main food courts and you can find almost any type of tasty Asian food. The shopping is largely geared towards tourists, but... More 

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Paranaque, Philippines
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of my favorite places in Sydney where you get to enjoy the bustling streets with so much to see. This isnt really affected by the holiday so most of the shops are opened (compared to other areas). Best to go here for the food trip where all sorts of Asian restaurants are available (Chinese, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysian,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chinatown Sydney is still very much a lively and fulfilling destination and given the location adjacent to Paddy's markets, within easy walking distance to Darling Harbour and the heart of the George Street cinema areas and Town hall, not to mention Thai Town and the Spanish Quarter, it is of course a must-do in my beautiful city of Sydney.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A china town well worth a visit good eats, fun shops and of course Paddys' market which you should definitley go to!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A unique area of Sydney. A lot of locals and tourist. The few times I visited Chinatown it was busy. A lot of people walking around. There were restaurants everywhere. This area has a lot to offer. It is a great place to people watch and not far from Darling Harbour and the other tourist areas. Paddy's Market is also... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't tell me that Chinatown is just one part of a short street, because you are only reviewing Dixon Street Pedestrian Mall, it seems. Chinatown is quite a large area, full of shopping complexes, Chinese Medical Centres, offices, banks and restaurants. Streets include: Thomas Street, several blocks of Sussex Street, the southwestern parts George Street and Pitt Street, Campbell Street,... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of great fresh food. Cool vibe and located in the city centre. Can't wait to come back when next in Sydney

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chinatown is a must see when visiting Sydney any time of the day or week. However it really comes alive on Friday with the night markets on the pedestrian part of Dixon street. Has a real vibe about it, with the smell of Chinese, food being freshly cooked. You cant but help to be enticed by one of the many,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Sydney Chinatown is a must stop every time I'm traveling to Sydney. The emperor bakery and the custard tarts are a must try. Mother Chu's across the road is a great little Taiwanese cafe serving authentic Taiwan beef noodles. The place could definitely do with a splash of paint and new vendors. Noticed every time I come here more and... More 

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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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