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Golden Century

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393 Sussex St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
9212-3901
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12:00 - 04:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 04:00
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Sydney, Australia
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155 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've been here multiple times and it continually amazes me that it stays open considering the service is average and on occasion a little rude, the food is good but not the greatest. And yet, I still return late at night, wait in line and walk out sated. The wine is is pretty incredible and a couple of times I've... More 

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Thank FoodieMookie
Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Have been to this establishment many times over the last 20 years and have found it to be more enjoyable as a couple than in larger groups. This visit was no exception with fast and efficient service. The food was delicious and hot especially the salt & pepper squid, always a must when dining here. As usual though not much... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A favourite for what is higher priced yum cha but also high quality - eg crab sui mai, Duck dumplings.

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Thank Travel3717
bratislava
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As it is in Chinatown area, we expected at least the standard Chinese food quality. High prices suggested that it might be even better. The menu book was large size and very heavy due to a thick plastic cover for each page. It seemed promising. However, when we opened it there were only a few dishes listed on each page.... More 

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Reston, VA
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Several locals mentioned the Golden Century so we thought we'd give it a try. What a mistake! We were seated quickly near a group of seated staff who were eating, talking loudly, and ignoring diners. It took forever to order drinks and we were never offered water. Then it took forever to order our main dishes. While there were a... More 

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Vaison-la-Romaine, France
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83 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Australians we met had warmly recommended this restaurant but we were disappointed. As far as Chinese restaurants go we have been to many that were much better but the worst was the not very nice staff that became very pushy when we were paying and were basically trying to bully us into adding a truly non deserved tip.

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Thank platine05
Hong Kong, China
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The name of this restaurant was mentioned by many magazines and local people for many years. We visited there with a party of six. Order 8 dishes butnone of these could reach our expectation of a normal Cantonese restaurant in Hong Kong, except the shrimp fried rice. What a joke! We were told half of the peking duck (not Cantonese... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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202 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Eat here often so i how the menu and staff well..... not sure why its getting more expensive each time and the food is really salty now..... staff also are in some sort of club that don't want to do anything to smile or serve with any sense of interst doing diners a favour and running a bot of a... More 

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Canberra, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always come here. Food is great. Tonight service let the restaurant. We had been waiting for over half an hour for a table, when another couple walked in and got one straight away after not booking. Not a good look for the business.

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Thank ashleymorrissey
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been going here since my uni days, and I have to say that they serve the best crab noodles and salt and pepper lobster. Each time I'm back in Sydney for a break, I would at least have my seafood dinner fix at Golden Century twice or three times before flying back. Try their honey king prawns (fried to perfection)... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Seafood, Asian, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 04:00
Monday
12:00 - 04:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 04:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 04:00
Thursday
12:00 - 04:00
Friday
12:00 - 04:00
Saturday
12:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 393 Sussex St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: 9212-3901

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chinatown

Neighbourhood Profile
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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