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Opium Den

$$ - $$$
City East
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89 Macleay St, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
+61 2 9331 2255
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Bangor, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My girlfriend and I visited Opium Den before Christmas, she had last been there 9 years ago when she lived in Australia. The staff were very friendly and the food was divine and well priced. It was so good we had to go back before we left for home and called in for a quick green curry at lunchtime, service... More 

Thank armcm88
Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I live my life through trip advisor and have never been disappointed. This restaurant was great- had a nice atmosphere, service was good. The food was pretty damm good as well, chicken pad this, red curry and money bags. Couldn't find a fault and would recommend this place to anyone.

1 Thank Chase H
Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I am so lucky to be a local. This extraordinarily cheap but high quality restaurant has never failed to delight. Bring your own wine, make sure you try the soft shell crab salad and the whole snapper with mango relish (if in season), Superb!

Thank gpants1
Adelaide, Australia
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We discovered this restaurant in the area where we were staying in Potts Point. It is on McLeay street right next to a bottle shop, which is very helpful if you haven't brought your own wine. The twice-cooked pork belly on the Specials list was silky and unctuous with a rich meaty sauce and crunchy green vegetables. The Miang Kiam... More 

Thank Francene1
Cologne, Germany
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I spontaneously went here with my boyfriend and sister. We were more than happy! The food was very good and the prices were more that reasonable. The staff was so friendly and attentive. Tap water and rice were filled up without our request. The location has a good atmosphere. Great place to go out! Would definitely go here again.

Thank Janina1192
Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nestled in between Coffee Tea and Me and a barbershop, Opium Den has always been a favourite for a quick bite to eat or something more lavish. Consistency, quality and pricing are standard here, for a great value lunch for $10 you can't got past a pad thai; curry or stirfry available from 11.30 - 4pm daily (Monday - Friday... More 

1 Thank Tastemaker1982
Melbourne Australia
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145 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were wandering around the King's Cross/Potts Point/Elizabeth Bay area of Sydney on Saturday afternoon needing a lunch. Large numbers of the eateries in the area were closed until 5.00 PM. A local trader recommended the Opium Den as a good place for a lunch. There were no others in the restaurant when we arrived but they served us a... More 

1 Thank itho9217
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Great food good service a little busy which is always a good sign atmosphere was good will definitely be back

1 Thank Timothy L
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88 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Firstly we got caught out by the sliding front door,which didn't make a good impression and secondly it doesn't have a drinks licence it's a byo ,which wasn't noted on the entrance.but finally after nipping up the bottle shop (2doors away) we settled.not a massive menu but what was served was good and a cheerful waitress helped the night on... More 

Thank probb
Bergen, Norway
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

We had a late night dinner and dessert. The food was good, and so was the price! The atmosphere is great! Good music in the background. The servings had a good size and the dessert was amazing, I had the mango sorbet 😄 I'll go back to this place if I'm here again!

Thank Christopher K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 89 Macleay St, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > City East
  • Neighbourhood: City East
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9331 2255

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?