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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
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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88 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 3 days ago NEW 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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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere and very friendly service and very tasty thai cooking in this newly changed management local restaurant in Maclay St Potts Point - byo so best of food and you can bring your own favorite wines.

1 Thank James K
Isle of Wight
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great meal here and both thoroughly enjoyed our choices. They have no licence so you can bring your own bottles of wine. We will know next time! That gives it a real charm of its own though as it gives you so many choices to drink what you want. Perhaps it is only temporary though while they... More 

2 Thank Razzladazzla
Sydney, Australia
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208 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

This has always been a pleasant place for a lunchtime snack and the occasional meal - excellent friendly staff and a charming owner. Now under new management, and whilst there are some similarities with the former menu there are so many disappointments with the entrees in particular - service is slow and the entrees major in dumpling type coating -... More 

Thank Trevor H
Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Opium Den is a local favourite. The atmosphere is great, the menu superb, the price is cheap and the service fast. It's BYO and cash only. You have to try the soft shell crab salad!

Thank gpants1
Dasmarinas City, Philippines
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56 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

We just arrived at our hotel and really hungry. So we looked for a restaurant near the place. My son was really longing to eat rice so we tried this place since its a asian restaurant. Thai Restaurant. It looked small but once inside its really big with more tables and chairs. We were seated near the entrance and by... More 

Thank BTusing X
Brisbane, Australia
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

I've had takeaway from Opium Den a few times, and it never fails to disappoint. This time we ordered Vietnamese spring rolls, prawn dumplings, Mee Grob and Lemon Grass Stir Fried Beef. I'd recommend sharing the Mee Grob - I found it a bit too rich (sweet) to eat on its own (but it is delicious!) The Vietnamese spring rolls... More 

Thank MillySJ
Sydney, Australia
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Been going there for ever and loved it. But all changed. Service was verging on dozy. Food, served on cold plates, was luke warm and struggling for taste. Chicken which used to be served in the Pad Thai in copious quantities was struggling to be found. The tofu was plain chewy and the prawns had obviously swum a great distance... More 

Thank Richard P
Griffith, Australia
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Last minute dinner plans on a Thursday night. Easy to get in with no booking. Very authentic feel and excellent staff. The food was brilliant.

Thank Bartman1966

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 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
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
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?