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“Excellent chinese restaurant on Circular Quay”

The East Chinese Restaurant
Ranked #369 of 6,793 Restaurants in Sydney
Price range: USD 14 - USD 52
Cuisines: Chinese
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Central Business District
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Very good cooking and good location. The food was well cooked. Things like the spring rolls were crisp and not oily, likewise the Singapore noodles were excellent as were the vegetables. The service was prompt. Highly recommended for such a popular tourist spot

Thank Anthony R
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

This restaurant may serve reasonable food but its staff are very rude, arrogant and don't mind raising their voice and shouting at customers when things on the bill are queried. If you want a chines version of Fawlty Towers this is it!
My visit to this place (and I am a lover of chinese food) was a very bad experience and left a mark on an otherwise awesome weekend in Sydney. I will never dine here again!

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Thank NZBaz
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

We chose The East for dinner prior to attending Tosca at the Sydney Opera House. It's right along the walkway by the harbor just prior to the opera house. The service was perfect and the food was just the way we like it. There is also a very good wine list.

Thank Pruguy
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

As we'd been to this restaurant previously and enjoyed the experience we thought we would go again . Unfortunately it was a mistake . Was it the fact that it was Easter Saturday or that a large cruise ship was anchored at Circular Quay that members of the staff were indifferent and rather off-handish? Both our main meals were not what we'd ordered . Our entree was served after our main meal and that was only after we'd reminded the waiter that we hadn't received it !! Also shouldn't water be served as a matter of course , if only tap water ? The prices are towards the top end for a Chinese restaurant . Perhaps we should have been content to be at Circular Quay and all that entails and not perturbed by our disappointing meal !

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Thank Lulu2245
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

We have eaten here before and it was brilliant, which made our recent visit on 15th April particularly disappointing. The steamed trout was not trout but admittedly well-cooked but bland fish. My sze chuan squid morphed into salt and pepper squid, deep fried and tasteless. The entree was delivered after the meal and only after asking for it. The steamed seafood dumplings was the highlight of the meal although it lacked the dipping bowl of soy.

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