The Best Sydney Restaurants for an Excellent Lunar New Year Feast

These are the best restaurants in Sydney celebrating the Year of the Dragon this Lunar New Year.
Ben Hansen
February 08, 2024
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    Great Dragon Hot Pot Burwood

    53 Burwood Road, Burwood

    With recipes over a century year old, your cravings won't be disappointed.

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    Spice Temple

    10 Bligh Street, Sydney

    Spice Temple pushes Chinese cuisine to new heights without losing traditional flavours.

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    Pearl Dining

    50 Bridge Street, Sydney

    Lotus Dining Group has injected a big dose of luxury into Cantonese favourites at this sleek Circular Quay diner.

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    The Star, 80 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont

    The popular Sydney Japanese restaurant does elegance extraordinarily well.

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    New Shanghai

    B38 Chatswood Chase, 345 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood

    For when you can't (don't want to) choose between a soup dumpling and a pork bun.

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    The Gardens by Lotus

    Chinese Garden Of Friendship, Corner Pier And Harbour Streets, Darling Harbour

    This teahouse in the Chinese Garden of Friendship serves dumplings and tea during the day before switching to a Sichuan menu at night.

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    Din Tai Fung

    644 George Street, Sydney

    You can score utterly adorable dragon dumplings at Din Tai Fung, as well as Lunar New Year feasts featuring XO prawn stir-fried noodles and wagyu beef spring rolls.

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    Ho Jiak

    92 Hay St, Haymarket

    This Penang-style spot serves up some of the best laksa in town.

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    153 Macquarie Street, Parramatta

    This neon-lit Parramatta restaurant is whipping up tom yum dumplings and black garlic mie goreng.

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    Lotus The Galeries

    The Galeries, Level 1, 500 George Street, Sydney

    In a long and illustrious career of dumpling eating, some of the most perfect dumplings we've ever had.

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    Cash Only Diner

    1 Barrack Street, Sydney

    Cash Only is hosting a one-night four-course Têt Banquet for Lunar New Year on Saturday, February 10.

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    Spice Alley

    Kensington Street, Chippendale

    A not-so-secret, hidden alley of Asian culinary delights.

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    Sky Phoenix

    188 Pitt Street, Sydney

    This CBD institution chooses class over chaos for its yum cha service.

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    Cirrus Dining

    23 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo

    Cirrus is offering an extravagant Lunar New Year banquet featuring scallop dumplings, spanner crab congee and XO king prawns until Sunday, February 18.

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    1 Macquarie Street, Sydney

    Aria is pairing its unbeatable views of the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge with a $350 seven-course Lunar New Year tasting menu between Saturday, February 10–Saturday, February 24.

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    5-7 Young Street, Sydney

    Lana’s Executive Chef Alex Wong has created a Prosperity Dinner featuring rock lobster spaghetti, kingfish and scampi salad, ginger and shallot Murray cod, and mango pancakes.

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    The Streets of Barangaroo

    Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo

    There are a bunch of activities and banquets popping up at The Streets of Barangaroo for Lunar New Year, including lion dancers, matcha gelato and an affordable $88 set menu at Devon.

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    Dopa Don and Milk Bar

    Shop 5-6, 2 Little Hay Street, Darling Square

    A Japanese take on the classic Aussie milk bar by the Devon team.

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    The Bob Hawke Beer & Leisure Centre

    8-12 Sydney Street, Marrickville

    The Marrickville brewery and its Chinese restaurant The Lucky Prawn are pulling out all stops with lion dancers, a limited-edition rice lager and yum cha.

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    Taphouse Sydney

    122 Flinders Street, Darlinghurst

    The newly revamped Taphouse is hosting a Year of the Dragon rooftop party on Saturday, February 10.

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    Royal Palace Seafood Restaurant

    393-399 Sussex Street, Haymarket

    Royal Palace Seafood Restaurant offers three levels of dining in the former Golden Century site, including yum cha, mango pancakes and late-night feeds.

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    Mr. Wong

    3 Bridge Lane, Sydney

    A classic CBD eatery loved for its dim sim, mud crab and vintage setting.

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    Canton Kitchen

    100 Edinburgh Road, Castlecrag

    A new Cantonese restaurant on the lower north shore by ex-Queen Chow head chef Jason Chan.

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    Queen Chow Manly

    22–23 Manly Wharf, East Esplanade, Manly

    Merivale's second Cantonese eatery boasts a 200-strong wine list and some of the best dumplings in the city and on the waters of Manly Cove.

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