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The Best Sydney Restaurants for an Excellent Lunar New Year Feast

These are the best restaurants in Sydney celebrating the Year of the Rabbit this Lunar New Year.
By Ben Hansen
January 17, 2023
By Ben Hansen
January 17, 2023
  • Food & Drink

    Din Tai Fung

    An infamous Taiwanese noodle chain is introducing Sydney to the best dumplings it's ever had.

  • Food & Drink

    Spice Temple

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

  • Food & Drink

    Lotus Dumpling Bar

    A Walsh Bay ode to the dumpling.

  • Food & Drink


    The popular Sydney Japanese restaurant does elegance extraordinarily well.

  • Food & Drink

    New Shanghai

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

  • Food & Drink

    The Gardens by Lotus

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

  • Food & Drink

    Ho Jiak

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

  • Food & Drink


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

  • Food & Drink

    Lotus Dumpling Bar - The Galeries

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

  • Food & Drink

    Spice Alley

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

  • Food & Drink

    Tokyo Lamington

    Untraditional lamingtons from two Aussie chefs by way of Japan and Singapore.

  • Food & Drink

    Sky Phoenix

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

  • Food & Drink

    Reign at the QVB

    The historic CBD building has added a sleek Champagne bar to its offerings.

  • Food & Drink

    Philter Brewing

    A must-visit on your next brewery crawl around Marrickville.

  • Food & Drink

    ELE by Federico & Karl

    The Star's extravagant dining experience ELE takes you on a tour of three venues during your multi-course feast.

  • Food & Drink

    Kingsleys Woolloomooloo

    Harbour views, succulent steak, fresh seafood and wines by the carafe.

  • Food & Drink


    Matt Moran's harbourside restaurant has been serving up top-notch tasting menus by the water for 20 years.

  • Food & Drink

    Cirrus Dining

    A cloud-shaped Barangaroo restaurant from the Bentley team.

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