East Ocean Restaurant

Restaurants
Haymarket, NSW
OPEN TODAY: 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Mon 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Tue 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Wed 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Thu 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Fri 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 am

Cantonese Restaurant in central Sydney

East Ocean Restaurant is located in Sydney's Chinatown precinct and its large room with Chinese panels on the walls, red patterned carpet and cushioned seats gives way to a busy and friendly atmosphere mixed with authentic Cantonese cuisine. Enjoy the trolleys of steamed and deep fried dumplings, Dim Sum, rice and noodle plates and rolls, barbequed meats and more on the lunchtime Yum Cha trolleys. The restaurant specialises in live seafood which can be enjoyed with the extensive dinner menu. The restaurant is open for bookings and large functions with a banquet meal. The venue is licensed though BYO wine is also accepted and takeaway is available.
Payment Options
All Cards Accepted
Services

Restaurants

Dining Options

Eat-in Take-Away Functions

Cuisine

Chinese British

Price Guide

Mains under $50

Licensing

Licensed and BYO

Menu

Dinner Lunch

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Reviews of East Ocean Restaurant

  • Easternian Local Star 957 reviews
    East Ocean restaurant is perhaps one of only a few Chinese restaurants in Sydney that have stood against the test of time, attracting many customers and celebrity chefs alike. Located on the second floor of an original building, accessible via the steep stairs at the front (and elevators on the back), this more-than-spacious restaurant are always filled with people, if not packed.

    Their most popular offerings would be their yum cha (dim sim). It is so popular that they have recently introduced late night dim sim to perhaps help the sales from their otherwise standard Chinese food dishes in the evenings. The food quality has always been consistent and the price points are also quite acceptable too.

    Unfortunately, the dim sim trolleys are not as many as it used to be, as you are now required to order using the paper form, and to only order extra dishes from when the trolleys come which is kind of removing the core experience of having yum cha.
  • werxj Local Star 1,007 reviews
    Relatively busy Cantonese restaurant. Good service, the jellyfish salad and soft ifumie noodles are very nice. There are complimentary fruits for dessert after dinner.
  • Mr. W.B. Woodheart Local Star 86 reviews
    Oh man... everybody loves this joint and so do I.

    Being Asian myself, I don't really like Asian food much. Been eating it my whole life, get's boring but East Ocean is the bomb. My fam go every so often and it's never ever disappointed.

    Service is great, atmosphere is...well... Asian. BUT GOOD! decorated really nicely, it's clean, there are fish tanks to occupy the rugrats while you stuff your face with authentic Asian dishes you'd actually be really hard-pressed to find anywhere else, even in Chinatown.

    ALSO! East Ocean is the home of MANGO-FRIKKIN-PANCAKES! DUDE! Go to east ocean and order like... HUNDREDS of mango pancakes you will regret nothing. mango pancakes by the hunnids, son. You will quit whatever substance you are addicted to now and mango pancakes with be your new vice. (unless you don't like mango or you're just straight up against enjoying life).

    Anyway, East Ocean is probably one of the best Chinese restaurants around, even Chinese people think so. For real.

    They're also pretty accommodating for functions which is kinda cool methinks.
  • Great food and good service. I loved the chicken in sweet and sour sauce - that's always my favourite and first choice when I visit Chinese restaurant, but this one stands out.
  • Tasty dumplings, nice atmosphere, similar to other chinese restaurants. Everyone was raving about the Yum Cha at this place so we ordered that, I guess the demand is huge and it was a bit delayed, but overall worth the wait!
  • Loved the yum cha! Good prices, service was a little slow.
  • Loved yum cha
  • Overall not bad, the food was okay, but we waited very long for the meal to arrive. When it finally did, it seemed a bit re-heated. Nevertheless the food is affordable, the staff are polite and kind of chatty and funny. The atmosphere is busy, but nice, when not too noisy, but most chinese restaurants I've been to are like this so..
  • I like the dumplings there. They're tasty and the ingredients seem to be fresh.
    The atmosphere is pleasant, sometimes it is a bit noisy at the East Ocean restaurant, but I almost never get wound about such small things.
    The King crabs are delicious and when I'm planning to order them the next weekend.
  • a chinese style restaurant with healthy foods in the list inside. came here with my brother before he moved to another house. we enjoyed much our dinner because of the foods served by the staffs.