Do you love Asian food? We do too, and that's why we dedicate ourselves to finding the best places to enjoy Asian cuisine in Sydney. We've diligently scouted out the top eateries, and we've listened to our readers and their reviews of Sydney restaurants. We share the places that get great buzz, like Billy Kwong, and we showcase the ones that have proven themselves over time, like Chinta Ria – The Temple of Love. We also point out good neighborhoods for Asian restaurants in Sydney - Cbd, for instance. When the craving hits, we'll make sure you get your fix!


Inner City

This intimate, globally-minded restaurant, owned by Kylie Kwong and Bill Grainger of \"bills\" restaurant, offers some of Sydney's best modern Cantonese cuisine. Chef Kwong cooks up creative dishes with fresh, bio-dynamic and organic ingredients. The small interior with stools at low tables, is modelled on a traditional Chinese eating house. The restaurant attracts an upmarket clientele. BUS: 301-303 from Castlereagh Street (near corner Market Street).

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East Sydney

If a romantic setting is what you're looking for, you'd better look elsewhere. Laid-back, casual, and busy are words to describe Tsukasa 1. Known for its wide selection of sushi, this restaurant attracts a diverse clientele, including Sydney chefs, office workers, and groups. TRAIN: to Museum. BUS: Oxford Street buses, or 301-301 buses along Crown Street.

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Locals keep this rustic Nepalese restaurant busy at dinnertime. Traditional artifacts from Nepal line the walls while customers enjoy menu items like lamb curry with rice nuts and currants and the popular goat curry with tomato and cinnamon. The atmosphere is romantic, although the dining room can get noisy. Bus or 5-minute taxi ride from the city center.

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The large, colorful interior of this contemporary Cantonese restaurant features comfy chairs, dark tablecloths and enough space for 500. For brunch and lunch, Zilver attracts a business crowd; for dinner, families and friends enjoy a more intimate ambiance. The menu is varied - try seafood curry with pumpkin, steamed oysters with plum sauce, crispy skin duck, shark's fin soup, or fried rice with crab, fried scallop and salmon roe. TRAIN: 7-minute walk from Central station.

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Come here for modern Asian food with polished service, a sexy, dark Iain Halliday designed interior and city views. This addition to the wharf restaurants in the suburb of 8 'o's' is a far cry from your traditional Chinese. Staff are adamant that the food is not 'fusion' food, and it is served family-style. The generously portioned traditional dishes from Japan, Hong Kong and all over southeast Asia are re-interpreted with modern flair. BUS 311 to Woolloomooloo from Elizabeth Street, near Park Street.

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Azuma strives to bring true authentic Japanese cooking to Sydney. With a city overflowing with Japanese restaurants focusing only on sushi and teriyaki, Azuma aims to go beyond these dishes and focus on more than why style of Japanese flavors and dishes. Azuma has quickly become a local favorite due to its stunning menu, authentic and relaxed decor and its friendly and knowledgeable staff. The menu is full of memorable treats, from tempura, sashimi to traditional sushi dishes. If you are a Japanese connoisseur then do not pass up Azuma.

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Banana flower salad and BBQ scotch fillet are just two of the tasty culinary treats at this local Thai favorite. The menu also offers sweet chili and basil Balmain bugs in soya bean sauce – a rarity for the Western palate. Downstairs, the decor includes stainless steel tables and bar stools, while upstairs, wood furnishings and a colorful motif of saffron and eggplant dominate. This posh restaurant features a high-tech waitstaff sporting headsets. FERRY: Circular Quay. BUS: 441/442 York Street from Central Business District.

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The Rocks

You will notice a distinct Japanese presence as you enter Yoshii. Located in the heart of Sydney's historic Rocks district lies Yoshii, one of the cities best Japanese restaurants. From its peaceful and elegant decor, its friendly and welcoming staff to its superbly crafted authentic meals, Yoshii stands out as one of Sydney's must visit restaurants. The atmosphere inside is peaceful and discreet lending to a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. If you are a Japanese food connoisseur then Yoshii demands your attention.

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Surry Hills

Sushi, ramen and noodles. Komachi has become a local favorite for an authentic Japanese dining experience both in atmosphere and cuisine. Komachi has everything from Tempura to sushi plates. Locals come flocking to Komachi each night for the delicious menu and the friendly service and atmosphere. Everything on the menu is homemade daily so you know it is fresh. If you are feeling game, you can try the $100 ramen noodle challenge. Eat a disturbingly large bowl of noodles and you don't you have to pay the $100 competition fee and you win a $100 gift voucher along with your picture on the wall.

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Bondi Beach Beach is one of Sydney's most famous assets and happens to be home to one of Sydney's best Thai restaurants. Located on the beachfront, Ploy Thai sports a vivid orange, violet, and green decor. Window tables are at a premium because they let sea breezes sneak in to cool you off – the cuisine is flavorful and HOT! Menu choices include duck curry, curry soufflé fish, and stir-fried minced prawns and chicken in fresh curry. The clientele is made up of beach locals and an occasional celebrity. BUS: 380, from Central Business District to Bondi Beach.

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