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The Eight Modern Chinese Restaurant

9-13 Hay St | 9-13 Hay St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9282 9988
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good39%
  • Average22%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible12%
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“har gow” (3 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 3:30 PMAll hours
Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
9-13 Hay St | 9-13 Hay St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We started coming to the Eight about 6 years ago, now every time we are in Sydney it is our must do. The dumplings are beautiful, my husband loves the pork buns, and although some people cringe at the thought, try the chicken feet, they...More

Thank Jendeano14804
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Must book if you want a table here. Great atmosphere as its busy busy busy. Be aware certain staff members do certain roles. Only those that wear ties take orders. We found when we waved a waiter down they would acknowledge you but then easily...More

Thank denman99
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

We came to Sydney for leisure and an old friend invited me to have ‘dim sum’. The dim sum ladies were too aggressive and promoted all dim sums to us when the tea pot was put in the table. We really had no time to...More

1  Thank Rtary L
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Although more expensive than most chinese restaurants, we received very attentive helpful service and enjoyed our tasty meals. For a family of anglo aussies we only ordered the boring stuff compared to what we saw other families ordering.. I would definitely return to this restaurant,...More

1  Thank HUSSMAN1980
Reviewed 7 January 2018

The food was tasty... with more variety if u go there early ( early means before 12:00pm)...the price is not cheap but it’s worth it

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1  Thank Ivy L
Reviewed 4 January 2018

For Lunch, most probably the best Yum Cha in Sydney. Lots of variety and excellent quality. Some of the Trolley Girls however a bit annoying, as they try too hard to push their items for sell. For Dinner, the food is excellent but the Service...More

Thank Dario R
Reviewed 26 December 2017

I have been coming for several years now and have reviewed in the past but not been for about nine months so came with family on Christmas Eve mid morning. This place is always popular no matter at what time you come. I like the...More

Thank Ray P
Reviewed 25 December 2017

You must come early to secure a good table and avoid the queue. Very popular, and excellent Yum Cha. Service is fast, which it needs to be in such a huge space. Atmosphere is extremely busy, but cheerful, and the feeling is that people are...More

Thank Schnutzy2
Reviewed 23 December 2017

We had dinner. Quality of food was better than our expectation. Service was good. Waiters were polite. Price was reasonable. Not a place for fine dining, but good for family or friends gathering.

Thank Sunny C
Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

Have lunch with relatives on a Wednesday, parking is difficult downstairs as it was packed. The restaurant subsidies the parking bit still cost $11 for the lunch parking. Very busy place but the food is not bad and bug varieties of dim sum. Service is...More

Thank Simon K W
Tiger-flanked archways on Dixon Street mark the
entrance to the “little Asia” of Sydney. A walk
through Chinatown is a feast for the senses where
aromas, tastes, sounds and visions of dancing tigers
transport you to a different world. Chinatown visitors
can expect a melting pot of Asian food at the
neighbourhood's specialty delis and groceries. From
yum cha to handmade noodles, BBQ ducks hanging in the
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Alex T
22 March 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from slimsv |
Because that's how yumcha works, it's traditionally charged per dish and shared amongst family/friends
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$24 - US$63
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9-13 Hay St | 9-13 Hay St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9282 9988
  • E-mail
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