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Chu Bay

Surry Hills
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53 Flinders Street | Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
17:30 - 22:30
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Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had not been here for a little while so we ordered what we normally have and it was amazing fresh Vietnamese food. Unlike some places if the entree has 2 pieces and there is 3 of you! We asked can we have 3 pieces and nothing was a problem. Awesome food and great service with a smile from the... More 

Thank Michael W
Kilmacolm, Scotland
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88 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Stuffed chicken wings starter very tasty. Nice selection of main course dishes. Fast and friendly service.

1 Thank cml017
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Great food, service and value. I've been about 6 times and have never been disappointed. I have no hesitation in recommending Chu Bay

1 Thank Christopher P
Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2015

My second visit in the last 2 months, after a gap of 30 years! Food is terrific, so fresh and tasty. Service is very friendly. We were in a rush to get to a late evening film, both times, however the staff were pleasant and understanding. Good value. Each dish has a distinctive flavour unlike some places where the same... More 

Thank Phoebetwinkle
Sydney, Australia
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133 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015

This restaurant has moved, and its food and cleaniness was GREAT. Food - service and costing was cheap eats, and bountiful.

Thank Got2try
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2015

Looking for a quick bite to eat, we drove past Chu Bay Vietnamese Restaurant and decided to try it out. The parking restrictions outside had expired, so we could park outside the restaurant door. The restaurant wasn't packed, due to the rainy and cold night, and rush hour was over. Our waiter, presumably the owner, was very polite and good... More 

Thank Sharon C
Sydney, Australia
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2015

We have been visiting this restaurant for over 30 years and are delighted that it still provides us with our favourite dishes. The steamed rice rolls are my all time favourite, so fresh and tasty. My husband loves the lemongrass chicken which is very fragrant and has a delicious coconut milky sauce which is great with the jasmine rice. The... More 

Thank Parislover999
Tuross Head, Australia
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2014

Our family of five had a wonderful meal at this casual restaurant. We ordered fried spring rolls, fresh vegetarian spring rolls, beef curry, and caramel prawns for dinner. The food were fresh, full of flavours and scrumptious, the best Vietnamese food we had thus far. The highlight of our dinner was the banana fritters, they are absolutely delicious!!My mouth is... More 

Thank Mai K
Sydney, Australia
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66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

Chu Bay has moved location in the past six months or so and are now located in Flinders St and is a family run business. I have actually been coming to this restaurant for many, many years and have spent many happy times there. The food is good, not expensive and usually its the owner who serves customers. It is... More 

Thank Marc H
Sydney, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014

We live very close to Chu Bay and decided to stop by this evening. The food was timely, the wait staff were respectful and it was the cultural dining experience it promised to be. We ordered the Banh Xio; (crispy pancake) was a delicious entree to split between us, Pho Bo; good broth, good quality meat and the Prawn Vermicelli;... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Vietnamese
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 Flinders Street | Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Surry Hills
  • Neighbourhood: Surry Hills
  • Phone Number: 9331-3386

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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