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Chinese Good for families

Golden Century

8.4/10
361 reviews

Average price A$85

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  • Average price A$85 Special request
Bird’s Nest Soup with Crab Meat
A$94
Bird’s Nest Soup with Shredden Chicken
A$94
Fish Head Bean Curd Vegetable in Soup
A$9
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Ratings & Reviews

Very good

8.4/10
based on 361 reviews
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Quality of food :8.8/10
Service :8/10
Setting :7.9/10
  1. Jim C.
    Jim C.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Golden Century is one of Sydney’s best restaurants and also one of the best in the world. I began eating here in 1987 when I was traveling to Sydney every month. It was great then and has kept up that standard of food and service. It serves Cantonese seafood as its specialty, but also serves as good a Peking Duck as I’ve ever had, including Peking and New York. I’m not partial to vegetables, but their Heavenly Vegetables (stir fried asparagus, snow peas, broccoli and honey beans in a light garlic sauce) is as good as vegetables get.

  2. Jane W.
    Jane W.
    • 8 reviews
    9.5/10

    Definitely the place to come if you want fresh seafood that cook perfectly. Higher price tag compare to other ordinary restaurant but you get nice food and comfortable seating in return.

  3. Christine R.
    Christine R.
    • one review
    10/10

    We’ve been here quite a few times but we haven’t been here for almost a year. It was a special anniversary for us so we decided to return and were happy with the food and service. The lobster was delicious and fresh. We wouldn’t eat it anywhere else. The simple ginger and shallots flavours were perfect. The honey prawns were so tasty also. Highly recommended. It does get loud on Friday nights with the after work crowd but it didn’t bother us.

  4. Jenny S.
    Jenny S.
    • one review
    7.5/10

    Food was great. We had crab in ginger and shallot sauce, steamed oysters and XO sauce. Fried rice. All great. Had a pigeon but very dry, not worth the $48 charged for 1 bird. Service was exceptional. We had 2 staff looking after us.

  5. Eddy Tan T.
    Eddy Tan T.
    • 6 reviews
    8/10

    The XO Pipos was so spicy. We had to take it away ..

  6. David X.
    David X.
    • 4 reviews
    9/10

    Best Chinese food in the area. Live seafood is fantastic!

  7. Lisa T.
    Lisa T.
    • 3 reviews
    5.5/10

    I ordered their favors pipi and fish dishes but I wasn't impressed. Marigold does a better job with the flavorings. Service at Golden century was also not that great. I had to get their attention multiple times to clean the table or get more water

  8. Rhonda G.
    Rhonda G.
    • one review
    3.5/10

    The service wasn’t very friendly to start, we had a reservation and they didn’t seem bothered about it. We ordered 2 entrees and 2 mains. First entree came out, pork spring rolls (had a lot better) then they brought out a main (salt and pepper squid) and the rice. We said we had another entree coming so they took away the main and left the rice, and then brought the 2nd entree, prawn dumplings were nice. Then they brought out both mains but on taking a mouthful of the squid it was cold and had obviously been left sitting from when it was first served. We told 3 different staff before someone said we had to talk to the manager. Told him the story, no apology, paid for the entrees and our drinks and we left. Sorry but not at all impressed...

  9. Juls R.
    Juls R.
    • 7 reviews
    9/10

    Great lunch, crab hot pot was delicious!!

  10. Lilien L.
    Lilien L.
    • one review
    8/10

    Yummy food.

  11. Ross M.
    Ross M.
    • 2 reviews
    7/10

    Excellent food as usual, don't need a TV in the restaurant,however. Pipis and black bean, salt and pepper squid, beef and pepper sauce were really tasty.

  12. Cora O.
    Cora O.
    • one review
    10/10

    Excellent good and service

  13. Mays L.
    Mays L.
    • one review
    8.5/10

    Wonderful lobster. This is the best place for lobster I ever have had in the world so far!! A very busy restaurant, remember to make reservation before you go

  14. Kylee A.
    Kylee A.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    All the dishes that we ordered were really good. The service was also amazing as the staffs were always constantly making sure that we had a pleasant dining experience.

  15. A A.
    A A.
    • 290 reviews
    7.25/10

    Came here for seafood, food was expensive but the seafood was fresh and cooked nicely!

  16. Rochelle J.
    Rochelle J.
    • 12 reviews
    8.25/10

    Best place for fresh seafood. Nice to see all the live tanks full of creatures. Restaurant did seem a bit shabby compared to previous visits. Smelt like stale beer. Could do with a revamp as this place really is a Sydney institution.

  17. Michelle L.
    Michelle L.
    • 75 reviews
    8.75/10

    Beef seafood in town

  18. Michelle L.
    Michelle L.
    • 75 reviews
    9/10

    Deliciously beautiful seafood and lobster

  19. A A.
    A A.
    • 276 reviews
    9/10

    Delicious fresh seafood! The best for special occasions.

  20. A A.
    A A.
    • 271 reviews
    10/10

    Loved the food, service was fantastic & definitely the best wine list in Sydney!

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How to get to the restaurant

393-399 Sussex St, 2000, Haymarket (NSW), Australia

About the restaurant

A golden feast

When chefs from all over Sydney have finished their service they head to this joint for a midnight meal. In fact, the place is heaving come 2am. These guys specialise in live seafood (think: lobster and mud crab, abalone and pippies usually cooked with ginger and shallots or stir-fried with XO sauce) and banquet-style eating so it’s great for groups and even better when you can split the bill with eight others. Don’t be discouraged by the fact that none of the live seafood comes with a price tag (the ‘market price’ is usually reasonable when you compare it to good quality shellfish available around town). Just eat up and worry about possibly selling a non-vital organ to settle your bill later – the lobster with Sichuan sauce is well worth it.

Best dish: You can’t go past the lobster with garlic and shallots.

Features

Seafood, Vegetarian, Asian, , , Seafood platter

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