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Restaurants bucket list (Sydney)

Sydney being the city with so many cultures is a perfect place for food joints. There are new restaurants opening almost every day. Since it is a multicultural city, the city caters to food for all cuisines and for all budgets.

I have been thinking of creating a bucket list for trying different cuisines at various restaurants in Sydney. I am aware that this list will outgrow at some point and I will update when it does. But for now, this is my food bucket list in Sydney.

Darling Harbour food - restaurants in Sydney
Bruchetta at one of the fine restaurants in Darling Harbour

Restaurants bucket list (Sydney)

Note: I have not tried most of these restaurants and this list will be updated as and when I will find new restaurants.

The reviews updated in the review column are based on the food that I have personally tried. They are mostly based on vegetarian and food that contain chicken. As I do not eat red meat, so I am not very sure of the food with red meat.

Restaurant/Café NameAddressCuisineReview (Yay or Na)
465 The Avenue465 Victoria Ave, Chatswood NSW 2067European
Acme60 Bayswater Rd, Rushcutters Bay 
Amma’s Modern Kitchen146 Pendle Way, Pendle Hill NSW 2145 
Aria Restaurant Sydney1 Macquarie St, Sydney NSW 2000Australian
ArisunMultiple locations**
Shop 35/1 Dixon St, Haymarket NSW 2000
99 Liverpool St, Sydney NSW 2000
 KoreanNa – I have tried this restaurant. Unfortunately, I did not enjoy the food here and would not recommend this restaurant.
Atelier By Sofitel12 Darling Dr, Sydney NSW 2000French
Automata5 Kensington St, Chippendale 
Balcón by Tapavino17 Bligh St, Sydney NSW 2000Spanish
Bea1/35 Barangaroo Avenue, Sydney 
BennelongBennelong Point Sydney Opera House, Sydney 
Bentley Restaurant and Bar27 O’Connell St, Sydney NSW 2000 Modern Australian
Bills433 Liverpool St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010 
Black Star Pastry Multiple locations**
The Galeries, Ground Floor Shop 26/500 George St, Sydney NSW 2000
277 Australia St, Newtown NSW 2042
Blanca75/79 Hall St, Bondi Beach 
Chin Chin 69 Commonwealth St, Surry Hills NSW 2010 
Chinatown Noodle Rest 20/427 Victoria Ave, Chatswood NSW 2067 
Cho Cho San 73 MacLeay St, Potts Point NSW 2011 Japanese
Cornersmith – Annandale88 View St, Annandale NSW 2038 Cafe
Cow and the Moon (Ice Cream) 181 Enmore Rd, Enmore NSW 2042 Ice Cream
Din Tai Fung3 Westfield Chatswood, 1 Anderson St, Chatswood NSW 2067TaiwaneseYay – I love the food here, especially the Chilli fried chicken and momos.
Ester46-52 Meagher St, Chippendale 
Firedoor23-33 Mary St, Surry Hills 
Fortune Village Chinese Restaurant209 Clarence St, Sydney NSW 2000Chinese
Four Ate Five485 Crown St, Surry Hills NSW 2010 
Fratelli Paradiso12-16 Challis Ave, Potts Point NSW 2011 
Fred’s380 Oxford St, Paddington 
Frenchies Bistro and Brewery6/61-71 Mentmore Ave, Rosebery NSW 2018Bistro
Gogyo 52-54 Albion St, Surry Hills NSW 2010 
Golden Century393-399 Sussex Street, Sydney NSW 2000 
Golden Lotus Vegan 341 King St, Newtown NSW 2042 
Grounds of AlexandriaBuilding 7A, 2 Huntley Street Alexandria 
Gumshara RamenEating World Food Court, 25-29 Dixon St, Haymarket NSW 2000 Ramen
Hakata-Maru Ramen Chatswood1/475 Victoria Ave, Chatswood NSW 2067Ramen
Ho JiakMultiple locations**
Townhall, Haymarket, and Strathfield
Huong Lua3/1-5 Railway St, Chatswood NSW 2067Vietnamese
Jamie’s Italian SydneyMultiple locations**
107 Pitt St, Sydney NSW 2000
ItalianYay – The food is tasty and delicious. Even though I felt it was a bit expensive to the food.
Kepos Street Kitchen96 Kepos St, Redfern NSW 2016 
Khao PlaMultiple locations**
7/370-374 Victoria Ave, Chatswood NSW 2067
ThaiYay – A good restaurant for nice Thai food.
Koi Desset Bar46 Kensington St, Chippendale NSW 2008 DessertsYay – Love the desserts here. They are beautiful, fresh and very delicious.
Laksa King43 Erskine St, Sydney NSW 2000Malaysian
Low And Lofty’s Cocktail Bar & BBQ Restaurant Cronulla51A Cronulla St, Cronulla NSW 2230Barbecue
LuMi Bar & Dining56 Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont 
Machiavelli Ristorante Italiano123 Clarence St, Sydney NSW 2000ItalianYay – Love this restaurant. Amazing food.
Madang 371A Pitt St, Sydney NSW 2000 Korean
Made In Italy37 York Ln, Sydney NSW 2000Italian
MamakMultiple locations**
p9/1-5 Railway St, Chatswood NSW 2067
MalaysianYay – This is a great restaurant for good Malaysian food.
Manpuku Multiple locations**
226 Victoria Ave, Chatswood NSW 2067
Marukame Udon332 Victoria Ave, Chatswood NSW 2067 
Mercado4 Ash St, Sydney Spanish
Messina Ice creamMultiple locations**Ice cream 
Mr. Wong3 Bridge Ln, SydneyCantoneseNa – I did not like this restaurant at all. The prices are very high for the food especially for people who eat only chicken or vegetarian.
Next Door Restaurant33 York Ln, Sydney NSW 2000Italian
Nomad16 Foster St, Surry Hills 
Old School Kafey382 Pitt St, Sydney NSW 2000 
Oscillate Wildly275 Australia St, Newtown NSW 2042 
Otto Ristorante8/6 Cowper Wharf Roadway, Woolloomooloo NSW 2011 
Pamana Cafe And Filipino Restaurant1epica building/102/9 Railway St, Chatswood NSW 2067Filipino
Paper Bird46a Macleay St via, Crick Ave, Elizabeth Bay 
Porch and Parlour17-18/110 Ramsgate Ave, North Bondi NSW 2026 
QuayUpper Overseas Passenger Terminal, The Rocks NSW 2000 Yay – I love the views especially. The food is okay and manageable.
Red Lantern Restaurant & Private Dining Room60 Riley St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010Vietnamese
Restaurant Hubert15 Bligh St, Sydney NSW 2000 
Rising Sun Workshop1C Whateley St, Newtown NSW 2042 
ROSETTA118 Harrington St, The Rocks NSW 2000 Italian
Saigon RollsKiosk 5/436 Victoria Ave, Chatswood NSW 2067Vietnamese
Sean’s Panaroma270 Campbell Parade, North Bondi NSW 2026 
Sixpenny83 Percival Rd, Stanmore NSW 2048 
Spice Temple10 Bligh St, Sydney NSW 2000Chinese
Stretch ItalianInterchange District Dining, Shop 79A, Level 3/436 Victoria Ave, Chatswood NSW 2067Italian
Tetsuya’s Restaurant529 Kent St, Sydney NSW 2000French-Japanses
Thai Naan Restaurant230 Victoria Ave, Chatswood NSW 2067Thai
The Bavarian Chatswood Central Precinct 4-6, 1-5 Railway St, Chatswood NSW 2067 
The Malaya39 Lime St, Sydney NSW 2000MalaysianYay – I love this restaurant. Very tasty food with amazing views.
VapianoKing St &, York St, Sydney NSW 2000ItalianYay – This used to be my most favourite restaurants in the city.
Yellow57 MacLeay St, Potts Point NSW 2011 Modern European
** – For multiple locations, I have listed only one or two locations in the table. Refer to Google or their respective websites to find a location closest to you.
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For downloadable excel spreadsheet, refer Sydney Restaurants. Note: The excel spreadsheet does not have all the information given in this table as this table has evolved based on more information that I have found.

Closing notes

The restaurants listed in the table are just a subset of restaurants in Sydney. As mentioned in the beginning, there are plenty more restaurants that cater to all the cuisines and all budgets. I have listed the restaurants that I have found interesting and the ones that I have tried.

If you are aware of more restaurants that are not listed in the table, please drop a comment or write to me on Raksha.Nagaraj@Solopassport.com or Solopassport@gmail.com.