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ChineseFamily Friendly

Golden Century

Average price $85
8.2/10
356 reviews

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Average price $85 Special request

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Ratings & Reviews

Very good
8.2/10
based on 356 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :8.8/10
Service :7.8/10
Setting :7.6/10
  1. David X.
    David X.
    • 4 reviews
    9/10

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

  2. Laiha L.
    Laiha L.
    • 4 reviews
    8.5/10

    Fantastic food. Pippies in XO on crispy noodles & mud crab in ginger shallots are the signature dishes

  3. 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

  4. 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...

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

    Great lunch, crab hot pot was delicious!!

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

    Yummy food.

  7. 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.

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

    Excellent good and service

  9. 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

  10. 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.

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

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

  12. 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.

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

    Beef seafood in town

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

    Deliciously beautiful seafood and lobster

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

    Delicious fresh seafood! The best for special occasions.

  16. A A.
    A A.
    • 271 reviews
    10/10

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

  17. A A.
    A A.
    • 244 reviews
    7.5/10

    Best lobster in Sydney but pricey at $306/kg!!! But yummy!

  18. A A.
    A A.
    • 279 reviews
    8.5/10

    Delicious as always

  19. A A.
    A A.
    • 251 reviews
    7.75/10

    Food was very good, we ordered 4 dishes and we liked them all. The mud crab is my favourite, the portion is very big.

  20. A A.
    A A.
    • 290 reviews
    8.25/10

    Best chinese food in town. Service is suboptimal but let's face it - one doesn't go to a chinese restaurant for service.

More information

How to get to the restaurant

393-399 Sussex St, 2000, Haymarket, 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.

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