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Golden Century

393-399 Sussex St, 2000 Haymarket (NSW)See map

Average price $85

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Restaurant menu

  • Average price $85
  • American express Welcome
Bird’s Nest Soup with Crab Meat
Bird’s Nest Soup with Shredden Chicken
Fish Head Bean Curd Vegetable in Soup

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Snow crabs
Pipi with Noodles
Scallops XO sauce
Salt and pepper crab

Ratings & Reviews

Very good

based on 413 reviews
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Quality of food :9/10
Service :8/10
Setting :7.5/10
  1. Theresa P.
    Theresa P.
    • 17 reviews

    Very disappointed with all about this restaurant Very poor service. Staff were not attentive and very dismissive of requests. A very noisy ambience even in the upstairs area. The food was also disappointing Limited ingredients in the seafood dishes and not value for money. Totally a no good experience.

  2. Paul P.
    Paul P.
    • one review

    Reliably good Chinese cuisine. Fresh seafood and lots of variety. The basics are always great, salt and pepper squid, roast duck, pippies in xo. It’s a relaxed atmosphere but not fine dining.

  3. Martin S.
    Martin S.
    • 2 reviews

    We have been going to Golden Century as a group for many years and the food is outstanding. However recently the staff have become very unfriendly which creates a poor experience. I also feel the portion sizes have reduced. For example a Peking duck comes all played up rather than being prepared in front of you. This may be a Covid thing but it’s a shame the quality and overall experience has diminished.

  4. David L.
    David L.
    • one review

    Sandy was a great server Seafood Rolls were amazing once again - I will be back on Thursday for more All the other food was consistently excellent - salt and pepper prawns, black pepper beef and Peking duck - so good

  5. Daniel  Ming t.
    Daniel Ming t.
    • one review

    Best Hong Kong food in town

  6. Axel G.
    Axel G.
    • one review

    The food simply felt reheated. The steamed barra was great, the bbq pork and duck were good but the pipis were too large and not very tasty while every other dish felt reheated. Also, the place is looking tired.

  7. Natasha W.
    Natasha W.
    • one review

    Very disappointed there was no king crab last night because that was the only reason we went to Golden Century especially when i asked if they had king crab when i booked earlier that day, The food we had was nice but very expensive for what it was, the service staff were a little too pushy on arrival wanting our order as soon as we were seated and not giving you time to look at the menu there were 4 of them hoovering around waiting for the order which was a little awkward and made us rush our order. Such a shame because we have been looking forward to dining there for years. We will try another venue for crab in the future.

  8. Debbie M.
    Debbie M.
    • one review

    Amazing food and service . I’d go back again

  9. Tina K.
    Tina K.
    • 66 reviews

    The food was quite delicious. We had dumplings then combination noodles. The deep fried duck in plum sauce had a bit too much batter for our liking.

  10. Yvonne C.
    Yvonne C.
    • 22 reviews

    Food is always amazing there but considering the price tag, I’d think the meal was over rated! First, I booked through MyFork then I called to confirm, they’ve got my booking time messed up then when we got there, table was not ready and they also got number of people messed up! Anyway, no complaint with the food but it’s the other elements that makes the meal over rated! We paid $15 for a very ordinary diluted tea! Service was below average definitely do not live up to a $110pp price tag! They’ve also cut down desserts to minimal, though better than non-existent!

  11. Kazuyo M.
    Kazuyo M.
    • 2 reviews

    Great food, the service was not really....good

  12. Candice B.
    Candice B.
    • one review

    The food here was so fresh but didn’t take forever to come out. The staff were all so helpful and were very attentive. Great seafood selection and great options in menu

  13. May W.
    May W.
    • one review

    Great yum cha. Freshly cooked dim sum and very authentic. Space out the tables, staffs followed the Covid safe make me feel confident to dine out during this pandemic. Highly recommended to anyone.

  14. Tracey Y.
    Tracey Y.
    • 22 reviews

    Golden century is my go to favourite Cantonese style restaurant. It was Excellent as usual with a price to match! I always go for the live seafood, fried rice, black pepper beef, tofu hotpot.

  15. Jim C.
    Jim C.
    • 3 reviews

    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.

  16. Jane W.
    Jane W.
    • 12 reviews

    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.

  17. Christine R.
    Christine R.
    • one review

    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.

  18. Jenny S.
    Jenny S.
    • one review

    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.

  19. Eddy Tan T.
    Eddy Tan T.
    • 8 reviews

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

  20. David X.
    David X.
    • 4 reviews

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

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How to get to the restaurant

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

Directions to get there

Barangaroo, Darling Harbour, Haymarket, Sydney CBD, Sydney City, The Rocks

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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