Sydney CBD: Waitan

BpinLf14022280761/405-411 Sussex St, Haymarket NSW 2000
(02) 8218 1000


The decor is fairly traditional with slight modern twists. The tea cups are rather interesting, different to your average Chinese restaurant, but not dis-similar to a tea-house. The leaves are in each individual’s tea cup, the water is poured, you leave it in there for a while to brew, then take the tea leaves out. No common table pots of tea here.


All the food was of high quality and standard. We ordered:

  • Shanghai Styled Smoked Fish
  • Crispy fish skin coated with salted egg yolk
  • Malaysian Chicken Curry
  • Braised beancurd brew
  • Eggplant and pork hotpot
  • Deep fried prawns with salted egg yolk
  • Dessert tasting plate

I really loved all the food, delicate and well cooked. My favourite dishes were the crispy fish skin coated with salted egg (Tung Lok Seafood Resturant still ranks as the no. 1 for this dish, but Waitan still does a superb job), the braised beancurd brew, and the deep fried prawns with salted egg yolk. (The prawns were just so fresh, plump and succulent. It was delicious.)

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Food: 8.5/10
Value for money: 7.5/10
Ambience: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Overall Score: 32/40

Waitan Restaurant Bar Lounge on Urbanspoon

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