Golden Century, Sydney China Town

Food: 7/10
Atmosphere: 5/10
Service: 7/10
Value: 7/10

Average Price
Entrée: $15 – $20
Main: $20 – $30, seafood over $100
Dessert: $2 – $5
Degustation: Banquet menu available from $38 to $60 p/p
Corkage: $5 p/p
Cakeage: Free

Ease of finding a car park: Extremely Hard
Ease of finding the restaurant: Easy
Brightness of restaurant: Bright
Noise Level: Noisy
Waiting time for foods: 15 mins – 20 mins
Booking time require: 1 – 2 days
Child friendly/High Chair: Yes




Every winter I will always go to Golden Century at least once, simply because of the seasonal menu – lamb brisket hot pot. Lamb brisket hot pot is a traditional Cantonese food which a lot of us will eat during winter time. Lamb not only is high in protein, it can also promote blood circulation and helps strengthen capacity to keep out of the cold. Another thing I love there is the Pipi, it is prepared fresh and cooked to order.


Complimentary pork and vegetables soup

This place is always packed, maybe because of the number of awards they have received in the past and it is listed on a lot of tourist guides. When you walk in it is almost like a multi-cultural day based on the different nationalities of people you see there.


XO Sauce pipi, $65/kg

Pipi is one of my favourite seafood, it is tasty and pair well with XO sauce. The Pipi in Golden century are very fresh, medium sized and well clean, I did not taste any sands in it. Some of the background information for the non-Chinese readers, XO sauce is a popular Asian seasoning made with chillies and dried scallop, shrimp, onion and garlic.



Lamb Brisket hot pot, $39.80


The Lamb hot pot came with a plate of veges and a gas device, so from start to finish your meal is still boiling hot. I guess they adopted this idea from Chinese steam boat. The lamb were juicy and full of flavour, the soup base are full of lamb flavour which further lifted the sweetness of the meat. The green is not the normal bok choy or choy sum, it is call the Shingiku or Tang Ho which is commonly used in Korean style hot pot as well.


Complimentary sponge cake and egg cracker


Complimentary orange


Complimentary sweet red bean soup

The service was impeccable, waitress are very attentive and even helped to cook our veges. After our main meals, we were absolutely stuffed, I was struggled to finish off the complimentary sweets and fruits.


very complimentary wine list, the most expensive wine I spotted was over $20,000

Conclusion: Golden Century is located in the prime location of China town, make sure you book in advance because this place is popular. Don’t expect great service or ambience because these are not the things Golden century focus on. I recommend going in a group to make most of the fresh seafood and to try a vast variety of dishes.


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393-399 Sussex St, Sydney  
opening hrs: Mon – Sun: 12:00 to 04:00 

Getting There:

Parking: Kent St or Pitt St
By Train: Central or Townhall 
By Bus:


Map picture

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Simon Food Favourites
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 15:35:58

    you’re lucky with the good service. i usually get pretty average service in Chinese restaurants which are busy.


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