Restaurants in Sydney

Large windows frame uninterrupted views of the Sydney Harbour and Opera House at this modern Japanese restaurant, located on the ground floor of the Overseas Passenger Terminal.

Join the queue of ravenous regulars at this Malaysian food mecca, home of intricate curries, fierce sambals, and an epically flavorful roti canai, a crisp-edged, flaky flatbread that transports you straight to Kuala Lumpur.

This authentic Cantonese restaurant is best known for its yum cha, a traditional midday meal of hot tea and dim sum dishes.

While this small, unassuming eatery on Darlinghurst Road has the appearance of a run-of-the-mill takeout joint, the cuisine proves otherwise.

Sydneysiders are fanatical when it comes to coffee, so when they endorse a brand, like the 51-year-old Sydney-based Vittoria, it’s been carefully vetted. Viaggio makes a great cup (with Vittoria, naturally) and sells muffins, pastries, and croissants to go.

Housed inside the InterContinental Hotel, this modern European restaurant is owned by Justin and Georgia North (also of Bécasse).

Using the Slow Food movement principles as a basis, this café, located a few blocks west of Moore Park, prepares food according to sustainable and ethical principles and sources from small-scale, artisan producers.

An outpost of the popular Waterloo restaurant, the Danks Street Depot at Sydney Airport is located in Terminal T1 International, across from check-in counter H.

Located inside the Hilton Sydney hotel, Glass Brasserie is owned by celebrated chef and restaurateur Luke Mangan, previously of Michelin three-starred Waterside Inn in Berkshire, England.

Locals book weeks ahead for chef Zahi Azzi’s eye-opening breakfast tagines and sweet couscous with rhubarb and cardamom milk.

This delightful restaurant in Newtown boasts an extensive menu of salads, dips, mix plates, meats, and wraps. Don’t worry about dietary requirements, either: Al Aseel can cater a meal to just about anybody, from vegans to those looking for a gluten-free meal.

Nada’s is another fine choice on Cleveland Street. What it lacks in atmosphere or a modern interior is more than made up for by the scrumptious dishes: stuffed vine leaves, roasted eggplant, green beans in tomato sauce…it’s all here.

This sparkling new eatery in Surry Hills—formerly a branch of the popular Al Aseel restaurant—boasts that it serves “modern Middle Eastern,” but truth is, these are the same delicious classics everyone loves.

Head chef Mohamad Zouhour has been cooking up authentic Lebanese cuisine for more than a decade at Arabella, an Inner West eatery that offers a mix of subtle and spicy dishes.