Taste of Chinatown – Haymarket, Sydney

Duration: 3 hours

Location: Chinatown (Haymarket)











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(3xWeekly) Visit hidden landmarks + discover the history of Chinese Australians. Taste dishes from China, Korea, and Malaysia.

  • Sample authentic dishes from China, Korea, and Malaysia, enhanced with Australian ingredients
  • Visit hidden landmarks celebrating the lives of Asian-Australians
  • Hear the stories of Chinese Settlers, from the first fleet to the gold rush
  • Experience absolute zen in a traditional Chinese tea ceremony
  • Every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday at 6pm
  • Short to medium walking.

Get a sneak peek of a ‘Taste of Chinatown’ tea ceremony.


  • Your tour guide will meet you at the corner of Hay St and Dixon St, near the Paifang Gate, Haymarket
  • 3-hour fully guided cultural tasting tour

  • generous local food specialty tastings at cafes, restaurants, and food courts

  • food equivalent to a generous meal (or more)

  • tea ceremony and tasting

  • small tour group of up to 12 customers only


On this Sydney tour, you’ll visit hidden landmarks and discover little-known stories from the history of Chinese Australians. Enjoy some of the best of Asian Australian cuisine, with origins from China, Korea, and Malaysia.

With modern fusion and Sydney Chinatown classics, dishes include the best KFC (Korean Fried Chicken), handmade dumplings and noodles enjoyed by chefs on their days off, and lotus-shaped gelato beautiful enough to Instagram and delicious enough to win awards. Your tour will also include the serenity of a classic Chinese Tea Ceremony, an ancient and beautiful tradition.

You can take a bus or train to Central station and take a short walk to the corner of Hay St and Dixon St, near the Paifang Gate, Haymarket.

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What if I have dietary restrictions or allergies?

Please be sure and let us know if you (or anyone in your group) has a dietary restriction (e.g. vegetarian, diabetic, allergy, etc.) when you purchase your tickets. As long as we know in advance, we may be able to accommodate your needs. We note what allergies that we are not able to manage in the tour descriptions.

Do we only walk around and sample food?

Absolutely not! Our tours combine commentary, historical facts, local culture and culinary insight into unique 3-6 hour experiences. You’ll be guided through Sydney’s best kept secret suburbs, eating local artisans’ most delicious foods while learning about food, culture, and history from local guides.

Do you run private tours?

We sure do! Check out our private tour page!

Do I need to purchase tickets in advance?

Yes, advance ticket purchase is required. Events typically sell out quickly. To maximise your chances of getting the date, time, and number of tickets you prefer, please book well in advance.

What should I bring with me?

You should bring a camera/phone and a small bottle of water. If it’s a sunny day, please bring sunscreen/sunnies/a hat.

You should also bring a healthy appetite! 🙂

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"A brilliant way to experience the different elements of Chinatown in Sydney. Sophie was so personable and full of knowledge about the history of the area and the food was amazing. Excellent value for money and a great way to spend a few hours in town. The tea ceremony was a highlight."

Rose O, TripAdvisor

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