One of Chinatown's grand rooms, the 400 seater East Ocean is a vast expanse of white-clothed banquet tables and padded, high-backed chairs; an attractively modern Chinese space. In a separate room there's a row of cosy booths for more intimate dining, and a stylish backlit bar where you'll find one of the better wine collections in Chinatown. The crowds here at lunch time should tell you the yum cha ranks well against its neighbours. There's even a bit of competition among diners as they occasionally leap out of their seats to get the hottest, freshest serves of the most popular dishes; the spicy salt and pepper squid legs, Shanghai-style miniature pork buns and steamed shallot dumplings. An interesting a la carte menu has plenty to offer those after more than just the Aussie-Chinese favourites. Start with fried scallops with minced taro, or a selection of barbecued meats including suckling pork. The fragrant steamed chicken in lotus leaf holds a beautifully supple texture; the steaming, hearty hot pots, live seafood, such as chilli salt crab, is above average thanks to an exceptionally skilled team of Hong Kong chefs.
FOOD & BEVERAGE
East Ocean Restaurant offers exceptional modern Chinese and Cantonese cuisine specializing in live seafood that is prepared fresh on demand. Choose your seafood from the tanks and as soon as the chef has finished preparing your meal it is whisked from the kitchen to your table. As well as stunning seafood dishes, East Ocean offers the ever-popular à la carte menu with an incredible range of dishes, from lunch until very late.
Each private dining room is fully equipped with full entertainment facilities including a plasma TV, a high quality sound system, DVD player and for the more adventurous, a Karaoke system. East Ocean Restaurant can cater for your private party or corporate event seating from 12 to 60 guests with style and finesse. East Ocean seats up to 420 for a private function.
421-429 Sussex St,
Entry from both 86-88 Dixon Street
Haymarket NSW 2000