Sydney, New South Wales

Chinese cuisine takes on an interesting twist at Zilver Chinese restaurant. Bringing a stylish face and a love of seafood to Sydney's Haymarket area, Zilver combines modern sensibility with classic Chinese cuisine. Elegant in décor, innovative in food and attentive in service, this restaurant aims to take you to a new level in Chinese cuisine.
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477 Pitt Street,
Shop 24-34 Sydney Central
Haymarket NSW 2000





Asian, Chinese, Seafood, Yum Cha

Price Range:

$$$$ ~ $$$$


Fully Licensed (no BYO)

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Stone-clad fish tanks display live seafood, with modern timber lattice screens lining one side of the walls, accented by bronze mosaic pillars. Custom-designed upholstered silk chairs in copper tones complement latte tone tablecloths laid with pure white china and cutlery specially sourced from China.


With a throng of Chinese restaurants around Sydney's Haymarket competing for your attention, it's hard to decide which one will satisfy your cravings with truly delicious cuisine and which will leave a less pleasant taste in your mouth. Zilver, we're happy to confirm, is definitely the former. Sitting at the corner of Pitt and Hay Streets, this restaurant bangs out fantastic lunchtime yum cha and an impressive a la carte dinner selection. Set over a couple of areas, Zilver varies in mood – from the brisk, no-fuss classic simplicity of its expansive yum cha area to decadent red-walled, white-set private and dining rooms.

Come at lunchtime and carts stacked with Chinese favourites like dumplings, steamed bok choy, barbecue pork, Peking duck, noodles and the like will greet your palate. But if you're a seafood or Chinese cuisine buff, you want to come for dinner when the 140-dish menu comes out blazing. Offering a fabulous selection of contemporary and classic Chinese dishes, it covers areas like "fusion dishes", "barbecued specialities" "soups" "poultry", "beef and lamb", "pork", "hotpots", "vegetables and bean curd" and "noddles and rice". However this place is undoubtedly a master of seafood, a lot of which resides in restaurant fish tanks. Browse the "shark's fin", " abalone, sea cucumber and fish maw", "live lobster and crab" and "prawns, scallops, pipis and squid" sections to find what tempts. Too hard to choose? Try the signature of deep-fried mud crab tossed in salted egg. Alternatively this is a good place to splurge on lobster, which comes served two ways. If you're not convinced don't worry, there's a more subtle way to try the seafood. Zilver infuses some of its classic Chinese dishes like "Zilver's special fried rice" with seafood embellishments (in this case crab meat, fried scallop and salmon roe).
Agnes Gajewska

Specials & Events

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550 pax
From an intimate corporate business lunch to an elaborate wedding reception, the main dining room sits 550, with an interchangeable backdrop and stage that allows for customized wedding props, corporate logos and innovative product launches. For a more personal touch, choose from the five private dining rooms – Diamond, Crystal, Silver, Pearl and Platinum. Each room features a different colour theme inspired by their names and are equipped with state-of-the-art audio-visual.


Function for 100-300
Function for 50-100
Function for over 300
Private Dining Room
This restaurant does not have any awards.


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TeresaF - 18/12/2012
Every time I go to Zilver, they always have a surprise. This time I tried their new dum sum which is steam prawn ball with cheese in it. They are just a perfect match. Love it.
Travelalone - 11/12/2012
First day to Sydney, my friend brought me to Zilver. Yum Cha there is absolutely fantastic. The 'Lao Cha Bao' is one of the best. Love it!!
Mini_Okear - 19/02/2012
It's worth waiting for yum cha, it's absolutely the best yum cha in Sydney. The food is so fresh, they make the food as you order. I will revisit again next time with booking.