Chi by Lotus

4.4
65 reviews
$41 to $100
Chinese
Inspired by the vibrant night markets found on Beijing’s Ghost Street, Chi has been designed to bring to life the buzzing atmosphere and experience of the popular Chinese food street. An extensive drinks list of wine, beer and Chinese inspired cocktails are there to be enjoyed with a quick bite or over a long, leisurely afternoon while popular pop tunes play overhead to create a fun and lively ambience.

Much of Head Chef Chris Cheng’s menu is bar-style food made to share with strong use of shaokao (Chinese barbeque)

An open kitchen and bar bring theatrical flair to this otherwise interactive space with flaming woks, shaking of cocktails and a heavy scent of chargrill.

Chi’s food is designed to be perfect for soaking up the spirit from a long-neck Tsingtao beer and Chi’s range of mini cocktails which features a Chinese-inspired Negroni and an aptly named, ‘Sunset Ferry’.

Experiences

  • $69 Banquet Menu

    A$69.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Freshly shucked Sydney rock oysters w ginger & finger lime Charred and fresh cucumber w toasted sesame & aged vinegar Jade prawn dumplings Mixed vegetable & mushroom dumplings Salt & pepper calamari w Chi hot sauce Duck breast w Davidson’s plum caramel & charred lettuce Wagyu beef skewer w sweet soy & crushed black pepper Steamed fish of the day Wok fried Choy Sum w crispy eschalot Steamed rice Yuzu cheesecake w pomelo, blood orange sorbet & salted plum meringue
  • $99 Banquet Menu

    A$99.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Freshly shucked Sydney rock oysters w ginger & finger lime Charred and fresh cucumber w toasted sesame & aged vinegar Deep fried native salt bush w spicy mayo Sichuan style spicy pork and prawn wonton Kimchi chicken siu mai Steamed half shell scallops w garlic, chilli, seablite Westholme Mbs5+ wagyu beef striploin steak Wok fried king prawns w asparagus, shimeji mushroom & chilli oyster sauce Steamed fish of the day Charcoal grilled broccolini w citrus soy and almonds Steamed rice Yuzu cheesecake, pomelo, blood orange sorbet & salted plum meringue
  • Golden Hour @ Chi by Lotus from 3PM- 6PM ONLY

    Multiple dates available

    Located right by the water at Barangaroo. CHI by Lotus is the perfect location for your afternoon drinks every Wednesday – Saturday, between 3:00 -6:00 PM ONLY The Offering: $15 Cocktails $10 Wines $8 Beers Complimentary prawn crackers Accompany your drinks with our limited snack menu: ** Daily pickles. Chi spiced nuts. Chi focaccia w Asian spiced olive oil. Freshly shucked Sydney rock oysters w ginger & finger lime (2 pcs). Steamed half shell scallops w garlic, chilli & seablite (2 pcs). Charred & fresh cucumber w toasted sesame & aged vinegar. Chicken popcorn with Thai basil. Deep fried native saltbush w spicy mayo. Salt & pepper calamari w Chi hot sauce. Vegetable san choy bao w crispy Chinese dough. •Add wagyu beef +4 **
  • Corporate Lunch Special

    A$39.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Join us at CHI by Lotus for our Corporate Lunch special available Tuesday-Friday Featuring a selection of our top items only for $39, CHI is the perfect location for you lunch break!
  • Never-Ending Chinese BBQ- Saturdays & Sundays ONLY

    A$55.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Join us at our waterfront location in the heart of Barangaroofor Chi by Lotus's Never-Ending Chinese BBQ Saturdays & Sundays ONLY

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 65 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.3
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Azzam
12 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed the corporate lunch here - pretty affordable, really really tasty.

Chi by Lotus
Responded on 23 June 2021

Hi Azzam, Thank you for your 5-star review! We are so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the corporate lunch especially that you found it to be affordable and tasty. We hope to welcome you back again soon!

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AllieH
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dined at Chi for my boyfriends birthday, staff were wonderful and attentive and made sure we were well served at all times. Staff wished him happy birthday multiple times and surprised us with a small complementary desert at the end which was not expected but much appreciated. Can’t wait to dine here again in the future

Chi by Lotus
Responded on 11 June 2021

Hi Allie, Thank you for your 5-star review! We are so glad to hear that you had a wonderful evening and that you found the food to be amazing as well as the friendly service. Thank you for choosing to dine at Chi by Lotus for such a special occasion. We look forward to welcoming you again soon!

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BryceC
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious and great service... Highly recommend.

Chi by Lotus
Responded on 11 June 2021

Hi Bryce, Thank you for your fantastic review! We are so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the delicious food as well as the great service at Chi by Lotus. We look forward to hopefully welcoming you back soon!

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ShaunH
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Great value Corporate banquet. The only disappointment was how slow the banquet was served. We had pre booked but had only been served the starters after 1 hour. This meant we were late back to work. Other restaurants that offer similar are conscious to serve the food quicker to cater for lunch breaks. Other than that it was great

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SamD
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience4

Was expecting more. There were only 4 occupied tables on a Thursday night....Staff were overattentive to the point of being annoying. Despite this, cocktails took 20 minutes to come and the 'standard' size martini looked like it was the 'mini' size. Food was average and all served at once so it was a juggle to even keep it all on the small table. Duck was chewy and overall food wasn't presented well. Dumplings were good though.
It was a pricey meal which i wouldn't rush back for for which is a shame because the fit out and location is good.

Chi by Lotus
Responded on 11 June 2021

Hi Sam, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent dining experience with us. We are sorry to hear you were disappointed with the food & service you received. We take all customer feedback onboard and are always looking to improve our customer experience. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

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KimJ
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Chi had great food & the service was excellent. We had the banquet which had more than enough food.

Chi by Lotus
Responded on 1 June 2021

Hi Kim, Thank you for the excellent review! It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your time with us so much and we really look forward to your next visit!

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Selena
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food with the most stunning flavors, perfect location, friendly staff and just all round great!

Chi by Lotus
Responded on 31 May 2021

Hi Selena, Thank you for your wonderful review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed the amazing food especially the location and the friendly service at Chi by Lotus. We hope to welcome you and your guests back soon!

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KatieY
3 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

The cocktail specials were really great, the lychee martini for $15 was a standout. The ambience and general feel of the restaurant was nice. The service however was quite slow, we had to wait ages in between drinks.

Chi by Lotus
Responded on 1 June 2021

Hi Katie, Thank you for your lovely review and your valuable feedback which we will be sure to share with the team. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed the food, beverages and ambience and will take your feedback on board moving forward. We hope to welcome you back to Chi again soon!

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DaniellaF
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome place!! We loved it and it was our first of many
!!

Chi by Lotus
Responded on 30 May 2021

Hi Daniella, thank you for your 5-star review! We are so glad to hear that you had a wonderful experience and that you found the food to be amazing as well as the atmosphere. Here at Chi by Lotus we pride ourselves on positive customer experiences and we are thrilled that we exceeded your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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EmmaH
2 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Really yummy food, we went for the banquet which I felt was good value overall. Delicious tasting and great drinks list. Venue did seem to close early.

Chi by Lotus
Responded on 31 May 2021

Hi Emma, Thank you for your kind words and lovely review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the delicious banquet and great ambience. We hope to welcome you back soon!

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MatthewW
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

Slow and unresponsive service........................

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday - they gave us private dining room service was excellent

Chi by Lotus
Responded on 25 May 2021

Hi, thank you so much for your positive feedback for your recent dining experience at Chi by Lotus. We are so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the food and received excellent service from our amazing staff in our private dining room. Thank you for choosing to dine with us on such a special occasion. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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DavidL
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food! Service impeccable! Ambiance great! Very comfortable setting!

Chi by Lotus
Responded on 25 May 2021

Hi David, thank you for your wonderful review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your overall experience here at Chi by Lotus, especially that you enjoyed the wonderful service food and ambience. We look forward to welcoming you and your guests back soon!

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LeekaM
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great time. Food was delicious, service was amazing and staff were highly accommodating. We will definitely be back. Thank you Chi for a fantastic experience.

Chi by Lotus
Responded on 25 May 2021

Hi Leeka, thank you for your lovely words and kind review. We are so glad to hear that you had a wonderful evening and that you found the food to be amazing as well as the service you experienced from out brilliant staff. Here at Chi by Lotus we pride ourselves on positive customer experiences and we are thrilled that we exceeded your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you again soon!

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LauraC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Booked the never ending BBQ menu as well as the bottomless beverage package, the food was extremely generous and all came out very quickly. The drinks were very slow to be topped up and we had to ask numerous times for another drink. Great value!

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SoniaV
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for dinner for my birthday and loved it!!! The food was fantastic and the service was even better!! Our waiter Frank even sang me happy birthday in Indonesian!! Was such a great night!! I would highly recommend this place!! You won’t be disappointed!!!

Chi by Lotus
Responded on 18 May 2021

Hi Sonia, Thank you for your lovely review and for recommending Chi by Lotus! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your night celebrating with us! We really look forward to welcoming you back through our doors again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Mother’s Day

Chi by Lotus
Responded on 10 May 2021

Hi there, Thank you so much for your kind review and for choosing Chi by Lotus to celebrate such a special occasion. We hope to welcome you back soon!

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Lisa
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Fabulous restaurant, delicious food. Only not so good thing was sitting outside there was a lot of noise from rev heads in cars constantly going past but it was Saturday night!

Chi by Lotus
Responded on 12 May 2021

Hi Lisa, thank you for your lovely words and kind review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience at Chi by Lotus and the delicious food. We are sorry to hear that the noise from the cars interrupted your evening. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The whole experience was awesome. Our host explained the menu and options and helped us with our food ordering and food was all sensational. The service with our drinks was excellent and the staff all very friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch their and will definitely take visitors there again. Thank you.

Chi by Lotus
Responded on 12 May 2021

Hi, thank you for your 5-star review! We are so glad to hear that you had a wonderful lunch and that you found the food to be amazing as well as the service. Here at Chi by Lotus at Barangaroo we pride ourselves on positive customer experiences and we are thrilled that we exceeded your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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Kikkikay
2 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Had a lovely evening at Chi by Lotus, the staff were lovely and food was amazing. Atmosphere is very vibrant and cosy.
The table next to ours was a little loud, which made it hard to hear the people on our own table, but besides that everything else was great.
Definitely recommend this place!!

Chi by Lotus
Responded on 4 May 2021

Hi Kikkikay, Thank you for your kind words and lovely review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the amazing food as well as the vibrant atmosphere. We appreciate your honest feedback about the noise and we will be sure to pass this along to the team. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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LorenR
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly staff and excellent food! We will be back :)

Chi by Lotus
Responded on 28 April 2021

Hi LorenR, Thank you for your wonderful review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your overall experience here at Chi by Lotus, especially that you enjoyed the excellent food and the friendly staff. We look forward to welcoming you and your guests back soon!

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George
2 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Lamb shoulder was delicious. Musice was slightly loud but expected.

Chi by Lotus
Responded on 25 April 2021

Hi George, Thank you so much for your positive feedback for your recent dining experience at Chi by Lotus. Thank you for choosing to dine with us, and we are happy to hear you found the lamb shoulder to be delicious. We appreciate your honest feedback about the volume of the music and will be sure to pass this along to the team. We look forward to welcoming you and your guests back soon!

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IzzyP
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was amazing everyone was great I must say it’s the best service I have experienced for a very long time. We weren’t rushed out. The waiters were amazing. Any waiter that came to our table when our actual waiter was busy, was still very attentive and patient. I was happy and so was everyone I invited. The food was great from entre’ to mains and desert was simply beautiful. It was tasty! You have to try. I am not one to write reviews, but I am doing this because everyone should know that their food is great and the service is outstanding. You want to be treated well when you are out to a restaurant and you get that with Chi by Lotus. 😀

Chi by Lotus
Responded on 19 April 2021

Hi IzzyP, Thank you for your 5-star review! We are absolutely thrilled to hear that you had an amazing experience at Chi by Lotus, especially that you enjoyed the excellent service and delicious food. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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RobertM
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience1

Overpriced over fried

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LorinH
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had planned to go to the new Crown Casino for dinner but glad we went to Chi by Lotus - much more value for money. Had a great night there with the family.

Chi by Lotus
Responded on 26 March 2021

Hi Lorin, Thank you for your lovely review of Chi by Lotus! We are delighted to hear that you had such a lovely time dining with us and we look forward to your next visit!

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I took my friend to CHI for dinner to celebrate her birthday and we are very pleased with our dining experience. We ordered the Banquet set and every item we were presented was tasty and full of flavour. The people very attentive and friendly. My friend even got a birthday treat: a cocktail drink and a candle and a birthday song.

Chi by Lotus
Responded on 20 March 2021

Hi Anonymous, Thank you for your 5-star review! We are thrilled to hear that your had a wonderful experience celebrating your friend's birthday, especially with the birthday treat. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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Jlam
3 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another great night at Chi, food and service exceptional.
Thank you !

Chi by Lotus
Responded on 15 March 2021

HI JLam, Thank you for your 5-star review! We are thrilled to hear that we were able to provide you with exceptional food and service. We look forward to welcoming you back to Chi by Lotus soon!

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Kitty
5 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you for providing our guests with a delicious dining experience trying the very generous banquet menu; they loved it!!

Chi by Lotus
Responded on 16 March 2021

Hi Kitty, Thank you for your great review! We are so glad to hear that you had such an enjoyable dining experience with us and we look forward to your next visit!

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Andre
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had an amazing time here! It was my friends birthday and they gave us a private table, which was super nice. The staff are so lovely and attentive and the food was incredible. They let us split the bill at the end which I know is annoying, but they were so accomodating. Would definitely recommend!

Chi by Lotus
Responded on 13 March 2021

Hi Andre, Thank you for your 5-star review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the private table and especially the food. We are glad that we were able to be accomodating as that is what we pride ourselves on at Chi by Lotus. We look forward to hopefully welcoming you back really soon!

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AnnaC81
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food, service and atmosphere was excellent. The staff were very patient with our kids. We chose to sit outside so that the kids could make a bit of noise and generally be kids. We will definitely come back.

Chi by Lotus
Responded on 13 March 2021

Hi Anna, Thank you for your kind words and lovely review! We are thrilled to hear that we were able to make it a wonderful experience dining with your kids. We look forward to hopefully welcoming you back soon!

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vipLeeJ
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great selections on the menu, very tasty food and super fast service. Just turn the music down a tad so we can hear the conversation over the large tables

Chi by Lotus
Responded on 8 March 2021

Hi LeeJ, Thank you for your kind review and lovely words! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the menu selection and fast service. We appreciate your feedback on the music levels and will be sure to pass this along to the team for review. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely experience at Chi by Lotus. I originally booked for rooftop seating and we were upgraded with a private room because we were celebrating a friends birthday, which was a lovely gesture. The food and service was amazing. Would definitely go again.

Chi by Lotus
Responded on 8 March 2021

Hi there, Thank you for your 5-star review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the private dining room to celebrate your friend's birthday. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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MartiE
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great atmosphere. Would highly recommend.

Chi by Lotus
Responded on 7 March 2021

Hi MartiE, Thank you for your 5-star review! We are thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful experience. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
86 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Took a friend out for birthday celebration. We had a great time and food was great. She particularly loved the waving cats!

Chi by Lotus
Responded on 4 April 2021

Hi there, Thank you for your wonderful review! We are thrilled to hear that you and your friend had a wonderful times, especially that you enjoyed the food and the waving cats. We look forward to hopefully welcoming you back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

The amount of food is quite little compared to the Lotus in the galleries. Waited for the food for so long. Especially the desserts. It took ages to arrive.

Chi by Lotus
Responded on 2 May 2021

Hi, thank you for taking the time to review your recent dining experience with us.. We are sorry to hear you were disappointed with the service you received. We take all customer feedback onboard and are always looking to improve our customer experience. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

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VeeVee
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience3

Great food, however the service is below average. It feels like they try to avoid you rather than help you. Also would not recommend sitting outside the street is so busy and lots of noise.

Chi by Lotus
Responded on 1 March 2021

Hi VeeVee, Thank you for your good review and for providing your honest feedback. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the food! We appreciate your thoughts on the service and outside seating. We will be sure to pass this along to the team for review moving forward. We hope to welcome you back another time soon!

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SteveF
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Overall quite good. Some small problem with one of the main dishes not being available in the $99.00 set menu, but the replacement option was very nice. Good service and ambience.

Chi by Lotus
Responded on 22 February 2021

Hi Steve, Thank you for your kind review! We are very happy to hear that you had an enjoyable time with the team at Chi by Lotus and appreciate your feedback. We're glad you enjoyed the replacement dishes provided and that the service and ambience were both pleasant for you. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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JennyS
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing and I loved the variety in the Valentine's Day banquet. My only critique was that it wasn't enough food. I usually only eat a small amount of food and I was still hungry.

Chi by Lotus
Responded on 22 February 2021

Hi Jenny, Thank you for your great review and for providing your honest feedback. We are thrilled you enjoyed yourselves! We appreciate your thoughts on the amount of food served in the banquet and will be sure to pass along to the team for review moving forward. We hope to welcome you back another time soon!

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JasonN
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

simply beautiful. love the food and staff what work here.

Chi by Lotus
Responded on 22 February 2021

Hi there Jason, Thank you for 5-star review! We are so happy to hear that you had such a wonderful time there and we do hope to have you join us again soon!

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BradH
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Location is better than the website indicates with views across the water

Chi by Lotus
Responded on 22 February 2021

Hi Brad, Thank you for your great review of Chi by Lotus! We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to your next visit!

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FAQs

Chi by Lotus offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 8318 8605.

Chi by Lotus is rated 4.4 stars by 65 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.