Duck & Rice - Sydney

4.2
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32 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Asian
Duck & Rice is Sydney’s premiere Asian inspired restaurant, in all senses of the word. The Cantonese meets new-world Asia restaurant is located on a rooftop, in the middle of Sydney’s busiest pedestrian mall. Duck & Rice has found perfect harmony among traditional Chinese and modern Asian food. The result is a whirlwind mix of flavours and textures, designed to ignite the senses.

Please note that if your preferred time at Duck & Rice is not available, we may have availability at our sister venue Babylon, which is right next door and also bookable on OpenTable!
What 32 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.2
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.0
Value
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74% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JR
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Watch out Mr Wongs, you've got a new contender in the market. Fabulous food and great service. Well done.

Duck & Rice - Sydney
Responded 5 days ago

Hi JamesR, Thank you so much for the great review, we're so happy you enjoyed your dining experience! We hope to see you again soon

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FP
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved this restaurant! The duck it amazing! The fried eggplant is to die for! The surprise fried ice cream for my birthday, was a yummy surprise! Can’t wait to go there again!

OT
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very friendly staff who knew the menu well and offered recommendations. Great space and ambience, especially on a warm night. The food was delicious!

Duck & Rice - Sydney
Responded 5 days ago

Thanks for the great review! We're really happy you enjoyed everything and can't wait to have you back soon.

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VW
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious Yum Cha with a twist - dumplings were all tasty and well made with a number of options, Crispy Skin Chicken was out of this world amazing. Great wine list and cocktail and mocktail list that needs more visits to try them all.

YH
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 3Ambience 1

Someone should have explained to us how the yum cha deal or menu worked. The selections of dim sum was very limited and overpriced

MB
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Thoroughly enjoyed, the outside area will be lovely when it’s open. Our duck pancakes, chicken ribs & prawn dish were very tasty. We will be back.

SK
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dumplings full of flavour and well presented, spacious city rooftop views, friendly service, live music. Great place for socialising after work.

GF
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

We were there on a busy Friday night - even seated inside, the noise level was pretty high. Service was friendly, and adequate. The wine we chose had a cork, which seemed to present a problem - It took ten minutes for the girl to reappear with it! We had empty glasses for a while on two occasions. One of the waitresses was a bit 'spilly', as my friend put it! I somehow managed to score a few drops of wine in my shoe at one stage!

Having said all of that, the meal was lovely, and there are many other things on the menu that I need to return to try.

LI
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We had the $50 lunch banquet and food was really tasty and delicious except for the roast/barbecue pork which was quite dry. We are definitely coming back to try the Peking duck and crab and scallop friend rice.

C
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and food. Suitable for 2 people or a large group. One of my fave new places in Sydney.

YN
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Absolutely great ambience, especially if you are seated in the terrace.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great service

K
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was excellent. Great care and attention to detail was put into each dish. I also loved the decor and ambiance of the restaurant, tastefully done!

g
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

such a great dining environment, spacious, beautifully renovated place. Service was really good too. Food was nice and quickly served. we will definitely come back!

F
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed our lunch and the restaurant was accomodating as we had arrived an hour late due to the marathon road closures. Food was good and service outstanding. Looking forward to returning.

s
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

good service, environment and location , good for dating and business, food is a little salty , overall satisfactory

AS
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely location, staff, food, music, drinks.....what a fantasic way to spend Sunday lunch with someone special. We will certainly be back for after work drinks, can't wait to see what those lamps outside look like at night :-)
Thanks everyone. Allan.

JH
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Yum cha was amazing, good variety and prompt service

AR
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

We went here for lunch and everything was good except the timing of the food. Since we really only have an hour it was just too long of a wait for some items which soured the experience slightly. Ambiance was awesome!

L
Sydney / NSW
10 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous addition to Sydney dining.
All food provided as part of the very reasonably priced Banquet for 2 was excellent and in generous quantities.
Great service from all staff and particularly Patty.
A limited, but more than adequate wine list with several wines available by the glass or carafe
Thoroughly recommended for (slight modern) Cantonese food.
Happy to recommend and will be back

JH
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great food. Banquet for 2 was excellent. Portions were good size. In house ginger beer washed it down perfectly! Will return

GH
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Food was just slow today for some reason. We have 4 of the banquets.

CW
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

This is hard. I’ve been here three times. The food is very good and the tap wine option is great. Last Friday it was nothing short of a debacle. We had a 12.30 booking. We ordered our food and wine as soon as they brought our beers as we sensed things were not going to plan. We didn’t get mains till almost 2.30. I wish I could be more positive but It’s completely unsuccessful especially for a CBD restaurant. Not sure if I would go again.

IW
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 4

The food was pretty average for the price. Duck plank cakes cold and the sweat and spur totally over powered the barramundi.

e
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

had higher but unmet expectations from food; esp dim sums by famous chef

DS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It’s decor is stylish and dishes are well made and really high quality!

HO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Restaurant is annoyingly hidden in shopping complex. Hard to get to.
Dumplings are the best choice

HM
London
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved this restaurant. Beautiful deccor and the food was gorgeous. Had the $50pp banquet menu and was more than enough food - so great value for money and every dish we all really enjoyed. Also enjoyed the wine 'on tap'.

h
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Saltwater Duck and mushroom fried dumplings to die for!

DB
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and even better food. Will be back for sure.

g
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, great design and great bar. a The food is very good but expensive for what it is, similar food at the food court below is half price, I guess you pay for the ambience.

JS
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great People, amazing fitout and in tune staff

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