Hello Auntie Darling Square

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17 reviews
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$40 and under
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Contemporary Asian
With the birth of its first store in Marrickville, Hello Auntie expands to Darling Square precinct. Combining stylish decor with a fusion of traditional and modern Vietnamese-influenced dishes, Hello Auntie is the place to go for tradition Vietnamese dishes such as pho, while you will also find a wide range of other Southeast Asian favourites, from small tapas-style dishes to main courses and Asian inspired desserts. We encourage you to step outside your comfort zone and experience a new and unique dining experience.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary Asian, Vietnamese, Asian
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Hours of Operation
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm
Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm
Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sun 6:00 pm–9:30 pm
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Phone number
(02) 8072 8838
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Payment Options:
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Cuong Nguyen
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Full table and bar service, casual elegant dining style, vegetarian and vegan options available.
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Cross street
Little Hay Street
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Parking Details
Wilson Car Park enter via Darling Drive and take 2nd roundabout exit onto Zollner Circuit
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Public Transit
Light Rail - 1 min walk (Hay Street stop, 50m), Train - 10 min walk from Central and Town Hall
Banquet, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019

Food was excellent and not your typical Vietnamese fare. Service was OK but nothing exemplary

Sydney / NSW
9 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019

Good food at a good price in a nice location. Try the chicken pancake, delicious.

Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019

Went and had dinner and drinks there. Nothing special about the food, very small portions but lacking flavour. Decent drinks though.

Sydney / NSW
33 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019

Another one of those places who serve dishes that are designed for ‘sharing’. The problem I (always) have with that concept, especially when you are in a group of four or more, is either not everyone ends up eating sufficient amount of food, or you end up splitting the bill for dishes you hardly had or merely had them in a ‘tasting’ portions due to the fact that you have to share them with the rest of your guests. Worse, when both happen PLUS you leave the place hungry, mainly because of the portion you end up having and the timing of dishes being served. When this type of restaurants serve ‘sharing’ dishes, that simply means they serve them out when they are ready. The gap between having something to munch in the beginning and end of your seating could be substantially big and is enough for you to feel like as if you hardly had anything. Given the price of each dish, you obviously don’t want to keep ordering dishes.

1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019

Lovely location, very atmospheric! Food was tasty but a touch on the small size for the price. The booking time slots are too close together for groups which meant the restaurant moved things around to avoid having to ask us to vacate. Overall really enjoyable evening.

1 review
Dined on 17 September 2019

Quite a limited menu - there weren't many good vegetarian options. The service was ok, but not great - could've been faster. Value for money was ok, but not great.

Sydney / NSW
7 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019

Tasty and fresh ingredients and interesting Vietnamese flavour combinations - attentive staff and reasonable prices. Small but interesting wine list.

1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019

A bit of a let down. Food didn't blow us away and service was slow. I was also served a warm beer. We ordered the number of dishes based on their recommendation, but left hungry & with a steep bill. Wouldn't recommend.

1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019

Great new Vietnamese restaurant in the now bustling darling quarter. We had the crab spring rolls and beef and crispy chicken pho. Both were delicious and left us full and satisfied! - will definitely return!

1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019

Interesting food, good location and friendly attentive staff.

Sydney / NSW
10 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019

Great new food precinct and great to now not have to go out to Marickville to have Hello Auntie's food.
However not as many vegan options as at Marickville.

1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019

The food was absolutely incredible. It didn’t feel as though it was a single type of Asian cuisine, but a rather interesting and wonderful fusion of a number of types.

The team was highly attentive and wonderful people to interact with.

Unfortunately one dish was forgotten from our initial order, but they worked hard at rectifying the situation and were highly apologetic, we weren’t upset but they made sure to make us even happier than we already were. So that was much appreciated!

Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019

Good food at a reasonable price. Pricey on the drinks menu.

4 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019

Cool space with a fresh take on Vietnamese and asian cuisine

1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019

I'm a big fan of Hello Auntie Marrickville and was very excited for one to open in Darling Square. Though the food was amazing, the menu was very limited (~10 options, possibly as it recently opened so full menu wasn't available) which all contained meat.

We went as a party of 9 and one person in our group was vegetarian - the only 2 options (which weren't on the menu) were tofu and a noodle dish. We went with the tofu dish and it was only that - a few pieces of tofu - which cost $15.

All in all, the food was delicious, but I was disappointed with the lack of options. No seafood and no vegetarian options? I hope the full menu will be made available soon as this is not ideal for big groups or anyone with dietary requirements.

Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019

Great food, great service but expensive, overpriced wine with a very limited wine list. This is the new way restaurants make money, selling $20 bottles of wine for $75

Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019

Great setup with friendly staff. The food and produce was both fresh and delicious. A great experience worth trying. Will be back for more!