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Karen’s Diner - Sydney CBD, Sydney, AU-NSW

Karen’s Diner - Sydney CBD

4.2
4.2
595 Reviews
$40 and under
American
Karen's Diner is a place of terrible service but great food. Come experience a burger joint and a dining experience like never before...

U16s Must be accompanied by a Parent or Guardian. Any U16s booked without will be turned away at the door.

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2 people

7:30 pm


Booked 71 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    0431 036 431

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Sydney CBD

  • Parking Details

    Public Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

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  • Sydney City

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  1. SG

    StevenG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The food is overpriced, the quality of the food and cocktails don’t match the prices.
  2. AG

    AG95

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Where you need a lot of laughter or entertainment, Karen's diner is the place to go. The food was great, very spacious, cozy and warm environment and the waiter put on a killer act in front of the customers. Definitely will be coming back very soon.
  3. CS

    CarmenS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    The atmosphere was great, just as expected.. very rude, very funny. The food was very ordinary.
  4. BT

    BrookeT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place met our expectations and more. We went for the fun of the theme but was so surprised by amazing cocktails and really tasty and well made food. The atmosphere was great! They really make it a fun time and leave you in stitches until you leave.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Was a really fun night with a group of friends. Would definitely recommend. Food was really good and were a very generous size
  6. CC

    CarolineC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Our main waitress who's name I didn't get was rude as expected but funny too. One of the others who's name I really wish I'd taken was just downright nasty, not in keeping with the theme at all
  7. SD

    SamanthaD

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The atmosphere was terrible, we expected a funny interactive experience and instead we sat in a corner with no service, no interaction no games, no wheel, no drinks… we were so disappointed as we thought we would have a great night out and it was terrible… I could have gone anywhere and got a burger and chips and had the same experience….
  8. s

    selinab

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    great time, the server "fruity" wasn't as mean as we thought but he was such a vibe food is just your average Burger joint but the cocktails were 10/10
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service1ambience3
    Terrible service as expected. Really rude waiters and waitresses (love it). Food not so great but cheap. Went there for the awful service which didn't disappoint. Hilarious evening.
  10. JH

    JonH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food1service5ambience3
    Burnt burgers. Burnt buns. Crap food. Was a laugh tho
  11. SL

    SandraL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food1service2ambience3
    An interesting concept that fell flat. Dry, tasteless food.
  12. SB

    ShannonB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    The prices were high We didn’t think the staff were as Karen as we thought they would be Service was quock
  13. JP

    JulieP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 August 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience3
    Lots of fun. Well done to the staff for the bad service.
  14. BT

    BinhT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 August 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    With a name like Karen's diner, we expected to be treated with disrespect and insignificance. Didn't disappoint and we loved it. Might not be everyone's cup of tea but I think as a theme restaurant it's pretty good. Much better than those eat in the dark restaurants from a few years back. Food is good. Tables and chairs could be a little bit more expensive but hey maybe it's part of theme. Worth a visit since Sydney and Australia tend to be quite polite.
  15. JG

    JaydenG

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best time the staff are amazing but only thing is the high tables and chairs were a bit uncomfortable
  16. K

    Karen

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    For the best abuse and great food book a table at Karen’s Diner
  17. JS

    JohnS

    Sydney

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience3
    Theme was good. Food was below average. Service as expected.
  18. B

    Belle

    Sydney

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    Great fun. Our wait staff (sugar mama) was an absolute riot, such a karen. We did not stop laughing. The food was good, exactly what you’d expect to find at a diner. Overall we enjoyed ourselves The only thing I would give a low score was the cleanliness of the space.
  19. CA

    ChristineA

    Sydney

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience2
    A bit disappointing as our seats were in a section that was sectioned off. We missed out in a lot of the ‘Karen’ experience as we felt we were there left on our own.
  20. RI

    RenaeI

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Service could have been worse, a reliance on swearing to be rude. Food nice
  21. LT

    LaurenT

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Karen’s diner is a fun experience but the food is average nothing special. You’re going for the experience not the food in particular
  22. BS

    BeckyS

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic night with lots of play with waiters. Food was best food I have had in a while.
  23. KF

    KateF

    Sydney

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    There is certain things customers cannot say to staff but the staff can say to customers. The staff bullied a young girl about her appearance until she cried then laughed and got the microphone out to humiliate her in front of everyone. The food was disgusting and our order was not listen to and then not changed.
  24. RB

    RebeccaB

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    The kids thought it was hilarious. It was a funny experience. The food isn't great. It's not somewhere I would choose to go again.
  25. E

    Empressmatilda

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience3
    Atmosphere was fun! Food was very average & overpriced.
  26. SD

    ShannonD

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Fun, fun, fun. My daughter had a blast and the staff kept it appropriate when addressing her whilst still being cheeky. We both loved it
  27. SH

    StaceyH

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kept the crowd entertained ! Great atmosphere even if we were insulted haha ! Loved it !!
  28. RN

    RockedNLoaded

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the first moment you walk in to when you leave...the service is Fun and the food is actually awesome... finally, a themed eatery that serves tasty meals....wake up Hard Rock...
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good experience
  30. DR

    DeanR

    Hawaii

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    I get the restaurant is meant to be rude and offensive, but the food was worse than the service. Had the food been good then it would be a place I recommend, but give it a miss... you are not missing much.
  31. KG

    KaseyG

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Food was all way too spicy. We asked for everything and everything came back wrong. Our food was so spicy we couldn’t eat it all. We left more than half our food on a $220 bill
  32. e

    eileent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Our guy was amazing, the host or manager (tall blonde guy) was exceptional at his job he made it fun & funny loved it & can not wait to visit again
  33. JG

    JustineG

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Food was very poor quality :( We had been so looking forward to coming in. Our son enjoyed it, but it didn't match the hype :(
  34. K

    Karen

    Sydney

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    I was disappointed as I expected the waiters to be more interactive. Food was average
  35. H

    Hayley

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lots of fun. The Karen with blonde hair and the microphone made it for us.
  36. JH

    JackieH

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner and abuse. Loved it. As soon as you arrive until you are thrown out the staff stay in character and obviously love/hate their work. They were brutal but brilliant. Our food was yummy and arrived fast. We will be back.
  37. IG

    IanG

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All as expected. The staff were rude, as they were paid to be, and a great evening was had. No-one went "over the top" with the rudeness. Our waiter was definitely a trained actor and very professional.
  38. RK

    ReneeK

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! The staff were rude, but the food was a good honest burger.
  39. SD

    ShazzaD

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Such a fun night, Sad we got the hiring waitress, the rest were so funny and outstanding. Food was great, a little burnt but otherwise yum. Don’t recommend the cocktail that had coconut in it. Was horrible.
  40. P

    Paul

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food really good Abuse …. Moderate ! Overall very good night ,great food and great atmosphere . Will be going again

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Karen’s Diner - Sydney CBD offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0431 036 431.

Karen’s Diner - Sydney CBD is rated 4.2 stars by 595 OpenTable diners.

Karen’s Diner - Sydney CBD does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 pm


Booked 71 times today
Google Map for Karen’s Diner - Sydney CBD

644 George St Level 1, Sydney, AU-NSW 2000

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area

    Sydney CBD

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Public Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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