Little Hutong

4.3
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39 reviews
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$40 and under
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Contemporary Asian
We invite you to come dine with us in the back streets and alleyways of Asia. We created a restaurant that uses choice raw materials and authentic cooking styles that results in a taste that truly fulfills and satisfies the soul. We are not simply interested in well-presented or well-plated food, we are more interested in a taste that meets our high expectations. We learn and borrow from the best of the Asian cuisines - Penang, Japanese, Chinese and Peranakan food - and at times fuse them with Western culinary techniques, methods and ingredients. “Hutong”, by definition, is a narrow lane or alleyway in Beijing City. In Ancient China, many of the recipes, tastes and cooking styles that have now become well-known Chinese cooking, were formulated and eventuated in these back lanes and alleyways. In South East Asia, they gave rise to the “mamak” stalls, Peranakan cuisines and “hawker” food. We hold dear to these traditions as a standard to strive for at Little Hutong.
What 39 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.3
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4.0
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4.1
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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Not much flavor in some of the dishes,
Not much selection for drinks

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

Slow service

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Jess
Galway
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food and service was amazing as always, it was a little chilly inside but!

Little Hutong
Responded on 3 July 2020

Hi Jess. Thank you very much for your review and feedback. Please do let us know next time if you feel cold and we'll turn up the heat and do what we can to make you and your guests more comfortable.

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SophieD
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is always amazing a bit pricey but the chef is so meticulous in the presentation and quality of food that you can justify it

Little Hutong
Responded on 22 June 2020

Thank you very much for your review SophieD. :) We take great pride and alot of effort in what we create. We are always deeply appreciative of customers like you that value our work and enjoy eating our food. Thank you again!

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

Very slow service, door didn’t close properly so cold wind, music too loud, oxtail stew was barely edible. Nasi Lemak was good. There’s a $10pp corkage which is very steep. Won’t return.

Little Hutong
Responded on 19 June 2020

Ordinarily i would take the time to address a poor review and perhaps explain some things from our perspective. However in this case, I remember you well that very busy evening - kicking up a fuss about every single possible thing you could think of. You are a mean spirited and stingy person. You are not welcome back to our place where we do genuinely strive to create the best Asian fusion cuisine in Sydney. Even though you may think Asians are below folks from the UK, we work hard to serve you.

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Debbie
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Robert and his staff are back on track. The food was fabulous back to the old days of little Hutong. We enjoyed a lovely birthday dinner there.

Little Hutong
Responded on 19 June 2020

Hey Debbie! It's good to have you back dining with us again too! Thank you very much for the awesome review. :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love it!! Loved it so much came for seconds !!

Little Hutong
Responded on 1 June 2020

Glad you loved it. Was a privilege to host you and your guests. Thank you very much!

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GinaM
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Its always a pleasurable experience, great food and friendly staff

Little Hutong
Responded on 19 May 2020

Thank you so much Gina! Means alot to us and always love seeing you guys every week. :)

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KylieT
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Love this restaurant
Food is amazing and extremely good value

Little Hutong
Responded on 10 February 2020

Thanks very much KylieT. Much appreciated. :)

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HelenN
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my first time at Little Hutong. The service and food were exceptional. A great place to go with friends or a couple.

Little Hutong
Responded on 29 January 2020

Thank you very much Helen! Hope to see you this Saturday for our CNY party!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food is amazing, such a great setting.
BYO that added bonus.

Little Hutong
Responded on 21 January 2020

Thank you very much for the 5 star rating. We really appreciate it and look forward to seeing you again soon! :)

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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience3

Food was way too spicy. Inedible and they could see we hadn’t touched it and chose to ignore it.

Little Hutong
Responded on 17 December 2019

Hi anon. Sorry you felt the dish was way too spicy. We have a number of dishes on our menu that are fiery for guests that really love their chili. Often times when these dishes are ordered we will notify the guest that it is a very spicy dish. Perhaps we did not inform you at the time you ordered - we apologise for that. Next time don't be shy to let us know that the dish is too spicy and we will always be more than happy to accommodate you with another dish more suitable.

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AnthonyJ
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food incredible flavour , can really see the passion in the food .
Would not fault a thing !

Little Hutong
Responded on 25 November 2019

Thank you very much Anthony. Much appreciated! :)

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GaraB
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

I and a friend went to Little Hutong for the first time at the weekend. The steamed barramundi was excellent, the Zesty Crab Cone was fun but had maybe too much mayonnaise which overpowered the other ingredients. The Eggplant Furikake looked good but was rubbery and chewy, not what one expects with eggplant. It was also lukewarm and would have been much improved served hot.

I will definitely return, and try other dishes.

Little Hutong
Responded on 17 October 2019

Hey GaraB. Thank you for the review and very useful feedback on the Crab Cone and Eggplant dish. :) Look forward to hosting you again.

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BIlly
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome Asian food at reasonable prices
We highly recommend you visit this little gem.

Little Hutong
Responded on 7 August 2019

Thank you very much. We are so happy that you enjoyed our cuisine.

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MichaelB
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

We arrived to Little Huong about ten minutes late but I rang prior to advise this. On arrival there were only 3 tables with diners. One table had finished and about to leave. The food is very high standard, however the service from the young lady was pretty slow. I ordered a glass of wine but then had to wait for it because a walk in customer came in for takeaway and the waitress decided to take the lady's order first before delivering my drink. Should be the other way round with the service. No proper ceiling and the front door was ajar as they had a smoke problem in the kitchen. Thus it was so cold in the restaurant. I saw some blankets were supplied but I suggested getting a couple of gas heaters in there for winter to make the restaurant and patrons warm and give a better ambience. Overall the food was good but service leaves a little bit to be desired when there was only a couple of tables dining. I would hate to think what the standard of the service would be like if the restaurant is full. It would maybe take another promotional discount before we would be back.

Little Hutong
Responded on 23 August 2019

Michael. We rely on such feedback to keep us on our toes, and I'm glad you enjoyed our cuisine. Yes, you are right. Service should not have been slow that evening and should have been prompt and prioritised. The Manager has been informed and will most certainly rectify this. We don't have a smoke problem in the kitchen but we do have an issue with our a/c system on very cold nights which struggles to warm the space. We are dealing with this. The exposed ceiling is a design intention btw. ^_^

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LaurenK
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome service. Staff friendly and willing to help out on anything needed.
Food was amazing especially the beef rengdang.
Will be back!

Little Hutong
Responded on 29 July 2019

Thank you very much LaurenK! Glad you enjoyed it

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MoyraA
New England
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Some of the dishes were outstanding but the Waygu beef was inedible. We complained to the manager who removed it from our bill and apologised. The rest of our meal was great. The Lamb Rogan Josh was outstanding as was the chili oysters. Unfortunately the ambience was lacking in that it was so cold in the restaurant we couldn't remove our coats.

Little Hutong
Responded on 29 July 2019

Hey MoyraA. Thank you for the invaluable feedback. We apologise for the Wagyu beef and the temperature in the restaurant the evening that you dined. Cold nights in Little Bay can sometimes be difficult for our heating system to cope. We are disappointed the Wagyu cut that we served you was not great. We source MBS5+ grain fed wagyu oyster blade cut - which can come with some sinew. We will endeavour to ensure a better dining experience for you next time.

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ErinS
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The food is delicious - thank you for organising all the food for our little party!

Little Hutong
Responded on 29 July 2019

Was a pleasure ErinS. Thanks very much :)

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WinnyS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Meat is nice and tender, taste perfect and a good value.

Little Hutong
Responded on 24 June 2019

Thanks so much WinnyS!

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SushantM
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

A hidden gem. We were looking for something ‘different’ and found this place purely by chance.

The menu is a mix of multiple Asian cuisines and offers a variety of options to suit your taste.

The decor is tastefully executed and so is the food.

Hit dishes for us we’re the mix mushroom entree, the rendang and the curry chicken.

Definitely surprised us and we shall be back soon.

Well done team Little Hutong

Little Hutong
Responded on 24 June 2019

Thank you very much. See you again soon!

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BonnieL
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

My husband and I always enjoy the Little hutong dining. Dishes are nice and fresh. Natasha always make you feel welcome and provide great service.

Little Hutong
Responded on 21 May 2019

Thank you so much for your kind words and appreciation of our cuisine! See you again next time :)

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ChrisD
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always enjoy dining here. Most intriguing menu. Staff wonderful and engaging. Food outstanding and incredible value for money.
If you have not experienced for yourself then you are missing out on a truely, yet little know, local gem of an establishment

Little Hutong
Responded on 22 March 2019

Thanks so much ChrisD! We look forward to hosting you again soon

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MadeleineH
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We absolutely loved our experience at Little Hutong. The food was delicious, we loved the special Chinese New Year Lion dance & the waitress was very helpful. We came with several kids who all demanded a return visit!

Little Hutong
Responded on 22 March 2019

Thank you very much!

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Lozz
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Loved it! They were out of a few dishes but what we had was delicious!!

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BernadetteG
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The Malaysian fushion food here is wonderful. The traditional Malay dishes are superb and the fushion dishes are interested and yummy. This neighbourhood gem is worth the trip from anywhere in Sydney.

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HelgaN
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2018
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Tasty food with a great variety of menu choices. Becoming a local favourite!

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HelgaN
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is of an excellent standard. Great mix of spices , very flavoursome. Extensive selection of dishes. Reasonably priced for the quality.

Little Hutong
Responded on 22 March 2019

HelgaN. Was a pleasure to host you. WE take great pride in our food and creative approach to asian fusion cuisine. We are deeply grateful for customers that appreciate our cuisine.

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SueC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely family dinner. The service was attentive and friendly. We love the location and we love the menu. It’s comfort food presented beautifully and the produce is fresh and tasty. Definitely on our list of go to places for a family friendly, casual yet special meal!

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MarcoV
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2018
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

We booked a table for 2 at 5:45 to enjoy the Lunar new Year show as adverised on fb. I tried to call the restaurant the next day (Friday) to confirm and get some information but nobody picked up the phone as they open only at night on the weekdays. They called me later and they left me a message asking to be there at 5:30. They promised a complimentary entree. We could not make it before 5:45. When we arrived we were told we could not order food until the end of the show. We order a couple of traditional Malaysian teas. The waitresses not long after started to come to the table to take our order when the show was not even started. We never got our teas: when we were ready to order food about 15 min later, we asked about our drink and guess what they did not have the traditional Malaysian tea. They told us we got an old menu by mistake. We ordered some wontons to start with, Laksa with prawns and coconut rice with curried beef. The wontons were just ok but the rest of the food was outstanding.
We also got some matcha tea and a coconut milkshake.
The lion dance show was great but my date was expecting fire crackers as well as advertised. I guess they were cancelled because of the poor weather.
When I paid the bill at the register, I was approached by a man who called my name and asked me how was everything and if I had been to the restaurant before. I did not want to be the drama customer so I said that the food was good and that we came out mainly because of the show. I was honestly disappointed with the service and embarassed I could not strike my date with an outstand overall dining experience as I hoped for.
We did not receive anything complimentary.

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KoolKazzy
Sydney / NSW
6 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

We were pleasantly surprised at the quality interesting food. The servings were generous and very well presented. The service was efficient and friendly. We were entertained by the Valkerie trio who played great Jazz and the lead singer Joy Yhang was amazing !!

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SueC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Loved the meal. Could be more spicy but will ask the next time. Looking forward to coming back.

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MayCee
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2017
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere and decor, with a tasteful menu, Little Hutong is bound to please those with an appetite for modern Asian cuisine. Service is attentive, however portions are slightly smaller than one might expect from the price point. Bring your trendy friend or your mum; the restaurant is chic but approachable.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love it here, Natasha and George are always excellent as is the food. Get in quick for the crispy pork belly :)

The food has soooo much flavour, see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2017
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Everything was wonderful except the waitress who served us as we were 25 min late and our booking is 5.30 pm. When we arrived I told her that I have booking at 5.30 pm and she said well it is 6 pm now. I think that was a bit rude otherwise foods are beautiful.

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Anym
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2017
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience2

Foods are not bad but the service was really bad! We hv to wait for almost an hour for our desserts. What the he'll!

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Jeni
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2016
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service.
Offered blankets when it got a little chilli.
Loved the live music.

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wjlw
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2016
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

i am a regular diner at Little Hutong and have always enjoyed it. great dinning experience in a modern restaurant. great service and good variety of food. I would recommend it.

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SabereenR
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2016
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Little Hutong is a family favourite of ours. The food is delicious but mostly the staff are most welcoming and friendly who make you feel at home and almost like family. Bravo to everyone there. Little Hutong is a real gem.

FAQs

Little Hutong offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 8020 0779.

Little Hutong is rated 4.3 stars by 39 OpenTable diners.

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