Uncle Ming's

4.6
83 reviews
$40 and under
Chinese
Whilst our guest capacity is limited due to COVID19 restrictions, Uncle Ming's is accepting bookings for 90 minute seatings for 2-10 people. Due to our size, we are not able to accept larger bookings. Please ensure that you arrive on time for your booking. Social distancing measures are in place.

Please note that Uncle Ming's does not have a telephone number. You can contact us via email info@unclemings.com.au if required.

Uncle Ming's is an Over 18's only venue.

Uncle Ming's is a dimly lit basement bar with funky Chinese inspired decor. We serve dumplings, cocktails, beer, wine and sake in intimate and welcoming surrounds.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • 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 83 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.4
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday dinner ! Really fun!

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RachyG
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dumplings to die for, fabulous cocktails and an amazing ambience straight out of old Shanghai. Uncle Ming's is a must!

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Yeti
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Always enjoy the atmosphere at Uncle Ming’s. Huge selection of drinks to choose from. Service was excellent!

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Luke
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Did not recognise many of the old staff since before COVID, which is a bit sad. However, the current staff seem happy and friendly.

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MatthewB
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great. It was quiet due to covid, but the staff were amazing and food great as ever

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ShilpaD
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Spent a fun evening there. The cocktails are delicious, dumplings scrumptious and music melodious.
The staff is so cheerful they instantly put everyone in a good mood. Everyone in the restaurant is singing along. Its incredible :)
Not our 1st time and definitely not our last. A must visit while in Sydney.

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natalied
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience1

Is this a nightclub or a bar/restaurant the music was so loud that you couldnt hear the person next to you when they were screaming let alone anyone else in your group. We left as quickly as we possibly could and went somewhere to eat where we could hear ourselves think.

Cute interior but turn the music down if you want people to stay and spend

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Lis55
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great dumplings, brilliant decor and atmosphere, will definitely visit again.

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michaelk
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed Uncle Ming’s, great atmosphere and dumplings

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Louie
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Would definitely go back, food was great and the atmosphere was amazing!

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AnuG
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Staff were great but can be more attentive. Like we opened tab but no tab card given and was asked to double check when we settled. Also had to call out for service after 15 min of seating

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CoreyJ
Sydney / NSW
5 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Loved it. A little noisy at times with loud patrons, but otherwise great. (NB: I didn't eat any food but it wasn't possible to leave no rating so I just went with 3)

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Davo
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

A bit pricy for dumplings.
Very dark and only red lighting which makes it impossible to see what your dipping sauces are and these aren't explained.
Covid process clunky as everyone has to register separately.

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Alana
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, customer service & ambience. I come here often, Shaz and the team always look after us :) 5 stars from me!!

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CossieD
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great vibe, very friendly staff. Food is delicious

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ChrisT
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best bar/floor team in Sydney and the cocktails are always banging!

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Biff
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went to Uncle Ming's as our usual placed was closed. It was an unexpectedly enjoyable experience. I plan to return.

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AmeliaG
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

booked for my 19th Birthday and it was sooo good. The dumplings and cocktails are amazing and good value for price. amazing music too!!

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Fredee
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Mu go to place for a quiet lunch with a great atmosphere. Friendly and very helpful staff

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MarshiaR
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious, drinks were amazing, music was great, atmosphere was dope!

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JamieG
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Booking was easy, staff were really attentive. Food and drinks were great! We couldn't find the phone number though to give them a call.

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MaryanaD
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff was friendly and the food was amazing. Would recommend

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vipMadeleine
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Good cocktails and staff were really good with keeping us informed about our booking time and even extending us by 30mins

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Philip
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing cocktails and great dumplings. We had a ball and we were well looked after by a passionate host. Can't wait to return.

Uncle Ming's
Responded on 7 November 2020

Thanks for your review Philip. I am glad that Stacey had a wonderful birthday with us!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

The food menu is very limited. The waitress was nice but all the staff rushed us to leave the table fast and we were still waiting for our food and they were already rushing us to leave, we knew the table was booked until certain time, but we were consuming a lot and were kicked out.

Uncle Ming's
Responded on 7 November 2020

Thank you for your comment. We are operating with reduced guest capacities at the moment due to COVID19 restrictions. As such, we have placed a time limit of 90 minutes on all bookings. We don't enjoy doing this, but to ensure everyone who would like to visit Uncle Ming's is able to (especially on a busy Melbourne cup day), this is the option we have chosen. All guests are made aware of the time limit when booking and on entry to the venue. We hope to see you again once restrictions have lifted

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RossG
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience5

Food/atmosphere was great, the tables are abit small though and it makes eating and drinking a little uncomfortable

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TammyD
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Uncle Mings was incredible! The food is reasonably priced and the flavour and quality was out of this world. The cocktails were amazing too and all the staff were friendly and attentive. Will definitely be back.

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CindyM
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never have had a bad time here.
They make the best dumplings ever. Even my friend said so, as their first time they came with me.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service2Ambience5

Food and drinks were awesome as usual. The girls serving were very worked up and sounded irritated every time they were called.

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Fifi5001
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service as always at mings! The staff are all friendly and really get to know their regulars.

The food is cooked in house and tastes delicious. Another vegan GF option on the menu would be great for those with dietary requirements.

Ming’s Bruce Lee tea is my go to! A tad less ice and tad more grog would be ideal. It tends to serves three people but menu says it serves 4-5. otherwise their specialty cocktails are worth while.

Shout out to James (Ming’s bartender), he treats me well and keeps me coming back.

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AmitS
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best places in sydney for nice cocktails and dumplings

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DiannaB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love going to uncle mings. Took my group there for their first time and the really loved the food and enjoyed the atmosphere.

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WendyR
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, friendly staff, amazing food. And cocktails served in teapots!

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AliaR
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The uncle didn’t disappoint. Delicious cocktails. Fast service. Ambiance unlike most other Sydney bars. Inspired by opium dens, food served late, good for a date night.

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SofiaT
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience. Came all the way from Wollongong and did not disappoint!

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RachelW
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, delicious food, unique cocktails and really cool ambiance

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YoanB
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Owen is a superstar!!! Cocktails are some of the best in town. We’ll be back

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DamoS
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent all round.
We pretty much ate everything on the menu and loved it all!
Special mention to the Ming’s Wings and the Pumpkin balls 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

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Ella
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Uncle Ming’s is the best bar for good drinks and dumplings. Aunties Favourite and 5 spice dumplings are a stand out.

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CathJ
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Uncle Ming’s was a great venue. Staff were exceptional with their attentiveness and knowledge.

FAQs

Uncle Ming's is rated 4.6 stars by 83 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.