Uncle Ming's

4.6
102 reviews
$40 and under
Chinese

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.

Uncle Ming's is accepting bookings for 120 minute seatings for 2-6 people. If you would like to make a booking for 7 people or more, please get in touch with us at info@unclemings.com.au . Deposits will be required to reserve a space for more than 6 people.

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.



Experiences

  • Amy and Jack The Duo - Live Music 6-8pm

    Apr 21, 2021 only

    Dumpling and drinks and the Amy and Jack Duo. Long time friends who love to perform together, Amy and Jack will bring you the perfect experience to pair with your pinot noir. Together, Amy and Jack will take you along as they live out their pop-star dreams from Aretha to Ariana. 6-8pm
  • Amy and Jack The Duo - Live Music 6-8pm

    Apr 26, 2021 only

    Dumplings, drinks and the Amy and Jack Duo. Long time friends who love to perform together, Amy and Jack will bring you the perfect experience to pair with your pinot noir. Together, Amy and Jack will take you along as they live out their pop-star dreams from Aretha to Ariana. 6-8pm
  • Amy and Jack The Duo - Live Music 6-8pm

    May 5, 2021 only

    Dumplings, drinks and the Amy and Jack Duo. Long time friends who love to perform together, Amy and Jack will bring you the perfect experience to pair with your pinot noir. Together, Amy and Jack will take you along as they live out their pop-star dreams from Aretha to Ariana. 6-8pm
  • Amy and Jack The Duo - Live Music 6-8pm

    May 12, 2021 only

    Dumplings, drinks and the Amy and Jack Duo. Long time friends who love to perform together, Amy and Jack will bring you the perfect experience to pair with your pinot noir. Together, Amy and Jack will take you along as they live out their pop-star dreams from Aretha to Ariana. 6-8pm
  • The New South Trio. Live music 7-9pm

    Apr 28, 2021 only

    Fronted by the sharp blues duo of Aidan Glover and Harry Tompsett sharing guitar, bass & vocal duties & powered by the force that is Ed Rodrigues on drums, The New South Trio have built a solid following & a unique indie-blues sound, showcasing well-crafted original material alongside superb interpretations of blues & R&B classics. 7-9pm
  • Jessica & Aidan. Live music 7-9pm

    Apr 19, 2021 only

    Jessica’s exquisite voice glides over Aidan’s stylish guitar & vocals to channel the music of Lianne La Havas, Allen Stone, The Civil Wars & others. This tasteful duo is bringing a different sound to Sydney & they are not to be missed. 7-9pm
  • Jessica & Aidan. Live music 7-9pm

    May 17, 2021 only

    Jessica’s exquisite voice glides over Aidan’s stylish guitar & vocals to channel the music of Lianne La Havas, Allen Stone, The Civil Wars & others. This tasteful duo is bringing a different sound to Sydney & they are not to be missed. 7-9pm
  • Yannick Koffi. Live music 7-9pm

    May 3, 2021 only

    Yannick Koffi is an accomplished guitarist who has mastered a range of styles including jazz, blues, and Afro-Caribbean music. Kevin Hunt is a jazz pianist-composer who has performed regularly in the Sydney jazz scene since 1979.
  • Yannick Koffi. Live music 7-9pm

    May 10, 2021 only

    Yannick Koffi is an accomplished guitarist who has mastered a range of styles including jazz, blues, and Afro-Caribbean music. Kevin Hunt is a jazz pianist-composer who has performed regularly in the Sydney jazz scene since 1979

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 102 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Energetic
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ErinD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a fantastic time here. Highly recommend the Chairman's Pot cocktail. Food was nice and hot. Excellent service and great atmosphere. Will return :)

HH
HibaH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Music was a bit loud but otherwise everything was perfect.

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Sunshine314
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

AmyandJacktheduo are amazing! Loved the atmosphere!

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Mark
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic establishment! Great service, tasty food, great atmosphere and a huge drink selection. Love this place 👍👍

BC
BruceC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Truly outstanding ambience and service. Great vibe...highly recommended

MV
MillarayV
Sydney
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Would definitely recommend booking a table beforehand as this place gets pretty packed but definitely worth it all. A dark underground vibe with lanterns and art everywhere so worth it. Dumplings are a must they’re delicious!

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Anon
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Ultimate vibes!! Good music. But slow service - needed to call on waiters every time

OM
OscarM
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Bit loud, but expected during a busy night. Only issue was that that it took half an hour to receive our second order of drinks. So from that I had to directly go to the bar and order from there

BR
BradleyR
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Enjoyable experience with good fun service, food was amazing and the drinks were awesome

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Oklou
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Great restaurant. Our table service unfortunately lacked a little

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Sophie
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

had such a great night with awesome food and delicious cocktails!

SP
SamanthaP
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We ordered the pork buns, vege spring rolls, pork dim sums and chicken dumplings. All good came out fresh and quickly! We were still a bit hungry (actually just wanted to try something else) we had mings wings - delicious! All good was very flavoursome. We ordered cocktails as well, also very tasty you could tell they were made by proper mixologists. Will definitely go back

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Kirsten
Sydney
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Great little place hidden in the city. I would recommend the Stay Woke cocktail.

MC
MaryC
Sydney
3 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

would you again , great place . I would of liked to stayed longer it was a little rushed

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Narelle
Sydney
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was delicious, as were the drinks. Such a cool location and bar, so quirky and fabulous!

A couple of times we had to flag down staff for service, but no issue once we got their attention.

AR
AbbeyR
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

absolutely love this place, never been disappointed. Every time I introduce someone to Uncle Mings they are always stunned and say they’d love to come back!

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Cassie
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really nice place. Great service and great food. Really nice cocktails.

ST
StefT
Sydney
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great Food, Cool Cocktails, Excellent Atmosphere.
Good place to catch up with mates.

BK
BritneyK
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

Uncle mings is a great place to go for nibbles and cocktails. Only thing that needs improvement is the service. the food took forever to come out waiting up to 40 mins on each order it was dissapointing as you can only sit their for 90 mins so in the end finishing our food became a bit of a rush. Never the less the food was good and the staff were friendly.

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Sarc
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience5

The food is not very good and overpriced. Dim sim just tasted like frozen ones. Pork buns were nice though.

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Aussie
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Just a cool place to go once every now and again for the food and atmosphere.

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Vivv
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fav bar. Great aesthetic, great drinks, great bartenders.

RK
RachelK
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went during lunch time. The tables were well spaced and beautiful. We had a good time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday dinner ! Really fun!

RG
RachyG
Sydney
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2021
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
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.

MB
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!

AG
AnuG
Sydney
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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Corey
Sydney
8 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!!

CD
CossieD
Sydney
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great vibe, very friendly staff. Food is delicious

CT
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.

FAQs

Uncle Ming's is rated 4.6 stars by 102 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.