Where to go in Sydney for yum cha and dumplings

Dough in rice noodle at Golden Unicorn in Maroubra.
Dough in rice noodle at Golden Unicorn in Maroubra.

If your weekend isn't perfect without hearing the rattle of yum cha trolleys or claiming bamboo steamers for your table, here's where you need to go in Sydney.

And if you feel like dunking dumplings in soy, rescuing them from a noodle broth or enjoy them pan-fried, we've got the places you need to get your fix any time of the week, too. 

Can't see your favourite dumpling house or weekend haunt for mango pudding on our list? You might find it in our round-up of Sydney's best yum cha restaurants, featured below. 

And once you're armed with your destination in mind, you'll want to read up on our guide to yum cha etiquette. Mr Wong's executive chef Dan Hong steers you through what you should seek from those passing trolleys, how to eat it - and the best time to show up.

Din Tai Fung, Central Park.

Din Tai Fung

Level 2, R201, 28 Broadway, Chippendale, New South Wales, Australia, 2008
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (21)
Colourful steamed dumplings.

Lotus The Galeries

Level 1, The Galeries, 500 George Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2000
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (28)
Spinach dumplings with shrimp at Tim Ho Wan.

Tim Ho Wan

The District, cnr. Victoria Avenue and Railway Street, Chatswood, New South Wales, Australia, 2067
Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (56)
Pan-fried crab and pork buns at New Shanghai in Pitt Street, Sydney.

New Shanghai

Shop 1017-1020 Westfield Sydney, 188 Pitt Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2000
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (41)
The grilled prawn gyoza with some edamame beans.

Harajuku Gyoza

15 Bayswater Road, Potts Point, NSW, Australia, 2011
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (13)
Dumplings and Beer

Dumplings and Beer

Shop 2, 9 Ward Avenue, Potts Point, New South Wales, Australia, 2011
Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (30)