Sydney’s Chinatown Food and Stories Walking Tour

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From $44.65

31 reviews   (5.00)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 2 hours

Departs: Sydney, Sydney

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Sydney’s Chinatown is full of secrets and excellent restaurants, and on this experience, you’re going to see and taste a bit of everything!

As you explore Chinatown, you’ll be introduced to several Chinese-Australians, starting from the first Chinese settler to arrive in Australia over 200 years ago. Along the way, you’ll sample a range of snacks from some of Chinatown’s best restaurants, with a minimum of 4 food stops included. All snacks are street foods that represent different parts of China and are designed to be eaten on the move.

This tour has a strong focus on uncovering Sydney’s long connection with China, and the contributions Chinese-Australians have made to the community. You’ll learn more in 2 hours about Australia’s Chinese community than you could possibly imagine, and “pub trivia” style games will keep it interactive and fun.

At the end of the tour, you’ll get a souvenir to take home, plus a map and guide to Chinatown, with all the best restaurants and what to order.

What's Included

4 to 5 Chinese regional street food snacks (route dependant)

Photos shared after the tour; A guide to Chinatown’s best restaurants; A special homemade souvenir

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 100

Additional Info

  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Paddy's Market
We start the tour outside Paddy's Markets, an important institution that heralded the beginnings of Sydney's Chinatown.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Walk through Dixon Street, the heart of Sydney's Chinatown and the largest Chinatown in the Southern Hemisphere. You'll hear stories of how the area has developed over the decades, and continues to change. Be introduced to several important Chinese-Australians and their contributions to Chinatown, Sydney and Australia. Sample delicious regional street foods from several different restaurants on and near Dixon Street.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Chinese Garden of Friendship
We pause outside the Chinese Garden of Friendship and tell you about the history of this lesser-known attraction. Over 30 years old, the Chinese Garden of Friendship is modelled on a Southern Chinese style scholars garden, and a beautiful spot for respite in the middle of the city. We don't enter the garden, although you can visit it after the tour and take your time exploring.

• Admission Ticket Free

Darling Square
Explore Darling Square, one of Sydney's newest precincts full of restaurants, cafes and things to see.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Awesome. The gift that keeps giving!
Ben A, 14-11-2022
Justin introduced us to some great places and a couple of dishes I’d never have ordered on my own. Plus he pointed out a bunch of street art, some of which I’d previously walked right by without noticing. To top it off Justin also gave us a list of other delicious Chinatown recommendations (restaurants and their signature dish) which I’ve already started ticking off.
sweet Chinatown
huxu6171, 06-11-2022
Every time walk with Justin, can learn different tings. He is very knowledgeable.

Great tour to discover Chinatown!
Interesting, tasty, fun
ilc168, 16-10-2022
Do this tour! I loved it. Justin's passion for food and the Chinese history in both Sydney Chinatown and Australia really comes through. It's a fascinating metaphorical walk through Chinese history in Australia. And an 'actual' walk through some gems of Chinese street foods.

I did the tour with my girlfriend, my elderly mother and her friend. Justin accommodated for 2 vegetarians in our group.

I'm a Sydney local, and it was great to open up a new perspective on a place I thought I was familiar with.
Highly Recommended Food and Walking Tour
zinniaoh, 04-10-2022
Greg and I had the best time doing this tour with Justin. We got to sample food that we wouldn't have normally and heard stories about the influence of the Chinese people in the history of Sydney. We definitely recommend this tour even for Sydneysiders.
Fun , cultural and yummy
macarenarT9899BK, 29-09-2022
I had a lot of fun , also it was a nice group and our tourist guide justin really friendly , I enjoyed a lot , sharing food , having a walk around the Chinatown and Lear about the Chinese people in Australia , I highly recommend it if you want to spend some fun
Chinatown explained through food.
deborahcJ4225NG, 28-12-2022
Love this tour so much I've done it twice now. A must do tour if you love food and history. Justin make the tour fun and packs alot into the tour.

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