Belly Bao

4.7
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118 Reviews
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$40 and under
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Asian
Belly Bao is a located ion King Street, Newtown - Sydney's cultural hub.

Sydney's first dedicated home of Bao, we specialise in hand made Bao creativity. It's important to us that you enjoy our love for food paired with great drinks and friendly service in our fun, casual restaurant that offers a hint of old Chinese restaurant nostalgia.

Taking from the traditional chinese pork bun (pork bao), we pride ourselves on our hand made bao, and introducing our asian heritage to our Australian home.

We hope you enjoy our love for Bao as much as we do.
What 118 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.6
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4.6
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4.5
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EllenL
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Belly Bao is so good - great prices & delicious food

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fiotyra
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing as always. My favourite are the OG baoger and spicy bao noodles but everything on the menu is so good. Can never get sick of this place. Love the music and vibe of the place too.

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SarahS
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mine and my partners favourite place to eat out together. The food and the staff are always great!

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LinoraA
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVE YA’LL. Honestly best food joint. You’ll always have a special place in my heart hehe.

In all seriousness though, amazing food, amazing service and just overall an amazing place. I tell everyone to go here!

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ARog
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are excellent as always!! I have no complaints and looking forward to go back!

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JaimeC
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, drinks and great service! Can’t wait to come back

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and fair prices.

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vipJuliaP
London
23 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Belly Bao never disappoints! Wonderful service, amazing food. We were sad we only had the table for 90-minutes but understand COVID has changed the hospitality scene. Can’t wait to go back!

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EllieW
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, staff are polite and meals came out quickly

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TysonS
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was excellent, beyond vego burger was amazing

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AdamB
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant came highly recommended and wasn’t disappointed- will visit again

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AdrianNH
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved the gaytime bao, each of the savoury baos, the orange chicken and the sweet potato fries.

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DanielM
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food. Would recommend to everyone i know

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Emma
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

The food and service at Belly Bao are always second to none. The music is always too loud, though (I’m too old to shout all evening these days!), and the prices are on the expensive side.

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Caitb
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food came out quickly and we had ordered a few different dishes. It was delicious and affordable. Definitely will return, especially for the baos and wings

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StephanieD
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, very different and not the typical vietmese but instead like tapas and perfect for sharing as you want to have everything!

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LarryE
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy yummy for your tummy. Lots of great veg options. Their beyond bao burger is one of the best 'alt meat' burgers out there. Do not come here looking for 'clean healthy' foods, find that somewhere else on King St.

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KirkH
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Saw Belly Bao on a friends Instagram and had to check it out! Could not fault the food, the flavours are amazing! The restaurant could do with a little more lighting and the service could be a little more polished with attention to detail when it comes to wanting to place an order.
Overall good experience and will definitely dine here again!

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SherryO
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We've always been fans since 2013.

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GinaM
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

yummy food, beautiful experience. had a great date night here!

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Dsmith
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The Bao buns are nice and fluffy, not too heavy like others I’ve tried! Great $5 wine happy hour too ;)

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MeaganF
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Good portion size and gluten free options.

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NicolasM
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food, lovely setting and extremely appreciative that the staff were understanding regarding allergies/changes to the menu.

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ClaireC
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pork belly bao was so delicious. A great place to share lunch with friends.

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Tanias
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Been coming here for a while, never disappointed , food is consistently good and the the overall ambience is great, the gaytine bao is a must !!

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Cairo
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When booking, there’s an hour seating time. Food and drinks are served promptly and quick- a bit too quick when you want to enjoy what you’ve ordered and bond with the people you’ve decided to meet with at this venue. Sticky wings were amazing, tried each of the baos except tofu and was astounding. Karaoke tea was amazing, subtle and great tasting.

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MichaelS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Belly, when back in Newtown try to always have Belly!

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GabriellaM
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Typed in vegan places to eat in Newtown on google and not only does it have vegan options also normal. It was that good fresh tasty clean and great serving I had visited the next day with 6 other people, such a beautiful place will definitely be going back one of my favourite places in Newtown. Oh and you cannot leave without trying there vegan desert delicious.

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Tara
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was good however when we made the booking it was for 1.5hrs but when we were seated at the table we were told there was another booking in 1hr and we would need to be out by then. Felt rushed, only time for 1 drink and no dessert.

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Helena
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there with my boyfriend and some friends. It was a very good dining experience. The food was amazing and we enjoyed our night at Belly Bao! Would 10/10 come back and recommend!

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TristanM
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went with 10 others to have dinner to a place I hadn’t been. The team were accomodating to organise tables for us. The service was exceptional. They were friendly, quick, detailed in the drinks and food. Once the food arrived, we were amazed at the quality and the difference in the flavours. I highly recommend the Japanese curry chips, full bird and all of the baos. I’ve been talking about it non-stop all weekend and I can’t wait to go again to try the other things I didn’t!

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is the best!

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Missq
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed at Belly Bao. Food is always on point

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CarolineL
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing! Can’t wait to go back and try more menu options

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Great food, terrible service.

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Food great, was disappointed that upon arrival we were notified our booking was only for an hour only. We were hardly finished with our meal and drinks. Our bill was delivered to our table and prior to the hour we were asked to pay and leave.

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KunSin
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

People think I have shares in this place with the amount of posts on my Insta and how much I love this place.

I rave about 'my' BB to everyone, what else will I do? It's a grand place to be.

It's so good. The people friendly and food amazing.

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freeway
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Always love this place
Food outstanding
Service could be a little more attentive and not so abrupt with the 1hr maximum time allotted told to you once you sit down.

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Ivy5
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love dining here, it has all your delicious favourites like burgers, chicken, fries but with awesome bao twists.

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RobG
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was absolutely brilliant. Was blown away by the quality.

If going in groups, know that split bills aren't allowed. So just have that conversation beforehand.

Apart from that, absolutey epic food and great vibe.

FAQs

Belly Bao does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Belly Bao also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0402 826 907.

Belly Bao is rated 4.7 stars by 118 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.