Duck & Rice - Sydney

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$41 to $100
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Asian
Duck & Rice is Sydney’s premiere Asian inspired restaurant, in all senses of the word. Set on a rooftop in Westfield Sydney, seven levels above and worlds away from Pitt Street Mall. Our moody, art-deco adorned restaurant and bar emulates the history of Shanghai and Hong Kong, and development of modern China.

Cantonese cuisine has been described as the pinnacle of Chinese regional fare due to the diversity of ingredients used. The menu at Duck & Rice is an expression of traditional dishes that have been elevated to test the senses of the modern diner. Inspired by the many regions of China, and recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation, the carefully curated menu will be an experience that one will savour with delight!

Please note that if your preferred time at Duck & Rice is not available, we may have availability at our sister venue Babylon, which is right next door and can also be booked on OpenTable!
What 42 People Are Saying
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HS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The music is too loud, noise should be lowered to background levels

GP
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food. A little pricey. Noise from live singer a bit irratating

OT
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Appalling experience. Had requested a nice table for special occasion, arrived and had to hunt down staff to find our table then were shown to a very basic outdoor table immediately next to a bar with extremely loud music and 3 meters from a live band. When we asked to be moved inside we were told by the manger there were no tables but the band were “about to wrap up”. Asked for sparkling water and received still, requested the signature margarita and were told it wasn’t available, drinks we ordered instead took 20 minutes to arrive. Were asked 3 times in the space of 5 minutes if we were ready to order even though drinks hadn’t even arrived. 5 minutes later it became clear the band was in fact just getting started so we paid for drinks and left. Menu looked amazing but we will never experience it as the service and ambience was atrocious. Be a good restaurant or be a good bar, stop trying to be both.

KS
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was great, ambiance was amazing.
We ordered duck, sai pen chicken, bok choi, crab and scallop fried rice and the chef selection of dumplings. The duck, fried rice and dumplings were a 10 out 10 however the chicken and bok choi were a bit of a let down. There was a lot of ginger on the chicken dish which was enjoyable and the bok choi was very bland and the sauce didnt really suit the dish.

A
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Duck and Rice is a beautiful new venue - the food is great. However, one of the pork dumplings we ordered was completely raw. On the upside - the dumplings here are obviously handmade rather than frozen.

K
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent quality food and good service

HN
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food - innovative dumplings - try porcini mushrooms or bug meat, duck, char siu *(roast pork) and MaPo Tofu. Impeccable service ( shoutout to Frederick) elegant decor and ambience

P
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Food was nice, though extremely pricey for what it is. Table service was very slow and forgetful, brought 5 dumplings when 4 was requested, forgot drinks, forgot rice. Lunch took over an hour and the two of us just ordered dumplings, duck and rice, a beer and a coke which cost $97.

If you want duck and rice, head to Haymarket - quicker, cheaper and just as tasty.

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best duck pancakes in town! Great ambience and excellent service.

A
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Undoubtedly one of the best yum cha I have eaten in Sydney!! A must visit for all yum cha lovers!

JR
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Watch out Mr Wongs, you've got a new contender in the market. Fabulous food and great service. Well done.

Duck & Rice - Sydney
Responded on October 15, 2019

Hi JamesR, Thank you so much for the great review, we're so happy you enjoyed your dining experience! We hope to see you again soon

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FP
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this restaurant! The duck it amazing! The fried eggplant is to die for! The surprise fried ice cream for my birthday, was a yummy surprise! Can’t wait to go there again!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff who knew the menu well and offered recommendations. Great space and ambience, especially on a warm night. The food was delicious!

Duck & Rice - Sydney
Responded on October 15, 2019

Thanks for the great review! We're really happy you enjoyed everything and can't wait to have you back soon.

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VW
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Yum Cha with a twist - dumplings were all tasty and well made with a number of options, Crispy Skin Chicken was out of this world amazing. Great wine list and cocktail and mocktail list that needs more visits to try them all.

YH
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall1food2service3ambience1

Someone should have explained to us how the yum cha deal or menu worked. The selections of dim sum was very limited and overpriced

MB
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Thoroughly enjoyed, the outside area will be lovely when it’s open. Our duck pancakes, chicken ribs & prawn dish were very tasty. We will be back.

SK
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dumplings full of flavour and well presented, spacious city rooftop views, friendly service, live music. Great place for socialising after work.

GF
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We were there on a busy Friday night - even seated inside, the noise level was pretty high. Service was friendly, and adequate. The wine we chose had a cork, which seemed to present a problem - It took ten minutes for the girl to reappear with it! We had empty glasses for a while on two occasions. One of the waitresses was a bit 'spilly', as my friend put it! I somehow managed to score a few drops of wine in my shoe at one stage!

Having said all of that, the meal was lovely, and there are many other things on the menu that I need to return to try.

LI
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had the $50 lunch banquet and food was really tasty and delicious except for the roast/barbecue pork which was quite dry. We are definitely coming back to try the Peking duck and crab and scallop friend rice.

C
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Suitable for 2 people or a large group. One of my fave new places in Sydney.

YN
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Absolutely great ambience, especially if you are seated in the terrace.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service

K
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. Great care and attention to detail was put into each dish. I also loved the decor and ambiance of the restaurant, tastefully done!

g
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

such a great dining environment, spacious, beautifully renovated place. Service was really good too. Food was nice and quickly served. we will definitely come back!

F
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed our lunch and the restaurant was accomodating as we had arrived an hour late due to the marathon road closures. Food was good and service outstanding. Looking forward to returning.

s
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

good service, environment and location , good for dating and business, food is a little salty , overall satisfactory

AS
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely location, staff, food, music, drinks.....what a fantasic way to spend Sunday lunch with someone special. We will certainly be back for after work drinks, can't wait to see what those lamps outside look like at night :-)
Thanks everyone. Allan.

JH
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Yum cha was amazing, good variety and prompt service

AR
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We went here for lunch and everything was good except the timing of the food. Since we really only have an hour it was just too long of a wait for some items which soured the experience slightly. Ambiance was awesome!

L
Sydney / NSW
10 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous addition to Sydney dining.
All food provided as part of the very reasonably priced Banquet for 2 was excellent and in generous quantities.
Great service from all staff and particularly Patty.
A limited, but more than adequate wine list with several wines available by the glass or carafe
Thoroughly recommended for (slight modern) Cantonese food.
Happy to recommend and will be back

JH
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food. Banquet for 2 was excellent. Portions were good size. In house ginger beer washed it down perfectly! Will return

GH
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was just slow today for some reason. We have 4 of the banquets.

CW
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

This is hard. I’ve been here three times. The food is very good and the tap wine option is great. Last Friday it was nothing short of a debacle. We had a 12.30 booking. We ordered our food and wine as soon as they brought our beers as we sensed things were not going to plan. We didn’t get mains till almost 2.30. I wish I could be more positive but It’s completely unsuccessful especially for a CBD restaurant. Not sure if I would go again.

IW
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The food was pretty average for the price. Duck plank cakes cold and the sweat and spur totally over powered the barramundi.

e
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

had higher but unmet expectations from food; esp dim sums by famous chef

DS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s decor is stylish and dishes are well made and really high quality!

HO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Restaurant is annoyingly hidden in shopping complex. Hard to get to.
Dumplings are the best choice

HM
London
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this restaurant. Beautiful deccor and the food was gorgeous. Had the $50pp banquet menu and was more than enough food - so great value for money and every dish we all really enjoyed. Also enjoyed the wine 'on tap'.

h
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saltwater Duck and mushroom fried dumplings to die for!

DB
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and even better food. Will be back for sure.