by: Chef dan hong

I’ve been following Dan Hong, Chef of Mr. Wong, Ms. G and El Loco in Sydney, on Instagram for a long time, and always was in awe for his knowledge in food and talent as a chef.

But only after I met him earlier this year during a Pintxos run in San Sebastian, I fully grasped the depth of his passion.

I am so honored to publish his list of recommended restaurants in Australia.

The Hungry Tourist

Mr. Wong

Dan’s list



Berts (country club grill)

Hubert (French)

St Peter (fish)

Lumi dining (Japanese Italian)

Icebergs (Italian)

Rockpool Bar and Grill (steakhouse)

Sokyo at the star (sushi counter)

Momofuku Seiobo (modern Caribbean)

Golden Century (Cantonese seafood)

Mr. Wong (modern Chinese)

Automata (modern Australian)

Ester (woodfire oven)

Ms. G’s (Asian fusion)

Acme (pasta)

The dollar shop hotpot

Cirrus dining (modern seafood)

Happy chef at Sussex food court (noodle soup)

Malay Chinese Takeaway on hunter st. (laksa)

Lao village (Laotian)

An Restaurant (pho)

Eaton Chinese restaurant (Cantonese)

678 Korean bbq

Boon Café (Thai café)

Bar Topa (tapas)

Continental Deli (cured meats, cheese, preserved seafood)

Fred’s (farm to table)

Bella Brutta pizzeria

Lp’s quality meats (bbq meats and charcuterie)

Coogee Pavilion (beachside diner)

Phu Quoc (Vietnamese)

Marrickville pork roll (Banh Mi)

Chaco Bar (izakaya with ramen)

Bennelong (modern Australian fine dining)

Sixpenny (modern Australian fine dining)


Melbourne and Victoria

Flower Drum (fine dining Chinese)

Attica (modern Australian fine dining)

Shandong Mama (dumplings)

Supernormal (Asian fusion)

Embla (wine bar)

Brae (modern Australian fine dining)

Dainty Sichuan

Sunda dining (progressive southeast Asian)

Lee Ho Fook (modern Chinese)

Tipo 00 (pasta)

Anchovy (modern Vietnamese)