One of handful of Asian vegetarian restaurants in Sydney. All vegan except honey. Open Mon-Sat 12:00pm-3:00pm, 5:00pm-9:00pm.

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110 Reviews

First Review by Aloo


Points +35

21 Nov 2023

Yummi Food

Busy place but the food is amazing with lots of flavour. The service and staff are experienced and very friendly.

Pros: Big menu to choose from, Tasty food



Points +151

13 Oct 2023

Chinese Vegetarian Restaurant

Tasty and fresh - Good selection of dishes on the menu.

Pros: Friendly and welcoming , Clean and modest settings , Good morning quality ingredients


Points +768

16 Sep 2023

Loved it.

All vegan except honey, great friendly service, delicious food! Had the spring rolls, gluten (seitan) sweet and sour, chilli soy roll, fried rice. All really great! Service may be slow so give yourself time, but it is so worth it!

Pros: Delicious , Almost all vegan , Great service


Points +31

24 Aug 2023

Fantastic vegetarian food

It was so hard finding pure vegetarian store that doesn’t have garlic n onion the sze Chuan soup is my fav!!!


Points +321

05 Aug 2023

Best in the world

This is one of my favourite Chinese vegetarian restaurants in the whole world. I have been frequenting this place for the last 28 years. The quality remains high all these years. Mother Chu used to sit the corner and smiles at all the customers, sadly she passed away about 5 years back, she was in her mid-90s. Her daughter is fantastic and has been running this place efficiently all these years. Service is great. The best part of the food is they don't overdo the mushrooms or mock meat. They actually use vegetables and churn out brilliant dishes. Try their sizzling stuffed lotus root. One of the best spring rolls. I love their crispy tofu as well. I always visit this place whenever I come to Sydney.


Points +15

02 Aug 2023

Great Chinese in Sydney

Wonderful food. It was not meat dishes with fake meat replacement, but unique dishes. Mother Chu was also a great hostess and friendly.
Looking forward to returning soon and trying more dishes.


Points +553

27 Jul 2023


Great food, friendly staff and fast service. Food is delicious and the portion size makes it well worth the money. The sweet and sour gluten was fantastic! I usually don’t like capsicum, but it was cooked in a way where it tasted great. I will be back.

Updated from previous review on 2023-07-27


Points +526

21 Jul 2023

Good Asian food

Sechuan soup is amazing, but I think I should have picked something else instead of deep fried tofu. But overall, every was good.

Pros: Location


Points +122

12 Jul 2023

Delicious lunch

I enjoyed the steamed eggplant with crunchy tofu nuggets and basil and the green tea. lovely quiet atmosphere

Pros: The food was delicious, lots of choices


Points +6691

07 Jul 2023

Allium-Free Taiwanese Food

Conveniently located a few minutes' walk from Town Hall Station and Museum Station. One of the few veg*n F&Bs opened at night and pretty crowded each time I visited. Chinese (specifically Taiwanese) allium-free, alchohol-free, and MSG-free vegetarian restaurant; almost all vegan except for a few dishes with honey. Hope they can convert to becoming fully vegan! The entrees were a bit of a hit or miss for me, but the main dishes I tried were great (not oily either). The menu was huge, some of which contained soy or seitan mock meats, and some of which featured tofu and tempeh. Gluten-free options were also labelled.


Points +48

17 Jun 2023


On my partner and I's day trip to Sydney we stumbled upon this restaurant after searching thoroughly for a good vegan lunch. We weren't disappointed. My partner had sweet and sour pork, whilst I had a fried seaweed dish (forgot the name). We both thoroughly enjoyed our food. Staff were very friendly. We wish we could bring this place back to Melbourne. We will definitely be back when visiting Sydney in the future.

Pros: Lots of options, Friendly staff, Delicious food

Cons: We don't have one in Melbourne


Points +123

09 Jun 2023


The food here is epic. I've had a lot of vegan Chinese food - this is possibly the best. We ordered wonton noodle soup, spring rolls, curry puffs, vegetable stir fried noodles and fried rice with ham and pineapple. Wowwwwww! I knew it was going to be good, judging by how busy it was for a Thursday night. Friendly staff and delicious food - what can go wrong!! I highly recommend taking time to come here if you're anywhere near here. I'd travel up to 30 mins to come back here. It was seriously that good! Pictured are our left overs

Updated from previous review on 2023-06-09

Pros: Friendly staff, Tasty food, Lovely environment


Points +32

15 Apr 2023

Lovely place in CBD

The hosts were lovely and there was a large selection on the menu.

Pros: Lovely hosts, Broccoli tofu and noodles were tasty.


Points +1366

14 Apr 2023

Took my non-vegan colleague

And he loved it! The flavours are so great here, perfect texture. It was awesome.


Points +55

09 Mar 2023

Amazing food!

Lovely staff, great food. Would definitely come back!

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Delicious


Points +101

Mostly Veg
07 Mar 2023

Great vegan food

Always on the lookout for purely vegetarian or vegan restaurants we were happy to find Mother Chu’s. The restaurant was quite full so service was a bit slow but the food compensated for our wait. The menu is extensive so we asked our waitress for help in deciding and were happy with the choices


Points +19

04 Feb 2023


Amazing food- fresh and delicious


Points +394

26 Dec 2022

Top quality Asian food, unusual dishes

All vegan except for honey. Very hard to choose between so many options! We had the stir fried crispy Seitan and sizzling lotus root. The Seitan was sweet and sour and crispy, just as it should be. The lotus root had a sweet stuffing (maybe Pumpkin?) and a basil sauce. It was a really interesting flavour combination that I haven't seen before and very much enjoyed it. They also brought out a complimentary appetiser of a fruity, nutty bar which had a bit of a kick and was a great start to the meal.

Pros: Massive selection, classics and unusual dishes , All vegan except honey


Points +728

22 Dec 2022

Good food

Our kids always love Asian food-the noodles were amazing and we enjoyed the fried gluten dish. This was a cozy spot with lots of seating. It was very busy at lunchtime.

Pros: Huge menu, Good food, Lots of tables


Points +336

22 Nov 2022

Comfort food

Service was friendly but expect to wait more than 30-40 mins for food to arrive (during rush dinner hours). The wanton noodle soup, miso tofu and crispy soya bean roll were delicious but the char siu (pork) bun was just average.

Pros: Decent selection

Cons: Long wait for food


Points +93

20 Nov 2022

Best on earth

The best place on earth for vegetarians


Points +368

17 Nov 2022

Healthy and tasty food

The streamed buns were really good, as well as the tofu sizzling plate

Pros: Friendly staff, Lots of vegan options

Cons: Interior decor a little dated


Points +73

16 Nov 2022

Yummy with many choices!

Lots of vegan options, our food came super quick and the staff were very attentive.

Pros: Tasty!, Reasonable price, Heaps of options


Points +1196

29 Oct 2022

Lovely little kitchen!

I was accommodated with a table in this little restaurant even though it was packed with people. I had an entree, soup and rice for $20 and I was very satisfied. The hope would be that they remove honey as an ingredient to make it fully vegan.


Points +111

14 Oct 2022

Great vegan options in Sydney CBD

Although we couldn't book for only 2 people, there was hardly any wait time even though the restaurant was constantly busy
Great mock meat vegan Asian dishes

Pros: Most dishes are vegan , Fast service , Reasonably priced

Cons: Some dishes contain honey , Can't book for only 2 people , Not licenced or BYO


Points +16

07 Oct 2022

Flavour city! amazing vegan options

This place hit the spot! Great location in the city. With lots of vegan options, full of flavour.
I had the crispy tofu with miso sauce and eggplant main - highly recommend both of these dishes.
The staff were so really helpful and friendly.

Pros: Lots of vegan options , Full of flavour , Friendly & helpful staff


Points +972

02 Oct 2022

Excellent dishes for a hungry one

Ohh where to start. So much choice and so fast! Really enjoyed the place so much I nearly went twice had there not been so much choice in Sydney

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