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Best Sydney Eats for Broke High School Students

By Nikie Yang, Jessica Ingham, and Tahlia Moses


Ever wanted to get a nice dinner, but didn’t know where to go? Wanted to try a new cuisine, but didn’t know where to start? Maybe you’ve just been really hungry (Nikie Yang can relate)? Well, look no further, the compilation below lists our personal favourites - and a few recommendations - for great places to dine. Take your parents, take your friends, go by yourself, but most importantly, eat!

KEY: 

$ = under $20 

$$ = $20-$30 

$$$ = $30-50

$$$$ = $50+

Lebanese

  • Lamono - Merrylands: $

  • El Jannah: $$



Chinese (Eastwood/Burwood + Chatswood)

  • 1915 Lanzhou Beef Noodles: $$ 

  • Mr Stonepot - Eastwood and Chatswood: $$

  • Variety of Asian restaurants - district dining in Chatswood, e.g., Malatang, Hotpot: $-$$

  • Lilymu - Parramatta

Treat yourself!

Hai Di Lao Hotpot - Chatswood and Darling Square: $$$$



Japanese

  • Moeru - West Ryde: $$

  • Manpuku - Chatswood: $$

Treat yourself!

Zushi - Barangaroo and Surry Hills: $$$$



Vietnamese

  • Nem Viet - Crows Nest: $$

  • Top Ryde Bakers House (Best Banh Mi in Sydney) - Ryde: $

  • Pho 54 - Cabramatta: $



Thai

  • Thai Pothong Restaurant - Newtown: $$$

  • Lane 198 - Gladesville: $$



Korean

  • Stoneage Korean BBQ - West Ryde: $$$

  • 678 Korean BBQ - Eastwood: $$

  • Dookki (All-you-can-eat Tteobokki) - Syd CBD: $$



Malaysian

  • Kuali Malaysian Chinese - Baulkham Hills: $$



Turkish

  • Auburn Kebab House (for Pide): $$

  • Taste of Turkey - Newtown: $$

  • Abbotsleigh Gozleme - near the carpark if you ever have Sat sport there!: $



Italian

  • Modo Mio - Castle Hill: $$

  • Bar Italia - Leichhardt: $$



Indian

  • Dosa Hut - Harris Park: $

  • Chatkaas - Harris Park: $

  • Spiced by Billus - Barangaroo: $$



Greek

  • Kazzi Beach Greek - Manly: $$



Mexican

  • Gringos - Putney: $

  • Taco Street - North Strathfield: $



Desserts

  • Gaziantep Sweets - Auburn (Turkish)

  • Emperor’s Puffs - Haymarket (Chinese): $

  • Bay Vista - Parramatta (General): $$

Markets

  • Burwood Chinatown: every day 8 am - 10 pm

  • Rhodes Central: every day 7 am - 11 pm

  • Eastwood Night Markets: Saturday 4 - 10 pm

  • Chinatown Haymarket: Friday 4 - 11 pm

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