Malaysia meets China out in Double Bay at Chinta Kechil, an offshoot from Chinta Ria in central Sydney. They bring together the best elements of Malaysian cuisine – satay skewers, char kway teow, beef rendang – with a selection of Chinese favourites such as bao buns and wok-tossed duck. Of course, vegetarians and vegans are in for a treat at at this New South Head Road restaurant, and gluten-free options are numerous as well, so there really is no reason not to head over to Chinta Kechil now.
Dear diners, please be aware that reservations on Friday and Saturday have a dining time of 2 hours.
Also, if your preferred time is not available, please contact the restaurant directly. Thank you.
Sydney is a superb place to eat Asian food, and at Chinta Kechil on New South Head Road in Double Bay, some of the great cuisines of the continent are brought together. Their menu is predominantly Malaysian, but leans heavily on the Chinese influences within that cuisine to create something new and exciting. The food takes in all comers: vegetarians and vegans, spice-lovers and seafood aficionados will more than enjoy themselves, and there are plenty of gluten-free options as well.
The best way to enjoy the food at Chinta Kechil in Double Bay is to share it, and the menu offers plenty of opportunities to do just that. The starters at this Sydney restaurant come in smaller portions, so you can split the satays and bao buns across your group. Chinese meets Malaysian here, so noodles and spice are prominent in the food: mains include wok-based dishes – such as ayam ria, chicken with ginger and chillies – and fried rice, Chinese-style. Chinta Kechil is fast becoming a favourite with the Asian food aficionados of Sydney, so make sure you book a table if you’re thinking of heading out to New South Head Road in Double Bay for an evening meal.
Always great food and the waitresses were very friendly. Chinta Kechil is one of our favourite restaurants. Recommend the Char Kway chao, Okra, chicken curry and beef rendang.
great atmosphere, great service, the food is the best , will keep on going back , need to book on Saturdays, not expensive, small and intimate setting
Love the food here. Staff are friendly, it’s a cosy atmosphere and the service is really quick once you have placed your order. It’s BYO which is a bonus.