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.
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.
Delicious and pretty cheap food. Good service, very friendly and welcoming staff. BYO was a bonus for us. Would visit Chinta Kechill again soon! Enjoy
Great food and friendly a good service.Highly recommend it.We have been there a number of times and it is not overpriced. It is worth try
Chinta is always great. The food and service are always of a high standard for a casual restaurant. They were very accommodating of our young babies too
Really interesting food and they didn;t bring it all at once so we could savour each dish great value as it is BYO will definitely return
The food was sensational and the service was spot on. The only reason I didn't offer a 6 was the table next to us sat the most rude and disrespectful bunch of young and ignorant morons, talking so loud and on their mobile devices, absolutely no table manners. I realise this is not the fault of Chinta Kechil staff however, maybe they could have asked them to consider other diners and keep it down a bit.
If you're familiar with the Chintia Ria restaurant that used to be in Darling Harbour, then this is the place for you. The service was friendly, the food came out fast and if you remember the place in Darling Harbour, the cuisine is excellent. One of my favourite restaurants in Sydney. My only negative comment would be the size of the place (I've got a family of 6) and the difficulty I had making a booking. Please check it out if you want good food with fast and friendly service, you'll walk away with the same smile I have every time I dine there!
I grew up in Singapore so this is my home away from home. In particular we like the Char Kway Teow, Beef Rendang and the Okra. On this occasion the Roti were a little too over cooked but it won't stop us going back over and over again!
Excellent food and service, very reasonable prices. Obviously a popular restaurant, every table occupied which is a good indication of rating by the local population. BYO which makes it easy to match the food with a wine of your choice.
The service was exceptional as was the food. The prawn dumplings definitely a winner as was the shredded beef. Great flavours and friendly, helpful staff. Even though the restaurant was extremely busy nothing was too much trouble.
Always delicious and super quick! We always enjoy our dinners at this DB gem- thank you:). The roti with beef rendang always hits the spot. Had fountain prawns which were so fresh and tasty!