In the heart of Haymarket, Spicy Sichuan CBD is making some serious waves among Chinese-loving foodies. If you’re a fan of heat and the bold flavours of Sichuan cuisine, this is the restaurant for you. The team here have a few eateries under their belt now, and this venue in the heart of Sydney along Cunningham has to be one of the best. With traditional Chinese decor and a menu that will have you coming back time and time again, Spicy Sichuan CBD ticks all the boxes. Be sure to book a table ahead of time to avoid disappointment – this is a local favourite, after all!
The extensive menu at Spicy Sichuan CBD is where this Haymarket restaurant really shines... You’ll find a whole host of delectable dishes here, but we recommend kicking things off at this Sydney spot with the fried pancakes topped with shallots; braised eggplant in a grilled pepper and the Spicy Sichuan signature starter of grilled pork hock. One thing to note, is that Sichuan cuisine tends to be on the spicy side of things and despite the extensive use of chilli, the signature flavours come from the peppercorn that’s native to this Chinese province. This creates complex flavour profiles and, when combined with other spices like cumin, elevates the dish to entirely new and exciting levels.
In terms of what you can expect from the mains at Sydney’s Spicy Sichuan CBD – we advise ordering up a few dishes and sharing them among your table. With plenty of seafood, meat and vegetarian options, you can be sure everyone will be well catered for at this Chinese space in Haymarket. Spicy Sichuan’s signature fish fillet in chilli oil is a must, as is the grilled barramundi served with cauliflower, lotus root, cucumber and red pepper. We also recommend the choy sum with mushroom sauce; the smoked duck with Chinese tea leaves and the kung pao chicken with peanuts and peppers. Whatever you end up ordering, this Cunningham Street restaurant will deliver, that’s for sure. Book a table now!
Great location, authentic cuisine, friendly staff. Would come back over and over again
authentic chinese food served in this restaurant. Had an enjoyable meal with friends and family. Their meats was fresh and their broth was to die for.
Good spicy food. Limited 2 hours. Bit pricey. Lots of customers. Might go back but not too often. $21 for soup base. Quick refill when asked