The Best Restaurants in Waterloo, Sydney

Karmi Chan

Located in New South Wales, Waterloo is a quaint inner-city suburb of Sydney, a region renowned as a bustling art district, and home to some of the city’s top galleries and captivating street art. With many restaurants offering first-rate local and international cuisine, there’s never been a better time to dine here. Check out our list of the 10 best restaurants in Waterloo, Sydney.

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1. Porcorosso

Restaurant, Italian

Deliciously adept in the art of pizza making, Porcorosso is the perfect place to get your pizza fix. Whether you want to dine in or take your meal to go, the quality of Porcorosso’s dishes never cease to amaze diners. Made from the freshest ingredients, they offer a multitude of different types of pizzas as well as a couple of pasta dishes. The laid-back vibe of the restaurant is perfect for a casual meal after exploring the art galleries of Waterloo.

2. Mojo By Luke Mangan

Bar, Restaurant, Wine Bar, Australian

Waterloo street art
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An informal tapas and wine bar, Mojo by Luke Mangan is a one of a kind restaurant in Waterloo’s art precinct. Perfect for dinner parties or casual drinks, Mojo’s design mimics the sleek and unique design of New York style warehouses. The delicious tapas menu is meant for sharing with friends and family. To complement these dishes the venue offers an extensive wine list, including an assortment of different Australian and international wines.

3. Pu’er

Restaurant, Australian

Serving a plethora of beloved Asian dishes, Pu’er is renowned for its delicious dim sum menu and variety of teas. Pu’er offers 15 traditional teas, all of which complement its tasty dumplings and dinner menu well. Not only is the food wonderful, but the open faced seating here creates a warm and relaxed ambiance. Customers sit on traditional Chinese saddle stools when dining, and are surrounded by twinkling lights, a striking and magical feature. Tea I ©gurmit singh/Flickr

4. Saint Michiba Pizza

Saint Michiba Pizza

Known for its ultra-thin crust pizza, Saint Michiba Pizza offers authentic pizzas made in a wood-burning oven. The building’s color-changing exterior draws attention to passers by, as does the delicious aroma escaping from the open doors. With both indoor and outdoor seating, guests are able to sit and choose from 20 different varieties of the Italian speciality, including two dessert pizzas. Who hasn’t dreamed of trying a nutella pizza? Saint Michiba Pizza is the place to do it.
Address & telephone number: Shop 8, 20a Danks Street, Waterloo, NSW, Australia, +61 2 8068 8767

5. Devon On Danks

Devon On Danks

A superior café, Devon on Danks is the ideal cozy brunch spot. Known for its great coffee and cronuts, this venue is a necessary stop when visiting downtown Waterloo. The modern café is effectively a long corridor divided into two sections, the kitchen, and the pastries and café area. With divine brunch dishes and a wide array of pastries, Devon on Danks keeps both locals and tourists coming back for more.
Address & telephone number: 2 Danks Street, Waterloo, NSW, Australia, +61 2 9698 7795

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6. Kepos And Co

Cafe, Restaurant, Middle Eastern

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Kepos and Co is an extension of Michael Rantissi’s celebrated Kepos Street Kitchen, and is located just around the corner from the original establishment. This new venue features flavorful International dishes made with tasty twists. Begin your meal by ordering Kepos and Co’s fresh hummus. Made right before your eyes in a mortar and pestle, this appetizer is the perfect start to your Middle Eastern feast. Kepos and Co is open for lunch, weekend brunch and dinner, with a different menu offered for each meal. Don’t miss the classic egg and bacon brioche roll, served interestingly with chilli jam, roasted tomatoes and spinach.

7. Northern Chinese Cuisine

Northern Chinese Cuisine

Serving Waterloo’s best authentic Chinese cuisine, Northern Chinese Cuisine is a quaint establishment with an extensive menu. Popular dishes here include steamed dumplings, fried dumplings and fried rice. The service at Northern Chinese Cuisine is friendly and fast, creating a cheerful atmosphere in which to happily dine. The venue serves up large portions of fresh and tasty Chinese food which keeps the shop busy during lunch and dinner.
Address & telephone number: 7 Potter Street, Waterloo, NSW, Australia, +61 2 9310 4788

8. Doytao Thai

Restaurant, Thai

Waterloo street art
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A family-owned and operated restaurant, Doytao Thai strives to bring authentic Thai food to Waterloo, and admirably succeeds. The restaurant offers over 50 tasty dishes, including a variety of classic curry, rice and noodle plates. With the fresh food coming out fast, this establishment is exceedingly popular with locals. Doytao Thai offers quality meals with the choice to sit both indoors and outdoors. The menu caters to all needs, with vegetarian and gluten free options in abundance. Doytao Thai has much to offer and is a must-try when visiting Waterloo.

9. Danks St. Fisho

Danks St. Fisho

Danks St. Fisho is a classic and delicious chip shop. With fresh fish and scrumptious chips, what’s not to love? The menu includes the staple fish and chips, along with an array of other seafood options such as prawns, salmon, snapper and calamari. Danks provides fast service at a great price, and is located conveniently in Danks Street Shopping Plaza. This is the perfect place to stop by for a quick bite after spending the morning shopping. Highly recommended for lunch.
Address & telephone number: Shop 12, Danks Street Shopping Plaza, Waterloo, NSW, Australia, +61 2 9698 3434

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