Uncle Ming's

4.6
65 reviews
$40 and under
Chinese
Whilst our guest capacity is limited due to COVID19 restrictions, Uncle Ming's is accepting bookings for 90 minute seatings for 2-10 people. Due to our size, we are not able to accept larger bookings. Please ensure that you arrive on time for your booking. Social distancing measures are in place.

Please note that Uncle Ming's does not have a telephone number. You can contact us via email info@unclemings.com.au if required.

Uncle Ming's is an Over 18's only venue.

Uncle Ming's is a dimly lit basement bar with funky Chinese inspired decor. We serve dumplings, cocktails, beer, wine and sake in intimate and welcoming surrounds.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 65 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.4
service
4.8
ambience
4.4
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Fredee
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Mu go to place for a quiet lunch with a great atmosphere. Friendly and very helpful staff

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MarshiaR
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, drinks were amazing, music was great, atmosphere was dope!

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JamieG
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booking was easy, staff were really attentive. Food and drinks were great! We couldn't find the phone number though to give them a call.

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MaryanaD
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was friendly and the food was amazing. Would recommend

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Madeleine
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good cocktails and staff were really good with keeping us informed about our booking time and even extending us by 30mins

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Philip
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing cocktails and great dumplings. We had a ball and we were well looked after by a passionate host. Can't wait to return.

Uncle Ming's
Responded on 7 November 2020

Thanks for your review Philip. I am glad that Stacey had a wonderful birthday with us!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food menu is very limited. The waitress was nice but all the staff rushed us to leave the table fast and we were still waiting for our food and they were already rushing us to leave, we knew the table was booked until certain time, but we were consuming a lot and were kicked out.

Uncle Ming's
Responded on 7 November 2020

Thank you for your comment. We are operating with reduced guest capacities at the moment due to COVID19 restrictions. As such, we have placed a time limit of 90 minutes on all bookings. We don't enjoy doing this, but to ensure everyone who would like to visit Uncle Ming's is able to (especially on a busy Melbourne cup day), this is the option we have chosen. All guests are made aware of the time limit when booking and on entry to the venue. We hope to see you again once restrictions have lifted

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RossG
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Food/atmosphere was great, the tables are abit small though and it makes eating and drinking a little uncomfortable

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CindyM
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never have had a bad time here.
They make the best dumplings ever. Even my friend said so, as their first time they came with me.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Food and drinks were awesome as usual. The girls serving were very worked up and sounded irritated every time they were called.

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Fifi5001
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service as always at mings! The staff are all friendly and really get to know their regulars.

The food is cooked in house and tastes delicious. Another vegan GF option on the menu would be great for those with dietary requirements.

Ming’s Bruce Lee tea is my go to! A tad less ice and tad more grog would be ideal. It tends to serves three people but menu says it serves 4-5. otherwise their specialty cocktails are worth while.

Shout out to James (Ming’s bartender), he treats me well and keeps me coming back.

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AmitS
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best places in sydney for nice cocktails and dumplings

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DiannaB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love going to uncle mings. Took my group there for their first time and the really loved the food and enjoyed the atmosphere.

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WendyR
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, friendly staff, amazing food. And cocktails served in teapots!

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AliaR
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The uncle didn’t disappoint. Delicious cocktails. Fast service. Ambiance unlike most other Sydney bars. Inspired by opium dens, food served late, good for a date night.

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SofiaT
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Came all the way from Wollongong and did not disappoint!

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RachelW
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious food, unique cocktails and really cool ambiance

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YoanB
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Owen is a superstar!!! Cocktails are some of the best in town. We’ll be back

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DamoS
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all round.
We pretty much ate everything on the menu and loved it all!
Special mention to the Ming’s Wings and the Pumpkin balls 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

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Ella
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Uncle Ming’s is the best bar for good drinks and dumplings. Aunties Favourite and 5 spice dumplings are a stand out.

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CathJ
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Uncle Ming’s was a great venue. Staff were exceptional with their attentiveness and knowledge.

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IlanaS
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and food/drinks. A bit expensive to diner but food was very nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a shame at time frame. Had to rush food

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JaysonB
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

No phone number or online option to cancel a booking. My friend came down sick and despite trying to contact them on mobile number I got no response and I was actually charged a cancellation fee. My booking was actually for a time outside their listed operating hours as per their website as well.

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Bella
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

We were seated at 11:00pm. It took 45 minutes to get a drink served to us. Our waiter ignored us for most of the night and had issues accepting our payments and with our bills and dealt with it very poorly. He swapped with another waiter who was much much nicer to us.

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Dani
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

1.5 limit is not enough should be 2 hours you’re paying $20 a cocktail I should be able to drink it in peace thanks

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RachelY
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

The food and drinks are good, the atmosphere is cool; but we had to actually get up and go to the counter to ask for service. We noticed a few other tables had to do the same thing. We're currently under social distancing laws so there were not many tables either... Staff were nice once we found them but they were not attentive at all.

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Bill
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and cocktails, "shanghai roller" is a must try.

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IndiaV
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Uncle Mings had amazing food and a great atmosphere.

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Varona
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite places to go in the city. Dumplings are very tasty and cocktails are great too

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CoreyJ
Sydney / NSW
5 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great to see the venue taking Covid19 seriously - enforcing strict distancing and admission into the bar. A few small kinks - the kitchen forgot our food order (even though the waiter brought out cutlery early) and we lost track of time so when they came to remind us our booking would be expiring in 30m, and we asked about our food, it was rushed out to us and we literally had to rush it down in 10m before the booking expired. Far from ideal. On that note, the 90min time restriction is limiting - I think 2 hours would be more reasonable. Otherwise, lovely venue and decent value.

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ElijahG
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food at astonishing prices. The cocktails were unbelievably brilliant. Staff were extremely friendly and very COVID safe, awesome experience.

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SydneyDan
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

COVID impact only allows for 90 min bookings. The process to enter and "safe" environment was exellent. However it took 30 mins to be served so the staff were not attentive which allowed 60 mins to eat and drink to be excited exactly 90 mins.

Food was excellent - grest dumplings and quick food service

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NathalyM
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very welcoming and brilliant customer service. Food outstanding...Just delicious!

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Fiona
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great dumplings and cocktails - perfect for a relaxing, cozy night out

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PIPER123456789
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The host on the door was incredibly rude and condescending. Seemed like he was on some sort of power trip, bigger built man with a black face mask on. Other than that the service was amazing, cocktails were great (huge selection) and the food was good value.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Was not able to cancel as the phone number provided is not the actual number and I got charged for not turning up. There was no way to cancel the booking

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DeanM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Really disappointed at the service. Last time I was there was made to feel welcome. This time I had a booing at 6:30pm. First thing they said was you have to go after 90 minutes because of Covid. OK, no problem but their delivery was a little rude and abrupt. They sat me on one of those high tables which I hate. I asked for a proper table and they said they are fully booked out. This was absolute rubbish as the venue was almost empty. There were a few couples who were coming and going but there were a number of tables free at any or time.

Then with 15 minutes to go, they reminded us (in a very abrupt way) that we need to get out at 8pm even though the place was over half empty!

Uncle Ming's
Responded on 5 August 2020

Hi Dean Thanks for your feedback. Due to capacity restrictions placed on venues at present, we are only able to have 40 guests in the venue at any one time - you are correct in saying that the venue is over half empty and that tables looked free. We are doing our best to keep our guests safe and are adhering to social distancing requirements. Because of this we are unable to seat guests at every table in the venue. I apologise that we were unable to offer you another table during your visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dumplings and cocktails were absolutely amazing!!

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ThomasL
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were well priced and tastes amazing. Will definitely be going again

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Uncle Ming's is rated 4.6 stars by 65 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.