Belly Bao

4.7
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$40 and under
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Asian
Belly Bao is a located ion King Street, Newtown - Sydney's cultural hub. Sydney's first dedicated home of Bao, we specialise in hand made Bao creativity. It's important to us that you enjoy our love for food paired with great drinks and friendly service in our fun, casual restaurant that offers a hint of old Chinese restaurant nostalgia. Taking from the traditional chinese pork bun (pork bao), we pride ourselves on our hand made bao, and introducing our asian heritage to our Australian home. We hope you enjoy our love for Bao as much as we do.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.6
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4.5
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4.5
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great, however they had forgotten the rest of our order 😁

J
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience2

The wait staff were exceptional!
It was a shame because our booking wasn’t on time. There was a stuff up with their booking system so we had to wait to be seated for a while.
The wait staff gave us free desert to apologise which was lovely.
But it was disappointing. The prices were also quiet high for the value and the amount of food.

MF
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Food came quickly. Food was delicious! Definitely going back again!

R
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time I’ve eaten at Belly Bao and it was just fantastic once again! The service is amazing, the food is divine and it is reasonably priced. we ordered so much food and an alcoholic beverage each for $100. We are not vegans but wanted to try the vegan baoger which was amazing!!!! Can’t wait to go again and again! I really can’t fault Belly Bao

EC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Great noodles, attentive staff but the bao buns where dry and not fluffy, all of the buns we had broke apart at the base.

A
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Belly Bao is good for quick eats with a small group. They do try to rush you out, and while they say that larger bookings get more time, this wasn’t the case for us. Also, their ordering system is challenging for big groups. Additionally, ordering drinks was difficult. It would be ideal for two to four people- anymore and maybe head somewhere else.

CS
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Music too loud.
Very good food. Service was underwhelming though, I never got the drink I requrested and my friend thought the server had a BO problem.

MR
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints, one of my favourite spots, great food, great service and vibe.

KL
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best Bao's ever...all dietary requirements covered and the desserts were yummo....will definitely go back again....

DR
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place to eat in Newtown.. nice service and friendly

B
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very creative recipes and flavors! The blend of Western and Asian flavors is a unique experience. The baoritto was our personal favorite

CI
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, drinks and service
Cosy little place
Always full of customer so highly recommend making a booking to avoid disappointment

MN
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent on all fronts. Relaxed vibe, amazing food and sharp friendly service. My go to for impressing interstate/overseas visitors.

BB
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The boas were soft and nice. But the fried chicken not so wow. Also order a drink never came chased up on it and when the bill came noticed they charge for the drink that never came and my chase up drink was charged. Lucky got I saw this before paying as 1 drink was $18.

EP
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food, service staff were very friendly & knowledgeable. As we were first time diners there, we asked a lot of questions regarding the menu & staff were always happy to assist.
The dining area was very roomy with the music not too loud, so we could still have a conversation. Great value for money and would definitely visit again!

AG
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place always delivers the goods!!! The orange chicken is a must try. Good vibe, great staff & all round excellent experience every time.

MF
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from the staff. Food and cocktails were beautifully presented and tasted really nice.

NS
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Love the fusion take on the dishes - it works rather well. Unfortunately the music level meant that we had to eat, then go somewhere quieter for dessert and conversation.

MY
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to come later in the night; less noise and no wait for tables!

NW
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and service - will definitely be visiting again! Would love a bit more air con as it was very warm 😊

C
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing, I can't get enough of this place. I have been here before with my boyfriend and we loved it. I brought my best friend last weekend and it did not disappoint. Could not recommend this place enough, I will be back for sure!!

DO
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Straight off the bat the staff were lovely as they showed us to the table in a quiet corner of the restaurant. We got the curry cheese fries to share, which was a lovely way to start the meal- perfectly seasoned and the curry sauce was super moorish. We then got the Beef Short Rib Bao and the Pork Belly Bao. Both were amazing, the meat being super tender and the bun soft and delicious. The standout was the Pork with the crackling, which added a crunchy element that took it to the next level. Finally we got the special to share- Bao noodles with mushrooms and pecorino cheese. I was blown away- the salty pecorino cheese sauce with the mushrooms, noodles and Chinese sausage were a perfect match made in heaven. Could of had 5 servings of the noodles and been absolutely over the moon. Overall an amazing experience and would recommend to anyone in Sydney!

BC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Will be back ASAP. Vegan menu is wild! Love it

SO
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Belly Bao, if you do plan to change, chnage for the better. Otherwise keep and maintain the star levels that you have. Amazing job and amazing food, as always. Love you guys! 👍👍

A
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing order system. Brilliant service, outstanding food and top notch menu. Second time on Sunday eve but will be back. Also brought a few couples and they would be going back as well. Must check this place out. Baos were 10/10 and fried chicken was just as good.

AK
London
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved the food and service was fantastic. Great range of food catering for vegans too. I will definitely return! Amazing

AM
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite restaurant! Recommend to everyone and visit at least once a month!

S
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is definitely great! I felt sad as I took the last bite of my crackling pork bao. I didn’t want it to end! :(
It was so tasty! Vibe is also outstanding - a lot of Instagrammable decor and furnishings.

I will come back soon.

C
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere and excellent service!! Noodles were excellent!

LC
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance was perfect. Lots of buz but not overwhelming. Food was to die for. Had to go for 2nds... soft shell crab!!! Yumm