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.
What 63 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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Alanerko
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food is so so. Servings are tiny for the price. Service is excellent.

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CharoM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Hopefully you can can an accessible reservation option via mobile

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Sophie
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Belly bao is our go to restaurant, we travel from the Blue Mountains just to have it! Absolutely delicious food, especially the pork belly crackling bao and the chopped cheese baoger!

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EmmaC
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good to be able to eat back at our fave place.

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MichaelS
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Belly's is one of my favourite places to eat in Newtown!

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SydLocal
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The orange chicken and spicy noodles are incredible. The bao was fresh and soft, and the staff were professional and helpful as always.

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LisaM
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food! Have been a fan of belly bao for awhile now ordering their delivery. But finally made it into the restaurant for full menu and no regrets! The cheesecake spring rolls are to die for!

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Foodman
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and value was amazing. I can’t wait to come back

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Julie
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, produces food quick and at a consistently high standard. Love the ordering system where you order never gets messed up!

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EvaA
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely in love with this place! The food expects aalll expectations and the vibe at the restaurant with its lovely attentive staff and great beats is all you could wish for! 100% my favourite place in all of Sydney! Each new item on the menu I've tried blows my mind ever more, its unbelievable. Love it!

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Nathan
Sydney / NSW
12 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

It's the second time we've been. The food is great and the prices are pretty reasonable as well. We'll be back again.

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SujithK
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly service, booking was done without a hitch

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Soto
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance and the decoration of the place has an 80’s vibe, you can pick between table or bar sitting.

I’ve been to Belly Bao many times and I’ve tried most of the items from the menu. Do yourself a favour and order the cheese and curry fries as an entree, the baos are to die for and also the baogers are my my all time favourite (try the chopped cheese). The BBC (fried chicken lol) is one of the best I’ve ever had.

The staff is always friendly and the food doesn’t take too long to arrive at the table after you order.

They do have specials every now and then, you definitely have to try the desserts while you’re there, they’re unique!

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AmandaC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service was exceptional, the variety on the menu was excellent.

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PeterL
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best very good food was awesome came straight out ms

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JulieL
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, quick food delivery & a nice atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The foods are fabulous and staffs are nice and friendly.

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SharonZ
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I'm not vegan however I would highly reccommend their vegan bao burger. It's absolutely amazing! Was a bit disappointed on the gaytime bao dessert, due to the size and that it was literally a gaytime icecream in a deep fried bao, however still delish!

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AaronD
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

loved everything , food was fresh and on time. Would 100% reccomend

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EleanorP
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exquisite and very reasonably priced! Thank you for an amazing dining experience!

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Joanna
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is consistently fresh and flavoursome. Staff and service are always lovely. Great value. It's wonderful to have such a variety of delicious vegan options.

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Anonymous
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience4

Although the fillings were great, the bao themselves were really thin. Overly priced. Some staff were very friendly, but the maitre d was very rude. Drinks and dessert were excellent.

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narelleb
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had lunch at Belly Bao and loved everything we ordered,. Very tasty and delicious food!

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JonathanK
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So delicious! Everything was so fresh and yummy! Staff were all also super friendly. Overall great place. Will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Belly bao never disappoints. It’s one of my favourite places to eat. 2 people can eat for $50. It’s consistently good.
The curry cheese fries are to die for.
I tried the cheese baoger and liked it. I can’t go past the crispy pork belly bao, it’s so delicious. The pork is cooked perfect every time.
The staff are all really nice, I love that you can write your own order down. It’s perfect for a quick bite to eat.
High recommend this place.

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MatthewH
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fast and full of flavor. Service was great, good atmosphere.

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AmandIzzzNad
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Belly Bao is always delicious. I just felt that only allocating an hour to my 5:30 reservation was a little stingy. We were quite rushed.
I think for christmas when people are booking Christmas dinners it's bit disappointing to be rushed out.

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OdetteS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Belly Bao never ever disappoints. The food is always incredible as is the atmosphere and service. One of our favourite restaurants 👍🏻

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SamH
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best bao I’ve had, very tasty, good menu! Would be good to see more spicy options.

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EloiseB
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so good! For $55 my friend and I ate varied, delicious and plentiful dishes, we were stuffed! Cool vibe too. Would recommend.

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LinaJ
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty. Create way to make burgers. Going there quite a lot. Just the chicken wings is a little dry and oil😅. I love all other food in the restaurant.

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TamaraR
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really nice and service was lovely. Would definitely go there again

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Easylife
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Food was good but nothing more. The issue was that there was an authenticity lacking. Appreciate it was a modern twist, or different way of executing Bao et al but it still needs to cover all flavour notes which traditional Bao do. For example there was a lack of sweet, salt and acid which is where the main flavour notes normally come through. A spicy mayo, lime and seasoning is simple but would've been welcomed.

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JocelynP
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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Jjjj
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.

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MaddyF
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Rammyjay333
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

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Anna
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.

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EdwardC
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.

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CamS
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.

FAQs

Belly Bao offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0402 826 907.

Belly Bao is rated 4.7 stars by 63 OpenTable diners.

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