Newtown Restaurants

When it comes to food, few places can match Newtown for its sheer variety and standard. Venezuelan, Korean, Egyptian, Spanish, it's all available here in this cosmopolitan inner west suburb. Served up in a locality where the venues shun plush or glitzy fit-outs; they prefer instead to let their dishes make the statements. Many of the best Newtown restaurants are located around King Street and offer great value-for-money and hearty portion sizes. Here is a selection of some of our favourites.

Alba Salentinian

A Southern Italian restaurant that prides itself on being one of the best and most authentic in Sydney, the Alba Salentinian is a vibrant eatery that serves up traditional dishes, with plenty of vegetarian and vegan options and live music.

304-308 King St Newtown 2042

Cuisine: Italian


Looking for an upscale venue to visit on your next social outing? Then consider ANTE. This wonderful jazz bar and cafe is a great place to relax, catch up with friends, listen to cool music and enjoy a drink. If sake is your go-to, you'll find around 65 varieties available. Pick a couple to enjoy with the selection of tasty seasonal dishes they advise to pair with.

146 King Street Newtown 2042


For many years Arabella has been one of Sydney's favourite Lebanese Restaurants. Serving the traditional Middle Eastern and Turkish dishes, with authentic weekend belly dancing, their meze plates and incredible banquets are the stuff of legend.

12 / 489-491 King St Newtown 2042

Cuisine: Lebanese

Atom Thai

For lovers of delicious Asian food, Atom Thai is a must-visit. Showcasing a wonderful fusion of Thai style cuisine infused with the flavours of Lao, the understated setting is cosy and intimate. The food menu includes a huge range of gluten-free options.

130 King St Newtown 2042

Cuisine: Thai

Bangkok Bites

Situated within a bright, funky space on King Street, Bangkok Bites serves up a delicious range of Thai inspired dishes. One of five restaurants throughout Sydney, the Newtown venue is characterised by its fast service and friendly staff.

273 King St Newtown 2042

Cuisine: Thai

Bella Brutta

A spirited restaurant with comfortable outdoor seating and a cool shabby chic decor, Bella Brutta is one of the most popular Italian restaurants in Newtown. Always busy, they offer a fantastic and authentic range of pizzas, antipasti and tiramisu.

135 King Street Newtown 2042

Cuisine: Italian

Belly Bao

An innovative purveyor of exquisite Asian street food, Belly Bao Newtown is a cool, quirky, and enchanting restaurant that serves up an excellent range of steamed buns, noodles and fried chicken. They also offer a killer menu of cocktails too!

184 King Street Newtown 2042

Cuisine: Chinese

Black Ginger

Presenting an outstanding menu of Vietnamese dishes which have been divided into the north, middle and south regions of the country, Black Ginger offers authentic homestyle cooking. A fully licensed BYO venue, its known for its quick service.

89 Enmore Rd Newtown 2042

Cuisine: Vietnamese


A community-focused bar and restaurant, Bloodwood offers innovative share plates within an industrial-chic setting. Their biodynamic & organic drinks list focuses purely on supporting the best independent winemakers around the world.

416 King Street Newtown 2042

Cafe Paci

A cosy and chic gourmet foodhouse on King Street, Cafe Paci is dine in only and open till late (no takeaway). The a la carte menu is fancy, think rye taco, ox tongue, and sauerkraut and is presented as small individual course dishes that have the foodies breathless and raving.

131 King Street Newtown 2042

Calaveras Mexican

One of the coolest Mexican Restaurants on the Sydney dining scene, Calaveras Mexican is a real treat to your senses. Set within a buzzing locale replete with Mexico inspired decor, they offer a delightful range of tacos, mezcals and cocktails.

Level 1 / 324A King St Newtown 2042

Cuisine: Mexican

Charles Thai

With specialities that include the most delicious BBQ Beef Salad and Papaya Salad, its easy to see why Charles Thai is seen to be one of the best Thai restaurants in Newtown. A King Street stalwart their menu presents a range of classic Thai dishes.

45 King St Newtown 2042

Cuisine: Thai

Chinese Dumpling Master

Run by a husband and wife team, Chinese Dumpling Master brings to you a wide menu of signature dumplings, as well as noodles, soups and numerous stir fried dishes. Situated on Enmore Road, this hip venue is known for its great service.

91 Enmore Rd Newtown 2042

Cuisine: Chinese

Cocina del Barrio

An exceptional Spanish restaurant in Newtown, Cocina del Barrio is a trendy eatery that wows diners with a fantastic range of Meditteranean gastronomy. Be sure to come here for their winter bottomless brunch and other themed promotions.

526 King St Newtown 2042

Cuisine: Spanish

Delhi 'O' Delhi

The closest thing you will get to the gastronomy of Delhi without leaving Australia, Delhi 'O' Delhi has been serving quality Indian cuisine in Newtown for over a decade. They've won the prestigious R&CA Awards for Excellence in NSW for 3 years in a row!

3 Erskineville Rd Newtown 2042

Cuisine: Indian

Doytao Thai

The go-to place for many Sydneysiders who love top quality Thai food made with authentic flavours. Doytao Thai serves up delicious Thai curries, stir-fries and BBQ style dishes in a venue that is light, airy and always buzzing with very satisfied patrons.

543 King St Newtown 2042

Cuisine: Thai


Either Or is a place that prefers to let its food and drink to the talking. You won't find flashy decor here, or outrageous over-the-top staff, instead what they offer is a terrific food and coffee menu that is skillfully made and beautifully presented.

512 King St Newtown 2042

Exotik Latin

With superb food, excellent cocktails and a fantastic ambience, Exotik Latin isn't so much a restaurant as it is an experience. Striving to be the best South American venue in Sydney, its trendy setting is the perfect place to enjoy your fiesta.

284 King St Newtown 2042

Cuisine: Latin American

Flying Tong

An institution on Enmore Street, Flying Tong provides a delicious Korean food experience. Their signature fried chicken is loved by locals who also flock here with friends to enjoy the many share plates on offer in a congenial, modern style setting.

99 Enmore Road Newtown 2042

Cuisine: Korean

Gigi Pizzeria

A traditional Italian Pizzeria that offers wood-fired pizzas and calzoni in a traditional Napoletana Style, Gigi Pizzeria is known for its creative toppings. Situated with a buzzing rustic-chic venue, they use local produce and ingredients imported from Italy.

379 King Street Newtown 2042

Cuisine: Italian

Golden Lotus Vegan

A 100% vegan restaurant in the heart of King Street, Golden Lotus serves up some of the freshest, healthiest and most delicious Vietnamese food in Sydney. It is located within a compact, quaint and relaxed spot with trendy street seating.

341 King St Newtown 2042

Cuisine: Vietnamese

Hikaru Japanese Courtyard

Another popular Japanese restaurant on King Street, the Hikaru Japanese Courtyard occupies a vibrant and unassuming space. It serves up a delicious range of sushi, sashimi and tempura, with an impressive mix of speed and elegance.

134 King St Newtown 2042

Cuisine: Japanese

Konak Turkish Kitchen

The lovely team at Konak Turkish Kitchen is firmly focused on introducing diners to the wonderful flavours and hospitality of the fascinating country. It's all about charcoaled meats and seafood here, with an emphasis on sharing - whether you choose dishes from their a la carte or banquet menus. The food is served in hearty portions with lots of flair.

496 King Street Newtown 2042

La Favola

Located next to the Newtown Hotel, La Favola is an Intimate Italian eatery that offers you to make your own pasta dishes under the guidance of Head Chef Fabio. To pair with their fantastic food they also serve a delicious range of cocktails and wines.

170 King Street Newtown 2042

Cuisine: Italian

Lonely Mouth

Unique for being the only dedicated 100% plant-based Ramen Bar in Sydney, Lonely Mouth offers a great range of vegan Japanese noodles and rice bowl dishes. Served within a friendly and relaxed setting, they also present a nice range of beers too.

275 Australia St Newtown 2042

Cuisine: Japanese


Priding themselves on serving the best meat in town, Macelleria Newtown is the butcher that cooks for you. Boasting 5 locations, including one is Newtown, their prime cuts include pinnacle beef, cape grim beef and the juicy tajima wagyu beef.

73-75 Enmore St Newtown 2042

Maiz Mexican Street Food

Maíz is the Spanish word for 'corn', a vegetable that plays a major role in Mexican cuisine. At Maíz Mexican Street Food they celebrate this ingredient through a curated menu that affords it a starring role. Offering the vibrant textures and flavours of Mexico to an Aussie audience, they serve authentic meals and cocktails in a hip retro chic-rustic space.

415 King Street Newtown 2042

Cuisine: Mexican

Odd Culture

Located in King Street, the Odd Culture is a very popular venue. At its core a European inspired establishment, with a distinct Asian flair, it has a ground-floor bar with an open kitchen and an upstairs mezzanine with a full-service restaurant.

266 King Street Newtown 2042

Pastizzi Cafe

A buzzing little eatery that showcases eye-catching red-and-white decor, the Pastizzi Cafe is a real gem. Specialising in a delicious range of fresh and homemade Maltese pastries, as well as tasty Italian dishes, their food positively sings with flavour.

109 King Street Newtown 2042

Cuisine: Maltese


A rustic eat-in deli/restaurant serving up good wine, good food and good times. Weekly Specials Tuesday: $30 Mussels & Vino Friday Ap'ro 3pm-6pm : $25 Antipasto, $7 wine, $10 Kir Provenal Saturday Champagne 3pm-6pm: $15 per glass of Champagne!

601 King Street Newtown 2042

Rising Sun Workshop

A combined restaurant and workshop on Whateley St for diners and motorcycle enthusiasts. The Rising Sun provides space, tools, and motorcycle knowledge as well as a la carte, and general menus which impress the foodies. They regularly seek out local winemakers, roasters, distillers, brewers, and growers to supply their kitchen.

1c Whateley Street Newtown 2042

Cuisine: Japanese

Rosso Antico Pizza Bar

On a mission to take Italian food back to its traditional roots, Rosso Antico Pizza Bar is a popular restaurant on Enmore Road. Serving up a delicious range of antipasti, gnocchi and pizzas, the eatery is known for its great value and service.

2/52-60 Enmore Rd Newtown 2042

Cuisine: Italian


Yakitori is a popular comfort food widely found in 'Izakayas' all over Japan. This is the inspiration for Shinmachi, who serve up a fantastic range of small plates, sushi and ramen, which they present in a pleasant, modern and attractive wood-lined space.

1/239 King St Newtown 2042

Cuisine: Japanese

Tanshin Sushi Bar

Located on King Street, the Tanshin Sushi Bar is renowned for serving up top quality sushi, sashimi and tempura in an inviting setting. Always popular, the food here is loved by locals and workers and there is often a long queue snaking out the door.

129 King St Newtown 2042

Cuisine: Japanese

The Drunk Dumpling

This very dimly-lit restaurant/bar takes diner showcases the best of Asian fusion cuisine in an upmarket setting, oozing poise and style. Dim sum, dumplings and shredded beef are commonplace here. The drinks menu is extensive but is headlined by premium margaritas. Bookings are highly recommended to avoid disappointment. The Drunk Dumpling in Sydney's Newtown is the perfect place to go when you're craving an Asian Fusion experience with a difference. Located on King Street, this Sydney institution serves authentic and delicious Dumplings, and modern Asian cuisine. The huge crowds dining here seven days a week are a testament to that.

level 1 / 196 King Street Newtown 2042

The Italian Bowl

Tucked away in a lively part of King Street, The Italian Bowl is a narrow eatery that is well-loved for its sensational Italian cuisine. Specialising in pasta and risotto, which they dish up in hearty size portions, their Tiramisu is also exceptional.

255 King St Newtown 2042

Cuisine: Italian

Westwood Pizza

Despite being a small pizzeria which doesn't have a sign, Westwood Pizza is an institution in Newtown. Infact it is so popular, it is not uncommon to queue for three hours to get your order! This superb pizza joint offers a scintillating range of meat and vegan options with perfectly cooked dough. Try the garlic and honey or spanner crab for a delicious meal!

245 Australia Street Newtown 2042

If you're looking for a delicious meal out, Newtown is the place to be. With such a variety of cuisines on offer, there's something to please everyone's palate. You can find most of the restaurants on King Street, so it's easy to wander up and down and see what takes your fancy. So come and sample some of the best restaurants in Newtown we promise you won't be disappointed!