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local's favorites for sydney?

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i'm coming to sydney for about a week with my partner and we're skimping on accommodation so that we can eat eat eat!

where are your favorite places to go, it doesn't have to be cheap or too fancy - or too expensive, but places that we just can't miss? something memorable?
if we were your best friends, where would you take us?

we pretty much eat every and anything... :)
any advice is greatly appreciated!

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  1. Spice I Am - 90 Wentworth Ave, Surry Hills, excellent Thai restaurant with no bookings policy and incredibly popular so it's usually a good idea to turn up and take your place in the queue before it opens at 6 pm.
    There is also a Spice I Am in Darlinghurst, which does take reservations I haven't been to it so I don't know how it compares.
    http://www.spiceiam.com/

    1. Cevapcici at the Balkan
      http://www.smh.com.au/news/restaurant...

      Prawn & fish dumplings at Mohr Fish
      http://www.mohrfish.com.au

      Lunch combination at Sushi Suma
      http://www.sushisuma.com

      Yoshii Course at Yoshii
      http://www.yoshii.com.au/main.html

      Fettuccine al tartufovo at Buon Ricordo
      http://www.buonricordo.com.au/page/me...

      Banquet at Summerland
      http://www.summerlandrestaurant.com.au

      Beef salad (with starfruit) at Bau Truong
      http://www.smh.com.au/news/restaurant...

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      1. re: Onara

        this thread i started last month might help
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/623430

        i leave for me trip today actually

      2. In my neighbourhood in Darlinghurst there is a great range of some of the best restaurants in Sydney. Have outlined these in the link below, with Omerta, a new restaurant, my current fave:
        http://www.nextstop.com/guide/qcE22n2...

        If you're heading to Bondi, a great stop for international visitors, there's a great range of eating options, with Seans Panorama being something pretty special:
        http://www.nextstop.com/guide/1JTHQ1l...

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        1. re: CVR

          wowee! thanks very much! i can't wait to try them all! (will gain about 5-10 kilos for sure!!)
          much indebted to you all! if you come to Queenstown NZ or go to LA, let me know as I'm from LA but live in Qtown... and got lots of recommendations.