One Tea Lounge & Grill
Upper Ground Floor
73 York St
Sydney CBD

One Tea Lounge & Grill is slightly hidden away up a short flight of stairs so it might be easy to miss this wonderful little gem.

Owner David Yip has opened a great York Street eatery which well and truly caters for the lunch-time city crowd and fortunately also offers dinner most nights too.

Inside, you notice an abundance of circles in the décor, walls, bar, even the bathrooms. This is a key theme of the restaurant.

This, also combined with a lovely daisy theme around the place, illustrates the inspiration of this venue: the circle of life, and the loss of a much loved and very special girl called Daisy. It's a lovely homage to her.

We visited on a Monday for lunch and were surprised at how popular it was.

The menu had some interesting dishes, including the unique and very famous Ramen Burger, which we couldn't help but try!

We started with a Bento Box which had some lovely fresh salmon, crispy soft shelled crab and other fresh tasties. Then we had the Ramen Burger with wagyu beef. The noodle patties (so much nicer than bread) had a great flavour. Crispy on the outside but still soft in the middle. So tasty. The side dish of Popcorn Curry Chicken with Green Tea Lime Mayo was also good.

Next we chose the Noodle Hotpot with Braised Pork Rib.

It was our favourite dish from so many great choices - a delicious broth topped with corn, black fungus, bamboo shoots and spring onions.  It was certainly nothing short of amazing.

We would come back again for this dish.

Then the Matcha Fries (with colourful green tea salt) was a good choice as a side dish.

Then we came to dessert, which was the Tofu White Chocolate Cheesecake with crumbed polenta, lemon curd and assorted berry textures.

It tasted as amazing as it looked. Such an impressive dish!

The other dessert we chose was the Ice Cream Baoger – sweet hot donut flavoured buns with flavoured ice cream in between.

This was creative and delicious. We would also go back for more of this.

Green tea cocktails were something we hadn’t had before. Wow! The Matcha Made in Heaven was cold, served in a small teapot and had an amazing flavour.

We also ordered the So Pre-Tea, which was a beautiful green concoction with a lovely citrus flavour.

Finally, the meal was finished with a selection from the green tea menu – something which should be experienced.

The Gyokuro tea was especially smooth and refreshing and David’s mum Helen gave us an insight into the benefits and types of green teas on offer.

The overall experience at One Tea Lounge was extremely interesting and very worthwhile.
We found so many very tasty things on the menu and we would eagerly come back for more of them - or even the same ones! The staff were friendly and all the patrons seemed to be enjoying themselves. We would recommend a visit to this place, especially to those working in the city.

Those Dames, who are now doing reviews for Sir and Mlady Dine Out, dined as guests of One Tea Lounge & Grill. Special thanks to David Yip for the invitation and his lovely hospitality and charm and also to his mum Helen who is wonderful,

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