The Rice Den | Contemporary Cantonese Dining in St Leonards, Sydney

The Rice Den

Exquisite Modern Cantonese dining in a contemporary nestled in St Leonards on Sydney’s north shore

(02) 9438 3612

30-32 Chandos St, St Leonards, NSW 2065

Opening Hours

Tuesday – Thursday: 11:30am – 2:00pm, 5:30pm – 9:00pm

Friday: 11:30am – 2:00pm, 5:30pm – 10:00pm

Saturday: 5:30pm – 10:00pm

Sunday: 11:30am – 1:30pm, 5:30pm – 8:45pm

Monday: Closed

Modern Cantonese Dining

Our talented and outstanding team at The Rice Den use farm-to-table ingredients to create delicious modern Cantonese dishes inspired by our homeland.

Our dishes are perfectly matched with our in-house sommelier selected wines and our unique Canton-inspired cocktails.

The Rice Den is a perfect venue for all occasions, whether you’re having a quick business lunch, an intimate dinner for two, or a boisterous group gathering. And if that isn’t enough, you can take The Rice Den home with you.

You can even, browse through our Cantonese deli and pick up one of our housemade sauces, condiments or loose leaf teas, all of which have been specially created in collaboration with our finest suppliers.

An Evening with Ross Hill Wines

Sunday Night September 17

Get together a group of friends and share a memorable and intimate night with friends whilst we showcase a selection of the best wines from Orange, matched with a fresh, vibrant, Cantonese shared feast.


For bookings of 8 or more persons, our banquet menu applies.
(G) Gluten Free. (GOp) Gluten Free – Optional.
Public Holidays – 10% surcharge applies on all items.

Shared Banquet Menu

$46 per person

Minimum 4 people
Small Eats
  • Traditional hand made cheong fun peanut sesame, hoisin sauce
  • Stir fry roast duck san choi baohoisin sauce
  • Crispy lamb spring rollssour plum sauce
  • Lightly fried calamari with five spice salt pickled ginger mayonnaise
Bigger Eats
  • Steamed Cone Bay barramundi fillet with ginger, shallot and soy sauce
  • Free range Shandong half chicken on a bed of crispy Chinese kale with red vinegar, garlic, shallot and coriander dressing
  • Steamed bok choy oyster sauce
  • Lotus leaf wrapped fried rice Chinese sausage, prawn and shiitake mushroom

Vegetarian Banquet Menu

$38 per person

Minimum 2 people
Small Eats
  • Traditional pan fried shallot pancake house made chilli sauce
  • Crispy vegetable dumplings red vinegar and ginger dipping sauce
  • Mixed vegetable san choi bao garlic chive, hoisin sauce (GOp)
Bigger Eats
  • Shiitake mushroom and tofu hotpot (GOp)
  • Stir fry broccolini preserved mustard green (GOp)
  • Cantonese vegetarian fried rice assorted mushroom, pickled radish, tofu (GOp)

House made small eats

Assorted house made pickles (GF)
Sichuan pepper beef tataki sweet soy, pickled onion, ginger mayo, coriander sesame salad
Drunken Queensland king prawns - served chilled chinese rice wine, prickly oil, Sichuan pepper and roasted peanut
4 pieces
Traditional crispy shallot pancake house made chilli sauce
Satay chicken croquettes kaffir lime, house made chilli oil, sambal mayo
3 pieces
Crispy lamb spring rolls sour plum sauce
3 pieces
Peking duck pancakes with condiments
whole breast served with 6 pancakes
Stir fry roast duck san choi bao hoisin sauce (GOp)
2 pieces
Mixed wild mushroom pancake garlic chive, shallot, hoisin sauce (2 pieces)
Hong Kong style prawn wontons in superior broth
6 pieces
Crispy vegetable gyoza served with house made chilli dipping sauce
4 pieces
Hot and sour soup prawn and barbecue pork
Steamed to order
Traditional hand made cheong fun peanut sesame, hoisin sauce
Chicken, prawn and shiitake sui mai
4 pieces
Steamed Hervey Bay scallops in half shell mung bean vermicelli noodles, house made XO sauce (GOp)
4 pieces

Bigger eats

Fresh Australian mud crab with ginger & shallot
Market price
Pre-order only with 48 hrs notice
Canton style barbecue pork neck molasses and honey glaze
limited availability
Lightly fried calamari five spice salt, pickled ginger mayonnaise
Beef tenderloin - served medium rare mixed tempura mushrooms, smoked capsicum puree honey black bean glaze (GOp)
Crispy soft shell crab spicy pork mung bean noodles
Slow braised Chu Hou Australian wagyu beef cheeks kohlrabi, dutch carrot, baby corn
Crispy chilli sesame pork garlic shoots, house made puffed rice
Steamed Cone Bay barramundi fillet ginger, shallot, soy sauce (GOp)
Free range Shandong half chicken on a bed of sweet Chinese kale with red vinegar, garlic, shallot and coriander dressing


Stir fry Chinese bean sprouts ginger, soy, garlic chives
Steamed bok choy oyster sauce (GOp)
Stir fry broccolini preserved mustard green (GOp
Mixed wok tossed mushroom with baby spinach and tofu (GOp)
Shiitake mushroom and tofu hotpot on a bed of steamed iceberg lettuce

Rice and noodles

Steamed jasmine rice (S/L)
The Rice Den fried rice Chinese sausage, shiitake mushrooms
Yangzhou style pork and prawn fried rice (GOp)
Singapore noodles wok tossed with prawn and barbeque pork (GOp)
Garlic and shallot fried rice (GOp)
Cantonese vegetarian fried rice assorted mushrooms, pickled radish, tofu (GOp
Vegetarian Singapore noodles assorted mushrooms, tofu, bean sprouts (GOp


Vanilla coconut cream sago fresh passionfru it pulp, macadamia almond meal crumble (G)
French toast dulce de leche, peanut crumble, mascarpone matcha green tea
Classic dark chocolate mousse dehydrated orange, fresh orange zest

Rosemary Sour


Maker’s Mark whiskey, housemade rosemary
Syrup, lemon, egg white



Housemade spiced rum, orgeat, ginger
syrup, pineapple and lime

Sidecar #2


Apple-cinnamon infused brandy, housemade
Lemongrass syrup, lemon



Bacardi white rum, passiofruit, lime, simple

Buddha's Tears


Zubrowka bison grass vodka, peach liqueur,
lychees, cucumber

Powder My Nose


Housemade salted caramel vodka,
passionfruit, mint, cold pressed apple juice

B.B. King


Housemade Jack Daniels banana whiskey,
smoked maple syrup, bbq bitters

Bruce Lee


Kahlua, salted caramel vodka, cream,
vanilla syrup, frangelico

A Good Thyme


Poor Tom’s gin, thyme infused honey syrup,

Classic cocktails are available upon request.


Jasmine Flower Bomb


Housemade jasmine syrup, pear, lemon
mint, soda water

Chan's Dynasty


Lemon, passionfruit, aloe vera juice,
orgeat, soda water

Red Lotus


Pineapple, lime, mint, grenadine, ginger ale

In The Press


The Rice Den
30-32 Chandos St
St Leonards
NSW 2065

(02) 9438 3612

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Tuesday – Thursday
9:00 am – 10:00 pm
5:30pm – 9:00pm

Friday – Saturday
11:30am – 2:00pm
5:30pm – 10:00pm

5:30pm – 10:00pm

11:30am – 1:30pm
5:30pm – 8:45pm