The wait is over: Waitan officially opens its doors

Waitan Restaurant launch

Chinatown was all glitz and glam for the official launch of luxe Asian dining destination Waitan.

The luxury space played host to over 300 attendees.

Singapore-based Andrew Tjioe, widely regarded as the Godfather of contemporary Asian cuisine, and other Chinese dignitaries also made an appearance at the event.

Lamborghinis flanked by stunning Chinese models created quite a stir on Sussex Street, while soul and R&B crooner Jerson Trinidad and his band had guests carving up the dancefloor in the O Lounge.

For the curious minds, access to the second floor members’ area offered a glimpse of Waitan’s 14-private dining rooms and Sydney’s largest dining table, spanning 5.2m to accommodate up to 32 diners.

Cooking with fire ... Waitan launch
Mr Yuejin Ma … signature duck oven

Waitan’s Peking Duck, prepared by Duck Master Mr. Yuejin Ma in the signature duck oven was transformed into delicate pancakes – a true crowd pleaser.

The tipples of choice was Waitan’s clever play on the traditional, including the Beijing Bellini and the Mandarin and Jasmine Luxe, not to mention the magnums of Veuve brought to guests as they mingled throughout the venue.

Waitan offers contemporary modern cuisine and is now officially open for dinner Monday to Sunday from 6pm til midnight.


405 Sussex St,

Sydney NSW Australia

 02 8218 1000

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