Food & Dining

The Star Sydney is excited to announce the opening of its new casual dining pop-up restaurant Luke Nguyen Street Food.

Award-winning chef Luke Nguyen has today opened his eponymous pop-up restaurant in The Star's Café Court through to the end of November, serving up the very best in rustic Southeast Asian street fare.

The opening of the pop-up coincides with the launch of Luke's new SBS TV series Luke Nguyen's Street Food Asia, which will air eight episodes nationally every Thursday at 8pm from 1 September. The specially crafted menu is inspired by the vibrant destinations visited in Nguyen's TV series, including Saigon, Bangkok, Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur.

Each week the hole-in-the-wall pop-up will dish out a mix of Luke's favourite dishes from the series including lobster tom yum with mussels, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves and vermicelli noodles ($23), Vietnamese baguette with char-grilled lemon-grass, Kurobuta pork patties, pork floss, pickled vegetables, coriander and chilli ($15), and Smashed fried crispy chicken with chilli sambal and rice ($15), just to name a few.

The opening of Luke Nguyen Street Food pop-up follows the huge success of Sokyo Ramen by Chase Kojima and Singapore Hawker Style, two pop-ups that featured at The Star over the last year. The pop-up builds on Luke's existing relationship with The Star with his Fat Noodle restaurant being one of the most popular venues at the dining precinct.

Chef Luke Nguyen said: “I'm really excited to help build on the The Star's pop-up restaurant success, and look forward to offering food lovers some of the best rustic dishes from my recent street adventures. I guarantee visitors an exotic mix of tastes, textures and flavours straight from the heart of Southeast Asia.”

Andy North, General Manager of Food & Beverage, The Star said: “We are delighted to welcome Luke Nguyen Street Food to The Star's casual dining precinct. It will be a rare and almost virtual opportunity for Luke's fans and The Star's visitors to taste the sensational street cuisine featured in his new show for themselves.”

The Luke Nguyen Street Food pop-up will operate daily until the end of November and will be open on Sunday to Monday 11.30am – 9.00pm, Tuesday to Thursday 11.30am – 10.30pm and Friday to Saturday 11.30am – 11.00pm.

For more information on the Luke Nguyen Street Food pop-up and The Star, please visit


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