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Karen’s Diner - Sydney CBD, Sydney, AU-NSW

Karen’s Diner - Sydney CBD

4.2
4.2
457 reviews
$A40 and under
American
Karen's Diner is a place of terrible service but great food. Come experience a burger joint and a dining experience like never before...

U16s Must be accompanied by a Parent or Guardian. Any U16s booked without will be turned away at the door.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 87 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    0431 036 431

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

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What 457 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. MT

    MichelleT

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Our food order was forgotten and after waiting for 60 mins for our food we were told our booking time was up so we were unable to stay at our table.
  2. AM

    AmandaM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    The food was over priced I paid over $200 for burgers 🍔 And it was boring nothing happened
  3. NM

    NatalieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exactly as I expected. Service was terrible lol. Food was fantastic!
  4. SM

    ShaunM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    So much attitude for such a wonderful experience. The staff were professional, funny, and took dietary questions seriously (minus any attitude). The food was amazing. Although risky thanking the staff, we did in any case. Great idea, and would return with other friends.
  5. s

    shazza

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    that place was excitingly brutal! food was amazing especially the fries, sooooo good!
  6. L

    Lisy

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Outrageously fun lunch out! Food was awesome, service ruder than we thought which made for a great laugh! Games played while dining was great entertainment! Highly recommend!!
  7. J

    Julesthefoodie

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    This review is meant to be insulting. If you enjoy being demeaned over average burgers, this is the place for you - booking essential for maximum put downs.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service2ambience5
    Great experience, Food was delicious, definitely gave us the experience we were expecting
  9. LW

    LeisaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our experience celebrating our sons 18th lunch at Karens. Your staff didn't break character from start to finish. We really enjoyed it. Totally recommend Karens to everyone.
  10. KB

    KarenB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Had fun but need to change up things keep people entertained more fun and rudeness lol
  11. K

    Kiran

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just as promised, a good meal with rude wait staff.
  12. AM

    AMNOJAfamiky

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to Karen’s diner with the kids after seeing them on tik tok we thought it would be hilarious When our waiter realised the kids were slightly scared they took it back a notch witch was great Great food and a great belly laugh Absolutely would go back
  13. OM

    OliviaM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service1ambience3
    Waited ages for table service & the staff were rude. My waiter tore up my drawing and threw my change back at me. Milkshake & burger was great tho!
  14. DJ

    DeanJ

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food1service3ambience1
    Sort of fun to visit once. If you’re after good food/burgers there’s much better options out there. Won’t be back
  15. TD

    TeakyD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Tonight wasn’t the worst night of my life at this place but it was quite overrated, me and my friends were so excited to come down all the way from the central coast to get abused and have a good laugh the whole night, but in the end it wasn't really worth it at all only had about 2 funny interactions with the staff the rest of the time it was quite boring, it was also my birthday today as well and i had selected that is was my bday on the booking reservation as a selection when it asked me if there was a “special event”. By clicking that and saying it was my bday i thought we may have had something interesting or funny happen but nope we just ate and then left….. quite disappointing, wouldn’t come back again:(
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    my experience was amazing, my friends told the staff it was my birthday and they sang for me embarassing me. overall a great experience
  17. MO

    MarinaO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We loved the experience. Had so much fun, burgers were 🤤 desserts weren't as good though... Customer service was seki deki
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So much fun !! Really enjoy that will go back sure!
  19. TM

    TylerM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    Unfortunately the Burger buns were too toasted, chips were over seasoned. Karen’s were awesome though.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    They were awful, it was great!
  21. ET

    EmmaT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Although the “service” was terrible as expected by the experience. One staff member did make an insensitive comment which felt like it wasn’t Karen moment/comment.
  22. TD

    TaleaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    The food was lovely, except the waiters were quite rude to my friends and I. Nah just kidding, it was some good banter and entertaining. We'll be back again for sure.
  23. h

    hayleyf

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    it was very good i loves the chick is the red hair she’s was the best
  24. JT

    JudyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely sensational. Took my husband there and he did not know what type of restaurant it was. To see the look on his face was priceless. Highly recommended.
  25. AS

    AlexandraS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good very rude very good time. Would 100% go back again for another round of banter!
  26. MA

    MattA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Entertaining as expected. Great to see the real Karens we have been watching online
  27. BB

    BiancaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drinks were amazing. The staff were bloody rude and the atmosphere was incredible! Had the best night! Thanks for having us ☺️
  28. EC

    EmilyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service1ambience3
    Main waiter was outstanding!! Very entertaining! We thought it was a great experience
  29. LB

    LeeB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    💕🥰 Great time! Good food!
  30. MJ

    MarkJ

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Very overrated price wise for what we received. Not an enjoyable experience.
  31. P

    Pv123

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Had a lovely time at Karen's. Service was absolutely hilarious, loved all the mic moments from the waiters! However the wait-time on food was fairly long and we didn't enjoy the beef brisket.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    A drinks order was missed and we waited too long for food. Beef brisket was tough.
  33. BT

    BTrice

    Sydney

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Overall, it was good. The best parts were the mic moments and full-room participation games. The food is good, but not amazing. Takes a while, but not surprising with how often waiters are pulled up by customers. I think most are looking for a unique service experience though. As newbies, we were quite lost in what was appropriate for us to do to have fun without being genuinely crappy customers. Maybe get some tips and ideas before going.
  34. LL

    LornaL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Obviously within theme the service was terrible, but its the reason we came, Unfortunately the burger meat was just a huge lump of fat and gristle Obviously not game to complain but I left it in plain sight that it was inedible but no one questioned it but atmosphere was great.
  35. C

    C2022

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The food isn’t anything amazing (burgers are a bit dry). The staff and experience though is fantastic! My family (wife, two girls and myself) loved it - couldn’t stop laughing. The waitstaff certainly hold character!
  36. LR

    LauR

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Fun night out - went too quickly - we were in and out in 40 minutes. Staff were on point. One recommendation is to give us ideas of what we could hackle, how the customer should be. So many rules that it was difficult to think about what to do. Also more full audience participation would be fun. And finally, when I booked I said it was my daughter's birthday - and we repeated it when we were seated. But the staff did nothing. Would have been nice for them to have made fun of her or something.
  37. K

    Kelz

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Really fun and the staff are great (or awful depending on how you view it!). The food was disappointing - super dry burgers which nobody loved. Maybe the chef was having an off night.
  38. K

    Karen

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    It was funny but the food wasn’t that good :( :( :(
  39. A

    Andrew

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    It was a fun experience, however when I asked for a drink, after 15 mins it didn't arrive by which time we had finished our meal, we found out when we went to pay the server forgot to add the drink !
  40. c

    chokxy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Waitress in our section was really funny and energetic :) Really enjoyed our time there! Our waitress was “your dads sex worker” hahahah

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Karen’s Diner - Sydney CBD offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0431 036 431.

Karen’s Diner - Sydney CBD is rated 4.2 stars by 457 OpenTable diners.

Karen’s Diner - Sydney CBD does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 87 times today
Google Map for Karen’s Diner - Sydney CBD

644 George St Level 1 Sydney, AU-NSW 2000

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area

    Sydney CBD

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan

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