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China Lane

#79 of 4,616 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Central Business District
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2 Angel Pl, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9231 3939
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

we booked a table of 8 people there was plenty of space, my daughter whom is G/F and D/f was given alterative options and special sauces were made so she could participate in the shared meal. The variety was good, the meals perfect size for sharing only down side was it was very noisey the music was too loud

Thank helen_greig
Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the second time I've been for Friday lunch with friends so I can vouch for consistency over about 3 months and it's a bit above the usual China town experience. It's reasonably priced and a good wine list. We don't cut corners on food or wine and have got out with a little change from $100. Definitely a... More 

Thank GregoryN238
Genzano di Roma, Italy
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

China Lane is an exceptional restaurant. Everything is there to give you a fabulous dining experience. The staff are attentive and friendly. The food is amazing and the atmosphere is magical.

Thank markim2017
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110 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some excellent dishes included cuttlefish, barramundi and the soy pork belly. As nice as you would find anywhere. Lovely. Service was also pleasant. Small tables and general ambience however fall short of what you would find in the 5 star eatery collective. Well suited to a fine corporate lunch catch up.

Thank Tastytucker
Sydney, Australia
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91 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been lots of times however the menu n flavours was just not there. Dessert with chocolate moose still very good n service was excellent but not sure if I would go back

Thank David P
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been to China Lane over half a dozen times and although the customer serviced was excellent and very accommodating in moving tables etc I did not find the food at the usual standard. The menu appears to have changed from memory although the main items are still there however no real burst of flavour. Dessert was the best with the... More 

Thank parkd597
Sydney, Australia
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41 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place! LOVE it's location, in a back street/laneway beautifully decorated. It takes you away on a journey. Staff were very friendly from the time we arrived. Ambience fabulous, service excellent and the food...OMG gorgeous! All dishes were absolutely delicious and rich with flavour. My favourite - the duck pancakes (the duck melted in your mouth) ad the chicken wings.... More 

2 Thank Janet H
Brisbane, Australia
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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a business meeting here for a small group of people. I am not a fan of Chinese usually, but the food here was terrific! Great choices, nicely presented, and very surprising. We even had vegetarian dumplings which were so good we ordered another round (and I am no vegetarian). Highlights; too much good food to really say... the... More 

1 Thank Paul W
Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

A nice location, friendly staff, good food and of course we had great company. the only negative point was at 11pm they were packing up around us and wanting us out of there, really... 11pm on a Friday night in the city. They missed out on a good few more rounds of drinks given their adamant closing time.

Thank Don G
Sydney, Australia
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104 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Returning to China Lane I was quickly reminded why this is a great place to dine - either for lunch or dinner. From the warm greeting by friendly staff, terrific ambience, and attentive service, China Lane always delivers. It's the amazing food however that keeps people returning. On this occasion the 3 of us sampled the reasonably priced lunch banquet... More 

2 Thank Andrew M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$46
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Angel Pl, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9231 3939

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.
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