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China Doll

#16 of 4,573 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
City East
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4/6 Cowper Wharf Road | Woolloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
+61 2 9380 6744
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Mid week birthday dinner treat for my sister in law. I recommend a booking so that you are not disappointed. Being a week day I was still glad I had booked beforehand. Food is amazing. The ocean trout sashimi and duck pancakes were so yum. We were so full that we ordered one main to share between the three. The... More 

Thank Mishi9
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75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This used to be one of my favourite restaurants but last night we took UK friends and it was disappointing. As it was their first visit we had the banquet and although the first dish the ocean trout was fabulous and then the prawn dumpling exquisite the remainder of the dishes lacked the usual flavour punch previously experienced at this... More 

Thank BaikieS
Sydney, Australia
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159 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

You can't go wrong with this restaurant if you're looking for a good mix of vegetarian and non-vegetarian food. The location provides fantastic views of the city and it's great to sit outside on a mild night. The service was very quick and the food sensational. Had the Vegetable SAN Choy Bau, corn and zucchini fritters, prawns in chilli salt,... More 

Thank Didge432
Orlando, Florida
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532 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had the beef dish, wife had the dumplings, and we both really liked our choices. Also had fried corn and zuchinni starter that was quite good. Bill was reasonable and service excellent. Espresso cocktail was a little too sweet for dessert according to wife, but my pudding choice was excellent. Recommended.

Thank John D
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Sunday lunch on a beautiful warm Sydney Day and China Doll did not disappoint. Just to take out the tough choice of what to elect from the menu we decided in the banquet. So glad we did that because their selection was perfect, the food stunningly delicious, ample amounts and really great value. An to make out experience at China... More 

Thank Ray W
Reading, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We wanted to treat friends out who'd put us up while on a short visit through Sydney and when my friend suggested China Doll I was pleased having had a good impression made on a visit two years ago. It did not disappoint on this visit either, although a chilly evening the outside heaters kept us cosy and the atmosphere... More 

Newcastle, Australia
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60 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was my second visit to China Doll. I went on a Saturday for lunch with two friends. We did not have a booking but we were able to get a table at the back of the restaurant. Hint: Do book and ask for an outside table. Be careful on very hot days that you are not going to end... More 

Thank Augie M
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495 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 320 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We were lucky to get a table after 9pm on a week day when booking last minute. The place was pumping. Had a good seat with a nice view of the city. We ordered wine & the banquet. Service was great- informative, professional & friendly. Dishes were a little slow to start, there was quite a gap but then they... More 

Thank lost_nomads
Sydney, Australia
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64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a fantastic meal here last night. The food was amazing. Fresh produce, and the flavours were divine. This is my second time here and I'll be coming back for sure. Also the wait staff were very pleasant and helpful.

Thank Craig H
London, United Kingdom
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159 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here on a Saturday night and as you'd expect the atmosphere was vibrant, adding to that the setting of the city at sunset and seating outside it made for a lovely evening. The food was really good, I was disappointed with the Salt & Pepper Prawns main which was dry and bland but had no complaints about any... More 

Thank Mitul L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$60
Chinese, Asian, Fusion
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4/6 Cowper Wharf Road | Woolloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > City East
  • Neighbourhood: City East
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9380 6744

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