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China Lane

#103 of 4,555 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighbourhood:
Central Business District
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2 Angel Pl, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9231 3939
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Today
18:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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Gold Coast, Australia
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Certainly a great restaurant with delicious food but the service was a little disjointed with some mains arriving at least 10 minutes after others. Entrees were so outstanding we re-ordered the beef dumplings. On balance a great meal.

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Thank jimmyhendriks
Sydney, Australia
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77 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love Aussie interpreted Asian, and this place does a great job with mainly Thai inspired dishes. The ambiance is pleasant with Sydney providing the perfect environment for al fresco laneway dining. The silky tofu and chicken were great dishes. Wine is approchable and not too badly priced if you spend a bit of time on the list.

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Thank PeterGP71
Sydney, Australia
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96 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our third visit to China Lane. Fantastic food and wine and great service. On our last visit we were served the special of barramundi, literally one of the best meals I have eaten (my mouth is watering remembering how good it was). Our other favourites include the Duck Pancakes, the 10 hour braised lamb, steamed dumplings and the silken tofu.... More 

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Thank Polly R
Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great find in a little laneway behind George St at the southern end of the city. Good excellent service slick and professional servings are a good size and the prices are reasonable. Highly recommended.

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Thank johndavewarren
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Dishes ranged from quite good (Salt and pepper prawns), to very average (Szechuan chicken, Moreton bay bugs (so disappointing compared to Coda in Melbourne) and pork belly (taste was ok, but 75% un-reduced fat and very dry meat)). Service was perfunctory, not interested in your feedback and atmosphere on a Saturday night was like a raucous pub with a big... More 

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Thank Phil E
Brisbane, Australia
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Nestled in Angel Place, China Lane has position A+. The food is superb (try the dumplings or pork belly) and the service is on point. Third time here; menu keeps changing; it's my go to Asian restaurant in mid town.

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Thank Ray R
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Like stepping into another world this Asian fusion gastronomic delight is situated next to Martin Square and buzzed with pizazz. The energetic team are one of the best teams I have ever been served by and the food is divine. Delicate morsels and hearty fare are all on offer.

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Thank Sandy H
Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

A group of 8 of us dined at this lovely restaurant where the food was delicious and the service was impeccable. Would highly recommend and will definitely be going back!

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Thank BarbsNZ
Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

My third time at this restaurant and it continues to deliver. Amazing Asian food with a twist, friendly service and lovely ambiance. The mock-tails a good option if you are not after an alcoholic drink. Definitely worth a visit.

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Thank D D
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

China lane is the fkn best, if you ain't been here, you ain't lived the good life. Big, bold tasty flavours. Fun, happy service. Number one for a great night out in Sydney

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 44
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Central Business District

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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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