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China Doll

#16 of 4,594 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
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4/6 Cowper Wharf Road | Woolloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
+61 2 9380 6744
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12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
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Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a very busy, popular place to dine but overall was a little disappointing. We were seated in the al fresco section with magnificent views on one hand but it was very noisy and hard to have a conversation. The tables were jammed very close together and the noise travels. Also the lighting was poor. The food was good... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had read mixed revues re China Doll, but I'm so happy I looked at the menu and decided to go. We flew in that night and had made an 8.30pm booking, requesting seating outside. The staff were incredibly helpful all the way through, our water glasses were constantly filled, they assisted us with our order and knew the exact... More 

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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a set menu for 22 people, and to my surprise, not a thing to complain about. Great food and seamless service. We weren't rushed between meals. Friendly staff, and nothing was to much trouble. Highly recommend

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KENSINGTON
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My brother was visiting for one night from New York so I wanted a restaurant with a view and with very good food, perhaps something not really available in the big apple. I decided that China Doll would tick both those boxes being on the harbour and having modern Chinese Australian cuisine. I have been there numerous times, mostly with... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

China Doll has so far never let me down.. I've been to this Restaurant a number of times, and on every occasion, the food and service was exceptional.. The Food not only is presented beautifully, each dish tastes sublime. Lots of subtlety in the use of spices... We were a group of 9 and ordered the Banquet.. Wow... generous servings...... More 

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Umina Beach, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Recently had a birthday dinner there and what a lovely place to eat. The food was amazing, and the staff were so helpful and great service. Loved the personal touches – for the tables outside, the ladies are given a parasol to use while the sun was setting! The view was excellent!! “We had the duck pancakes, Marron with Ginger... More 

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United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We dined here on a Wednesday evening and booked the day before. Turns out we were lucky to get a table. Our waiter provided great assistance in choosing the dishes and explaining them. Although we started dinner at 6.30 pm by the time we finished our meal, the restaurant was full. The food was lovely and portions were large, which... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently had a birthday party there and can I say what a great place to eat.. The view was excellent and the food was first class. I can't list all the good things that we had but the Chilli Salt Squid was really good, but the pork belly was the stand out.. probably the best I have had. The service... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Business lunch with clients. Food was slow to come but of very good quality. Chilli Crab difficult to eat. Service f endless and attentive.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here in a group of 4. They were really busy for a Tuesday night, the setting is good and decided quickly on the $72pp Banquet - had to try the Pork Belly. The scallops were great, felt like having more. The Chilli Salt Squid was really good too, like the touch of the chilli powder and had the perfect... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 61
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Fusion
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?