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Manta Restaurant

6 Cowper Wharf Rdwy | Woolloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
+61 2 9332 3822
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (39 reviews)
“tasting plate” (20 reviews)
“crab lasagne” (5 reviews)
Opens in 27 min
All hours
Seafood, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
6 Cowper Wharf Rdwy | Woolloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
Neighbourhood: City East
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The service was attentive but not over the top. Every course was exceptional, with the seafood lasagne with a crab bisque a stand out. The wine list was interesting, something for all tastes and pockets. Beautiful seafood, expertly prepared and presented.

Thank Jacqui H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been lucky enough to experience lots of Sydney's best restaurants and this one, in my opinion, is the very best of them. The location on Woolloomooloo Bay Wharf, for a start, is outstanding. It was our anniversary and we ate outside on a...More

Thank JJWriting
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived for a Mothers Day lunch & it was superb.I was seated with my back to the view inside but that made no difference it was all about the food.Good service & great atmosphere with a great choice of wines & cocktails.The food was...More

Thank Bob A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Greeted by a young waiter who showed up to our table, then forgotten until a senior waiter realised we didn't have a menu. Ordered from the Raw/Cured and share plates menu. Food everything you could expect, thouroughly enjoyed the eating experience. Senior waiter embarrassed with...More

Thank peterm_brooks
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had an fantastic meal at Manta. Highly recommend the Alaskan crab taglierini and the roasted whole flounder. Also try the premium wine by the glass for something special!

Thank MikeyfromOz
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Took Mum here for dinner hoping to spoil her with an abundance of fresh seafood. Mission accomplished! Kicked off with lovely fresh oysters from Merimbula. Excellent start. Followed by grilled prawns and scallops. Momentum building. Finished off with fantastic fish dishes. Job done. Night was...More

1  Thank sydglm
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Manta is one of my favourite restaurants in Sydney. There are so many delicious choices on the menu and he wine list is extensive. The staff know what they are doing and always very attentive and helpful. Nothing better than sitting on the wharf in...More

1  Thank lizpars0ns
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

The place was empty and yet the service was awful and manager was condescending and horrible. Fish was completely unscaled and yet they made us fell like it was our fault. And it goes on... The wine was ok though

2  Thank Rossdunwoody
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Went for a special birthday. Must admit I was expecting more - it was all average and perhaps even below average. We ordered a mix sides and a main to share - the whole John Dory. Which was overdone - tough and hard to get...More

1  Thank KiwiVisitors214
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I went to Manta with a friend on Sunday for lunch and we had the some absolutely delicious food. Fresh anchovies - I don't like anchovies but these were melt in the mouth. Fresh and Baked oysters - You have to try both. The baked...More

1  Thank Orangerinnie
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Do they cater for Gluten Free
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 54
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:15
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:15
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18:00 - 22:15
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:15
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:15
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:15
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Cowper Wharf Rdwy | Woolloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > City East
  • Neighbourhood: City East
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9332 3822
  • E-mail
Perched on the edge of Sydney Harbour, Manta Restaurant and Bar, located on Woolloomooloo Wharf, has firmly cemented itself as one of Sydney's iconic restaurants. Manta is able to provide guests with a unique dining experience. The incredible view, warm atmosphere, high standard of service and fresh seasonal menu ensures that your experience at Manta is truly memorable. Manta offers a plethora of seasonal seafood dishes sourced directly from Australian and New Zealand waters. Manta is also fast becoming known for its incredible cuts of grass or grainfed beef which are sourced from only the best Australian farmers. Our classically trained head chef, Daniel Hughes, moved to Sydney after a meteoric rise to success in Adelaide. With a heart-felt love of food, Daniel's dishes are instantly recognised and loved for their natural simplicity. Full time sommelier, Lyndon Stenning, has a wealth of experience and has worked in some of the world's finest restaurants. Lyndon is an awarded and acclaimed master of food and wine matching. Manta's wine list includes a selection of current and aged wines; from well-known favourites to more obscure boutique choices. Manta Restaurant and Bar aims to reflect its incredible setting: natural, fresh and inspiring. We hope to welcome you soon.