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China Lane

2 Angel Place, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9231 3939
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Ranked #100 of 5,233 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $45
Cuisines: Asian
Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Grat ambiance, service of the waiter was superb. However, food was nothing really special, serving was small. Overall, 6/10.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The food was 1st Class and the service was impeccable. Reasonable prices considering the quality of the service and the fantastic service. We've not had such a great experience at a restaurant in many many years. Congratulations! We will be back!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

China Doll's location in the heart of the city of Sydney is a treat. It is located alongside the Angel Place Recital Hall and is in one of the city's new lane way's. the food is superb as is the food served at all the China's. Steve Anastasiou and his team have done an outstanding job with this business. So... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Dinner with a friend mid week. Great spot tucked away down a Laneway. Cold night outside but great ambiance inside this spacious restaurant. Food was great with plenty of flavour and we shared 3 dishes especially liked the dumplings and cuttle fish. A little pricey but you are right in the heart of the city. Would Def recommend.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Dont you just love it when you order about 5 things based on the recommendation of the waiter who has the specials off by heart and who didnt write our order down but memorised it. Food, ambience and service 10 out of 10.

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12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We have now been to CL 3 times whilst visiting SYD. 3 fantastic experiences in a row means that we can unreservedly recommend this restaurant. 5 Star indeed at reasonable prices with a great menu of Asian fusion food, plus excellent service.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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72 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

You know it is a good night when the debate over dinner is trying to pick which of several things was more fabulous. A high quality problem for sure. Had a really nice dinner here, food was top notch (the tie for the winner was the pork belly vs the john dorey fish). The place was hopping on a Friday... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The food was great. Sadly the staff decided to go home early. At 830 the kitchen was closing due to it being a wet Night. Then by 945 they staked chairs around us. We were not impressed then the staff decided to confront any criticism of being rushed out. After an expensive meal a real low end experience get better... More

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I can only say that this was one of the best dining experiences we have had. The food was to die for, the wine choice superb and the service attentive but not in your face. And that Barra - OMG.

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Sydney, Australia
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121 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

You cannot fault this place when it comes to getting what you would expect- good fusion Chinese fair in a cool vibrant City environment and good service. If you look hard enough you can see the same formula being applied as all other establishments owned by the same owners. But then again, it is a winning formula - so why... More

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