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China Lane

#237 of 4,147 Restaurants in Sydney
#258 of 4,559 Places to Eat in Sydney
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2 Angel Place, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9231 3939
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 72
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
My go to Chinese

China lane is my favourite Chinese in the city. The food is clean and light and bursting with flavour. The service is fast and friendly, but can be a little inattentive at lunch when this place is heaving. The banquet is outstanding and you will be close to bursting when you leave. Only down side... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
967AJacobs
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Sydney, Australia
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  • Entertaining clients
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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182 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Quality as good as ever pigs ears not to be missed - book or you may miss out Excellent service although a little slow when busy. Good wine list Still highly reccoemnded and a fabourite

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

China lane is my favourite Chinese in the city. The food is clean and light and bursting with flavour. The service is fast and friendly, but can be a little inattentive at lunch when this place is heaving. The banquet is outstanding and you will be close to bursting when you leave. Only down side is that it can get... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We enjoyed an excellent dinner here sampling 10 items from the menu. Everything was really good, highlights being the prawn and water chestnut dumplings, hunan style chicken with orange/chilli and the crispy pork belly (very sweet, just how I like it) The restaurant was possibly understaffed on Saturday night; had to stand around a while to be acknowledged/seated and then... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015 via mobile

Dinner for four - food and service is great but servings too small especially when trying to share. Plus we left still feeling hungry

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Outstanding dining experience with two love ladies in Sydney, Australia. Our waiter Stefano was great! Very informative and guided the three of us through our dining experience. Food was outstanding as well. Unique experience for dinner during our trip. Stefano you are welcome to visit the great state of Texas when you make your Route 66 experience a reality, just... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Made to feel transparent on arrival, really enjoy sitting outside the toilets, noisy, and the thing that really got my goat was after paying $56 for a bottle of Chateau Riotor Rosé which I can buy at a bottle shop for $22.00 they stung me a Credit card fee of $2.66, get real, won't be seeing me back again, wake... More 

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We went with a group of four of us Thursday night and was thoroughly impressed with look and feel of the place similar to Mercer Hotel restaurant in New York but more intimate. We started with a few mixed plates of dumplings which all came quite quickly and were all fantastic especially the duck and shiitake dumpling with a vinegar... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Top of the line Asian food. Same calibre as China Doll, Mr Wong etc. You pay a maximum fare for food you get out west for half price. Top service, great food. Had the pork belly which was to die for. 10/10 Nice wine list, nice wait staff. Good place for a couples dinner, dating, business. Anything really

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

On Friday night myself and my partner wandered down to Circular Quay to view the lights and atmosphere. After this we wandered up to China Lane, we asked for a table even though it was evident they were completely packed out. They were so polite and accommodating and told us to come back. The meal was superb, the pork bao... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

I believe that this restaurant is a sister to China Doll at Woolloomooloo which I have been to regularly. China Lane is but a few weeks new and it shows. The staff aren't all on the same page as was shown by our waitress not telling us the specials or telling us you can have half plates. But still this... More 

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Additional Information about China Lane

Address: 2 Angel Place, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 9231 3939
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
Open Hours:
Monday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 44
Cuisine: Chinese, Asian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Angel Place, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9231 3939

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 44
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?