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China Lane

2 Angel Place, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9231 3939
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Ranked #131 of 5,158 restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $47
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
Dunedin, New Zealand
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136 reviews 136 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

China Lane has a modern fit out and offers modern somewhat Australianised Chinese food so you don't get the authenticity of Chinatown. Having said that, we had a great meal. Dishes were well presented, tasty and quick to arrive. Good range of cocktails and drinks to start the evening and throughout the meal. We had one vegetarian and they were... More

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Canberra
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Great food and good service. One dish returned (very tough beef - the third for the evening apparently). Apart from that, it was delightful.

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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW via mobile

I visited here last night after finding that a nearby favourite is closed on weekends. We decided to check out the restaurant under the bird cages, and were not disappointed. At first we hesitated, realising it was Chinese and not really in the mood for deep fried chicken and pork....however this is not your standard, run of the mill Chinese.... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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132 reviews 132 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

In Sydney for work and dining out with a table of six colleagues .. that can be tricky to find somewhere everyone likes. Chinese restaurants tend to be a default for work dinners for both budget and choice. This one thankfully transcends the usual and provides some really interesting dishes whilst delivering the staples well. The service was great, even... More

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Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Enjoyed the food - designed to share, it was lovely. The fit out was nice with both indoor and outdoor seating. However, we were very disappointed with the service. The waitress made it her mission to remind us from the beginning of our meal and throughout that we had a 2 hour sitting. We felt incredibly rushed - yet there... More

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Sydney, Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This is not your standard neighborhood or Chinatown Chinese restaurant but more in the mode of modern Chinese cooking that Kylie Kwong thankfully brought to Sydney. The restaurant is both elegant and comfortable tucked away in a quiet lane behind busy Martin Place in the CBD. My daughters asked me to take them to a birthday lunch here and I... More

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I had the pleasure of dining at China Lane last week. Our waitress was helpful with our menu selection. I had the best San choy bau ever! The dumplings were divine. The dishes were well thought out and beautifully presented. I will be back. Thank you

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Sydney, Australia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Very friendly staff, tasty food and quite a central location... Both of the last couple of times I've been there we have asked the waiter/waitress to bring out a selection of dishes to graze on, and have been pleasantly surprised on each occasion. :) Fresh, creative dishes. Worth giving them a go.

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Launceston, Tasmania
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88 reviews 88 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We just rolled up to China Lane on a busy Wednesday evening and were promptly seated with courteous and enthusiastic service. Our waiter gave us good advice with regard to the menu and we enjoyed some creative and imaginative selections. The food was not really Chinese but there were hints of Asian-styles present. The staff were very considerate of our... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014 via mobile

Food and service was excellent ,nice wine list we could recommend the chicken wings, sun chow bow and the duck it was had great. Note ... It's vibrant if your looking for something quite

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