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China Lane

#260 of 4,197 Restaurants in Sydney
#284 of 4,612 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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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 109
    Excellent
  • 76
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 11
    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
Classy pan-Asian

Great quality food and attentive wait staff in a great location with classy decor. A touch on the pricey side but not overly expensive given the high quality of the food and surroundings. Nice for an occasion, we ate pre-show and the service was quick, allowing us to get out on time. Would... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Tom B
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Great quality food and attentive wait staff in a great location with classy decor. A touch on the pricey side but not overly expensive given the high quality of the food and surroundings. Nice for an occasion, we ate pre-show and the service was quick, allowing us to get out on time. Would happily recommend and return.

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Young, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The food was delicious - great menu , fantastic service, super location. There was definite value for money, the wine list, while not extensive, covered all tastes.

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Auckland
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Dined China Lane on a quiet Tuesday night. What a great place! Restaurant was busy enough to give confidence and has a pleasant polished vibe. Decor is great and the service was excellent. Great menu advice from the waiter and the cocktails were excellent. Food high quality, interesting and tasty. Hayley and team do a great job front of house,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The manager and waitress were extremely rude, throwing our bill down and arguing with us, we ( 4 of us) had been told there was an indoor table required back by 8pm, fine with us, as soon as we sat down the waitress was hounding us to order, every 3 mins coming back to the table demanding an order, the... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We stayed near here and walking past the first thing you notice is the fantastic spread of birdcages above Angel Plce restaurant. Not only beautiful to the eye but also a grand entrance to a fabulous restaurant. It was a busy cold Tuesday lunch-time, we were seated inside immediately. Our waitress explained the menu to us and gave great suggestions... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

They obviously feel they don't need to be nice to their customers or care about word of mouth opinion. If you work in hospitality you really do need to have good people skills.. And on busy nights as a customer you still feel that paying good $$$ for a meal you should be treated nicely. Haven't been more insulted in... More 

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White Beach, Tasmania
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36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We had lunch with a group of 6 and as most of the dishes are designed to share, that's what we did. They explained the menu well including the fact that most dishes were for 4 (4 little portions of what ever it was) but they could change that to 6 easily. My only dislike was that some of the... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We visited this restaurant on a busy Friday night with no booking and we're looked after amazingly. We had a drink outside and were quickly moved inside as soon as a table was available. The service was fantastic from every staff member and every dish was delicious!! Definitely go here.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The lane itself is fun, suspended bird cages with a soundtrack of bird calls sets the stage. The food at China Lane was delicious and service acceptable, especially given how busy the evening was. Make a booking, plan to spend the night and wander through the menu, item at a time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Beautiful Chinese fusion restaurant set in the lane way behind George street. The staff here are absolutely amazing. Usually we will ask them to just recommend their favourite meals and or surprise us, as this place can do no wrong. If you aren't that adventurous, go for the pork belly or one of the amazing curries!

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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 7 - 43
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 7 - 43
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?