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China Lane

#224 of 5,413 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
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2 Angel Place, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9231 3939
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Sunday
Closed
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Entertaining clients
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 81
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Very popular, make reservations!

Not impressed with the food, service, or atmosphere. If you go there once it's OK, but chances are you won't be going back.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Paul B
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Lugano, Switzerland
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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173 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Lugano, Switzerland
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Not impressed with the food, service, or atmosphere. If you go there once it's OK, but chances are you won't be going back.

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Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A disappointing trip to this restaurant. Incredibly rude haughty and arrogant staff take the shine off lovely food. Better to pop around the corner to Ash Street Cellars for friendly polite service.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

China Doll's little sister in the city. It may not have the view but it has everything it needs to be the best! Service & food both spot on.

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Arezzo, Italy
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302 reviews 302 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I like this place in this little lane with all the lanterns suspended above the tables . Very warm night we had a table outside and our waiter was really good and friendly . Good food but definitely the portion need to be larger . Not cheap .... For Chinese food ...

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Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I've tried going a few times but didn't have much luck getting a table. It was Christmas and they were busy but asking a group of 10 to be wait listed and then calling back 4 days later thinking we would wait? Yeah I wasn't I impressed. I also tried waking in one weeknight in January around 7pm and the... More 

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Food at China Lane is always good. Especially enjoyed the pork belly. Can get a little noisy as the tables are reasonably close to each other. Usually the service is good but at my last visit usual staff were not working and as a result service especially on refill of water and wine was slow.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Second time back here and the food just keeps getting better we started with Sichuan chilli chicken wings & the salt & pepper prawns Wow wow wow wow 👍😋 followed by prawn & San Choy Bao, duck pancakes with hoi sin, cucumber & shallots - delicious. Next we had the Singapore style pork ribs & char Sui pork & fried... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I really like the food at china lane - I tend to have the banquet menu, but the service is getting worse and worse. It used to be friendly, and they would be flexible with the banquet menu if you were there for lunch with limited time, but now, its all too hard. Its at the pricy end for what... More 

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Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The food is great. We had chilli chicken wings, prawn dumplings, salt and pepper prawns and pork belly. Everything was delicious except for the prawn dumpling which were a little undercooked and feel apart when you try to pick them up. It is a little overpriced and not at all a place for a date. It is NOISY! Mainly young... More 

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Second visit - food is fantastic, but......service on both occasions is painfully slow. We had to ask 2-3 times for drinks we had ordered - this happened each time we ordered drinks (the girls eventually gave up and spent the night drinking water) It took me three goes to get someone to bring the bill, then it took me another... More 

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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 - 46
  • Cuisine: 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?