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China Lane

#274 of 5,443 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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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
Good for:
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 89
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Swift friendly service, great for vegetarians

Had a quick meal here before seeing a show at City Recital Hall, as am sure many people do as it is next door to the hall. It has a small, but interesting vegetarian section on the menu. We shared 3 dishes with rice. Serves are modest but satisfying. Highlight was soba noodles with broadbeans and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
Toni M
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Canberra, Australia
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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187 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Sydney, Australia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Wonderful food and a great vibe but the wait between courses and for the bill was interminable. The restaurant appears understaffed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

What a brilliant restaurant. The funky location is perfect. Food outstanding and the wonderful helpful staff made it an impressive night - especially as it was our venue choice for well dined family members from melbourne!

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

My husband & I dined in China Lane with a couple of visitors from New Zealand. We have been there for lunch & dinner so we thought we'd go back again because the food was not bad. When we got there the rude waitress/receptionist showed us to a small table for 4 by the kitchen, when there were other bigger... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We randomly found this one while walking earlier in the day. 9Pm we wandered in not very hungry due to earlier eats. We chose two dishes, the waitress told us of 5he special and talked it up. We explained we were not so hungry so will keep to our order. She offered to serve half dishes, add in the trout... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

China lane is one of may favourite restaurants, particularly for international guests. I took two friends from the U.S. On Friday night and they were blown away with the pumpkin vegetable dish (as they only use pumpkin for sweet dishes). We asked the waitress the ingredients and she returned from the kitchen with a list of the ingredients written down... More 

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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Food was amazing, dumplings some of the best I ever tried!!! Restaurant is cosy and the service outstanding!!! On a Saturday night restaurant was very busy, the lovely manager ( if I remember Sarah) treat us so nice, we had a cocktail at the bar and she found a lovely spot in a very short time. Defenetly I'll go back... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

Magnificent food and unobtrusive but friendly and attentive service. A lot of good places to eat in Sydney but none that I enjoy more than China Lane - the staff all work so well together. A real credit to the establishment. Thanks for a beaut evening.

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Canberra, Australia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Had a quick meal here before seeing a show at City Recital Hall, as am sure many people do as it is next door to the hall. It has a small, but interesting vegetarian section on the menu. We shared 3 dishes with rice. Serves are modest but satisfying. Highlight was soba noodles with broadbeans and ginger. Charming setting and... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

On a quick visit to Sydney my lovely Sydney friend arranged dinner here. The sister resturant to China Doll (which is a favorite of mine), China Lane doesn't disappoint. The barramundi was flavourful, as was the Cuttlefish starter. A must visit resturant!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

ChinChin is one of my favourite restaurants and this little gem could rival it. I'd like to see an old school cook off...Iron chef style. We ordered the pigs ears, scallops, duck pancakes and sticky pork belly. The pigs ears never came so we can't comment on those. The scallops were delicious, dressed with ginger, miso and black sesame. They... 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?