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China Lane

#293 of 5,479 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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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, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 93
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 6
    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
Excellent service

We walked into this restaurant. On Anzac Day and were with the 4 of us. It was an unplanned dinner and for me as a coeliac this can often be difficult. I normally call ahead to see if they can cater for my needs. Well, I'll be back at this place for sure. They were so flexible and made the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
Lisanne S
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
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196 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

We walked into this restaurant. On Anzac Day and were with the 4 of us. It was an unplanned dinner and for me as a coeliac this can often be difficult. I normally call ahead to see if they can cater for my needs. Well, I'll be back at this place for sure. They were so flexible and made the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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125 reviews 125 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Dined here last week for a family celebration .Food and service were excellent .Very helpful suggestions by waitstaff about combinations and quantity of food needed for our group of 6 .The main courses are very large .They were also able to be flexible with the no of items in the entre servings so all of our group could ave some... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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152 reviews 152 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This is the kind of place that is ideal for family, friends or work. For a client lunch on a rainy day when we all arrived late, not a problem. Choose the dishes for us? Not a problem. We only have just over an hour. Not a problem. Just perfect. Second visit. Won't be the last.

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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The service was good, but by no means would I rate the food as being excellent i.e., it was just average. The outdoor dining area is pleasant though and if you are looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the main city bars you can enjoy a quiet dinner here.

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Bermagui
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This is by far one of the best Restaurants I've ever eaten in. Not being a regular fine diner, the menu was a bit overwhelming, however the waitress made ordering so easy and was extremely obliging and helpful in ordering. Chef sent out a couple of tasting platters and the lounge was really relaxing

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Sydney
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124 reviews 124 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

As per normal you just never get bad food here or at the sister restaurant China Doll.We began with the crispy Pigs ear which was really tasty.Then followed up with the mandatory pork,prawn and scallop sui mai + pork,prawn & coriander steamed wontons all were above expectations. For main courses we chose wagyu katsu,the most wonderful Singapore hawker style pork... More 

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Cronulla, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

China Lane is hidden away in Angel Place and if you didn't know it was there you could walk right past it. Tucked away from the bustle of the city, China Lane provides a variety of Asian food and doesn't disappoint. The staff are super friendly and very familiar with the menu so try taking their recommendations. We started with... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

One of the worst restaurant experiences in Sydney CBD. Service:The restaurant manager said that we can have table till 7.45pm after 5min the waitress changed to 7.30pm, After 20min the waitress confirmed "you can have the table for the night". at 7.40pm the dessert menu was given to us and as we didn't feel for any dessert we were told... More 

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Bunbury W.A
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Everything about this restaurant was excellent . The waitress was very helpful and obliging, the food was different but excellent, I think it was advertised as Asian food. We chose an outside table which is just the best setting in this lovely little lane with unique decoration. A very popular place right in town only metres from Martin place.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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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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?