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China Doll

#10 of 4,625 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
City East
Asian, Chinese, Fusion, Malaysian
As featured in Stuff in Sydney and 1 other guide
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4/6 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
02 9380 6744
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 553
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  • 234
    Very good
  • 71
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Food to die for!!

We took some interstate guests here and we all agreed that it was the best Asian food we have ever had..........truly outstanding in every way.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Penny S
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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123 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We took some interstate guests here and we all agreed that it was the best Asian food we have ever had..........truly outstanding in every way.

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Thank Penny S
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Have been here a few times at different times of the day and different days of the week and it is always buzzing!!! Tourists and locals alike...the reason - great location - great food - great service!!!

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Thank Tricia E
Adelaide, Australia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were staying at Ovolo so it made sense to eat there but, often the views out weigh the food. Not here. Staff were welcoming and attentive even though the room was hoping with hens nights. Food was fabulous and we weren't stricken by the bill. Yay.

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Thank annainadelaide
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Not only location but also foods are so amazing! Every dishes have been cooked fusion recipe,Chinese,Japanese,and western ways mixed.awesome!

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Thank 聖北
Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The servers were excellent, great wine list....however I find that Mr. Wongs a far better location & better selection...we felt after the lunch that the food or sauce contained a lot oF m.s.g. we all suffered from very dry mouths..which is a sign of M.S.G..

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Thank KSC2O
Sydney, Australia
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111 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing location in the heart of Sydney and excellent Asian fusion food, Saturday night, heaving with people but still managed efficient, friendly service. Just one note of caution, there is a reason this place is so popular but they have to to cram in the seating to almost meet demand, book well in advance and don't go if you are... More 

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Thank Roger D
Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

China doll is best described by four ardent devotee's of good eating, as celebrating a contemporary fusion of eastern tastes in one of Sydney's best locations. This delightful dining experience is situated on the finger wharf or Woolloomooloo Wharf . The longest timber piled wharf in the world-which acted as a staging post for troop deployment for both World Wars,... More 

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Thank cheryl W
Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant has one of the best reputations in Sydney and rightly so. Ive dined here twice in the past month and both times have thoroughly enjoyed the experience. They have a great selection of Cocktails, Beer and wine. The food is something else. Every dish is presented superbly and tastes amazing. We got the set menu and my wife... More 

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Thank ozbroady79
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful modern flavours. If you like chilli make sure you ask for the chilli dishes to go with the food as none of the plates are spicy. Disappointed that chilli crab wasnt on the menu after being told how good it was. Service friendly and efficient.

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Thank Wanderlust2026
Mackay, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was exceptional! The service was the best I have had in quite some time. You can tell the team culture here is very connected and positive.They are relaxed and friendly yet attentive! The cocktails!....YUM. Very rare to have a great food place and have great cocktails as well. Definitely would go back when we are Sydney next. Well... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4/6 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > City East
  • Neighborhood: City East
  • Phone Number: 02 9380 6744

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 75
  • Cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Fusion, Malaysian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?