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China Doll

#20 of 5,461 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
City East
Chinese, Asian, Asian fusion, Malaysian
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 422
    Excellent
  • 173
    Very good
  • 55
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 5
    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
Beautiful food, view, and staff!

The dining experience is a must. I can't fault anything about this restaurant. It is pricey but well worth it!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Michelle B
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

The dining experience is a must. I can't fault anything about this restaurant. It is pricey but well worth it!

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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

The service here is really prompt and polite. The food is quite good too - Chinese style but definitely not just the deep fried china box type. Only thing to keep in mind is that the place is poppular - I only got in the second time I visited without reservation, and I had to settle for an indoor seat.... More 

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Frenchs Forest, Australia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Booked here for a Wedesday night ,and we weren't disappointed. Food was fabulous, and the portion sizes were very good. Excellent help from our server in choosing good combinations. Pork was a bit fatty, but packed with flavour.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

This is one of those gourmet "tapas style" Asian restaurants that are becoming more popular all over the world. Beautiful ingredients and spectacular presentation at a price if you know what I mean. This place does it particularly well. It takes advantage of a truly special location and a lovely fit out to really lay on a good time. This... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Great food, great location. Good for a group. Smashing service. They happily created some delicious veggie food for a non meat eate.

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Sao Paulo
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I had lunch there with friends on the last day of the year. Delicious yet fatty pork belly, excellent service and good wine. i loved the atmosphere.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I have been to China Doll several times and the food is beautiful, it is also well priced considering the location and the portion sizes are great. I do however think the head of house can sometimes be quite rude, and I have made a booking once and waited 30 minutes for a table. But if your can have minimal... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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25 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

There are a lot of restaurants in the is converted wharf area. I only ate at China doll. It was packed, while some of the other restaurants stood half-full. There is probably a reason, not that the others were bad, but China Doll was good. This is an Asian fusion place, and a good one. Service was prompt and friendly.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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66 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We had dinner at China Doll a while back. Having read the reviews on Tripadvisor, we had extremely high expectations of the place. We booked a table at 6.30 pm well in advance (a must for such a popular place) and were seated at our table after seemingly a bit of confusion amongst the front of the house staff. A... More 

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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Reputation proceeds this place. The setting is beautiful, onlooking the back of Circular Quay and beside Woolloomooloo. The service was excellent from the time we were greeted. Staff are professional, friendly and charismatic. We chose a banquet dining option since it has all the "favourite" dishes on there anyway. Waiting time was very small. My biggest problem of the night... 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 0 - 75
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian, Asian fusion, Malaysian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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