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China Doll

#23 of 5,443 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
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 420
    Excellent
  • 169
    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
Most recent review
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
natalie K
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

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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131 reviews 131 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Arrived at 7:30 and was greeted by several employees. It was a full house, reservations are a must! As I looked at what others were eating I could see that everything looked tasteful and appealing. The issue I then faced was what to order, I wanted a bit of everything! The waiter even remarked "our servings are plenty, I think... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great views, but more importantly - attentive service and delicious food. The Penang Beef Curry was the highlight. Was entertaining business guests, so the slick service was much appreciated!

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Perth, Australia
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6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

Went for Sunday lunch with friends and ordered the luxury menu . Even though the place was full the food and service were exceptional we were never under pressure to rush and the courses came in well timed sequence the sommelier gave us fantastic advice We had a truly memorable afternoon thanks to all

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Sydney, Australia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

A romantic meal for two, on Woolloomooloo Wharf at China Doll restaurant. Sat outside with the warm sea breeze and the aroma of fresh chinese food being prepared. Amazing service from friendy staff who are happy to make suggestions on dishes and complimentary flavours. Great wine great food and a very memorable dining experience will have customers coming back again.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

My partner has been wanting to go to China Doll for a long time now so I finally booked in for her recent birthday. Our outside table was great, the gas heater next to us provided enough heat to mean we could ignore the rain showers. As to be expected the surroundings were beautiful and the staff were excellent. The... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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69 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Wonderful $88 set menu.The duck was stunning, the other dishes were very good. Wine selection and service was good. The only disappointment is, we booked it for water views (as Quay's water views were restricted by a ship, but Quay were very good to tell us that). China doll does not have water views at lunch, as the upstairs is... 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?