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China Doll

#22 of 4,241 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
City East
Chinese, 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: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 477
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  • 196
    Very good
  • 61
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 5
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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
Outstanding Food

China Doll certainly lived up to its hype and met, if not exceeded my expectations! Meet and greet was warm and friendly, food and drink service was efficient and attentive, yet unobtrusive. Dined on the banquet, 8 odd courses, and superb value. Everything from the corn and zucchini fritter, the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Craig M
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Sydney, Australia
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  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

China Doll certainly lived up to its hype and met, if not exceeded my expectations! Meet and greet was warm and friendly, food and drink service was efficient and attentive, yet unobtrusive. Dined on the banquet, 8 odd courses, and superb value. Everything from the corn and zucchini fritter, the wagyu beef and the pork belly was outstanding. To finish... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My husband and I had a lovely long lazy lunch at China Doll, on a recent gloomy Sunday afternoon – what a great way to while away the day! We’d booked in advance, which was perfect, as the place was buzzing, and we could hear the chatter and bustle from quite a distance as we approached the wharf – of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Despite the touristy location, this busy, upscale location has a creative menu and excellent food. The bar and the view are the two main attractions, but the food is so interesting that we will be back.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Went for a mid week lunch and had the $62per person banquet for two. The food was awesome. There was definitely enough food, if not to much. Went home feeling very satisfied. Our waiter was so on the ball. We were never left unattended. He was also very friendly. We had a table as close to the waters edge as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

From the moment we arrived we felt at home. Service perfect throughout the evening and we were not rushed at all. We had one of the banquet menu and the variety was superb - everything very tasty. I have an allergy to scallops and they went out of their way to make a dish specially. Couldn't ask for more. Try... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

It is really hard to find anything bad about this place. It has beautiful views (of the Sydney skyline), beautiful food and excellent service. I guess my only quibble is that they rotate the menu so you can head there planning to eat your favourite dish and find it isn't on the menu. If they're there really recommend trying the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Best vibe on the wharf, fun and vibrant food, great cocktails - china doll is the perfect place to start a night out, or to settle into a long lunch. I'm always impressed by the food as well - upbeat, tasty and not too exy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

First off, service at China Doll is impeccable. The waitstaff were so attentive. The food was amazing. We loved every single plate that came out. Everything was cooked to perfection. Our favourites were the duck pancakes (Best we've ever had, and we've had many!) and the scallops. I almost always order scallops if they're on the menu anywhere and I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

My husband took me to China Doll for my birthday lunch and it was just so perfect! Even in the cold winter sun the heaters made it comfortable to sit outside and watch the water and the world go by. The banquet was just divine! The service was warm, knowledgable and efficient. My dietary concerns were completely and warmly accommodated.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I enjoyed a sublime lunch with my Mum at China Doll yesterday. All the dishes we ordered were exquisite, with delicate and delightful layers of flavours. We were pleased our waitress advised us that we could order half serves of some dishes, as that meant we could try more! I particularly loved the tea-smoked duck with tamarind sauce. Being located... 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: Chinese, Asian, Fusion, Malaysian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?