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China Doll

#21 of 5,421 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
City East
Asian, Chinese, Malaysian, Asian fusion
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4/6 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
02 9380 6744
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Today
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
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
  • 410
    Excellent
  • 163
    Very good
  • 52
    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
Amazing Food

China Doll can simply by summarised in 2 x words. AMAZING FOOD! Service is always very attentive and up to high standards, which outs the icing on the whole dining experience. But its the food that makes you want to come back! Consistently very popular with celebrities, which is another reason why... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
MisterMedia
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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English first
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

China Doll can simply by summarised in 2 x words. AMAZING FOOD! Service is always very attentive and up to high standards, which outs the icing on the whole dining experience. But its the food that makes you want to come back! Consistently very popular with celebrities, which is another reason why I love this place as they give it... More 

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London
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83 reviews 83 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

Our second time at this slick together restaurant serving good quality Chinese, Malay , Singaporean and Japanese food. Overall quality is good, prices reasonable, service is confident and good. Enjoyed our lunch .

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Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This was my third visit to China Doll although the last time was a few years ago, so was hoping that the experience would be as good as I remembered. Fortunately it was. The food was very fresh, cooked to perfection and delicious. I liked that the dishes came out individually rather than several dishes being served at the same... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Outstanding meal overall. Particularily loved the mushroom dumplings and the fish was excellent. Sat near the back and was very noisy.

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Melbourne
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87 reviews 87 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

There is no way this restaurant deserves a Trip Adviser rating of 20 out of 5000 restaurants in Sydney.Sure it's fun,bright and the food contemporary Chinese at a big stretch.I enjoyed eating here but not for its authenticity.The service was slow,the food good enough, and the ambiance a pass.Visit with low expectations and you just might be suprised.House wines were... More 

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Freshwater, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Recently spent an evening there enjoying the set menu for Valentine’s Day. It was a decadent menu with a lot of variety. The flavours were spot on. The only downside was the lobster that was over cooked and the dishes were on the colder side of warm. The restaurant appeared to cater for various dietary requirements and offered various alternatives... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Honestly this is the best Chinese food in Sydney. The modern twist on classic dishes and intricate presentation of the food creates a unique and memorable experience for all!

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tuscany
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Nice view and very professional and caring service. Very good appetizers, with multiple combination of asian fusion plates. Great winelist, a little bit overpriced though. We were offered complimentary sweets seating outside on the docs, very pleasant and unexpected surprise. Worthwile going there, booking strongly suggested.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This restaurant was recommended to us by family friends. We were certainly not disappointed. The service was exceptional. The food was absolutely the best we have had in any Asian Cuisine restaurant. We will certainly be back.

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istanbul
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109 reviews 109 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Set menu is definitely the way to go. A great mixture of seafood, red meat and white meat included. the food was great, friendly service, lovely setting..We absolutely love this place!!

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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: Asian, Chinese, Malaysian, Asian fusion

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?