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China Doll

4/6 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia (City East)
02 9380 6744
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Ranked #12 of 5,171 restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $75
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese, Malaysian, Asian fusion
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: City East
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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

So, once again, a menu that is irritatingly designed to share, but taken to another level at China Doll. The 'main' dishes are designed for four people, so, as a couple, to share one you need it to be served as a half dish. Not all of the options are available as a half dish so more than half of... More

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Oslo, Norway
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231 reviews 231 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Great service, excellent food and really good value. What more can you want from a restaurant. Ordered a lot of different dishes to share with good colleagues. Pork belly and ribs were the absolute favorites. When we wanted to order more, the kitchen had closed, and as compensation for forgetting to tell us that they were closing, they gave us... More

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Sydney
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

I was taken to China Doll on Friday 13th June 2014 as a surprise from my partner for my birthday. I had heard many great things about this place and was over excited when I was told where we were going. The staff were extremely friendly and attended to us quite well. They weren't over bearing nor did they neglect... More

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Sydney
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59 reviews 59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Let me start by saying we always enjoy the food at China Doll, but yet again we encountered Sydney's most sour faced waitress. On arrival we are taken to our table and the response to our very polite hello is a complete blank, down turned mouth and her very best effort to not smile at all and look like she... More

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Business dinner with great service lovely food and wine. We had the banquet which suited the night perfectly. Plenty of food of great quality.

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Sydney
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Took my wife out for lunch yesterday and extremely happy we chose China Doll. Pierre was our waiter and was fantastic in the sense he was attentive but not in your face - he made our afternoon. The food was really good and we chose well - a couple of steamed dumplings for entrée and Korean prawns and pork belly... More

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Perth, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Our final night in Sydney included an evening meal at 'China Doll' - this is Asian fusion at its absolute very best. Just a personal preference here: I really like restaurants where I can see the chef(s) at work as it lends itself to a degree of accountability - or at least, implies it. The kitchen here is bustling and... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We ate lunch at china doll on a weekday afternoon. We felt a little under dressed as most of the clientele were in shirt sleeves and smart office attire. We were seated on the periphery and our food was excellent, we ordered the set menu meaning we got a good flavour of the restaurant's style. However, there was a hair... More

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Leeds
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

It was our first time in Australia and we were taken here by friends who live in Sydney and told us the food was good. They weren't wrong, it is superb. We had the banquet, which though not cheap is so worth it. Our friends also added the pork belly which is extra to the banquet as they said it... More

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We went here for a wrk event and I must say it was amazing. We sat outdoors and the view and setting was glorious! Food was exquisite and wine list great. It's pricey but worth it for a special treat

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