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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 5,162 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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English first
Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Best way to describe this place...upscale Asian fusion dishes served amply style. Decent wine list and overall good service. Really good value. Ordered about seven plates for ten people and we couldn't eat everything that came out. It was a business dinner, and we were well under our meal limit.

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Sydney Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

We had a wonderful dinner on sat night at China doll, very modern cuisine. Absolutely loved the sashimi, dumplings, Alaskan crab! Wonderful service, couldn't do enough for us!

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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
179 reviews 179 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

The service at this restaurant is seamless. The wait staff offered half serves and mixed entree dishes/ dumplings in order for us to try many things. Suggestions of serving sizes were spot on. The food was comfort Asian food at its best - fresh produce offered sharp or smooth flavours complemented by outstanding presentation from a variety of cuisines. We... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Very nice Chinese restaurant - fantastic flavours, and very good portions. Service was attentive, but not intrusively so. Lovely outdoor dining space, with lovely views of the Sydney skyline.

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Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Sunday lunch at China Doll is something to experience and repeat. Great food, knowledgeable staff who were only to willing to help with our food and wine choices and doing it in such a way as to not make us feel inferior (not always the case in Sydney). Being a couple, our waiter (server) helpfully pointed out menu items that... More

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Sydney
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

love...love...love china doll...one of my sydney favourites..food is always great, huge servings, great atmosphere, amazing cocktails, great service...and thats all you need in a restaurant...its worth a visit

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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

I have dined at China Doll on numerous occasions and in different size groups and I can not fault any of my experiences. The food is always great, service is alway prompt and the staff are very helpful. This is a place I like to take anyone visiting Sydney. It is in a great location and hasgreat ambiance in the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

One of the best chinese fusion meals I have had. Any of the China restaurants are great. Service was good, with the waiter willing to make recommendations on our first visit that catered to all tastes. The food is great to share and gives you the opportunity to try a lot more.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013 via mobile

What a consistently great dining experience we had at this buzzy restaurant in a beautiful setting by the water. We had five entrees and three mains and nothing was a disappointment. The standouts were the scallops served on the shell, the wontons (which were a special on the menu) and the Penang curry of Wagyu beef shin. The service was... More

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sydney
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113 reviews 113 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Lunch at China Doll today was just as good as we had a year ago. In Sydney some places drop their standards. Not this place. Great Asian fusion food, emphasis on taste, presentation and excellent service. And the setting never tires.

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