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Manta Restaurant

6 Cowper Wharf Road | Woolloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia (City East)
61 2 9332 3822
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Ranked #459 of 5,211 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $54
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: City East
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140 reviews from our community

71% Recommend
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English first
Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

The day sorted badly - cold and pouring rain. Not good when you a table booked at the Wharf for 10 guys. We arrived at 1 and by 1.30 the sun was shining and it just kept getting better. Food was very good - we had a mix of entrees which they do very well - seafood was the base.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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97 reviews 97 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This restaurant perched on the Cowper Bay Wharf at Wolloomoolloo a mile from the CBD offers an excellent change of pace. Describing itself as Modern Australian the fare is intriguing , I had ordered the tasting menu for 2 . The first thing Ben the "waitre d " said was "'are there any dietary requirements I should know about" ,... More

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I read a review done recently where the poor girl gave it 2/5 with a really bad night. I was not expecting too much but was very late making a booking 3 hours beforehand on a Sat. night. Got lucky! Very nice night, food quite good, atmosphere under a heater outside was great and there are a couple of winelist... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

One of the worst dining experiences I’ve ever had (in Sydney or anywhere else around the world). Fine dining is such a lie. Saw it in the entertainment book buy one main get one main free. Saw pretty decent reviews so I decided to take my boyfriend there for his birthday dinner there. View was nothing special. Steaks were about... More

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Sydney, Australia
16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Enjoyed an afternoon lunch at Manta, sitting at a table outside, taking in the view and the sunshine. Menu is inviting, and either seafood or steak is on offer. Our party of three choose the Sydney rock oysters, two from three different regions, and the seared scallops. Mains favourite was the grilled Dory fillet, which was accompanied by a plate... More

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Sydney, Australia
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85 reviews 85 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We had an early dinner with our child. And despite being in a trendy area of sydney. They were very willing to accommodate us with our child. The food was of a lovely high quality and the wine list is extensive. It's not cheap but you would not expect it to be. It is good value

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Fortuitously found the wharf during our walk from the opera to Wooloomooloo... Courteous, professional staff. Had a tapas style late lunch. Marvelous oysters any way you want, luscious baby octopus. A never ending wine list. A top place. Preferably for those who like to eat very smart casual... But I heard this is Wooloomooloo...

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Perth, Australia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Bought an online deal for this restaurant - $89 dinner for 2 : a glass of wine, entrée, main and dessert. The service was efficient and the maître’d lady was wonderful. We had calamari and oysters to start, beef cheeks and fish for mains and a chocolate dessert and apple dessert. Everything was cooked to perfection and wonderfully seasoned. The... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

After a morning at the Art Gallery of New South Wales seeing works by Sol Lewitt I wanted a very light salad lunch and a crisp white wine in the toasty winter sun. It was exactly as I wanted. Rocket, feta, walnut and apple salad beautifully presented with a great vinaigrette. Lovely bread and olive oil served too. Great sunshine... More

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Canberra, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

If you enjoy seafood, I recommend the seafood pie like the previous reviewer. We ordered a number of the smaller dishes together with the Seafood Pie with Potato Mash so we could explore the menu. We were advised that the pie would take 25 minutes and we asked if all dishes could come at the same time which was no... More

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