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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 #460 of 5,198 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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English first
Sydney, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
32 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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Senior Reviewer
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
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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London
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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
13 helpful votes 13 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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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This upmarket-casual dining restaurant is worth a look and I could see myself enjoying the food again. I felt the service was about 'right' as we weren't being hassled every 5 minutes. This restaurant seems to position itself nicely away from the pretense (& price) of others whilst delivering a lovely night out. One point of note: issues about service... More

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Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

We sat outside under the heaters on a cold night. Lovely, lively spot. Food had a lot of highs, but portions quite small. After the excellent raw seafood starter, I was advised my trout would be medium rare- OK, but it was quite well done. The skin was nice & crispy though. We had a great night, but it is... More

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