We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“An all-round great great experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of China Doll

China Doll
4/6 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia (City East)
02 9380 6744
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #13 of 5,205 Restaurants in Sydney
Price range: $0 - $75
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese, Malaysian, Asian fusion
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
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
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“An all-round great great experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Located on the wharf at Woolloomooloo, this is a lovely place to enjoy lunch. I had a set menu, as I was there with a large group. There was a great range of food, and more than enough to go around. They also took such good care to accommodate for different food allergies/intolerances and preferences, and provided "real" alternatives, rather than the usual risotto (not that there's anything wrong with risotto).
I did get to try one, but the cocktails also sounded and looked amazing!
Would definitely recommend trying China Doll.

Visited March 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

484 reviews from our community

88% Recommend
    312
    115
    41
    12
    4
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Sydney
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“FANTASTIC Chinese Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

This would have to be the ELITE of chinese food. As I'm not fond of Chinese fond I was hesitant in going but after having their scrumptious dinner one night...I have not been able to stop going....LOVE LOVE LOVE.. Highly recommend :)

Visited March 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Noosaville, Australia
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great food in a great location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Loved the food,service was great and the place was really pumping, perfect location for people watching, we even spied a celebrity !
The duck pancakes and wontons were delicious as were all our courses, which were very generous and plenty for four to share, would definately go back.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sydney, Australia
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Overpriced for what it offers”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

The restaurant was good and I have nothing against it but I've come to think that if you want Chinese nothing beats Chinatown. Upmarket Chinese just did not do it for me and on the value for money scale I think Chinatown does it 100 times better by weeding out poor performers so you get consistently good quality.

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Spot on! Modern, slick and delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Great location. Best wontons I think I have ever had (black bean and chilli sauce I think?), generally interesting and delicious menu, professional and helpful service, and not stupidly priced. Awesome salt chilli squid - a real bite and melt in your mouth tender. Yum - missing it already. Makes me wish I lived in Sydney. Asian with a twist.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed China Doll also viewed

Sydney, New South Wales
Sydney, New South Wales
 
Sydney, New South Wales
Sydney, New South Wales
 

Been to China Doll? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage China Doll, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.