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“Modern take on Chinese” 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
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Ranked #12 of 5,180 restaurants in Sydney
Price range: $0 - $75
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese, Malaysian, Asian fusion
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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
Sydney
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Modern take on Chinese”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Very busy restaurant but very good service; pleasant evening, sitting outside looking at the city skyline. Food lovely-duck pancakes (Peking duck) were great-8 in a serve. Fish curry with okra & eggplant was delicious. Prices more than your average Chinese in the suburbs but for a good reason-this place is classy & worth a return trip.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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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
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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
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Noosaville, Australia
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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
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13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“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.

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