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“A fabulous taste of the Orient” 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 #19 of 4,205 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $75
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian, Asian fusion, Malaysian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: City East
sydney
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“A fabulous taste of the Orient”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

What a great setting!!! A beautiful night on the wharf, great banquet selection, even if a few of our party commented they thought the Salt & Pepper squid was a tad too hot and spicy, suited me, so I devoured it gladly, washed down by a long neck TsingTao beer, heaven. The Gov. General was seated behind us, so if she likes it , must be okay!
do it!

  • Visited May 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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Sydney
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
19 helpful votes 19 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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8 restaurant reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 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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“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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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
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“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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