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“Great Food. Great Location.. but the tables are close together...” 4 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 #21 of 5,486 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $75
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian, Asian fusion, Malaysian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Doing business, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: City East
Wellington, New Zealand
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48 restaurant reviews
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“Great Food. Great Location.. but the tables are close together...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

We chose this restaurant based on the good reviews here on Trip Advisor. Fortunately we got a nice sunny day and we were able to sit outside at a front table.
Unfortunately there was a table of four men sitting next to us (and tables are very close together) who were very loud and obnoxious. This did taint our experience somewhat
The food was Excellent. We had the pancakes and the wok fried beef fillet – both perfectly cooked and very tasty. Wine was pricey but a good selection. The view was Great as was the service.
If the people at the table beside us were not as noisy as they were the rating would be better – and we would have stayed longer (and had dessert and more wine...) but having such a close table of inconsiderate diners unfortunately did spoil this occasion.
However because the food and location were so good we are keen to give it another try when back in Sydney

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brisbane, Australia
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“It has it all”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Location, great staff, really tasty food and good wine selection. We were there to celebrate my daughters 21st Birthday and every thing except the weather was outstanding. Thanks to every one who made the day special for her! We will be back.

  • Visited June 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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Sydney, Australia
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“Great place for lunch on a sunny weekend”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Situated on the Woolloomooloo finger wharf along with other restaurants, China Doll delivers excellent pan-Asian food. Go for one of the banquets (they allow substitutions). Wine list is good and service excellent. They have heaters if you want to sit outside in winter.
A very popular restaurant, especially on fine weekends. Need to book. About $250 for two with wine.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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“All dishes were tasty and consistently good service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Went there for lunch on Friday 24/5/13 with a couple of friends. The restaurant was full, so keep that in mind and definately book. All the food served was tasty and the service was great. All this and the restaurant was full to capacity. I was very impressed. Given the surrounding restaurants had limited patrons, it tells the story. A restaurant worth visiting whilst in Sydney.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Newcastle, Australia
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“Great views, great food, great value!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

We visited China doll on mothers day, it is in a great location with lovely views over the wharf. We ordered from the banquet menu, each course was beautifull and the price was very reasonable.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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