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“Brilliant Birthday Meal” 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 #8 of 5,093 restaurants in Sydney
Price range: $0 - $75
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese, Malaysian, Asian fusion
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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
Wongan Hills, Australia
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“Brilliant Birthday Meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

We celebrated my best friends birthday here with her family who had flown in from overseas. Staff asked where we preferred to sit (inside or outside being a warm summers evening), food was to die for, service was excellent. Menu was a little confusing until it had been explained to us that it was set out for sharing, but once this confusion was out of the way the orders roiled in as we sat and ate and rank the night away at this very special restaurant.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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singapore
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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“Yummy!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013 via mobile

It's modern Asian cuisine, mixture of chinese food and those from south east asia. The restaurant was packed on the night I was there for dinner. It was early week not weekend! Advanced reservation is advisable. I had prawn dumpling with green bean and red vinegar, steamed scallops with ginger for starters. The marinade fr the scallops though strong and spicy did not overwhelm their freshness. For mains I had organic wok fried beef fillet with capsicum and cumin eaten with jasmine rice. It was fabulously spicy but not too spicy. The beef was tender and juicy. It's simply delicious! Though the wait staff were polite and knowledgeable of the food, it was hard to get their attention especially on busy night. Worth repeat visits.

Visited July 2013
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NSW Australia
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“Sydney gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

I must say I am not a fan of Sydney in general, however, our most recent visit included our first dining experience at China Doll. In short, it was fabulous and we will return on our next visit for another China Doll experience.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Vienna, Virginia
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“Tried to go July 15 2013 and it was closed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013 via mobile

Looked like they might just be remodeling but I would call first. Based on reviews we were keen to try it. Lovely area. Have it 5 stars as did not feel it fair to pull down its rankings but did want people aware to call.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Victoria
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“beautiful food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Ate here with 15 business colleagues, had the banquet. Beautiful food, probably not enough though in my opinion, but beautiful nonetheless. First few dishes, there simply wasnt even enough for everyone to try the dish! Chilli calamari and Tea smoked duck were the highlight. Service very good, would recommend.

  • Visited July 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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