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“Excellent Service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Manta Restaurant

Manta Restaurant
6 Cowper Wharf Road | Woolloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia (City East)
+61 2 9332 3822
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Ranked #379 of 5,318 Restaurants in Sydney
Price range: $0 - $54
Cuisines: Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: City East
Description: Perched on the edge of Sydney Harbour, Manta Restaurant and Bar, located on Woolloomooloo Wharf, has firmly cemented itself as one of Sydney's iconic restaurants. Manta is able to provide guests with a unique dining experience. The incredible view, warm atmosphere, high standard of service and fresh seasonal menu ensures that your experience at Manta is truly memorable. Manta offers a plethora of seasonal seafood dishes sourced directly from Australian and New Zealand waters. Manta is also fast becoming known for its incredible cuts of grass or grainfed beef which are sourced from only the best Australian farmers. Our classically trained head chef, Daniel Hughes, moved to Sydney after a meteoric rise to success in Adelaide. With a heart-felt love of food, Daniel's dishes are instantly recognised and loved for their natural simplicity. Full time sommelier, Lyndon Stenning, has a wealth of experience and has worked in some of the world's finest restaurants. Lyndon is an awarded and acclaimed master of food and wine matching. Manta's wine list includes a selection of current and aged wines; from well-known favourites to more obscure boutique choices. Manta Restaurant and Bar aims to reflect its incredible setting: natural, fresh and inspiring. We hope to welcome you soon.
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Excellent Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

I went there for my best friends birthday party around lunch time. Excellent service. Yummy food with very good presentation. Wheather was nice and everyone enjoyed it.

  • Visited March 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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English first
Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
217 reviews 217 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 63 cities Reviews in 63 cities
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
“One in a row of restaurants at wooloomooloo”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

wooloomooloo wharf is busy at night, lots of different restaurants are lined up at the yacht-side - and if you wish to eat good fish and good sea-food book a table at the manta restaurant. the menu is not too big which is quite assuring that you get fresh products , and they are - the salads combinations are inspiring and tasty, the sea-food portions are huge (besides being fresh) and the fish (any of their recommendation is good) steamed baked grilled to the point you have ordered!
wines, a good choice of australian wines per bottle and per glass - very down to earth!

you have to reserve a table - it is always very crowded!

  • 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Outstanding Dining Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Food, wine, service, location-- all top notch. This is a restaurant not to be missed. Try to get a table outside.

  • Visited March 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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Hong Kong, China
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108 reviews 108 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“generic”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Lovely spot and wonderful weather. Food was curiously off centre. Natural oysters were much below standards set at Sydney fish markets. My fish of day was cooked OK but nothing special. Service was competent without ever becoming engaging. A little disappointed.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
“Poor Service and over priced”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

The service was very slow considering that the restaurant was half empty. The food was OK, but you expect a lot more when paying north of $60 for a main.Dirty plates were only removed after we called a waiter and the water was not automatically topped up. The setting at Woolloomooloo is very pleasant. Whach out for the Sunday surcharge which is small print at the end of the menu. I didn't even turn to that page so the extra 10% was quite a suprise on top of their already hefty prices-

  • Visited March 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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