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China Lane

#103 of 4,392 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Central Business District
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2 Angel Pl, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9231 3939
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Food ok, expensive for what it was. Service had attitude, which didn't go with the wine we were drinking which was a lot as we had to wait so long for our meal. Left sitting with very little explanation, small apology eventually and told our desserts would be on the house, even they were average. I think there are better... More 

Thank Liz H
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were a group of 5 and visited China Lane after a performance at the City Recital Hall. The restaurant was full but we were taken to our booked table quickly and within a few minutes had our our ordered drinks so we could leisurely look at the menu. Our 7 dishes arrived at good gaps and were all perfectly... More 

Thank Alex A
Mount Isa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous Chinese restaurant in the heart of Sydney out of the hustle and bustle on a Saturday night. Great food, generous portions, extensive wine list, great service. We sat outdoors on a chilly night for the ambience and were offered a lap rug and hot water bottle! What a nice touch!

Thank dianat260
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As we could not get a reservation at China Doll in Woolloomooloo, they suggested that we try their sister restaurant located in the heart of Sydney. This is clearly a very popular restaurant as it was packed and had other customers waiting for tables. Good lively pub type atmosphere. Food is fusion based rather than all Chinese. Portions were a... More 

Thank Coffeeprincess
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here on spec and was terry pleased. Had great advice on the menu (rare) and went with two half portions of dumplings along with a small portion of the spicy beef. The dumplings were amazing and the beef was great. Now on my list of places in Sydney to come back to.

Thank thefrequenttraveller
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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a really lovely meal here. the service, décor, food and wine were flawless. We had to book quite a few days ahead and even then had to take quite an early booking so my advice, if you know well in advance, is to make that booking. Asian fusion food

Thank Kris s
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner took me out on a date and we ended up at China Lane on spec, nothing planned nothing booked nothing reviewed and didn't we do well. The atmosphere is nice and cosy for a cool winters night and the menu had out mouths watering with so many great sounding items we had trouble making a decision. The settled... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

I eaten here twice in the last 2 weeks after a long break & am loving the food! Everything we ate was so tasty. The chicken wings were fat & juicy (yep, fat). The bird nest Moreton bay bug dumplings with xo sauce was my fave, mahi mahi was beautiful....try it all. The wine was also excellent thanks for the... More 

Thank mark h
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

You just have to try this place. We shared 2 meals and one was the special, with bug tails done in pepper basil sauce and it was divine. I will be back next time we are in Sydney for sure.

Thank Robyn D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

In a very convenient location in Angel Place Sydney, China Lane truly is a lovely restaurant. Wonderful selection of food and wine and staff that really make the whole experience exceptional. Comfortable settings in a pleasing decor and not overly noisy, as so many popular restaurants are. Not cheap, but well worth the cost; there really is nothing not to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $45
Chinese, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Angel Pl, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9231 3939

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Central Business District

Neighborhood Profile
Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.