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China Lane

#101 of 4,468 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
Open now
All hours
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My third time at this restaurant and it continues to deliver. Amazing Asian food with a twist, friendly service and lovely ambiance. The mock-tails a good option if you are not after an alcoholic drink. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank D D
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

China lane is the fkn best, if you ain't been here, you ain't lived the good life. Big, bold tasty flavours. Fun, happy service. Number one for a great night out in Sydney

Thank Joseph W
Queanbeyan, Australia
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55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wandered down this laneway to look at the hundreds of bird cages hanging above the street, between the buildings & decided to check out somewhere to eat amongst the plentiful restaurants in this area. China Lane appealed to our senses & we ventured inside. We had John Dory & a Massaman curry & both were really delicious. wait staff were... More 

Thank Alison C
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we were there with few friends, I most say modern Asian cuisine is second to none. Fantastic food and over the top great service.

Thank manny s
Sydney, Australia
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1,235 reviews
487 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3,789 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked for dinner which is totally recommended as it gets extremely busy. We loved everything about China Lane from the laneway seating to the swaying hanging white birdcages to the delicious food. We shared heaps of different dishes & all were absolutely fabulous especially the dumplings. Our waiters were very professional, friendly & attentive. A credit to this establishment.... More 

1 Thank Ellemay
Perth, Australia
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Other reviews here were encouraging, so to sample a cross section of dishes we opted for the Banquet Menu for 3 people at $62/person. We noticed, as shown to our table, that within the open kitchen there was only one Asian chef, the others ( including head chef & sous chef) looking like Aussies. Well, let's see what this kitchen... More 

1 Thank garymanolas
Sydney, Australia
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104 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Outdoor laneway seating nestled under birdcages with gentle heaters. Perfect setting for lunch. We were walk ins at 12.30pm on Friday. Could eat everything on menu. Settled for entree of steamed dumplings and pork bao buns. Lovely waiter suggested we get half serves so we had 2 each. They were divine. If I had to choose it would be the... More 

2 Thank spiceylulu
Winchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best restaurants I've eaten in. Atmosphere is great and the food quality is superb and reasonably priced. My first experience was for a business meeting. I loved it so much that the following year I took my family there while we were in Australia on holiday! NB Dress code is reasonably smart if you're going with your... More 

2 Thank Duncs2014
Attadale, Australia
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248 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Visited as part of a large group and we ordered a banquet style meal with a number of different dishes. Sometimes service is poor for a large group but the team at China Lane were excellent as was the meal. Will definitely visit again.

1 Thank Peter B
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

A fantastic restaurant tucked away in middle of cbd which feels like being transported to a place far away. From the delightful greeting to the delicious food and beverages this is a fantastic venue to try again and again. I certainly will be!!!

1 Thank Scott T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
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.
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