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China Doll

#10 of 4,362 Restaurants in Sydney
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4/6 Cowper Wharf Road | Woolloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
02 9380 6744
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good food, but expensive. I found the service was not up to standard. I had to wave the waiter down for service and to top up the water on the table. They should be more attentive considering the prices/

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Thank Michael3146
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

you cant beat the wharf or china doll on a sunny day , the food , view and walking traffic , not to mention the pubs after across the street make it a great spot. the food and wine list are excellent and consistent we eat here regularly and are never disappointed. Staff are great also

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Thank Troy T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had a great dinner here. The staff were absolutely fantastic and accommodated every request without any fuss. The salmon entree was terrific as was the flathead curry for main. The complimentary dessert was brilliant - black sticky rice bowl, gelato and a sago bowl - such a great way to finish off a great meal.

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Thank danmo23
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A dinner reservation at China Doll was a lovely surprise for my birthday. On a clear winter's evening we dined al fresco by the water. We trawled through the menu and chose to start with the pork san choy bau, wontons filled with juicy prawns and dumplings and then moving onto the most delicious salt and chilli calamari and lightly... More 

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Thank Cecelia C
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Can't even put in words how amazing the food was here. Loved it. It has a fabulous reputation and worthy of it.

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Thank Natalie T
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here for a work meal. The food was impeccable as was the service. Delicious tasty food in a lovely location. Very busy but we were not rushed at all. Can't wait to go back again.

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Thank Stacey K
Vancouver
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

They certainly deserve their good reputation. The food is excellent, a modern interpretation of traditional Asian dishes. The banquet is the way to go so you get to taste a variety of what their menu has on offer. All well orchestrated and tasty and a good wine list too. Table service was very good, but the host needs to acquire... More 

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Thank Gulliver07
Melbourne
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went here with a group of 4, we asked the waitress to select some items from the menu. The service was flawless, the dishes selected for us were all amazing and such variety. So relaxing and a 10 minute walk from the city.

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Thank bobg1232016
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food is fabulous and the staff are attentive. If I need to take clients for a group meeting lunch,I generally choose China Doll because there is something for everyone if you order a range of their delicious entree's. Compared to the other restaurants on the wharf it is very reasonably priced.

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Thank Lisa Ann F
Sutherland Shire, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The location is fabulous, the meals are beautiful but after all the hype I expected more from the service. A wow factor. We had the $88 banquet, a little overpriced but lovely all the same, the food was really tasty with a selection of scallops, duck, calamari, sashimi, San Choy bow just to name a few and a lovely mix... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $60
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Gluten Free, Fusion
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Special occasions, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4/6 Cowper Wharf Road | Woolloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > City East
  • Neighborhood: City East
  • Phone Number: 02 9380 6744

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