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China Doll

#16 of 4,623 Restaurants in Sydney
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4/6 Cowper Wharf Road | Woolloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
+61 2 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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Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed China Doll. For a 1 chef hat restaurant in Sydney on the water, I found it quite reasonable. Interesting cocktails, great wines and food was delicious. Banquets are great value and not really too much food. However, the zucchini corn cakes were not my favourite. There are so many other options though. Definitely going back, will take my... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We dined here while visiting Sydney and staying at the Wooloomooloo Finger Wharf. The food was excellent - all of it! The service was excellent too. You can dine indoors or out, weather permitting.

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Thank MNtravel01
Sydney. Australia
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93 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have always wanted to eat here and last week finally made it! And extremely busy Sunday lunchtime and we were served impeccably by Valentina. Had the fixed menu for $72 a head plus stir fried marron which was absolutely superb. The servings are very generous too by the way, and Valentina stopped us ordering another dish - thanks -... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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186 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely contemporary interior with a good buzz. An open lively kitchen to watch the busy chefs . A great location on one of Sydneys iconic wharves. The staff were FANTASTIC! That's where it ends. This is actually my second visit to China doll. My first visit was before I started reviewing which was a long time ago. I can... More 

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Thank Maria Z
Sydney, Australia
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135 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant never disappoints. We don't get there often enough but it has been our go to place for special occasions over the past little while. We always order one of the banquet options and have never been disappointed. Wonderful fresh produce served with fabulous sauces that this place does best. Hard to describe but always commented on. Asian fusion... More 

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Thank Southborolass
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been coming here for years and it is consistently good. The food, cocktails and service are great! One of my favourite restaurants.

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Thank Pip C
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I dined at China Doll mid Feb for our anniversary, and found the venue a perfect fit. We chose the Buffet menu for two, and for one who believes his stomach can withstand a lot, I could not keep up. Each dish is delicious and perfectly sized so leave you satisfied but always hungry for more. At... More 

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Thank Jack H
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great restaurant on the finger wharf at Woolloomooloo. Excellent food. Busy when we were there during a Saturday lunchtime and service was a little slow but not really a problem as we were having a good time.

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Thank cujimmy2016
Adelaide, Australia
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food absolutely amazing, whilst expensive well worth the money. waiter Jan was both attentive & friendly. best restaurant along that woolomooloo wharf area as we also ate at another neighbouring restaurant and china doll was miles ahead in service & food quality

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were surprised that China Doll was so good; so good that our conclusion was that it was most probably the best Asian/Chinese food that we have had in Australia. The dumplings are superb. The scallops to start were excellent. The marron and eggplant main courses delicious. Even the desserts (panna cotta and sago, Asian style of course) were wonderful.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $61
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Scenic view, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
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: +61 2 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?