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China Doll

#17 of 4,567 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
City East
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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sydney, Australia
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location service and food. We had the banquet menu which featured scallops, chicken ribs in chilli, duck and other treats. There was heaps of dishes all delicious. The deserts were all yummy too. Highly recommended for a group dinner based on this visit.

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Thank Tom D
Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A brilliant restaurant for a boozy lunch with friends. Sit outside on a sunny day. The pork belly is delicious! It's always packed for Saturday lunch so book early.

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Thank delirium1979
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great clean flavours which want you coming back for more. Have entrée or main size servings allows you to maximise the number of dishes to try. The hot and numbing chicken ribs , chill salt squid and the crispy pork belly were the standouts for me The service and staff we fantastic. We had an outside table but the weather... More 

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Thank ClubWilloughby
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I have heard amazing reviews about this restaurant, I am not sure now, why all the fuss was about. The maitre d', took her time, allocating our table. When she did attend to us, she was polite. The food was ordinary, it appeared like the entrees, scallops and fritters, had been warmed or heated up, not freshly... More 

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Thank Robyne A
Sydney, Australia
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108 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

our daughter sold us on going to eat at China Doll as she had heard it was amazing. the issue i think i had is that my wife is Asian and the best cook everrrrr. So i was comparing the food to similar dishes that she cooks and was not that impressed but obviously it is good as it was... More 

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Thank DENNIS C
Brisbane, Australia
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98 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service here is very good. So friendly, welcoming and with a smile and a positive attitude. I enjoyed a delicious mocktail which is rare to find. The food itself was good but not outstanding except for the pork belly which was cooked to absolute perfection. The flavours were very nice in the other dishes though. Dessert wasn't very nice... More 

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Thank Fluke101
Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best staff in Sydney, friendly, courteous with being obsequious. Food was a stunning fusion; which was a surprise we were expecting Chinese. At Wooloomooloo wharf a huge bill was expected but was, again, surprised by how reasonable it was. Street parking is problematic but there is a parking station 3 minutes walk away.

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Thank PeteCuthbert
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was amazing. I know people are commenting and giving low scores for authenticity. But let's be realistic - we are reviewing the food they are serving and that tastes amazing. Perhaps it's a fusion as they claim to be, but whatever it is food was great. We ordered: Chicken Larb w Toasted Rice & Asian Herbs A++ Steamed Dumplings... More 

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Thank Deeviya M
Brisbane, Australia
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170 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good spot for some fusion Asian food. Service is attentive and great. Price is reasonable. Good for business meetings or events. However if you're looking for some authentic Chinese so somewhere else. Otherwise still a nice restaurant to eat.

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Thank Frederic F
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81 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were very lucky to get a last minute booking here for dinner on a Friday night (book in advance so you get the tables at the front if you can!) The food, drinks and service were exceptional! We ordered a few dishes to share, which in my opinion is the best way to do it. Favourites were the kingfish... 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 - $60
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Fusion
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children
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?