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Manta Restaurant

#86 of 4,590 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
City East
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6 Cowper Wharf Rdwy | Woolloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
+61 2 9332 3822
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:15 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:15 pm
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Los Angeles, California
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97 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I were in Sydney for 2 days and ate at Manta both nights. Staying at the Ovolo, Manta was located below the hotel in the same building. Both nights our waiter, Miro, provided us with excellent service and offered great menu suggestions. The first night we shared a tasting plate of 3 items from the Raw &... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were there for lunch, and it wasn't busy, but for us the service was outstanding and attentive. The Tuna tartare was amazing, with just the right amount of chilli. For mains the Ocean Perch was cooked perfectly and served with some wonderful flavours. They have a large wine selection. Not surprisingly for this location and the quality of food... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was recommended by my hotel at the International and I'm so happy I listened. Had a beautiful night. Sat outside on the water. Had a beautiful seafood meal. Started with Smoked Trout was beautiful. Finished with the catch of the day. Highly recommend this restaurant. Great service. Fresh food. Romantic setting. Spectacular night all around.

Thank kupke2016
Sydney, Australia
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30 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Decided to have dinner here with a friend, we ordered a dozen oysters, tasting plate from raw and cured, blue swimmer crab lasagne, taglierini, blood peach bavarois and a chocolate soufflé of some sort accompanied by 2 mocktails. Bill came to a total of just under $240. The food was delicious, service was prompt, would consider returning in the near... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has a great and diverse menu of seafood and turf and the quality of the food is fantastic. However the service continues to be below average - constantly had to flag down waitstaff and had to wait too long for cocktails - for a very busy evening on a Saturday only one bartender not sufficient. Terrible service ruined... More 

Thank Tez12013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here multiple times, most recently taking my parents from perth, every time they do not fail to bring the wow factor. Food is unfaultable. A Jem in this fabulous location!

Thank Kathryn D
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've visited this restaurant a number of times over recent years, and there's really nothing I can fault - the view and outlook are fantastic (looking over a small bay towards the skyline of Sydney) especially on a warm evening, the food is always world class, the wine and drink selection is extensive, and the service has always been impeccable.... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

We were here for a wedding reception. The 5 courses of food were spectacular, everything was cooked properly to colour, and the wine list was fantastic. Very happy the reception was here or we would have never made our way out there.

Thank bgmwallis
Sydney, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

A group of 7 of us came to Manta on a Friday evening recently. Most of the guests had seafood and really enjoyed it. A few of us had desserts - the pavlova (deconstructed!) was delicious, however the chocolate mousse was very heavy and rich, so much so that none of us could finish it, which was a shame as... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic fresh seafood in a fabulous setting. Service was efficient and friendly, a little on the pricey side but worth the money.

Thank Sergio P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:15 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:15 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:15 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:15 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:15 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:15 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Cowper Wharf Rdwy | Woolloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > City East
  • Neighborhood: City East
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9332 3822
Perched on the edge of Sydney Harbour, Manta Restaurant and Bar, located on Woolloomooloo Wharf, has firmly cemented itself as one of Sydney's iconic restaurants. Manta is able to provide guests with a unique dining experience. The incredible view, warm atmosphere, high standard of service and fresh seasonal menu ensures that your experience at Manta is truly memorable. Manta offers a plethora of seasonal seafood dishes sourced directly from Australian and New Zealand waters. Manta is also fast becoming known for its incredible cuts of grass or grainfed beef which are sourced from only the best Australian farmers. Our classically trained head chef, Daniel Hughes, moved to Sydney after a meteoric rise to success in Adelaide. With a heart-felt love of food, Daniel's dishes are instantly recognised and loved for their natural simplicity. Full time sommelier, Lyndon Stenning, has a wealth of experience and has worked in some of the world's finest restaurants. Lyndon is an awarded and acclaimed master of food and wine matching. Manta's wine list includes a selection of current and aged wines; from well-known favourites to more obscure boutique choices. Manta Restaurant and Bar aims to reflect its incredible setting: natural, fresh and inspiring. We hope to welcome you soon.

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