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Manta Restaurant

#101 of 4,384 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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Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love the location of this restaurant. On the warf and teaming with activity. The service was very attentive and the manager was brilliant accommodating my son's food allergy. Fish was good. Wine list was great. A more highly rated neighbor takes away some of the luster but don't be distracted. Try this one instead.

1 Thank John D
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Celebratory lunch for our daughters 23rd birthday. Excellent service, scrumptious food, superb cocktails and wine. Amazing afternoon.

Thank Fran321
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous choice of seafood on offer. Even though it was the middle of the week and the weather was not the warmest we had a great dinner here with knowledgeable staff and unhurried service. The sourdough crumbed King George whiting (from Kangaroo Island) with kipfler potatoes, aioli, preserved lemon and honey dill mustard vinaigrette was really tasty.

Thank Anthony C
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Apart from the unique view of Sydney Manta is one of my 'must visit' restaurants in Sydney. The food is divine, the setting is beautiful, but the best thing is the staff who just know how to treat you with the best dining experience that I'm rarely able to enjoy. The food is exceptional, and they are always able to... More 

Thank Mr-N0L
Bowral, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a delightful way to spend a lunch on a sun drenched winters day. The oven roasted oysters and oysters natural were freshly delicious and the seafood broth simply stunning. Staff were great and very attentive without being obtrusive. The outside seating overlooks the wharf so who could complain. I was very impressed with Manta and hope to return again... More 

Thank Jinny57
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The menu and the card at manta is all about seafood and fish but it is really fresh and from great quality. We appreciate the fact that the table are not too close from each other and despite the restaurant being very busy with a few groups we didn't feel like we were on top of each other or couldn't... More 

Thank armotta
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited for my birthday, and as soon as we walked in, we were made to feel so special! Restaurant furniture and decor give the restaurant such a gorgeous atmosphere. Food was absolutely amazing, and waiter's/waitresses were incredibly attentive and caring. To top off my birthday dinner, they sent out a birthday plate of little cakes, was such a sweet gesture,... More 

1 Thank Brooke H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant has all great restaurant elements. It has tasteful food, professional service and excellent view. we enjoyed every course from entree to main course to dessert. The only little flaw is the side roasted mushroom was way too salty. The wait staff cheerfully offered to have it re made, however the second one is as salty.

Thank Jenferlau
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to Sydney in July and had business lunch at Manta Restaurant. We had tasting sets and we had quite a few dishes in the set which I loss count as the dishes keep coming in. The food is very fresh and of high quality and especially if you go with wine. Although it is winter in Sydney but we... More 

Thank MaryGoh
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very enjoyable, wharf side restaurant. I highly recommend eating here. The seafood is outstanding. The atmosphere is terrific.

Thank Tom P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Scenic view, Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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