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Manta Restaurant

#113 of 4,471 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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Adelaide, Australia
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant truly is one of a kindle. Nestled in amongst the finger wharf restaurants it is by far and away my new favourite destination. The service was outstanding, the location was dazzling and the food...I was in heaven. It's truly one of those places that creates masterpieces for you to enjoy, with flavours galore and yet portion size is... More 

Thank HJWare
Sydney, Australia
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56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

we had the pleasure in dining at Manta. The food was great, service impeccable. Yes, it is pricy, but well worthwhile for a special night.

Thank Aurelia G
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there as a catch up with old friends. Great setting on the wharf but that's what you pay for. Wine was $14 a glass. We had the 2 course menu for $55 which came with a glass of wine. It was ok food. Had to pay extra for salad or vegetables. Came to $75 a head. The chairs are... More 

Thank Netty W
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56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was good, it was cold, the heaters didn't work well and the staff forgot to service the patrons. I struggled with this restaurant. The position was great, the food and wine menu was great but it didn't work. The service was missing. The floor was missing staff, our glasses of wine were empty and the heaters kept blowing... More 

Thank PHOAustralia
Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tops to this restaurant! We had the seafood platter for 4, and WOW was it perfection. The seafood cooked perfectly and tasty sides as well. Our server was very attentive and we felt well looked after. The best part, how well priced the menu is for what you are presented. Thank you for a fantastic afternoon.

Thank Woodbus
Canberra, Australia
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful setting on the marina with a great view. The service was fabulous, our lovely French server and the good humoured sommelier really added to our experience. Food was excellent, from the perfect bread on to our dishes of oysters, eye fillet and toothfish. Highly recommend a visit for great food and ambience.

Thank Nik_243
Singapore, Singapore
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18 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we got the bill, we found out that the price of the wine was 50% more expensive that the one we had previously ordered. They just told us that they had been serving us that wine, so we had to pay for it. Moreover, water services were charged per person independently of the number of bottles consumed, which was... More 

Thank Phileas_F_6
Sydney, Australia
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108 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not our first visit here, but the first on the degustation menu. If I could give you any advice it would be to come on an empty stomach. Because this is a degustation menu like no other. The portions are more than generous, and each one is amazing. From the raw fish, through to the barramundi in a fish stock,... More 

1 Thank fcormack99
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35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Even before we started the meal. The ambiance and setting set the scene for a top notch for a splendid evening. Excellent sparkling, beer and wine selection. The oysters were super fresh. Seafood broth has the hallmark features of a unique yet cracking dish. The blue swimmer crab Lasagne was was a peculiar dish that is absolutely magnificent with the... More 

1 Thank Daniel S
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I purchased a dinner groupon voucher to celebrate a milestone with my boyfriend. We were greeted warmly upon arrival, and the service was impeccable even though we had a voucher. Food was nearly faultless. Only thing I didn't 100% adore was the salt and pepper squid, but that would be nitpicking. Lovely setting. I would definitely recommend Manta.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 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
Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Scenic view, Business meetings
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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