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“Great place for lunch on a sunny weekend” 4 of 5 stars
Review of China Doll

China Doll
Ranked #18 of 5,450 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $61
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Scenic view, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: City East
Sydney, Australia
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127 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Great place for lunch on a sunny weekend”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Situated on the Woolloomooloo finger wharf along with other restaurants, China Doll delivers excellent pan-Asian food. Go for one of the banquets (they allow substitutions). Wine list is good and service excellent. They have heaters if you want to sit outside in winter.
A very popular restaurant, especially on fine weekends. Need to book. About $250 for two with wine.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Michael L
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Sydney, Australia
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115 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“All dishes were tasty and consistently good service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Went there for lunch on Friday 24/5/13 with a couple of friends. The restaurant was full, so keep that in mind and definately book. All the food served was tasty and the service was great. All this and the restaurant was full to capacity. I was very impressed. Given the surrounding restaurants had limited patrons, it tells the story. A restaurant worth visiting whilst in Sydney.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Geoff B
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Newcastle, Australia
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great views, great food, great value!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

We visited China doll on mothers day, it is in a great location with lovely views over the wharf. We ordered from the banquet menu, each course was beautifull and the price was very reasonable.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Laura D
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sydney
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65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“A fabulous taste of the Orient”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

What a great setting!!! A beautiful night on the wharf, great banquet selection, even if a few of our party commented they thought the Salt & Pepper squid was a tad too hot and spicy, suited me, so I devoured it gladly, washed down by a long neck TsingTao beer, heaven. The Gov. General was seated behind us, so if she likes it , must be okay!
do it!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank kentos
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Sydney
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Modern take on Chinese”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Very busy restaurant but very good service; pleasant evening, sitting outside looking at the city skyline. Food lovely-duck pancakes (Peking duck) were great-8 in a serve. Fish curry with okra & eggplant was delicious. Prices more than your average Chinese in the suburbs but for a good reason-this place is classy & worth a return trip.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Tracey L
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