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“Great Food & Service”
Review of China Doll

China Doll
Ranked #24 of 5,900 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $16 - $63
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese, Malaysian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: City East
Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
110 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great Food & Service”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

Had our end of financial year dinner there last Friday. We had the banquet meal and the wait staff were very attentive to everyone's needs. They even took down special requests from each individual, which normally doesn't happen with a banquet menu, and provided alternate dishes to those as required. This is first class.

The dishes were also very tasty and serving was quite generous also. No one was hungry at the end of the banquet for sure. Then they bring our the desert. Yum!

Due to the pricing, this is a place for special occasions only, or if you want to impress that special person.

The only complaint was the noise from the large group of youngsters having a birthday celebration.

  • Visited June 2013
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English first
Sydney, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Awesome food every time”
Reviewed June 27, 2013

have been to China Doll at least 8 times in past 4 years and every time we walk away fully satisfied; have taken may friends as well and they all felt the same; service is excellent as well

  • Visited February 2013
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Karratha, Western Australia
Level 5 Contributor
34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Awesome food at a price.”
Reviewed June 20, 2013

Decided to try our luck at an upmarket Chinese Restaurant. I found the food to be no different than your average chinese takeaway. The food was thrown at us quicker than a fast bowler in cricket, so it was basically gobble & go which is not why we went there.
The drinks were decidedly expensive, as was the food.
Service was average, chefs eating food while cooking, rubbing ears & noses, then seemed to carry on cooking......now that was just repugnant.

  • Visited May 2013
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Durban, South Africa
Level 4 Contributor
12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“China Doll is a special place to dine. Very memorable.”
Reviewed June 20, 2013

China Doll is a great restaurant. It has a fabulous location with great views whether you're dining inside or alfresco. I was sad their famous crab wasn't available on the night, but the duck pancakes were wonderful - it's a very delicate flavour and quite fun to create yourself. The waitor was very personable and recommended dishes that were really tasty and wine that complemented them, PLUS he threw in two free desserts... I left very impressed.

  • Visited April 2013
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Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
299 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Absolutely awesome”
Reviewed June 18, 2013 via mobile

This was a business lunch for two and was simply amazing. The food was delicious, the service friendly but really professional AND as it got cooler, rugs were placed around our shoulders and the heaters were turned on. It was a beautiful winter day in Sydney and we were absolutely spoiled from the minute we arrived and pampered all afternoon.

Drinks are VERY expensive but as a special treat, or go easy on the drinks, this is a must do.

Highlights included the massamam beef shin, the duck pancake and the calamari - but seriously, we loved everything we ate. It was all delicious.

We will most certainly be back.

Visited June 2013
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