China Diner - Double Bay

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$40 and under
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Asian
Hidden between the Sheaf & Bake Bar is this cosy restaurant complete with booth seating indoors & outdoor seating. Start your meal with a variety from our Dim Sum Menu - with everything from steamed dumplings to spring rolls to san choi bao. Classic dishes include duck pancakes, chilli caramel pork belly & a varied vegan menu (10 items). Half the Menu is gluten-free or can be made gluten-free on request. A handpicked Wine, Sake, cocktail & beer List compliments the Food offering.
What 61 People Are Saying
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NickiH
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Terrific food and lots of vegan options. Ambience is so-so, but you're there for the food. Mushroom and eggplant stir-fry delish. Best spring rolls I think I've ever tasted. Will be back

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Responded on 11 September 2020

Hi Nicki! We really appreciate you taking the time to review your China Diner experience. We are so pleased to hear you loved our food, the mushroom and eggplant dish is one of our favourites too! We can't wait to see you again soon.

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OliviaB
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Loved the food. Great atmosphere. Cocktails were okay. Service could have been a bit better. Otherwise, would recommend!

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Responded on 11 September 2020

Hi Olivia, thank you so much for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your overall experience and would love to welcome you back again soon to try some of our new cocktails!

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JJMc
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Overall it was a nice evening out. The staff rubbed off as a little stressed.
The dumplings were overcooked, really mushy which was disappointing.
The rest of our meals were enjoyable and the cocktails were fantastic!
I wont be racing back, though will visit again in hope of a better experience.
The wine list needs improving if you want your guests spending more money, not a great selection for the 150% mark up prices.

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BelindaA
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a really nice time, enjoyed the food, great place to celebrate my daughters birthday

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Responded on 21 August 2020

Hi Belinda, thank you so much for your review. We are glad your daughter enjoyed her birthday celebrations with us and we hope to see you at China Diner again soon!

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Peter
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent service and really good food. highly recommend it.

China Diner - Double Bay
Responded on 18 August 2020

Thank you so much Peter! We are glad you had an excellent experience and hope to see you for some dumplings again soon. Have a lovely week.

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VictoriaM
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend this restaurant- absolutely delicious food and outstanding service

Victoria Morish

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Responded on 5 August 2020

Thank you so much for your positive feedback Victoria, we are so happy to hear that you were happy with our service & enjoyed the food! We look forwards to having you back at China Diner Double bay soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good meal, pleasant all round

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Responded on 31 July 2020

Thank you so much for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your entire China Diner experience and we hope to see you again soon.

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LouiseB
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food is good, but overpriced.
Service is very hit and miss, I went twice last week and both times I was disappointed with the service. Waited 10 mins for menus, 20 mins for tap water and both times it wasn’t that full.
Price wise $230 for a simple main and a starter for 3 plus a couple of drinks seemed excessive. We’ve eaten in much more upmarket restaurants and gotten much better value. But the food is delicious.

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RebeccaB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great service, ambience and food! Definitely recommend.

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Responded on 22 July 2020

Thank you for your positive feedback Rebecca, we really appreciate it! We hope to see you again soon for some more delicious food.

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TainM
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delicious as usual. Will definitely be back.

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Responded on 13 July 2020

Thank you so much for this positive feedback Tain! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal at China Diner, Double Bay! We look forwards to having you back at our venue soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to China Diner and we had a great time. Fantastic food & drinks in a lovely intimate setting.

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Koray
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Super tasty plant based food. Good service even better food.

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Responded on 6 July 2020

Thanks for your positive feedback Koray, we are so happy to hear that you loved our plant based menu! We look forwards to having you back at China Diner Double Bay soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

There were many take always so we only managed to order once we have been there for approx 30 minutes. Our food arrived about one hour later. Something like xiow long bao which din tai fung have perfected, was thick party, stuck to the basket and bland! The dumplings bland. The crispy chicken bland. The duck pancakes sliced like bread - no crispy skin...
We won’t be coming back sadly as we had heard raving reviews. Perhaps the chef was having an off night - who knows! And $80 per person .... not worth the value at all. Thanks

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IreneC
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Everything was very good, except the service. Staff did not attend to us, we had to ask for menu, ice, to order, cutlery.
So i wont be going again.
Sorry

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Nicole
London
9 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

We love China Diner and have been ordering takeaway whilst it’s been shut to dine in. The food was, as always, excellent but the overall experience was let down by the service. There were plenty of waitstaff but they were I attentive and we often had to work hard to get their attention. I assume it was because they were new. Still love this place!

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Adam
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

My previous two experiences at the Bondi branch were really great. I found the food at Double Bay a bit lacking in flavour. Not worth the price tags. Simply forgettable.

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IreneC
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Beautiful quality food. Will definitely eat here again.

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VanessaO
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Not the most relaxing experience. Service was poor as staff were so busy dealing with the queue of drivers that were waiting ages for their deliveries.

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StuartB
Canberra
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We loved having the booth all to ourselves - wonderful sense of space. The food was very good but it was the service that was simply outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Liverpool
7 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service ! Will be going back

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Jc46
Sydney / NSW
8 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food was delicious.
Had the set menu which was so good.
Will be back for sure.

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ChrisW
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice food. Tasty cocktails. Service was okayed generally a good vibe.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

What a lovely young lady ROSIE
Thank you for looking after us

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RogerB
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love the food. Service is efficient and ambiance is good. Not noisy.

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Responded on 24 February 2020

Hi Roger, thanks for your feedback! We look forward to welcoming you back to China Diner Double Bay again soon!

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TonyG
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at Double Bay are always so friendly and kind with their time. They made my daughter feel so special when we arrived the night of her 13th Birthday . They brought out a surprise dessert with a sparkler. We love coming back!
Mona
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Responded on 24 February 2020

Hi Tony/Mona, we are so pleased to hear your daughter enjoyed her 13th Birthday celebration. We look foreward to welcoming you back to China Diner Double Bay again soon!

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VeeT
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a lovely evening at China Diner. This was our second visit and this time we were celebrating my son's 19th birthday on a Thursday evening. We are a tricky group as 4 out of the 6 of us have various dietary requirements including Coeliac, dairy intolerant and non meat eater. The waitress was extremely helpful and didn't make us feel like we were difficult customers (which we are!). She referred to the kitchen when she had any queries but she was very knowledgable about the menu anyway. We each chose the $65 banquet which was amended to suit our dietary restrictions and the food was really fresh and delicious. We arrived at 7.30pm and it was very busy but we were the last ones in the restaurant by about 9pm. Thank you, China Diner! See you again soon!

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EvaP
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love China diner . Just wish you would put the vegetable bowl back on the menu Or something similar

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Responded on 30 December 2019

Hi Eva, thanks for your feedback. Do you mean the China Salad Bowl? We always welcome feedback from our customers about what dishes they enjoy/ed!

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Carole60
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

All ways very pleasant service excellent food. Easy parking easy access. Highly recommend for a modern Chinese meal.

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MerelynFrankC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Thoroughly enjoyed an early Sun night bite with friends. Good value, fabulous gluten free and vegetarian options. The only very slight negative is the food is missing is the charred taste of a well seasoned wok that you get in an old fashioned Chinese restaurant.

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IngridK
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fabulous - have never had a bad experience - will continue going for ever

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GeorgeC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended.. will return.

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Responded on 20 August 2019

Hi George, Thank-you for your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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Goodfood
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were great! Heard a lot about this place but didn't believe the hype, was very presently surprised. On the pricey side but worth it

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Responded on 20 August 2019

Hi there, thank-you for your feedback. We're glad to hear you enjoyed the food & service.

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MANDYP
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious vegetarian meal and sat outside which was lovely. Food was fantastic.

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Responded on 20 August 2019

Hi Mandy, glad to hear you were able to enjoy our vegetarian/vegan Menu!

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TrishW
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and nice atmosphere
Will definitely go back

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Responded on 8 August 2019

Hi Trish, thanks for your review. We look forward to welcoming you back to China Diner Double Bay again soon!

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SylvieH
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I have dined here quite a few times now and have enjoyed every time. Thank you

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Responded on 8 July 2019

Thank-you for your review Sylvie, we're so pleased you have enjoyed your China Diner experiences!

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EmmaL
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Bit cold in there.
3 staff asked if we wanted water before we got it.
Very expensive but delicious
Like the booth seating arrangement

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service not great the main person who served us wasn’t friendly and got the order incorrect

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MarioM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous place! Love the China Diners but this one is way easy than the Bondi one. Staff were lovely and they were attentive in a good way. The food...well the food needs no introduction- love it. Who knew coconut cream on a cocktail worked so well?

China Diner - Double Bay
Responded on 8 July 2019

Thanks Mario - the lemongrass & coconut sour is one of our signature cocktails & we tend to agree - it's a great combination!

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HelenaH
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, amazing food with value for money, great cocktails and ambience. Definitely coming back

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Responded on 8 July 2019

Thank-you for your lovely review Helena - we look forward to welcoming you back soon to enjoy the China Diner experience!

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LizS
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious but too expensive for what it was

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China Diner - Double Bay does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. China Diner - Double Bay also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 9326 1900.

China Diner - Double Bay is rated 4.5 stars by 61 OpenTable diners.

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