China Diner - Double Bay

4.5
74 reviews
$40 and under
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.

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$65 Banquet Menu

Dine in

A$65.00 per order

Starting Nov 24, 2020·Daily 12:00-17:00

Prawn Crackers, Crispy Calamari, Prawn & Black Fungi Wontons with Black Vinegar & Chilli, Xiao Long Bao (Pork Soup Dumplings, Prawn San Choi Bao, White Cut Chicken with Ginger & Shallot, Steamed Market Fish, Asian Greens, Infused Soy, Ginger & Shallot, Chilli Caramel Pork Belly, Steamed Broccoli with Lucky Sauce, Steamed Jasmine Rice. Most dietary requirements can be accommodated - please put in notes.

$65 Banquet Menu

Dine in

A$65.00 per order

Starting Nov 24, 2020·Daily 17:00-23:30

Prawn Crackers, Crispy Calamari, Prawn & Black Fungi Wontons with Black Vinegar & Chilli, Xiao Long Bao (Pork Soup Dumplings, Prawn San Choi Bao, White Cut Chicken with Ginger & Shallot, Steamed Market Fish, Asian Greens, Infused Soy, Ginger & Shallot, Chilli Caramel Pork Belly, Steamed Broccoli with Lucky Sauce, Steamed Jasmine Rice. Most dietary requirements can be accommodated - please put in notes.

$55 Banquet Menu

Dine in

A$55.00 per order

Starting Nov 24, 2020·Daily 12:00-23:30

Prawn crackers, Steamed BBQ Pork Bun , Crispy Calamari, Xiao Long Bao (Pork Soup Dumplings), Pork San Choi Bao, Twice Cooked Crispy Half Chicken, Massaman Curry, Steamed Broccoli Lucky Sauce & Steamed Jasmine Rice. Most dietary requirements can be accommodated - please put in notes.

What 74 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.3
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Foodie101
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service1ambience3

Food was fantastic, the service was very disappointing!

China Diner - Double Bay
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for your constructive feedback. We are so happy that you enjoyed the food at China Diner, Double Bay. I will be sure to pass on your message about the service so that we can work on this in the future. We look forward to welcoming you back to China Diner, Double Bay soon 😊

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JackieK
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came with 3 friends and everything we ordered was delicious. Originally booked outside but asked if we could come inside. Wasn’t a problem. Waitress was very friendly

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BlakeR
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with great service. Highly recommend.

China Diner - Double Bay
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you Blake, we really appreciate the positive feedback! We look forwards to welcoming you back at China Diner, Double Bay soon 🙌💗

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Beng
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing food and great service
Quite pricey however

China Diner - Double Bay
Responded on 11 November 2020

Thank you for your kind feedback Beng. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the food and service of China Diner, Double Bay and look forwards to having you back soon 🙌💮

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MimK
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Standard of food was below average and ridiculously expensive. Really disappointed.

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IanD
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Ordered banquet meal for two people. Each course came so quickly, it filled the table, not enjoyable.

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VirginiaC
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and cocktails, great service, highly recommend!

China Diner - Double Bay
Responded on 26 October 2020

Thank you so much Virginia! We are so glad you enjoyed and we hope to see you again for another cocktail very soon.

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Penny
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience1

I enjoy going here and the food, service and general ambience are ok. However I really have a problem with large posters of Mao. he was responsible for the deaths of millions of people and to glorify him in any way seems offensive. even if its art its like having psoters of Hitler everywhere. Not at all cool.

China Diner - Double Bay
Responded on 15 October 2020

At China Diner we display this artwork for its representation of the modern art world. Andy Warhol never openly stated his political views, his goal was to paint the most famous person in the world at this time and in 1972 this was Mao. He presents Mao in an objective way, therefore forcing the viewer to questions the artists intentions. In our eyes this representation of Mao is a shrine or memory of the people that passed and the people that thrived from Mao’s actions.

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JFGH
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great Double Bay Asian food venue!
Delicious dumplings, great wine list.
Treat youself!

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SarahR
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I rarely eat Chinese as I am so picky but this was amazing! Will definitely return again

China Diner - Double Bay
Responded on 28 September 2020

Hi Sarah, Thank you for your positive feedback! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the food and look forwards to having you back at the venue soon 🙌

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MissFoodie
Sydney / NSW
22 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Upon making a reservation, we were asked if we wanted standard, hi top or outdoor seating. I marked standard as my companion recently had surgery and couldn't sit in a hi top. It was raining outside so there was no outdoor seating anyway. On arrival, I gave our details to a young lady at the door who immediately said we can sit "there". That was right inside the door (drafty every time the door opened) and at a hi top. I explained that we had a reservation & the seating request was made for a standard seat. She said there was nothing available although there were clearly booths available. I asked her what the point was in asking us for our seating option online was if they were not going to honour it. Then she checked our reservation. She was so incredibly sourly to the point of being rude and after she checked our reservations, then told us we could sit in a booth. She then came over 2 minutes later and asked us what we wanted to drink - with attitude! My companion was so unimpressed by her too. The other waitresses were ok but she really put a damper on the evening with her attitude. I would not bother to go back there despite the food being delicious. There are other restaurants around whose service is much better, the customer is appreciated and the food just as nice. Sorry China Diner but you have lost us!

China Diner - Double Bay
Responded on 28 September 2020

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent dining experience at China Diner. We appreciate your feedback. I have passed your details yo our executive manager team who will be in touch with you privately within 48 hours. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused to you or your guests whilst we investigate this matter further.

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Nickinino
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

The portions are all small (starters & mains are no different in size) & the quality of the lamb was substandard at best!

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FARMEL
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is outstanding , I went there with my date for dinner. The staff really taking care of us , we had the Kung pao Chicken , it’s so delicious ...

China Diner - Double Bay
Responded on 28 September 2020

Thank you for positive feedback Farmel. We are stoked to hear that you enjoyed the food and our Kung Pao Chicken. We look forwards to seeing you again soon at China Diner Double Bay ❤

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NickiH
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
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

China Diner - Double Bay
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!

China Diner - Double Bay
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

China Diner - Double Bay
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
4 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

China Diner - Double Bay
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

China Diner - Double Bay
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
4 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.

China Diner - Double Bay
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.

China Diner - Double Bay
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
5 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

China Diner - Double Bay
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.

China Diner - Double Bay
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
4 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

China Diner - Double Bay
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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FAQs

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 74 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.