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China Diner - Bondi, Sydney, AU-NSW

China Diner - Bondi

4.0
4
519 Reviews
$40 and under
Chinese
China Diner represents a contemporary approach to Asian Dining, in a stylish venue inspired by 1930's Shanghai. China Diner specialises in dumplings, vegan, seafood & meat dishes, that pair perfectly with an extensive wine, sake & cocktail list. All a short stroll from Bondi Beach.


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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 5 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Chinese, Asian, Contemporary Asian
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:15 pm
  • Phone number
    1300 244 620
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Private party facilities
    China Diner Bondi can be booked out exclusively for groups of 90 guests for a sit down event, or up to 140 guests for a stand up cocktail event. A semi private dining room is also available for group bookings up to 90 guests seated. A perfect space for corporate functions, end of year events, product launches and birthday celebrations. Booking out the restaurant also includes exclusive use of the Bar for pre-lunch drinks.
  • Private party contact
    Eliza or Arabella: (02) 9130 2333
  • Area
    Bondi Beach
  • Cross Street
    O'Brien St
  • Parking Details
    Street parking and Wilson car park on the back street of the Diner on O'Brien street.
  • Public Transit
    Train to Bondi Junction which has several bus connections from the train station to Bondi Beach.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • $49 Plant Based Banquet Menu

    $49.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Edamame, Vegetarian Spring Rolls, Spinach & Water Chestnut Dumplings, Vegetarian San Choi Bao, Sesame Tofu Salad, Stir Fry Asian Mushrooms & Eggplant, Silken Tofu, Market Greens. Most dietary requirements can be accommodated - please put in notes *Please note a 10% surcharge applies to parties of 10-20
    $49 Plant Based Banquet Menu photo
  • $59 Banquet Menu

    $59.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Prawn Crackers, Steamed BBQ Pork Bun, Crispy Calamari, Xiao Long Bao (Pork Soup Dumpling), Pork San Choi Bao, Twice Cooked Crispy Half Chicken, Chilli Caramel Pork Belly, Market Greens & Jasmine Rice. Most dietary requirements can be accommodated - please put in notes. *Please note a 10% surcharge applies to parties of 10-20.
    $59 Banquet Menu photo
  • $69 Banquet Menu

    $69.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Prawn Crackers, Crispy Calamari, Prawn & Black Fungi Wontons w Black Vinegar & Chilli, Xiao Long Bao (pork soup dumpling), Prawn San Choi Bao, White Cut Chicken with Ginger & Shallots, Steamed Market Fish, Asian Greens, Infused Soy, Ginger & Shallot, Chilli Caramel Pork Belly, Market Greens, Jasmine Rice. Most dietary requirements can be accommodated - please put in notes. *Please note a 10% surcharge applies to parties of 10-20.
    $69 Banquet Menu photo

What 519 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Bondi Area

    Good for groups

  • Bondi Area

    Healthy

  • Bondi Area

    Hot spot

  • Bondi Area

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Bondi Area

    Good for special occasions

  • Bondi Area

    Lively

  • Bondi Area

    Most Booked

519 Reviews
  1. KareneshD

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous clean fresh food. Lovely environment. Friendly staff.

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  2. SallyannT

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food with soooooo many Gluten Free options. Tofu and white cut chicken were winners, great service and knowledgeable staff.

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  3. AshB

    Sydney

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was outstanding as always but the continues switch in waiting staff is noticeable since on both my last visit’s there was something they missed on my order or just didn’t pay much attention to what i was telling them … one example for this was me ordering the nikka whiskey with coca cola and no garnish, that tock about 10 minutes till the waitress then asked me if i wanted them on the rocks or just as a shot to which i then replied with ice and the coca cola pls as i ordered it about 10 min ago and i was confused because she wrote wrote our whole order down on her notepad and still the whiskey came with a slice of Lime in it 🤦🏽‍♂️

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  4. MaisieC

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We were really disappointed with the meal. After waiting in the freezing wind for 10 minutes to be seated, nobody came to take our food order for 25 minutes. When we did order food, we ordered the banquet, thinking it would be arriving in order, but instead it all came out so rushed and there were dishes missing and no sauces. We asked for soy sauce twice and it never came. The service was absolutely appalling, at one point the host of the restaurant actually took out plates which still had food on, and quickly marched off before we could even say anything. We ordered cocktails that weren’t finished, which also got taken away. We understand that because of Valentine’s, it would have been busy but that does not excuse the lack of customer service and basic treatment of paying guests.

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  5. Chris

    Perth

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Our table was moved right down the back, drinks were forgotten, took 20mins to come. Took a long time to pay bill while waitress tried to find a eftpos machine. Organised chaos with wait staff running around, 3 people tried to take our food order after we had already ordered.

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  6. BobM

    Sydney

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food remains very good Timing of course delivery needs to improve Wait, wait, wait than 3-4 dishes together A little thought & planning moves a 4 to 5

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  7. ShaunaL

    Sydney

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s a good vibe down in Bondi, cocktails good, service good. Food is definitely not as good as it used to be.

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  8. Missy

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food & service was very good. But table was a little sticky. Rose was chilled & a there was no skimping on the measure. Overall a very pleasant evening.

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  9. StefanoP

    Sydney

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    We went on Saturday night and it wasn’t busy, unfortunately the food was disappointing. Portion was very small.

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  10. SkyeL

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great, friendly service. Delicious food and mocktails. Nice environment and good location.

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  11. IanJ

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Being a Bondi local I have over the years walks past China Dinner as I am not into fine dining as that was the perception I had due to the amazing decor. Well, what a surprise. Fine dinning yes, but also so casual that you can rock up in your board shorts an T-shirt and get one of the best meals and value for money to select from. Cant believe it took me this long to dine in. Huge space also which surprised me. No wonder every time I walked past it was packed and had a vibrant atposhere.

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  12. JohnG

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We waited 1 hour for our food after ordering…we had to go to the kitchen to find out what's happening…we were told the kitchen was understaffed… our waitress did not inform us They forgot one of our orders with the duck pancakes coming after our main food So disappointing Also at 7pm at night they said they had run out of fish…seriously

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  13. Yummmmm

    Exclusive

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 3 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Sorry China Diner, your food used to be better, San choi bow was not what it used to be, cocktails meh. Time to move on.

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  14. GraceC

    Sydney

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was really yummy but the music was way too loud and whilst the staff were all nice it was really hard to get any attention. We ordered dim sum and there was a problem with the steamer, we were given the option wait or have our mains served so we requested our mains whilst the steamer situation was sorted. We had already finished our mains when we asked if the dim sum were coming and were told they were almost ready. The entire cook time passed and it was clear they were not nearly ready. When we asked the second waitress she said they were still having problems with the steamer. It’s one thing for things not to work, it happens, what was upsetting was being told the dish we had been waiting so long for was about to be served when it in fact still had not been cooked. We ended up cancelling the dim sum as we were waiting too long. Better communication would have gone a long way, we could have ordered something else instead of leaving disappointed.

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  15. PaulK

    Sydney

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 27 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a terrific waitress serving us, and the other staff were very friendly and obliging.

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  16. mikel

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was good as was the wait service. However, the kitchen service was appalling. Never seen worse - waiting a full hour for food. Not acceptable.

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  17. DrewB

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very easy to book, no deposit needed. Hanger steak was amazing. Staff really friendly. Also bought out free dessert with sparkler as I booked for my daughter's birthday.

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  18. ElanaC

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Tasteless food. Tasteless cocktail. Very disappointing experience.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The food took so long to be served despite the place being pretty empty. Waitress was not able to help with the menu.

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  20. ClaudiaB

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a great venue with amazing food, exciting menu and clever flavours.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food and service for our table of 16! Thank you China Diner Bondi :)

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  22. BobM

    Sydney

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Reliable & predictable - good quality food, drinks Xxy- last night wasn’t busy however food took a while - as I say casual & dependable! ✔️

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 November 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Bao buns were lousy, the bun itself was either undercooked or had been frozen, not up to standard. The dumplings were cold. Other dishes were underwhelming. Staff were fine.

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  24. IreneK

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice food, but unfortunately the food took nearly an hour to come out . They did compensate us though by giving us some free appetizers which was thoughtful. Staff very friendly & thoughtful

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  25. CindyL

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This place was a great find after a day at Bondi Beach. We went with a large group and ordered family style to share and everything was delicious!! Highly recommend the crispy pork belly and soup dumplings which were our favorites.

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  26. PeterA

    Sydney

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 November 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Arrived at the dumpling special for my wife's birthday and our 2 children. First round of fried and steamed dumplings weren't great but we thought next round would improve. Dumplings were stodgy and torn and overcooked (fried) undercooked (steamed). We waited a further 45 minutes for the second round (which never arrived) and then we were presented with a plate of undercooked (from a follow up order) steamed dumplings you could bounce off the wall. We had one serve and when we said enough is enough we were told they are having issues with the kitchen... We wanted to leave and the waitress offered us the drinks free... I replied, but we haven't eaten yet... One serve wasn't eating, we were then given a further discount but that was ridiculous. A ruined meal, terrible night and had to pay almost $100 for a family of 4 leaving hungry due to kitchen issues. You should have charged us for the drinks and food free. Terrible, won't be back, terrible dumplings, only good thing was the spring rolls. You get better from Woolworths Mr Chens frozen Shumai and xaio long bao...

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  27. CathyM

    Sydney

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I was attracted to the restaurant because the menu had gluten free and gluten free options- great. I ordered the five spice duck pancakes gluten free. It was cheap actually one of the most expensive dishes. So disappointed when it came out with only a small portion of duck that had no flavor and definitely not fresh. The worst thing was that instead of gluten free pancakes ie rice paper rolls it was served with lettuce leaves. So disappointing. If I had ve known I would’ve ordered something else. Everyone’s else’s dishes were nice

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  28. Dani

    Sydney

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 18 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fabulous good and service and cocktails! Chicken dish was a bit dry. Banquet was yummy and just enough food - good value.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 October 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We got the $69 banquet. We didn’t receive $69 of food at all. It was my daughter’s 11 th , we were all disappointed. We spent $669 . I don’t if the kitchen staff have changed, but the first 3 courses were spicy, so my daughter couldn’t eat them. We used to come a lot , Iam so disappointed, Bondi being our local and all

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 October 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    They took ages to bring the food once finally served the dumplings were cold the flavours were not there worst dumplings I had in Sydney. Then the rice came and it was also cold. The waiters didn’t have a clue about what garnishes to bring with the food and then we had to wait even longer.

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  31. Dimi

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Cons: food serving portions were small. Entrees came out 1 at a time over 20 minutes. White chocolate mud cake (on dessert special menu) did not have mud cake in it. They had chocolate crumbs instead. Pros: all food was yummy (apart from white chocolate mud cake). Best dish was black sesame chicken spring rolls and the caramelized pork. Service was good. Would visit again.

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  32. KathyR

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 October 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was very slow to come out - we waited nearly 40 minutes. The portions were very small for the price

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  33. VeeT

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 October 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We found the overall experience disappointing last night. Several people in our party were looking forward to having the calamari but that wasn't available and the squid substitution wasn't gluten free. The service was a bit slow and the table wasn't cleared. There were no gluten free dessert options. We usually enjoy our dinners at China Diner but sadly not on this occasion.

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  34. LynneG

    Sydney

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 21 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    China Diner never fails to provide me with a fun night with my girlfriends great food our favourite wine and above all a friendly welcome back from the best hostess and her staff
    China Diner - BondiResponded on 27 September 2023
    Thanks for the wonderful feedback Lynne!

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  35. ClaudiaW

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was excellent. Had been a couple of months earlier and had a great experience. Sadly on this occasion the service was pretty poor. Drinks arrived after the first lot of food. We then needed to flag someone to order another drink, and oddly when it came time to pay the staff just left us the machine to sort out. Would recommend based off food but not on service.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Thank you, we had a lovely evening. By any chance was a silver ladies watch found on Saturday night. Kind regards, Belinda
    China Diner - BondiResponded on 27 September 2023
    Thank you Belinda. Will be in touch of the watch is found.

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  37. Kayy

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a lovely night, my bf and I did the $49pp plant based banquet and it was just perfect. Really enjoyed it. Only thing to note - the fried rice came with eggs for the “plant based”, they without hesitation brought out a fried rice without eggs for me as I am vegetarian. so if you are a strict vegetarian/ vegan do check but otherwise delicious! Highly recommend 😌😌
    China Diner - BondiResponded on 27 September 2023
    Thanks for the feedback Kay!

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  38. MandyW

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a lovely Father’s Day yesterday. However My feedback is the wait staff not really paying attention when we need to order more food and drinks. I had to stand up and went to the cash register to met someone to order more food for our table. I’ve seen a few girls who worked yesterday just walk straight up without paying attention to the tables who may needed help/ assistance with the food etc. I had to clear up empty place and moved them to the table next to us to give us more space for another food to come. The wait staff doesn’t really pay attention details such as empty plates/ glasses need to be clear up as soon as they seen them. Not all of them checking our tables. Perhaps they can do more such as look after their customer who spend money not only for the food. We paid for the entire experience including service.

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  39. BeeTee

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great, and service, like always, was excellent.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 13 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good, drinks were good. Service was fast!!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from China Diner - Bondi using the Order Online button. China Diner - Bondi also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 1300 244 620.

China Diner - Bondi is rated 4 stars by 519 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 5 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for China Diner - Bondi

75-79 Hall St, Sydney, AU-NSW 2026

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    O'Brien St
  • Area
    Bondi Beach
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:15 pm
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Chinese, Asian, Contemporary Asian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street parking and Wilson car park on the back street of the Diner on O'Brien street.
  • Public Transit
    Train to Bondi Junction which has several bus connections from the train station to Bondi Beach.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    1300 244 620
  • Private party facilities
    China Diner Bondi can be booked out exclusively for groups of 90 guests for a sit down event, or up to 140 guests for a stand up cocktail event. A semi private dining room is also available for group bookings up to 90 guests seated. A perfect space for corporate functions, end of year events, product launches and birthday celebrations. Booking out the restaurant also includes exclusive use of the Bar for pre-lunch drinks.
  • Private party contact
    Eliza or Arabella: (02) 9130 2333
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