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China Diner - Bondi

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224 reviews
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$40 and under
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Asian
With an Eclectic mix of traditional dishes from South East Asia and China, in a stylishly relaxed environment, China Diner represents a contemporary fresh approach to Asian dining just 3 minutes walk from Bondi Beach.

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$65 Banquet Menu

Dine in
Starting Jun 24, 2020·Sun 12:00-16:45 17:00-21:00, Mon-Fri 17:00-21:00, Sat 12:00-16:45 17:00-21:00

prawn crackers

crispy calamari w togarashi pepper, garlic, lime

prawn & black fungi wonton

xiao long bao (pork soup dumpling)

prawn san choi bao

white cut chicken w ginger & shallot

steamed market fish w shaoxing & soy

chilli caramel pork belly

seasonal greens

jasmine rice

Most dietary requirements can be accommodated - please put in notes (eg 1 x gluten-free, 1 x vegetarian)

$55 Banquet Menu

Dine in
Starting Jun 24, 2020·Sun 12:00-16:45 17:00-21:00, Mon-Fri 17:00-21:00, Sat 12:00-16:45 17:00-21:00

prawn crackers, BBQ steam pork bun, crispy calamari, xiao long bao, prawn san choi bao, twice cooked crispy half chicken, massaman curry, seasonal greens & jasmine rice. Most dietary requirements can be accommodated - please put in notes.

What 224 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.3
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.1
Value
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ClaudiaB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a great restaurant and would definitely return! We visited China Diner for my birthday dinner and the staff were super thoughtful and generous in their service. The variety in the menu is great, we struggled to not over-order and everything tasted amazing! We’re a big family of foodies and found such clever flavour in the dishes.

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AnneC
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food as always. Quieter due to social distancing g. Lovely staff but a bit slow on the drinks. Cocktails and mock tails were amazing

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RhysF
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great time, service was exceptional, cocktails were great. The food amazing

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Responded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for your positive feedback Rhys and for supporting us in these times. We look forwards to hosting you again soon for dinner & cocktails!

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Lucas
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Food and space very good, service a bit hit and miss on the night.

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OlaS
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

It was good. The dining area where we sat was ok+, but the restaurant has different sections with varying atmospheres

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Jackieb
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience3

I know we are in the middle of a pandemic but the service wasn’t great. We had to flag down staff for drinks. The food came out really quickly and with no explanation as to what we were eating. I have been to China Diner many times and will definitely come back. I’m hoping the service wasn’t great because of Covid

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ClaudiaB
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience1

We were not told to sign in and there was no social distancing at all and we were constantly bumped into by people as they were all crammed into a small waiting area. Extremely long wait in between dishes. Wait staff forgot about us and after we walked up to ask for the bill just had the card machine dropped on our table for us to operate ourselves - they would have been completely oblivious if we just walked out. Very poor service when we are spending so much money on food.

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AriS
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent food, great place and reasonable prices. A bit inconsistent in service. Servers themselves are awesome and sweet. However the food does take a while to be delivered and in no particular order. The three of us has our meals delivered at different times, so didn't really eat "together".

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MichaelB
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great for group bookings - fantastic service and good food.

China Diner - Bondi
Responded on 22 July 2020

Thank you for your great review Michael. We are so glad you enjoyed your group booking with us! We would love to see you at China Diner again soon.

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SamP
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It was great - took the kids everyone had a good time

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Responded on 22 July 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review Sam. We are thrilled to hear both you and your kids had a great time and we can't wait to welcome you back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious and great service

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SueA
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Every dish we ordered exceeded our expectations- delicious!

China Diner - Bondi
Responded on 20 July 2020

Thank you so much for the great feedback Sue. We are glad you enjoyed every dish and look forward to seeing you at China Diner again soon!

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DebbieE
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Love China Diner, get takeaway from Double Bay and Bondi as well as frequently eating in at Bondi. Food never lets you down and the cocktails are awesome. My only issue on Sunday night was the table, I didn't like the location at all, the stools are uncomfortable and the table too small.

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GemmaL
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, great food and wonderful service with a smile

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Responded on 13 July 2020

Thank you so much for the positive feedback Gemma, we are so happy to hear that you loved our restaurants atmosphere and enjoyed the food! We look forwards to seeing you again soon :)

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MarkO
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience5

Good, buzzy vibe but found the flavour to be lacking. Better options out there

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vipMichelleA
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Yummy food, great upbeat atmosphere..will definitely go again.

China Diner - Bondi
Responded on 13 July 2020

Thank you so much for that great feedback Michelle. We are so glad to hear that you loved the atmosphere of our restaurant and enjoyed the food! We look forwards to seeing you soon!

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LynneR
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our regular special dining experience is always relaxed, well served, attentive wait staff, and fabulous food and atmosphere. Critical to our experience is the variable menu which is first class and beautifully served within good time in addition to a superb selection of drinks/cocktails and starters/entrees. Highly recommended and as a local of Bondi, it's wonderful to host international guests at this superb location which is always buzzing with a superb atmosphere. We adore the staff, the atmosphere, and the food so much.

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Responded on 13 July 2020

Thank you so much for the positive feedback Lynne! It means a lot to us. We are so happy that you loved China Diner Bondi's energy, food and service :) We look forwards to having you back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

Ok... bit contrived. Loud music not conducive to relaxing dinner. Food quite good. Calamari bit fatty? Beef curry nice.
Service very good.
Probably for young and hip so wouldnt return?

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

It were right nice

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jemoo
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

delicious with really good vegetarian options, never had any faults with orders and really friendly staff. I highly recommend the silken tofu :)

China Diner - Bondi
Responded on 6 July 2020

Thank you for the great feedback Jemoo, we are so happy that you loved the silken tofu as much as we do! It is lovely to hear that you appreciated & enjoyed of Veg menu! Looking forwards to seeing you again soon in the future

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Timi
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you for a fabulous dinner and cocktail, we will be back soon

China Diner - Bondi
Responded on 6 July 2020

Thanks Timi- glad you had a great time at China Diner Bondi. We look forwards to seeing you again soon!

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AmyD
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great meal, drinks & great atmosphere for a large group!

China Diner - Bondi
Responded on 6 July 2020

Thanks for that positive feedback Amy, we are so glad that you enjoyed the atmosphere and service at our venue! We look forwards to seeing you again soon!

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BrettS
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and great service! Satisfied all our needs

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Responded on 6 July 2020

Thank you for your positive feedback Brett, we are so happy that you enjoyed the food and service. We look forwards to seeing you again soon!

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vipMichaelA
Sydney / NSW
12 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Fabulous place for any occasion

China Diner - Bondi
Responded on 6 July 2020

Thank you Michael for your positive feedback, we are so happy you enjoyed your time at China Diner Bondi! Looking forwards to seeing you again soon!

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yvee
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Amazing food and generally good service, however, on my last visit, it was quite slow and took long to get a waiters attention

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AnitaV
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Have been here many times and always love the food, enjoyed every dish - very tasty!
Worth the money spent.

China Diner - Bondi
Responded on 6 July 2020

Thank you Anita for your positive feedback! We look forwards to seeing you again soon!

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Kazza
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Service was efficient & attentive. All good was delicious mushroom & vegetables excellent as were the chicken spring rolls

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Arturo
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Pretty disinterested service , one excellent dish- the mushroom wontons - otherwise nothing memorable. Deep fried ice cream poor

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KateU
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic dinner with our 2 children - we all loved it. Will be back for sure

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Good, not great food. Average price. Not a bad vibe for a girl’s catch up but you can do better elsewhere.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All of the plates we chose were delicious! Looking forward to coming back again

China Diner - Bondi
Responded on 16 June 2020

Thank-you for your lovely feedback - we look forward to welcoming you back to China Diner Bondi again soon!

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jasminap
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and super friendly and attentive staff!

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Responded on 16 June 2020

Hi there, thank-you for taking the time to provide your review - we look forward to welcoming you back for more great food soon!

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TaliaK
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Nolan was our waiter and he was amazing, he gave us the best service!! He was so friendly and warm, and I could see he loves what he does.

The food was amazing, I really enjoyed myself.

I will definitely be going back!!

China Diner - Bondi
Responded on 15 June 2020

Hi Talia, thanks for your lovely feedback! We're glad Nolan looked after your party so well :)

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EliMonard
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

The maitre d' was great, accommodating and efficient. However, the service from the waiting staff was poor, uninterested, obviously not experienced with very limited knowledge of the wine list and the menu. Towards the end of the night a new waiter looked after us who was great finishing the dining experience on a good note.

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AnthonyK
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing as always, staff so friendly and the place so Clean and spotless

China Diner - Bondi
Responded on 15 June 2020

Hi Anthony, thanks for your wonderful feedback! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Suzanne
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Amazing food as always. The prawn and black fungi wontons are the best ive ever eaten.

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Responded on 15 June 2020

Hi Suzanne, at the risk of sounding bias, we have to agree about the wontons - they are one of our most popular dishes! We look forward to seeing you again soon

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TrishT
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First night out in awhile. The staff were attentive & friendly. Food delicious & ambience spot on.

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Responded on 15 June 2020

Hi Trish, thanks for your lovely feedback - the trifecta of friendly staff, delicious food & great ambience are what we aim for!

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GregD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great welcome from a lady I think she was the manager ...very well looked after with care and warm assistance from Nolan !
One negative only ...there was a large table of women who were very loud and noisy and made it very hard to talk and hear at times which does tend to put a downer to the evening ,otherwise excellent!

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KateM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So good to be able to dine out again at our favourite, China Diner in Bondi.
Food was as delicious as always. Cocktails the best. Great service & comfortable safe
distancing.

China Diner - Bondi
Responded on 15 June 2020

Thank-you for your feedback Kate - we're glad the food, cocktails & service were spot on for your visit! See you again soon

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Lexi
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

Delicious meal!!! Not the best service (our waiter disappeared midway through taking our main orders and didn't appear until requested many times... and by then, some of the mains had already been served to the table). But the food was FAB!

FAQs

China Diner - Bondi offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 9130 2333.

China Diner - Bondi is rated 4.4 stars by 224 OpenTable diners.

China Diner - Bondi does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://chinadiner.com.au/giftvouchers/.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.