China Diner - Bondi

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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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What 185 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.2
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4.2
Ambience
3.9
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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!

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SineadO
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3Food2Service1Ambience3

We love you g to China Diner. I felt this time everything seemed very rushed. We got the banquet and normally the food comes out slowly but this time everything was heaped on the table pretty much at the same time and the waitress kept coming over asking f if we were finished. We hadn’t even finished the first dish never mind it all. Also on two occasions the waitress asked were we finished with the wine and more than half bottle left. We had to move it into the inside of the table. Very rushed experience not the nice relaxed atmosphere that we have always enjoyed

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SriwanthaA
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice ambient

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Responded on 2 March 2020

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

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LynneG
Sydney / NSW
6 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We arrived early sat out the front with an aperol happily people watching. Moved to our booth (only down side of the whole night it was the booth next to the utensils water jugs etc ridiculously noisy and distracting to conversation) but we told the waitress and they adjusted for us. Food great as usual beautiful wine happy staff we had a fun night... last to leave as the manager very kindly let us sit out the front again until they finished. Love! will be back soon

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Responded on 2 March 2020

Hi Lynne, Thank-you for your feedback. We are so pleased to hear we were able to turn your evening around & you enjoyed your Aperols & people watching!

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JulieG
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every time, without fail, the food and service are absolutely outstanding. No matter if you are a party of 10 or just 2, you can’t go wrong having dinner at China diner! By far one of the best place in Bondi!

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Responded on 22 February 2020

Hi Julie, thank-you for your lovely feedback! We look forward to welcoming you back to China Diner Bondi again soon.

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3Food2Service1Ambience4

Great food but waiters confused over what is actually gluten free and not. Also had items added to the bill that we didn’t have. This was addressed and we were reimbursed but not given a final receipt of the breakdown. Would recommend for food but not great service

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Responded on 17 February 2020

Hi Sarah, thank-you so much for your feedback. All our Menu items are are labelled either gluten-free or whether they can be made gluten-free on request. We are very happy to talk to your further regarding this if you can send us an email or private message via Facebook.

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SashaD
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Super tasty food and a wonderful time! I found the portion sizes fairly small but still very nice. There was a bit of a chilly wind blowing through where I was sitting but nothing too bad.

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Mads
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

Nice spot but the service was painfully slow, And the food took really long. We had to ask for it a few times and remind our server three times about taking a drink order. Rice arrived 40 mins before the beef and the order was wrong, things were left off. We had a friend over from the USA, and ai recommended we come here, but I wouldn’t rush back!

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Responded on 17 February 2020

Hi Mads, Thank-you for taking the time to provide your feedback. Please email us so we can discuss your experience further.

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MarkR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience1

food was very average and very expensive. Staff were great.

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Responded on 17 February 2020

Hi Mark, thank-you for taking the time to provide your feedback. We would be grateful if you could email us so we can discuss your experience further

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IreneK
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

i dine out most weekends and was VERY dissappointed with the serving sizes. Between 4 people we had to re-order twice as we found the servings very small even though we ordered the large plates. I can't ever remember exiting a restaurant hungry except at China diner. The value is NOT there. Discussing it with another friend today, they also told me they have had the same experience.

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Responded on 17 February 2020

Hi Irene, thank-you for taking the time to provide your feedback. We would like the opportunity to discuss your experience further if you are able to email us with your contact number.

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Alison
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Had a great evening catching up with a friend at China Diner, Calamari was excellent as were the duck pancakes.

Cant fault the margaritas either.

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Responded on 2 February 2020

Hi Alison, sounds like the perfect evening - calamari, duck pancakes & margaritas! Thanks for your feedback, we look forward to seeing you again soon

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Emma
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

Service was ok and the set menu wasn’t as filling as we’d have liked (one piece of salmon sashimi). However the food was tasty so it would have been better to order direct from the menu.

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Responded on 2 February 2020

Hi Emma, thank-you for your feedback. Our Banquets are designed to enable guests to try a large variety of dishes from our Menu - the $55 Banquet Menu has nine dishes. We look forward to welcoming you back to China Diner Bondi again

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Brynnind
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food. Great ambience. Always delivers. Look forward to returning and trying the $38pp all you can eat sushi train. Looks like great value.

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Responded on 11 January 2020

Thank-you for your review - we look forward to welcoming you back for the $38 Sushi Train 1 hour special!

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Koray
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing food and great options for vegans. Friendly Service and fun vibe. Went for a family dinner with my parents who are in their 60’s and we all had a great time

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Responded on 11 January 2020

Thank-you for your review - we are so glad your vegan guests enjoyed the plant-based Menu.

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EveS
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing and great atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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Responded on 24 December 2019

Hi Eve, thanks for your lovely feedback. We are so pleased to hear your enjoyed dining with us!

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GenetA
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

9 of us were very happy with the whole experience. It’s not always easy to please everyone! Love China Diner!

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Responded on 24 December 2019

Hi Genet, thanks for your wonderful feedback - I'm glad your whole group enjoyed the experience. We look forward to welcoming you back to China Diner again soon!

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CassandraS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The pork belly is sublime, everything is always reliably good. Quick friendly service and doesn’t break the bank 🤷🏻‍♀️

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Responded on 21 December 2019

Hi Cassandra, Thank-you for your feedback. The Chilli caramel pork belly is one of our favourites too! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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CraigK
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I didn't attend the dinner, I booked it for a staff event, but all reports back from staff were all very positive about everything, so thank you for looking after them, they've all worked really hard this year so it was nice they got to relax and enjoy some top notch food.

Thank you and Merry Christmas and a happy new year

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Responded on 21 December 2019

Hi Craig, Thank-you for passing on the feedback from your team. Next time you'll have to come along :)

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Foodie264
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

China diner is a family favourite, the only hard part is we can’t eat everything. Service was attentive, food always amazing. Thanks as always

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Responded on 3 December 2019

Thank-you for your lovely review. We hope to welcome you back to China Diner Bondi again soon to try the rest of the Menu!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such good food. Second time visit and just great. Recommend highly for fresh flavours and great choice of Asian food. Sushi, dumplings, pork buns yum.

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Responded on 3 December 2019

Thank-you for your lovely feedback, especially on our new Sushi Menu. We look forward to welcoming you back to China Diner Bondi again soon!

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VikkiB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the new train in the middle of the restaurant!!
As a small family of 3 it was always hard to order as we wanted to try lots of different things but were limited by the portion size and cost and only ever ordered 3 or 4 things. Now with the train you can help yourself to half sizes of their famous dishes and interesting sushi etc while you wait for mains!!
Brilliant idea guys!! Loved it.

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Responded on 4 November 2019

Thank-you so much for your feedback on CHINA TRAIN Vikki! We are so pleased to hear you & your family enjoyed it. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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Bg28
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

The food was delicious and surprised me to say the least, however the wait staff were uneducated about the food or wine, when wine was delivered the waiter proceeded to stand there with his hands on hips as if it was a hassle for him to bring us the wine.

Additionally whilst we had ordered a number of different items On the menu, the fact that my main came out and then 15 minuets later my sides of rice and broccolini arrived was quite disappointing.

Every dish we received was immaculate and did not disappoint the pork belly was rich and the king fish heavily. Which further disappoints me when it is brought out at staggering which made no sense.

Waitstaff need education of what they are presenting to their customers and expeditor or head chef need to realise the correct time to send food to a table.

China Diner - Bondi
Responded on 14 October 2019

Thank-you for your feedback. We have shared this with our team. We have taken all your comments onboard & will do our utmost to ensure our systems & processes prevent this from happening again. We hope this experience will not discourage you from visiting us in the future. If you would like to discuss this further, you can contact our Group General Manager on 91302333

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TonjaG
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

The food was disappointing & although we ordered the large servings thought them very small. For the cost I expected much better.

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DavidR
Brisbane / QLD
7 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Have dined here numerous times now.
Food is always outstanding with a great variety of dishes. Looking forward to my next visit.

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Responded on 12 October 2019

Hi David, thank-you for your feedback! We look forward to welcoming you back to China Diner soon.

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DanT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience4

We do love coming to this restaurant. On our last visit though we were ignored for at least 10mins before someone took our food order. Our first water order never arrived and we were charged for the water we never received. Staff promptly removed the charge. Service can change depending on where you sitter but food is always good.

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Responded on 14 October 2019

Hi Dan, thank-you for your feedback which has been shared with the team. We sincerely regret the service errors & hope that we can redeem ourselves in the future.

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TimM
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

The restaurant was great. Problem was that they had no record of my booking despite an email confirmation form you!!!!!! Also, you make it impossible to give this feedback.

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Responded on 14 October 2019

Hi Tim, thank-you for your feedback. Our records show that you did have a reservation with us & that the reservation was seated in the venue on 28 September. Our systems team would like to discuss this matter with you further & will be contacting you today. Sincere apologies for any breakdown in communication.

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vipCarolynK
Gloucestershire
16 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Yummy but expensive

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Rosie
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A brilliant place, food amazing, service on point. A really fun environment too. Cannot fault. Not a cheap eat but price is very fair for the location, quality and service. Sublime.

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Responded on 25 August 2019

Hi Rosie, thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback. We're glad to hear you enjoyed the "fun environment, amazing food & on point service"! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Anon
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food & service. Can’t wait till next visit.

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Responded on 25 August 2019

Thanks for your feedback - glad to hear both the service & food were amazing for you!

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DavinaG
London
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food! Highlight was the duck pancakes! They also make a very tasty Mojito! Yum yum!

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Responded on 12 August 2019

Hi Davina, thank-you for your feedback. The duck pancakes are one of our classic dishes so we are glad you enjoyed them. Who doesn't love a mojito?! We look forward to welcoming you back to China Diner Bondi again soon

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TonyG
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We loved everything about it and can’t wait to go back there again

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Responded on 5 August 2019

Hi Tony, thanks for your review. We look forward to welcoming you back to China Diner Bondi again soon!

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LewenaW
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

Disappointing experience.
This was always a family favourite but something has happened.
Food isn’t great very small portions and service was all over the place

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Responded on 30 July 2019

Hi Lewena, thank-you for taking the time to provide your feedback. We'd love the opportunity to discuss your experience a little further - I've sent you an email if you can let us know when a good time to chat would be.

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KarleeM
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Extensive food and drinks menu that caters to all dietary requirements

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Responded on 30 July 2019

Thank-you for your lovely feedback Karlee, we're glad you & your brother enjoyed the experience. We look forward to welcoming you to China Diner again soon

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AnthonyP
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic range of food
Excellent service and great suggestions for options
Not rushed
Very efficient

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Responded on 22 July 2019

Hi Anthony, Thank-you for the great feedback. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your dinner with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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MarkW
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Excellent and tasty food, served in a timely sequence. This is about the 4th time i have dined at this restaurant and the consistency is excellent. Well done.
My only observation, and not a criticism, is i noticed there are a number of staff who are obviously foreign language students who's english is hard to understand when they explain the menu. Once we got beyond that barrier the service was attentive and friendly and we really enjoyed our evening. Thanks and keep up the good work!

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Responded on 15 July 2019

Hi Mark, thank-you for the constructive feedback - we take it on board. Glad to hear you've enjoyed your visits - we look forward to welcoming you back to China Diner for your 5th visit soon!

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SkyeG
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love everything about China diner, value for money.
Food tasty, yummy.
Let your mouth have a party at China diner

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Responded on 15 July 2019

Hi Skye, thank-you for the feedback!

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AnnieM
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Fantastic food and wine and great value for $$$! Loved the ambience here

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Responded on 15 July 2019

Hi Annie, thank-you for the great feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back to China Diner again shortly

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IlanaA
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Relaxed fun environment, food was good. Delicious cocktails. Excellent service.

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Responded on 9 July 2019

Hi Ilana, thank-you for taking the time to provide your feedback! We look forward to welcoming you to China Diner again soon

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KarenG
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience1

The restaurant was cold - we never took our coats off. My husband ordered a cocktail he couldn’t drink. Then they forgot our order - it took an hour to get our food (arrived at 7:30pm, ate around 8:45pm). Ordered a glass of wine while we waited which sat in the bar for 10 min. until I asked a waitress if we could have it. No discount or free drink offered to make up for the poor service. AND, it was my birthday (not that they knew but compounded the disappointment). Definitely not going back.

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Michaeld
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Extremely tasty and delicious food. Would definitely go back. New favourite

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Responded on 2 July 2019

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

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FAQs

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

China Diner - Bondi is rated 4.3 stars by 185 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.