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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$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 209 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.3
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4.1
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vipMichelleA
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

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

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LynneR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago

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

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Responded 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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

China Diner - Bondi
Responded 6 days ago

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

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Responded 6 days ago

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.

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Responded 6 days ago

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!

China Diner - Bondi
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
1 review
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!

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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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vipLynneG
Sydney / NSW
7 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!

China Diner - Bondi
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

China Diner - Bondi
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!

China Diner - Bondi
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.

China Diner - Bondi
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.

China Diner - Bondi
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.

China Diner - Bondi
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.

China Diner - Bondi
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
4 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

China Diner - Bondi
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!

China Diner - Bondi
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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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 209 OpenTable diners.

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

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