China Diner - Bondi

4.5
337 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.

Experiences

  • A La Carte

    Multiple dates available

  • $55 Banquet Menu

    A$55.00 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, Massaman Curry, Steamed Broccoli W Lucky Sauce & Jasmine Rice. Most dietary requirements can be accommodated - please put in notes. *Please note a 10% surcharge applies to parties of 11-20.
  • $65 Banquet Menu

    A$65.00 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, Steamed Broccoli with Lucky Sauce, Jasmine Rice. Most dietary requirements can be accommodated - please put in notes. *Please note a 10% surcharge applies to parties of 11-20.
  • $55 Banquet Menu

    A$55.00 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, Massaman Curry, Steamed Broccoli W Lucky Sauce & Jasmine Rice. Most dietary requirements can be accommodated - please put in notes.
  • $65 Banquet Menu

    A$65.00 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, Steamed Broccoli with Lucky Sauce, Jasmine Rice. Most dietary requirements can be accommodated - please put in notes.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • 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
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 337 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
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Food
4.3
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
Value
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markh
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience2

Food is currently down a notch or two compared to pre Covid lockdowns. Maybe it's staffing issues or maybe a lack of $$. But it's a less good version of its former self. Hope they can step it up.

China Diner - Bondi
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you Mark for contacting China Diner. We appreciate you taking the time to give us feedback regarding your recent experience. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused to you or your guests whilst we investigate this matter further.

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GenevieveH
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

We had the banquet menu and recieved very minimal entrees each; one dumpling, one pork bun etc

China Diner - Bondi
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Genevieve, thank you for your feedback. The portion sizes for the banquets are tailored for the number of guests dining, while the a la carte portions are fixed in size. We are always happy to send extra banquet items. Apologies if this was not made clear to you on the day. We look forwards to welcoming you back in the future.

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Biggabs
2 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Good food - service quite good. Pricing a bit high but good quality.

China Diner - Bondi
Responded on 16 November 2021

Thank you for the feedback Biggabs. We are glad that you enjoyed the food. We look forward to welcoming you back to China Diner Bondi again soon 🧡

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darcyk
Miami
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love to be reminded why China Diner is my favourite restaurant in Bondi. Amazing service, food and vibe.

China Diner - Bondi
Responded on 8 November 2021

Thank you for the positive feedback Darcy, we are so glad to hear that you loved the staff and your recent dining experience at China Diner, Bondi. We look forwards to welcoming you back again soon to try the rest of the menu! 🧡

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Fabulous food!

China Diner - Bondi
Responded on 5 November 2021

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GlendaA
Buckinghamshire
6 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food, friendly service and nice ambiance.. what more could you ask for. Definitely recommend

China Diner - Bondi
Responded on 2 November 2021

Thank you Glenda. We are so glad to hear that you loved the food, service and ambiance at China Diner, Bondi! We look forwards to welcoming you back to the venue again soon :)

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Mish
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Feel like may be a little rusty coming out of lockdown. Although value for food is amaizng, drinks were extremely overpriced for the small mouthfuls you got.
Waiter continuously getting confused with our table offering the banquet all over again 4+ times.
Lots of potentially, but won't be racing back

China Diner - Bondi
Responded on 2 November 2021

Dear Mish, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent dining experience at China Diner. We appreciate your feedback. I will be sure to pass on your insights to the team. We apologise for any inconveniences caused to you or your guests while we investigate this matter further.

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balls
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was great, food came out very quickly and was delicious. They sat us next to the bathrooms which was strange considering there were many empty tables, but it wasn't really an issue. Overall great restaurant 5/5

China Diner - Bondi
Responded on 25 October 2021

Thank you for the feedback! We are so glad that you enjoyed the food and the service. We look forward to welcoming you to China Diner Bondi again soon! 🧡🧡

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vipKateM
3 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A variety of delicious fresh dishes to choose from. Yuzu Spritz a tasty cocktail!

China Diner - Bondi
Responded on 25 October 2021

Thank you Kate! We are so glad that you enjoyed the food and one of our favourite cocktails. We look forward to welcoming you to China Diner Bondi again soon. 🧡🧡

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michaelf
4 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always good. Food and Drink service prompt. Will be going back again soon.

China Diner - Bondi
Responded on 19 October 2021

Thank you Michael, we look forwards to welcoming you back again soon! 🧡🧡

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Foodie264
6 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

One of our absolute favourites and top of the list post lockdown.
Excellent service and delicious food. Thanks as always

China Diner - Bondi
Responded on 19 October 2021

Thank you for your ongoing support!! We are so glad to hear that you loved the service and food at China Diner, Bondi. We look forwards to warmly welcoming you back again soon 🧡🧡

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience5

Food took an hour to come out. Many mistakes with meals, one vegan dish ordered was meat. Drinks were taking 30 minutes also to be received at table. Food was lovely but service was disappointing

China Diner - Bondi
Responded on 16 October 2021

Thank you for contacting China Diner. We appreciate you taking the time to feedback to us regarding your recent experience. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused to you or your guests whilst we investigate this matter further.

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KatrinC
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Excellent wine advice. Really enjoyed the evening.

China Diner - Bondi
Responded on 21 June 2021

Thank you Katrin for the positive feedback! We are so glad to hear that you loved the food, service and wine advice at China Diner Bondi. We look forwards to warmly welcoming you back to the venue again soon 🧡🧡🙌

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IanO
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Good food and an enjoyable evening. Banquet choices are very good.

China Diner - Bondi
Responded on 18 June 2021

Thank you Ian for the positive feedback! We are so glad to hear you loved the food and banquet options at China Diner, Bondi. We look forwards to warmly welcoming you back again soon 🧡🧡😊

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RaphaelC
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service and great food

China Diner - Bondi
Responded on 16 June 2021

Thank you Raphael, we are happy to hear you loved the service & food at China Diner Bondi 😊😊🙌

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PaulK
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

China Diner is a very good Asian food experience. We go here often!!

China Diner - Bondi
Responded on 16 June 2021

Thank you Paul! We are happy to have you at China Diner Bondi & are glad you love the cuisine 😊😊

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CarisaW
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dined here for a birthday. Great location, gorgeous dim litted restaurant and the best service! They gave a complementary drink to my friend’s child. Food was soo delicious! Definitely coming back here.

China Diner - Bondi
Responded on 16 June 2021

Thank you Carisa!! We are happy to hear we could make the Birthday celebration special. We are so glad to hear you loved the location, atmosphere & service of China Diner Bondi. We look forwards to welcoming you back again soon!! 💗💗

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Banquet was unreal value. Food was plentiful & kept on coming. Loved every single dish. Service was attentive & super polite wait staff. We’ll return next time we’re in town 👌🏽 9/10

China Diner - Bondi
Responded on 16 October 2021

Thank you for the feedback! We are so glad that you enjoy the service and the food

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MICHELLEK
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious, fresh, flavoursome and well presented. Had the Banquet Meal for 4 and was just right amount of food and finished by adding the fried ice cream. Drinks were delicious and amazing. They do a great espresso martini. Service was perfectly friendly, professional, super attentive at the right times and food courses were perfectly timed and came out quick. One of the best dining experiences in Bondi. Couldn’t fault anything about the night. Make sure you book !! Highly recommend. Thanks to Zelka and the crew for a fantastic night out.

China Diner - Bondi
Responded on 16 June 2021

Thank you Michelle for the positive feedback! We are so joyed to hear that you had a fantastic night at China Diner Bondi. The team at Bondi is great, it is lovely to hear we could make your night so special. We look forwards to welcoming you back for more Espresso Martini's & Banquets in the future 😁😁

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VanessaD
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The hostess who was tending to our table was very personable, friendly and very accommodating to our requests. The food was exceptional. We loved the ambience and the decor was very trendy. Thoroughly recommend and will go back. Thank you for this enjoyable dining experience.

China Diner - Bondi
Responded on 7 June 2021

Thank you Vanessa! We are so glad to hear that you loved the food, ambience and décor of China Diner, Bondi! We are joyed to hear that your host for the evening made your night special! We look forwards to welcoming you back to China Diner, Bondi again soon 💕🙌

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BP123
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Food was good as always. Disappointed in the amount of time it took for our food to arrive. Took an hour to get our main dishes and the kids had already eaten so we ended up taking away. The food is excellent though and the staff were polite and apologetic for the delay

China Diner - Bondi
Responded on 7 June 2021

Thank you for the constructive feedback. We sincerely apologise for any inconveniences with food delays, I will be sure to pass that on to the kitchen. We are glad to hear that you loved the food & look forwards to welcoming you back again soon 🙌💕

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Glowie
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a great evening and we enjoyed the food very much. However, I missed the lotus chips that seemed to be on the banquet a few months back. Never mind, all was really good. Lovely staff.

China Diner - Bondi
Responded on 7 June 2021

Thank you for the positive & constructive feedback Glowie! We are glad to hear that you loved the food and staff at China Diner, Bondi! We look forwards to warmly welcoming you back again soon 😁🙌

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KatarzynaB
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Very tasty food, delicious China Chili drink! Totally recommend

China Diner - Bondi
Responded on 7 June 2021

We are so glad to hear you loved the food and China Colada! We look forwards to welcoming you back to the venue again soon 😁🙌

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Foodie264
7 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a reliable family favourite. Great food, great service.

China Diner - Bondi
Responded on 26 May 2021

Thank you for the positive feedback! We are so happy to hear that you loved the food and service. We look forwards to welcoming you & your family back again soon

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Jayaye
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Interesting wines - Tasmanian & French Pinot noir.
San Choi Bow entree very good.
Mains good.
Decided to see what deep fried ice cream was all about with dessert. Quite memorable; will try again one day.

China Diner - Bondi
Responded on 20 May 2021

Thank you for the positive feedback! We are so glad to hear that you loved the wine, mains and dessert at China Diner Bondi. We look forwards to welcoming you back again soon 😁

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StanS
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent and very delicious ! Would definitely go back again

China Diner - Bondi
Responded on 20 May 2021

Thank you Stan for your positive feedback! We are so glad to hear that you loved the food and we look forwards to welcoming you back again soon 🧡🙌

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anon
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food + great service - really friendly staff members.

China Diner - Bondi
Responded on 13 May 2021

Thank you for the positive feedback! We are so glad to hear you loved the food, service and staff at China Diner Bondi! We look forwards to welcoming you back again soon 🙌💗

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JohnF
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

It was a great way to spend Mothers' Day- thank you

China Diner - Bondi
Responded on 13 May 2021

Thank you John! We are glad you enjoyed your Mother's Day at China Diner, Bondi 🧡🧡

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Took my Mum & Dad for Mother’s Day lunch. My Mum absolutely loved it at China Diner. She loved the Food atmosphere everything. She gave the food 5 stars. I loved it to so did my dad. I requested a booth cause my dad would’ve had trouble sitting up high and they gave us one which was fantastic. The manager was great very polite friendly like the staff. Thanks for a great day China Dinner. PS- Thanks ‘Open table’ you’re an amazing App. I’ll be doing all my Restaurant bookings through you from now on. You made it so easy. Thanks again x

China Diner - Bondi
Responded on 13 May 2021

Thank you for the positive feedback 💗💗 We are so glad to hear that you and your Mother enjoyed China Diner, Bondi! We look forwards to welcoming you and your family back to the venue again soon (p.s - Opentable is fantastic, we agree!)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mother’s Day - great food service and ambience

China Diner - Bondi
Responded on 26 May 2021

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Foodie
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

I understand that, with the COVID situation, hospitality venues may be operating with fewer staff, however, as a customer, I would’ve expected an update on where our order was at.

45 min for our first 4 dumplings to be served wasn’t particularly great experience, especially when that was followed by another long wait in between entrees / mains which ended up being served cold.

Disappointing experience. Won’t be going back.

China Diner - Bondi
Responded on 13 May 2021

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

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DanielleF
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All staff very helpful and great advice re menu choices. Food was great too.

China Diner - Bondi
Responded on 4 May 2021

Thank you for the positive feedback Danielle! We are so happy to hear that you had a great interaction with our staff & enjoyed the food at China Diner, Bondi. We look forwards to warmly welcoming you back again soon 💙

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VIcky
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

Worst service ever. Even to the point where we were left the eftpos machine to work out how to pay ourselves.

China Diner - Bondi
Responded on 4 May 2021

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

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TanelK
2 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We always had amazing time at China Diner. This is not our first visit, and it’s just wonderful that every time we are there the staff just recognise us. Will definitely be back again!

China Diner - Bondi
Responded on 12 April 2021

Thank you for the review Tanel! We are so glad that you enjoy your visits to China Diner Bondi. We hope to be welcoming you back again soon.

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juliee
2 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love my visits to China diner . The food is always so tasty , the service is fabulous amd it has a real
Vibe . We go there with my girlfriends , family dinners amd couples nights as well it never disappoints . Can highly recommend

China Diner - Bondi
Responded on 12 April 2021

Thank you for the great feedback Juliee. We are so glad that you enjoyed the food and service. We hope to welcome you back to China Diner Bondi very soon.

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FelP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2021
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

Reviews were glowing so we were really looking forward to China diner for my daughter’s birthday. The food was really great however, the service was very disappointing. The entree’s/dumplings came out after the mains. The mains did not come out altogether. Given the reviews and cost of the meal I was really very disappointed with the service. A real shame, because the food is really fantastic. China Diner I think your staff really let you down tonight.

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kypg
4 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Had the plant based banquet for two and all dishes were made well. There were many plant based options on the menu but was refreshing to see a plant based banquet being offered at the forefront of the menu. Good job all round.

China Diner - Bondi
Responded on 7 April 2021

Thank you for the positive feedback! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed the plant based menu at China Diner, Bondi. We look forwards to welcoming you back again soon 🙌

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DebbieE
2 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Whether visiting Bondi or a local, don't go past China Diner for a cocktail and awesome food.

China Diner - Bondi
Responded on 8 April 2021

Thank you Debbie for your positive feedback! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed our cocktail list and food at China Diner, Bondi 🙌 We look forwards to having you back in venue again soon 🔥

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vipLisaW
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. They were extremely helpful with my picky daughter too. We will be back!

China Diner - Bondi
Responded on 6 April 2021

Thank you for the great feedback Lisa! We are so glad that you loved the food and service and that your daughter enjoyed it too. We look forward to seeing you again at China Diner Bondi.

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MDMoore
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sat at an outside table, so noise and ambience were from the street. Service great as always, food great as always, no complaints. I eat here regularly and am never disappointed.

China Diner - Bondi
Responded on 1 April 2021

Thank you for the positive feedback!! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience at China Diner, Bondi recently. We are very joyed to hear that the service and food was up to scratch and we look forwards to warmly welcoming you back again soon 🧡

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from China Diner - Bondi using the Order Online button. China Diner - Bondi also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 9130 2333.

China Diner - Bondi is rated 4.5 stars by 337 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 reservations at the moment.