China Diner - Double Bay

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57 reviews
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$40 and under
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Asian
China Diner represents a contemporary and fresh approach to Asian dining. Nestled between The Sheaf & Bake Bar with outside seating & cosy booths. China Diner specialises in dumplings, along with a great selection of vegan, seafood & meat options. The extensive wine & cocktail list has been crafted to match the flavours of the Menu. We offer Banquet Menus from $44 per person.
What 57 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.4
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.2
Value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PeterG
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

excellent service and really good food. highly recommend it.

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VictoriaM
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I highly recommend this restaurant- absolutely delicious food and outstanding service

Victoria Morish

China Diner - Double Bay
Responded on 5 August 2020

Thank you so much for your positive feedback Victoria, we are so happy to hear that you were happy with our service & enjoyed the food! We look forwards to having you back at China Diner Double bay soon!

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good meal, pleasant all round

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Responded on 31 July 2020

Thank you so much for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your entire China Diner experience and we hope to see you again soon.

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LouiseB
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Food is good, but overpriced.
Service is very hit and miss, I went twice last week and both times I was disappointed with the service. Waited 10 mins for menus, 20 mins for tap water and both times it wasn’t that full.
Price wise $230 for a simple main and a starter for 3 plus a couple of drinks seemed excessive. We’ve eaten in much more upmarket restaurants and gotten much better value. But the food is delicious.

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RebeccaB
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great service, ambience and food! Definitely recommend.

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Responded on 22 July 2020

Thank you for your positive feedback Rebecca, we really appreciate it! We hope to see you again soon for some more delicious food.

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TainM
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was delicious as usual. Will definitely be back.

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Responded on 13 July 2020

Thank you so much for this positive feedback Tain! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal at China Diner, Double Bay! We look forwards to having you back at our venue soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time to China Diner and we had a great time. Fantastic food & drinks in a lovely intimate setting.

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Koray
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Super tasty plant based food. Good service even better food.

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Responded on 6 July 2020

Thanks for your positive feedback Koray, we are so happy to hear that you loved our plant based menu! We look forwards to having you back at China Diner Double Bay soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience3

There were many take always so we only managed to order once we have been there for approx 30 minutes. Our food arrived about one hour later. Something like xiow long bao which din tai fung have perfected, was thick party, stuck to the basket and bland! The dumplings bland. The crispy chicken bland. The duck pancakes sliced like bread - no crispy skin...
We won’t be coming back sadly as we had heard raving reviews. Perhaps the chef was having an off night - who knows! And $80 per person .... not worth the value at all. Thanks

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IreneC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience3

Everything was very good, except the service. Staff did not attend to us, we had to ask for menu, ice, to order, cutlery.
So i wont be going again.
Sorry

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Nicole
London
9 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience4

We love China Diner and have been ordering takeaway whilst it’s been shut to dine in. The food was, as always, excellent but the overall experience was let down by the service. There were plenty of waitstaff but they were I attentive and we often had to work hard to get their attention. I assume it was because they were new. Still love this place!

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Adam
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

My previous two experiences at the Bondi branch were really great. I found the food at Double Bay a bit lacking in flavour. Not worth the price tags. Simply forgettable.

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IreneC
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Beautiful quality food. Will definitely eat here again.

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VanessaO
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Not the most relaxing experience. Service was poor as staff were so busy dealing with the queue of drivers that were waiting ages for their deliveries.

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StuartB
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

We loved having the booth all to ourselves - wonderful sense of space. The food was very good but it was the service that was simply outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Liverpool
6 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service ! Will be going back

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Jc46
Sydney / NSW
6 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service and food was delicious.
Had the set menu which was so good.
Will be back for sure.

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ChrisW
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice food. Tasty cocktails. Service was okayed generally a good vibe.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

What a lovely young lady ROSIE
Thank you for looking after us

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RogerB
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Love the food. Service is efficient and ambiance is good. Not noisy.

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Responded on 24 February 2020

Hi Roger, thanks for your feedback! We look forward to welcoming you back to China Diner Double Bay again soon!

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TonyG
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff at Double Bay are always so friendly and kind with their time. They made my daughter feel so special when we arrived the night of her 13th Birthday . They brought out a surprise dessert with a sparkler. We love coming back!
Mona
Paddo

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Responded on 24 February 2020

Hi Tony/Mona, we are so pleased to hear your daughter enjoyed her 13th Birthday celebration. We look foreward to welcoming you back to China Diner Double Bay again soon!

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VeeT
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had such a lovely evening at China Diner. This was our second visit and this time we were celebrating my son's 19th birthday on a Thursday evening. We are a tricky group as 4 out of the 6 of us have various dietary requirements including Coeliac, dairy intolerant and non meat eater. The waitress was extremely helpful and didn't make us feel like we were difficult customers (which we are!). She referred to the kitchen when she had any queries but she was very knowledgable about the menu anyway. We each chose the $65 banquet which was amended to suit our dietary restrictions and the food was really fresh and delicious. We arrived at 7.30pm and it was very busy but we were the last ones in the restaurant by about 9pm. Thank you, China Diner! See you again soon!

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EvaP
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love China diner . Just wish you would put the vegetable bowl back on the menu Or something similar

China Diner - Double Bay
Responded on 30 December 2019

Hi Eva, thanks for your feedback. Do you mean the China Salad Bowl? We always welcome feedback from our customers about what dishes they enjoy/ed!

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Carole60
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

All ways very pleasant service excellent food. Easy parking easy access. Highly recommend for a modern Chinese meal.

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MerelynFrankC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Thoroughly enjoyed an early Sun night bite with friends. Good value, fabulous gluten free and vegetarian options. The only very slight negative is the food is missing is the charred taste of a well seasoned wok that you get in an old fashioned Chinese restaurant.

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IngridK
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always fabulous - have never had a bad experience - will continue going for ever

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GeorgeC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Highly recommended.. will return.

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Responded on 20 August 2019

Hi George, Thank-you for your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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Goodfood
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service and food were great! Heard a lot about this place but didn't believe the hype, was very presently surprised. On the pricey side but worth it

China Diner - Double Bay
Responded on 20 August 2019

Hi there, thank-you for your feedback. We're glad to hear you enjoyed the food & service.

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MANDYP
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a delicious vegetarian meal and sat outside which was lovely. Food was fantastic.

China Diner - Double Bay
Responded on 20 August 2019

Hi Mandy, glad to hear you were able to enjoy our vegetarian/vegan Menu!

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TrishW
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and nice atmosphere
Will definitely go back

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Responded on 8 August 2019

Hi Trish, thanks for your review. We look forward to welcoming you back to China Diner Double Bay again soon!

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SylvieH
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

I have dined here quite a few times now and have enjoyed every time. Thank you

China Diner - Double Bay
Responded on 8 July 2019

Thank-you for your review Sylvie, we're so pleased you have enjoyed your China Diner experiences!

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EmmaL
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Bit cold in there.
3 staff asked if we wanted water before we got it.
Very expensive but delicious
Like the booth seating arrangement

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Service not great the main person who served us wasn’t friendly and got the order incorrect

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MarioM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous place! Love the China Diners but this one is way easy than the Bondi one. Staff were lovely and they were attentive in a good way. The food...well the food needs no introduction- love it. Who knew coconut cream on a cocktail worked so well?

China Diner - Double Bay
Responded on 8 July 2019

Thanks Mario - the lemongrass & coconut sour is one of our signature cocktails & we tend to agree - it's a great combination!

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HelenaH
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding service, amazing food with value for money, great cocktails and ambience. Definitely coming back

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Responded on 8 July 2019

Thank-you for your lovely review Helena - we look forward to welcoming you back soon to enjoy the China Diner experience!

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LizS
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was delicious but too expensive for what it was

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Angela
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The plant based banquet was delicious! And very generously portioned. Would 100% order again!

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Hk33
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was fabulous and the service was also very good. We will definitely go back

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SallyM
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

A very enjoyable , relaxed dinner. Food was good and service was pretty good. A couple of times we had to chase it up - but overall Ok. Definitely recommend for a casual night out where you want some reasonable food and a good atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
5 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I couldn’t have enjoyed it more. We were recommended to a delicious prawn dish which we shared as an entree. Then both had mains.
Service polite and efficient. A great experience for lunch before we went to a book launch in Double Bay Library. Will certainly revisit and recommend.

China Diner - Double Bay
Responded on 21 May 2019

Thank-you for your feedback. We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your lunch with us & look forward to welcoming you back to China Diner Double Bay again soon.

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China Diner - Double Bay does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. China Diner - Double Bay also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 9326 1900.

China Diner - Double Bay is rated 4.5 stars by 57 OpenTable diners.

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