China Diner - Double Bay

4.3
132 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.

Nestled between The Sheaf & Bake Bar Double Bay with outside seating & cosy booths.

Experiences

  • $55 Banquet Menu

    A$55.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    NOTE TO CUSTOMER: FOR OUTDOOR BOOKINGS WE CANNOT GUARANTEE AN INDOOR TABLE IN ADVERSE WEATHER. 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 people.
  • A La Carte

    Multiple dates available

    NOTE TO CUSTOMER: FOR OUTDOOR BOOKINGS WE CANNOT GUARANTEE AN INDOOR TABLE IN ADVERSE WEATHER.
  • $65 Banquet Menu

    A$65.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    NOTE TO CUSTOMER: FOR ALL OUTDOOR BOOKINGS WE CANNOT GUARANTEE AN INDOOR TABLE IN ADVERSE WEATHER. 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 W Ginger & Shallots, Steamed Market Fish W 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

    NOTE TO CUSTOMER: FOR ALL OUTDOOR BOOKINGS WE CANNOT GUARANTEE AN INDOOR TABLE IN ADVERSE WEATHER. Prawn Crackers, Steamed BBQ Pork Bun, Crispy Calamari, Xiao Long Bao (pork soup dumpling), 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.
  • $65 Banquet Menu

    A$65.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    NOTE TO CUSTOMER: FOR ALL OUTDOOR BOOKINGS WE CANNOT GUARANTEE AN INDOOR TABLE IN ADVERSE WEATHER. 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 W Ginger & Shallots, Steamed Market Fish W 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 132 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.3
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.0
Value
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NoelleAB
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

You can not go wrong at this restaurant, food is absolutely delicious every time.
I love eating here.

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Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for the great feedback Noelle! We are so glad that you enjoyed your recent visit to China Diner Double Bay and that you enjoyed the food. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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davidh
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

this is my very favourite place in double bay the food is always terrific and good value

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Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for the great Feedback David! We are so glad that China Diner Double Bay is your favourite and that you enjoyed the food. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon 🧡🧡

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Russ806
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

loved the massaman beef and kung pao chicken, wine was a little expensive but would definitely go back

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Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for the feedback Russ! We are so glad that you enjoyed the Massaman and Kung Pao Chicken. We look forward to welcoming you back to China Diner Double Bay again soon.

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ShellyM
9 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

The price of a bottle of Rose wine was excessive- ranging from $66- which tasted like fermented vinegar, to $72 and $78!
We had to wait 20 mins for a table.
The food was delicious .

China Diner - Double Bay
Responded on 22 November 2021

Thank you for your feedback Shelly. Our wine list is subject to seasonal and vintage changes. We will be expanding our rose offering in the coming weeks.

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davids
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yum. Thanks. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

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Responded on 22 November 2021

Thank you so much for the great Feedback David! We are so glad that you enjoyed your recent visit to China Diner Double Bay. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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TraceyE
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food , always a safe bet when eating out. I have been here several times

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Responded on 16 November 2021

Thank you for the feedback Tracey! We are so happy that you enjoyed the food. We look forward to welcoming you to China Diner Double Bay again soon 🧡

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Ellie
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience4

We ordered the $55 banquet and expected to receive more than paying for each item purchased individually. Unfortunately, with the number of people on the table, we all paid an additional $13 per person (compared to if we had ordered the items off the menu). The food was great, but we were disappointed at this extra charge because it was a banquet.

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Responded on 2 November 2021

Hi Ellie, 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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SharonC
4 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

good food , great value and good service. would recommend

China Diner - Double Bay
Responded on 2 November 2021

Hi Sharon, thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience at China Diner, Double Bay. We are so glad to hear that you loved the food, service and value of our restaurant. We look forwards to welcoming you back again soon! 🧡

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RaymonE
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing tasting food and an amazing atmosphere. Food came in a good amount of time and portions are perfect.

China Diner - Double Bay
Responded on 2 November 2021

Thank you Raymon! We are so glad to hear that you loved the food and atmosphere in the venue. It is great to hear that the time and portions worked well for your group. 🧡🧡

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Birthday dinner at a family favourite. We had the banquet which was excellent.

China Diner - Double Bay
Responded on 2 November 2021

Thank you for the great feedback! We are so happy to hear that the family loved the banquet. We look forwards to warmly welcoming you back for more birthdays in the future! 🧡🧡

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JustinV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Staff were friendly and attentive. Food was good. Will go back.

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Responded on 25 October 2021

Thank you for the feedback Justin. We are glad you enjoyed the food and staff. Can you please give us some more detail as to why you gave us three stars? We are always looking to improve the guest experience.

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WayneB
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, nice food and friendly staff. the restaurant Manager is very kind.

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Responded on 25 October 2021

Thank you Wayne! We are so glad to hear that you loved the atmosphere and the service at China Diner, Double Bay. We look forwards to welcoming you back again soon 🧡🧡

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KateR
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Really enjoyed our meal there last night - nice chilled atmosphere and great fresh food. Definitely will be back and definitely recommend!

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Responded on 25 October 2021

Thank you Kate! We are so glad that you enjoyed the food and the atmosphere at China Diner Double Bay. We look forward to see you again soon. 🧡🧡

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KareneshD
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service good food. Waiter checked vaccination certificates

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Responded on 19 October 2021

Thank you Karanesh! We are so glad to hear that you loved the service and food at China Diner, Double Bay. We look forwards to welcoming you back again soon 🧡🧡

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JennaB
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, friendly staff and a very COVID-safe atmosphere!

China Diner - Double Bay
Responded on 19 October 2021

Thank you Jenna! We are so happy to hear that you loved the food and staff at China Diner. We look forwards to welcoming you back again soon 🧡🧡

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday meal - great service, food and value. Definitely recommend.

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Responded on 19 October 2021

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Mellaro
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Really nice place for a few drinks and a meal, the vibe was great and plenty of parking

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Responded on 16 October 2021

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

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Lisi
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Super food and service ! Easy parking and access..

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Responded on 16 June 2021

Thank you Lisi! We are so glad to hear that you loved the food and service at China Diner Double Bay! We look forwards to welcoming you back again soon 😊😊

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SusanW
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

friends from Perth Loved the food, service and ambience ( great cocktails )

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Responded on 2 June 2021

Thank you for the positive feedback Susan! We are so glad to hear that both our locals and your friends from Perth loved the food and atmosphere of China Diner Double Bay. We look forwards to welcoming you back soon for some cocktails! 💗

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AnnaM
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Perfect for date night. The venue is very small for indoor dining we were right next to the open front door. We asked for advice on how much/ what dishes to order and we seemed to order way too much. Food is great - we just had too much and left with a doggy bag!

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Responded on 26 May 2021

Hi Anna, thank you for taking the time to review your recent dining experience at China Diner! We are glad that you loved the food and look forwards to welcoming you back again soon.

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RebE
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience4

Time from 1 entree between 2 to main meals-45 mins. For what was supposed to be a nice quick 1 hour lunch in work break we left with a meal takeaway and stuffed food down so quick we didn’t really enjoy it. Flavours were great and our drinks were taken off so that helped.

China Diner - Double Bay
Responded on 26 May 2021

Hello Reb, 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 you privately within 48 hours. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused to you or your guests whilst we investigate this matter further.

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vipKateM
4 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Chiko rolls, dumplings, white cut chicken so many delicious things to choose from

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Responded on 26 May 2021

Thank you Kate for the positive feedback- we are so happy to hear you loved the Chicko Rolls as much as we do! We look forwards to warmly welcoming you back to China Diner again soon 😁🧡

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GeorgeC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service & quality menu.
When we were seated, our table was near the door and the breeze was quite cold.
We asked if we could be moved to another table out of the wind and within minutes the lady returned to move us .. this was done without fuss .. we were very appreciative.
The food arrived without delay and at a reasonable pace.
We will return ..

China Diner - Double Bay
Responded on 26 May 2021

Thank you for the positive feedback George- we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the service and menu at China Diner. We look forwards to welcoming you back again soon! 🙌🙌

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Service was good, drinks came out fast

China Diner - Double Bay
Responded on 26 May 2021

Thank you for the positive feedback! We look forwards to welcoming you back again soon 🧡🧡

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VivienneO
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great food and they are happy to accommodate food allergies.

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Responded on 26 May 2021

Thank you for the positive feedback Vivienne! We are so glad to hear that you loved the food & that we could accommodate to your allergy requirements 🧡🧡

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Emmy
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

First time at China Diner the food was great so tasty. The service wasn’t so good the food took awhile to come the waiter that we ordered from forgot 2 of our dishes so explains why we were waiting so long so we had to ask for them again. The restaurant was quite as we had a3pm booking.
We will be back to try some other dishes on the menu.
Yummy yummy

China Diner - Double Bay
Responded on 13 May 2021

Hi Emmy, Thank you for your constructive feedback! I will be sure to discuss your feedback about the service with the team. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the food & we look forwards to welcoming you back to China Diner, Double Bay again soon 🧡🙌

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HilaryC
3 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Had a lovely dinner to celebrate my husband’s birthday

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Responded on 30 April 2021

Thank you for the positive feedback Hilary! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your recent dining experience at China Diner Double Bay 🙌🧡

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Arahni
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My first time and really impressed by everything. Easy to talk with good sound proofing. Nice service and authentic food. Will be back!

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Responded on 26 April 2021

Thank you for your review Arahni! We are so glad that you enjoyed the food and service. We hope to welcome you to China Diner Double Bay again soon.

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LindaL
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Using a $25 NSW Dine voucher, got a glass of wine free of charge.

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Responded on 15 April 2021

Thank you for choosing to spend your dine & discover vouchers with us Linda! We hope you enjoyed the complimentary wine.

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Susie
2 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, favourite champagne and wonderful cocktail after dinner ... super friendly staff too and just enough of a "buzz" without being hectic!

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Responded on 14 April 2021

Thank you so much for the review Susie! We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed some delicious and cocktails with. We hope to see you again soon 🥂❤

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JacobM
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience3

Great food, terrible service. Waited 1 hour for starters. 25mims for drinks.

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Responded on 12 April 2021

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

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MariaB
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious, portion sizes were perfect so we had room for dessert.

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Responded on 7 April 2021

Thank you for the positive feedback Maria! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed the food at China Diner & had space for dessert 🙌 We look forwards to warmly welcoming you back to the venue again soon!

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IanB
2 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nothing to complain about. Everything was excellent

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Responded on 6 April 2021

Thank you Ian! We are so glad that your time at China Diner Double Bay.

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RogerB
4 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Food is first rate - service is always good, albeit staff seem to change frequently. We are regulars and will remain so.

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Responded on 29 March 2021

Thank you Roger! We look forward to seeing you at China Diner again soon.

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BarbG
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Yummy food, great variety (catering for gluten-intolerance as well as vegetarian/vegan options). Lovely night

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Responded on 23 March 2021

Thank you Barb! We appreciate the review and are so glad that we were able to cater for your dietaries. We can't wait to see you again at China Diner Double Bay again soon!

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Pitchy
5 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great spot for a lovely catch up with friends. Fold was delicious and the ambiance was lovley

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Responded on 15 March 2021

Thank you so much for the review Pitchy. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed our food & ambience. Have a lovely week! 🧡❤

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had the $65 per head banquet which as delicious. I only marked down due to the rather rushed service at the beginning

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Responded on 8 March 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review your China Diner experience, we appreciate the feedback on our service and will be sure to pass this on to the team. We are thrilled you enjoyed our food and hope to see you again soon at China Diner!

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YumCha
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

Great food, highly recommended. Quite casual venue with an extraordinarily bright red neon light shining across the tables outdoors. We had to move table as it was actually blindingly bright. Not the best atmosphere.

China Diner - Double Bay
Responded on 8 March 2021

Thank you for your review. We apologise that our neon was too bright! We would be happy to seat you elsewhere next time so you can enjoy the true ambience of our venue.

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DavidW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

The menu choice is excellent and the quality of food above expectations: quite delicious. The wine list has a good range and offers fair value for money. We ate outside although the interior did look attractive.

The weak spot was service. The pre-dinner drinks took a long time to arrive and then there was only one drink delivered when we ordered two (one each). Another LONG wait ensued while the sole bartender fussed about making cocktails, whereas our missed order ( a simple glass of wine) should have been filled immediately.

We had a good time though and I thought the idea of coming about advising customers of 'last food orders' was a thoughtful touch. We'll be back.

China Diner - Double Bay
Responded on 1 March 2021

Thank you for your extensive and constructive feedback David. We really appreciate you taking the time to review your recent dining experience at China Diner, Double Bay. We are glad that you enjoyed the wine and food at the restaurant. I will be sure to pass on your comments about the service to the waitstaff! Thank you for providing us with this insight. We look forwards to warmly welcoming you back again soon 🧡

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RomiK
6 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is our first time visiting China Diner. We ordered few dumplings and 3 mains to share...all dishes were delicious and the service was attentive too. We definitely be back soon.

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Responded on 23 February 2021

Thank you so much for the great review Romi! We are so glad to hear that your first China Diner experience was on to remember. We can't wait to see you again soon.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from China Diner - Double Bay using the Order Online button. China Diner - Double Bay also offers 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 4.3 stars by 132 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.