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China Doll

Woolloomooloo Wharf
4 Cowper Wharf Road
Woolloomooloo NSW 2011
Tel : +61 2 9380 6744
Fax : +61 2 9380 6755
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
Chef: Frank Shek
Price Range: $$$
License: Fully Licensed (no BYO)
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Awarded One Chef Hat - The SMH Good Food Guide 2013-2014
China Doll resides at the historic Finger Wharf at Woolloomooloo and attracts diners with its fantastic views, elegant styling and generously portioned Modern Asian dishes. Having trouble choosing from all the exquisite dishes? Go with the banquet to sample a range. China Doll is the perfect place to enjoy the sunset, people-watching and original, Asian-inspired cocktails.

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China Doll resides at Sydney’s historic Finger Wharf at Woolloomooloo offering spectacular views of the city skyline.

The Ian Halliday designed interior offers comfort and style; the restaurant’s signature Asian-inspired print is featured prominently on the back wall of the restaurant. There’s an open kitchen at one end and the bar at the other, however most of the action is on the boardwalk in the middle, which is consistently busy and buzzing.

Executive Chef Frank Shek has carved his niche in an area starved for good Asian cuisine. Start with crispy Sichuan pork and warm cuttlefish salad with hoi sin sauce - a delicious combination of both taste and texture. Braised eggplant with Thai-style fish stuffing, the chilli salt squid, and the tea-smoked ocean trout with green herb salad and green nam jim are other notable entrees. Main courses include a delicious wok-fried blue swimmer crab and Chinese mushroom omelette, or indulge in the twice-cooked duck with plum and tamarind sauce. The extensive wine list includes many options by the glass; however the Asian inspired cocktails are original and zesty and are a great alternative to wine. The list entitled ‘yin and yang’ is based on an interpretation of five spices (cardamom, star anise, Sichuan, cinnamon, and lemongrass) and matches perfectly with the Modern Asian cuisine. With the right mix of relaxed yet professional service, moorish food and a glamorous location, China Doll delivers a quintessential Sydney dining experience for both visitors and locals.

China Doll is able to accommodate large groups from 10-40 people, offering a choice of three banquet menus priced at $69, $85 and $99 a head for food. An extensive range of beverages is available from the cocktail and wine lists.

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 One Chef Hat
The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide 2013

 Restaurant & Catering Awards for Excellence
Best Asian Restaurant 2009

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Menu Selection  | de Groots Best Restaurants of Australia


Steamed Half Shell Scallops w Ginger Shallot

Hiramasa Kingfish & Ocean Trout Sashimi | $25.00

Chilli Salt Squid | $18.00

Tea Smoked Ocean Trout w Green Herb Salad & Nam Jim | $18.00


Yellow Curry of Kingfish w Roast Pumpkin & Banana Chilli | $34.00

Wok Fried Blue Swimmer Crab & Chinese Mushroom Omlette | $39.00

Twice Cooked Duck w Plum & Tamarind Sauce | $34.00

Penang Curry of Braised Wagu Beef Shin | $35.00


Trio of Sorbet & Ice Cream | $12.00

Steamed Custard Apple and Ginger Pudding w Custard Apple Ice Cream | $12.00

Spiced Black Sticky Rice | $12.00

Sago Pudding w Fresh Passionfruit & Mango | $12.00

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white wine selection

2001 Tyrrells `Stevens Reserve` Semillon - Hunter Valley NSW
bottle | $40.00
glass | $8.50

2005 Clos Clare Riesling - Clare Valley SA
bottle | $72.00

2000 Leeuwin Estate `Art Series` Chardonnay - Margaret River WA
bottle | $195.00

2004 Pommier Petit Chablis - Burgundy France
bottle | $58.00
glass | $12.00

red wine selection

2003 Broken Gate Pinot Noir - Geelong Vic
bottle | $37.00
glass | $9.00

2003 Andre Metrat Chiroubles - Beaujolais France
bottle | $59.00

2002 Chapel Hill Siraz - Mclaren Cale SA
bottle | $58.00

2004 Torbreck `The Struie` Shiraz - Barossa/Eden Valleys SA
bottle | $103.00

sparkling wine selection

2001 Yarrabank Cuvee - Yarra Valley Victoria
bottle | $56.00
glass | $12.00

NV Ruggeri Prosecco di Valdobbiadene - Veneto Italy
bottle | $59.00
glass | $13.00

NV Pol Roger - Epernay France
bottle | $110.00
glass | $22.00

1999 Louis Roedere `Cristal` - Reims France
bottle | $295.00

dessert wine selection

NV Sanchez Romate `Cardinal Cisneros` Pedro Ximinez - Jerez Spain
bottle | $10.00

2003 Crawford River `Nektar` Coondah Victoria (375ml)
bottle | $60.00
glass | $15.00

2003 Château Roumieu-Lacoste Sauternes - Bordeaux France (750ml)
bottle | $110.00
glass | $14.00

2004 Michele Chiarlo `Nivole` Moscato d`Asti - Piedmonte Italy (375ml)
bottle | $46.00

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China Doll - User Reviews

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Simply stunning Asian flavours, spot on melt in your mouth crispy skin pork belly cooked perfectly, the best fried rice in the world whether lunch or dinner is a beautiful restaurant, beautiful people and beautiful food with gorgeous city and water  02/07/2013

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Love love loved the entire dining experience -staff, atmosphere & delicious  21/12/2011

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Just spent my sons 21st birthday at China Doll, food and service excellent. Will definitely be going back. Loved  25/11/2011

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Accessible by water taxi
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