Sydney, NSW

2016 SMH Good Food Guide Awards - One Chef Hat
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.
Opening Times
Woolloomooloo Wharf
Shop 4, 6 Cowper Wharf Road
Tel: +61 2 9380 6744
Asian, Chinese
Price Range:
$$$$ ~ $$$$
$$$$ = Mains under $20
$$$$ = Mains $20 - $30
$$$$ = Mains $30 - $40
$$$$ = Mains over $40
Fully Licensed (no BYO)
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China Doll is located on the iconic Woolloomooloo Finger Wharf, featuring stunning views of the Sydney city skyline. The restaurant seats up to 280 guests and features two private dining spaces for up to 40 guests. The menu offering is Modern Asian, with balanced flavours, generous portions and dishes designed to share. The chefs have modernised traditional oriental experiences from Japan, Hong Kong, China and South East Asia. China Doll offers the perfect mix of relaxed yet professional service, stylish food, cocktails and a glamorous location. There are banquet menus available to both large and smaller groups. China Doll delivers the ultimate Sydney dining experience for locals and visitors.
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.
This restaurant has not scheduled any events.
60 pax
Groups 10+
Group bookings in the main dining room of 10 or more guests are required to go onto a banquet. Banquets are designed to share and are priced at $72, $88 or $105 per person. All dietary requirements can be accommodated for with advance notice and a 10% service charge applies. China Doll does not offer BYO or beverage packages.

Private Dining
China Doll offers two large private dining spaces. The Vase Room on the ground floor and The Mezzanine. Both spaces seat up to 40 guests and 50 guests standing for a cocktail style function. The Vase Room and Mezzanine require a minimum spend of $4500 and a 10% service charge applies.
Please note The Mezzanine offers L shaped seating.

Exclusive Hire
Exclusive hire
Capacity: 180 Seated, 220 Standing
China Doll restaurant is available for complete exclusive hire.
A minimum spend is calculated on the day, time and month of your function. This amount will vary pending on the particular month and a 10% service charge applies.

Semi exclusive
Capacity: 100 Seated, 140 Standing
If full exclusive use of the restaurant is too large for your requirements, The Vase Room with outdoor terrace in front is an option. The terrace area can be used for pre dinner drinks and canapés if preferred.

A minimum spend applies and is calculated based on the day, time and month of your function. This amount will vary pending on the particular month and a 10% service charge applies.

Menu options: Lunch and dinner banquets ranging from $72, $88 and $105 per person. Canapé options start from $62 and beverage is charged on consumption.

To enquire about large group bookings, private dining or exclusive venue hire contact the restaurant directly on (02) 9380 6744 or
Accessible by water taxi
Award Winning / Hatted
Function for 50-100
Harbourside Dining
Outdoor Dining
Suitable for Functions
Suitable for Groups of 10
Suitable for Product launches
Waterfront Dining
SMH Good Food Guide Awards - 2016
One Chef Hat
SMH Good Food Guide Awards - 2015
One Chef Hat
SMH Good Food Guide Awards - 2014
One Chef Hat
Shop 4, 6 Cowper Wharf Road,
Woolloomooloo Wharf
Woolloomooloo NSW 2011
China Doll resides at Sydney's historic Finger Wharf at Woolloomooloo offering spectacular views of the city skyline.
There are no recommendations for this restaurant.
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Elizabeth Mark - 2/07/2013
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 views.
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