China Diner - Double Bay

4.3
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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 inside as well as bar seating, China Diner specialises in dumplings & China Bowls (our take on a poke salad bowl).
What 38 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.4
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4.1
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RB
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

TG
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 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

VT
1 review
Dined on January 16, 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!

EP
1 review
Dined on December 22, 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 December 30, 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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C
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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

MF
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 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.

IK
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

GC
Melbourne / VIC
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended.. will return.

China Diner - Double Bay
Responded on August 20, 2019

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

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G
1 review
Dined on August 11, 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 August 20, 2019

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

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MA
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

China Diner - Double Bay
Responded on August 20, 2019

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

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TW
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and nice atmosphere
Will definitely go back

China Diner - Double Bay
Responded on August 8, 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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SH
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

China Diner - Double Bay
Responded on July 8, 2019

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

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EL
1 review
Dined on July 6, 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

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

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

MM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on June 29, 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 July 8, 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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HH
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

China Diner - Double Bay
Responded on July 8, 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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LS
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious but too expensive for what it was

A
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

H
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

SM
1 review
Dined on June 1, 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.

OT
Sydney / NSW
5 reviews
Dined on May 5, 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 May 21, 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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JW
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is absolutely delicious, staff attentive and a good wine list.

China Diner - Double Bay
Responded on May 21, 2019

Thank-you for your review - we look forward to welcoming you back soon for more delicious food!

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SM
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience1

This is the 2nd time I’ve been when the restaurant is relatively quiet and the same thing happened both times.
We had a 7.45 booking, and ordered food pretty quickly. Before any of our starters had arrived we were asked if we wanted to order anymore food or add to our order because the kitchen was closing. It was 8.20 on a Saturday night.
When our food arrived it was good, however after our mains we were told we couldn’t order desert as the kitchen was closed, and the bill was plonked down on our table while we still had food and drinks.
I understand that they were quiet and therefore closed early, however there were 6 tables there and we personally felt really rushed, and of an inconvienience to them and personally this would be why I won’t be going back.

c
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience2

Service was lovely, staff were great! Food was horrible, not fresh or fragrant. Very over priced for what we received.

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Was a bit disappointed about having to sit at the bar. Bar area was quite unkempt . I normally love China diner and go to both d bay and Bondi frequently

PK
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and very attentive service, however the dishes were very expensive.

f
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience1

Very slow service. Arrived at 7.15, ordered thing 10 minutes and food came to the table at 8.45-9pm.

OT
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great casual meal with kids. Service was a bit slow but food was good.

SS
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service, good location .. good value

G
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Really delicious, innovative food, well prepared and fresh. One of our favourite Double Bay restaurants.

OT
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish was outstanding. Service was friendly and prompt. Great relaxed atmosphere.

f
Sydney / NSW
7 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Enjoyed the food, ambience and service. I live locally and enjoy a weeknight dinner here.

BF
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place for a family meal. Enough range for everyone and a good children’s menu.

IK
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Generally excellent all round.
Staff exceptional. Cannot wait to return.

RM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

my goddaughter and my first experience at double bay venue. being a smaller venue the food appeared to be straight from the "hot plate". i look forward to dining again shortly

M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience4

fantastic food. i am used to China Doll but this is so good too

OT
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable food and excellent service which made the evening great

K
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2017
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Our booking was for 815pm. They seated us early however at 9pm they closed the kitchen and from then rushed us out the door. The restaurant was still busy. The food was okay but I don’t feel I need to go back.