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China Lane

#78 of 4,590 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Central Business District
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2 Angel Pl, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9231 3939
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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Sydney, Australia
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41 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place! LOVE it's location, in a back street/laneway beautifully decorated. It takes you away on a journey. Staff were very friendly from the time we arrived. Ambience fabulous, service excellent and the food...OMG gorgeous! All dishes were absolutely delicious and rich with flavour. My favourite - the duck pancakes (the duck melted in your mouth) ad the chicken wings.... More 

2 Thank Janet H
Brisbane, Australia
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a business meeting here for a small group of people. I am not a fan of Chinese usually, but the food here was terrific! Great choices, nicely presented, and very surprising. We even had vegetarian dumplings which were so good we ordered another round (and I am no vegetarian). Highlights; too much good food to really say... the... More 

1 Thank Paul W
Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice location, friendly staff, good food and of course we had great company. the only negative point was at 11pm they were packing up around us and wanting us out of there, really... 11pm on a Friday night in the city. They missed out on a good few more rounds of drinks given their adamant closing time.

Thank Don G
Sydney, Australia
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100 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Returning to China Lane I was quickly reminded why this is a great place to dine - either for lunch or dinner. From the warm greeting by friendly staff, terrific ambience, and attentive service, China Lane always delivers. It's the amazing food however that keeps people returning. On this occasion the 3 of us sampled the reasonably priced lunch banquet... More 

2 Thank Andrew M
Woy Woy, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went here with my 3 kids and mum and dad The service was wonderful and the food is just delicious. We were waited on by a terrific lady called Tiffany. She was incredibly knowledgeable and was great in advising the kids on what dishes they would like I highly recommend the pigs ear. It was not what I imagined... More 

1 Thank spottyoneill
Albany, Australia
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted a restaurant that had good food and service and found it tucked away in a little alley we didn't think to look. Very close to where we stayed and the food and service was amazing. We chose the banquet and the taste were sensational. My partner doesn't like hot food but it was very tolerable. The service was... More 

Thank JeanV7
Newcastle, Australia
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Delicious dishes, served beautifully in a very friendly atmosphere. The service was impeccable and the wine list exhaustive. We would recommend the pulled pork, crispy chicken and the seafood entrees in particular.

1 Thank Trippers2013
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

If you want a more interesting take of chinese food, this restaurant deserves a try. Great service, colourful dishes and exciting new tastes of the all-too-familiar chinese food. Open your mind and dive in. We did the set menu and and it was worth exploring your taste palette.

Thank Robin J
Port Macquarie, Australia
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

I always visit this restaurant when ever i am in Sydney and every time it always maintains a high quality cuisine. The duck pancakes were excellent and the mushroom croquettes rounded out a delightful meal. Will continue to visit whenever i am in Sydney

Thank daljj
San Diego, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We made a walk in reservation at 6pm for an 8pm dinner. Staff were smiling and happy, always a good sign of a well run restaurant. Was seated promptly and drink orders taken quickly. Food order took a little while as we were seated as most tables were turning, but we had our drinks so all was good. We ordered... More 

1 Thank Greg S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$45
Chinese, Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Angel Pl, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9231 3939

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.
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