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China Lane

#106 of 4,572 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
18:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

As a first time diner I was a little apprehensive due to reports I had heard. Without a doubt the best chinese restaurant I have been to. I could not fault the service. Thanks again will. The food quality and variations was impeccable. Do not miss a chance to dine here. A little heavy on the pocket but its worth... More 

Thank philipc263
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96 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I absolutely loved everything I ate. We had the banquet and everything that was brought out was a flavour sensation and faultless. I can't recommend the food enough. We also had wine there and picked cheaper bottles but they were lovely. The reason i have marked it a 4 rather than a 5 is that I expected more from the... More 

Thank Annie M
Melbourne, Australia
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141 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Business dinner for two talking some careful conversations. Food was so good it was distracting. Very expensive though.

Thank JimBob99999
Camden, Australia
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227 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Excellent range of food from the banquet/tasting menu. Loads of food. We left with very full stomachs. Service was great. The food was flavoursome and very well cooked. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. Highly recommended!

Thank BWS
Gold Coast, Australia
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Certainly a great restaurant with delicious food but the service was a little disjointed with some mains arriving at least 10 minutes after others. Entrees were so outstanding we re-ordered the beef dumplings. On balance a great meal.

Thank jimmyhendriks
Sydney, Australia
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77 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love Aussie interpreted Asian, and this place does a great job with mainly Thai inspired dishes. The ambiance is pleasant with Sydney providing the perfect environment for al fresco laneway dining. The silky tofu and chicken were great dishes. Wine is approchable and not too badly priced if you spend a bit of time on the list.

Thank PeterGP71
Sydney, Australia
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96 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our third visit to China Lane. Fantastic food and wine and great service. On our last visit we were served the special of barramundi, literally one of the best meals I have eaten (my mouth is watering remembering how good it was). Our other favourites include the Duck Pancakes, the 10 hour braised lamb, steamed dumplings and the silken tofu.... More 

Thank Polly R
Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What a great find in a little laneway behind George St at the southern end of the city. Good excellent service slick and professional servings are a good size and the prices are reasonable. Highly recommended.

Thank johndavewarren
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Dishes ranged from quite good (Salt and pepper prawns), to very average (Szechuan chicken, Moreton bay bugs (so disappointing compared to Coda in Melbourne) and pork belly (taste was ok, but 75% un-reduced fat and very dry meat)). Service was perfunctory, not interested in your feedback and atmosphere on a Saturday night was like a raucous pub with a big... More 

Thank Phil E
Brisbane, Australia
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Nestled in Angel Place, China Lane has position A+. The food is superb (try the dumplings or pork belly) and the service is on point. Third time here; menu keeps changing; it's my go to Asian restaurant in mid town.

Thank Ray R

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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$7 - US$44
Chinese, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, 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?

Staying in Central Business District

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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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