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China Lane

2 Angel Pl, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9231 3939
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pork belly” (32 reviews)
“dumplings” (36 reviews)
“bao” (14 reviews)
Opens in 7 min
All hours
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2 Angel Pl, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The restaurant is in a laneway near Martin Place. There are empty birdcages suspended, with invisible birdsong for the patrons who dine outside. he food is delicious, service great, they will help with menu if you need to be somewhere. I have been several times...More

Thank kay024
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped in for a quick lunch. Sashimi for entree was excellent. The mains were great as well - really recommend the pork belly - just divine! Can't wait to come back.

Thank FINDER22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Modern Asian cuisine to perfection. I spent 2 weeks in Sydney and over that period I visited China Lane 3 times on an each the food was excellent and the staff were always will to provide suggestions of which sides are best suited to your...More

Thank TheOldToxophilist
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all - we originally booked China Doll om Woolloomooloo for our night out as we had a voucher for the restaurant, but as this was under renovation we weren't able to. Instead their team offered an alternative to China Lane which is affiliated...More

Thank robinsonashleigh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another terrific experience, food, service were very good. The restaurant manager was friendly, charismatic and gave us some really good suggestions for both food and wines. we enjoyed a selection of dim sum , prawn, sugar snap & water chestnut dumpling w chinese red vinegar...More

Thank JJPeyre
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We first stumbled upon this cool eatery in Angel Place in Sydney because we followed the sound of dozens of birds frolicking in the middle of the bustling CBD. Imagine our surprise when we looked up and saw several bird cages strung across the alleyway...More

Thank Tracey P
Reviewed 12 July 2017

I dined at China Lane with a friend in July 2017. This restaurant is a real discovery. Set in a funky alley location (look up!), the restaurant is busy and bustling, but without an oppressive crush of people. The wine menu is solid without being...More

Thank Ian_Pratt
Reviewed 11 July 2017

A must visit when I'm in Sydney. China Lane with its singing canary birdcages creates the perfect atmosphere. It was too cold to sit outside and take in the atmosphere, however inside was comfortable and definately warmer. The food was fantastic. Great choice and variety,...More

Thank Marysems
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

What an amazing experience! In Sydney for one night and found this wonderful restaurant and wine bar. We did not have a booking, so we're lucky to secure a table. We sat outside, the heaters ensured we did not feel the cold. The wait staff...More

Thank Crash C
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Fantastic experience overall. This is a beautiful restaurant . Dark cosy interior , tastefully done. The open kitchen makes it nice and lively. The service was impeccable. Our waitress was probably the loveliest waitress I've ever experienced in all of my travels (truly! ) she...More

Thank Maria Z
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$47
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
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