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Manta Restaurant

6 Cowper Wharf Rdwy | Woolloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
+61 2 9332 3822
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“oysters” (43 reviews)
“truffle chips” (5 reviews)
“steak” (39 reviews)
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Seafood, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
6 Cowper Wharf Rdwy | Woolloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Food was tasty but very over priced. View and ambiance was great. Service was ordinary, compared to any other restaurant.

Thank Deirdre L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

On our last night in Sydney we decided to splurge on a seafood dinner. Manta was recommended by the Intercontinental Hotel Concierge. The Finger Wharf at Woolloomooloo was worth an exploratory walk before dinner. We chose the seafood tasting dinner ($98 per person) for 2....More

Thank Marc K
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hostess found us a table, despite us not booking, which was a great start. The food was excellent- well prepared, well seasoned and fresh and tasty. The service was excellent from start to finish- attentive but not over bearing. An excellent meal all round.

Thank Dom_Upton
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a family we turned up for lunch after booking another restaurant and was met at that restaurant with a terrible experience. We wanted to have a great day for my son's graduation celebration, with no booking they found us a perfect table and the...More

Thank Alana L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a refreshing and delicious dining experience at Manta. Very fresh fish, delicately prepared and served with a smiled. Loved it!

Thank jjjj_vvvv
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked through a third party website (Qantas restaurants), so booking process was seamless. While the food was great, the menu personalized (daily specials inserted) - some of the wait staff were a little not focused on attention to detail, and wait for a drink...More

Thank pastadventure
Laura S, Front Office Manager at Manta Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your recent visit and review of Manta Restaurant. The points expressed have been passed onto the team and we thank you for your feedback. Kind regards, Manta Management

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in for dinner and were imediately impressed with the menu and service. Awesome sashimi sharing platter fantastic crabs legs and memorable specials of beef rib and miso toothfish. All executed to perfection with friendly and informative staff.

1  Thank Catherine F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To the team at Manta, What a great night ! I celebrated my birthday at your restaurant with 65 guests on Saturday evening and it was perfect. The food, cocktails and service were all amazing. You should be so proud. Thank you for a fabulous...More

Thank Anna D
Laura S, Front Office Manager at Manta Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Anna Myself and the team are so pleased all was amazing for your recent celebration. You were a pleasure to deal with. We look forward to welcoming you back to Manta in the near future. Kind Regards Manta Management

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We dined here with another couple and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The oyster menu is divine and the seafood is only overshadowed by the extensive wine list. A great experience!

Thank JayHi96
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Manta for a family dinner. Food, drinks and service was amazing. I will definitely be back!

Thank Anna G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:15 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:15 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:15 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:15 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:15 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:15 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:15 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Cowper Wharf Rdwy | Woolloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > City East
  • Neighbourhood: City East
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9332 3822
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Perched on the edge of Sydney Harbour, Manta Restaurant and Bar, located on Woolloomooloo Wharf, has firmly cemented itself as one of Sydney's iconic restaurants. Manta is able to provide guests with a unique dining experience. The incredible view, warm atmosphere, high standard of service and fresh seasonal menu ensures that your experience at Manta is truly memorable. Manta offers a plethora of seasonal seafood dishes sourced directly from Australian and New Zealand waters. Manta is also fast becoming known for its incredible cuts of grass or grainfed beef which are sourced from only the best Australian farmers. Our classically trained head chef, Daniel Hughes, moved to Sydney after a meteoric rise to success in Adelaide. With a heart-felt love of food, Daniel's dishes are instantly recognised and loved for their natural simplicity. Full time sommelier, Lyndon Stenning, has a wealth of experience and has worked in some of the world's finest restaurants. Lyndon is an awarded and acclaimed master of food and wine matching. Manta's wine list includes a selection of current and aged wines; from well-known favourites to more obscure boutique choices. Manta Restaurant and Bar aims to reflect its incredible setting: natural, fresh and inspiring. We hope to welcome you soon.
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