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Manta Restaurant

#89 of 4,625 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
City East
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6 Cowper Wharf Rdwy | Woolloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
+61 2 9332 3822
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:15
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:15
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Orebro, Sweden
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357 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A very nice seafood restaurant also situated alongside the wharf in Wooloomooloo. The food is excellent, the service not always the best, but all in all a good restaurant to have your dinner. Slightly on the expensive side.

Thank Tom D
Sydney, Australia
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98 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First and foremost, this restaurant is all about location, location - the ambience and view over the Woolloomoloo with candlelight (almost) dinner etc is very romantic and worth spending the money to impress your other half or new partner! The price is steep and the food is ok, nothing to shout about. How much more can you do to fresh... More 

Thank LeePW
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good locations, great view, fresh oysters, all other and service normal for fast food restaurant....

Thank Vyacheslav2014
Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful food and service. Had the lobster slider for entree! Yummm! For my main had the crab lasagna. It is the "signature " dish and I can't recommend it enough. (Entree size) substantial!

Thank gyr2017
Brisbane, Australia
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the food was outstanding however service was marginally slow. I would have no hesitation in recommending Manta for the quality of it's food.

Thank kenb19582015
Atlanta, Georgia
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156 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just loved dining at Manta. The staff are adorable and professional. The food was excellent, and the view stunning. First night of a long vacation Down Under, and this recommendation from the Marriott concierge was spot on. One of the largest, most thoughtful wine lists I've seen outside of NYC and Paris. You had me at Cloudy Bay by the... More 

Thank Richard R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an extraordinary experience! The masterful head chef here put together a feast of a dinner that we enjoyed over 4 hours. Every single dish was incredible and we couldn't wait to see what was brought out next! We sampled a good chunk of their whole menu between the four of us, and our particular highlights were the rib... More 

Thank Jacob C
Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I had lunch at Manta on the weekend. The food was amazing - couldn't fault it and the service was spot on. If you love seafood, this is the perfect place to dine. Being down on the water was beautiful.. the setting was truly amazing and we could have sat there for hours. Highly recommend!

Thank biancareid2017
Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My cheese & kisses (Missus / Wife) had dinner at Manta last Friday night knowing that our last visit left a lot of questions and doubt about whether we'd come back. There was a bit of hype about a new Exec Chef...new menu...things were so much better. Things may have got better but apparently not for long. We started with... More 

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Central Coast, NSW, Australia
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521 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked Manta for a special occasion on a Thursday night after the theatre. It was a surprise for my partner and I was looking forward to sitting by the water on a warm summer evening, enjoying a great dining experience at Manta. In particular, I had looked at the menu in advance and was keen to have the 'seafood... More 

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MantaReservations, Front Office Manager at Manta Restaurant, responded to this review

Good Morning We thank you for your recent review and are saddened to hear your Manta experience was not up to the level of service we pride ourselves on. We take all guest feedback seriously and thank you for your time writing this review. We see your visit was dated back at the end of last year. Could we kindly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Seafood, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:15
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:15
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:15
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:15
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:15
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:15
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:15
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
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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