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China Diner - Double Bay, Double Bay, AU-NSW

China Diner - Double Bay

4.4
4.4
189 reviews
$A40 and under
Chinese
China Diner represents a contemporary approach to Asian Dining, in a stylish venue inspired by 1930's Shanghai. China Diner specialises in dumplings, vegan, seafood & meat dishes, that pair perfectly with an extensive wine, sake & cocktail list.

Nestled between The Sheaf & Bake Bar Double Bay with outside seating & cosy booths.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 11 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Chinese, Contemporary Asian, Asian

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Tue–Sun 12:00 pm–4:45 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–9:15 pm

  • Phone number

    (02) 9326 1900

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Available on request

  • Private party facilities

    Group Dining for up to 12 guests inside, and 20 guests outside on the terrace.

  • Private party contact

    Margot: (02) 9326 1900

  • Area

    Double Bay

  • Cross Street

    Manning Rd / Kiaora Rd

  • Parking Details

    Best parking is directly opposite the restaurant in the Woolworths car park.<br />Alternatively there is timed parking on Manning Road, Kiaora Rd or New South Head Rd.

  • Public Transit

    New South Head Road - BUS

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan

Experiences

  • $49 Plant Based Banquet Menu

    A$49.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Edamame, Vegetarian Spring Rolls, Spinach & Water Chestnut Dumplings, Vegetarian San Choi Bao, Sesame Tofu Salad, Stir Fry Asian Mushrooms & Eggplant, Silken Tofu, Market Greens. Most dietary requirements can be accommodated - please put in notes *Please note a 10% surcharge applies to parties of 10-20
  • $59 Banquet Menu

    A$59.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Prawn Crackers, Steamed BBQ Pork Bun, Crispy Calamari, Xiao Long Bao (Pork Soup Dumpling), Pork San Choi Bao, Twice Cooked Crispy Half Chicken, Chilli Caramel Pork Belly, Market Greens & Jasmine Rice. Most dietary requirements can be accommodated - please put in notes. *Please note a 10% surcharge applies to parties of 10-20.
  • $69 Banquet Menu

    A$69.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Prawn Crackers, Crispy Calamari, Prawn & Black Fungi Wontons w Black Vinegar & Chilli, Xiao Long Bao (pork soup dumpling), Prawn San Choi Bao, White Cut Chicken with Ginger & Shallot, Steamed Market Fish, Asian Greens, Infused Soy, Ginger & Shallot, Chilli Caramel Pork Belly, Market Greens, Jasmine Rice. Most dietary requirements can be accommodated - please put in notes. *Please note a 10% surcharge applies to parties of 10-20.

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What 189 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Best Food

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Group Bookings

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Outdoor Eating

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  1. RB

    RogerB

    Sydney

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We love China Diner Double Bay and keep returning. We like to eat there for lunch or early dinner, so no noise. Pity that the wonderful duck pancakes are now only six pieces not eight. We know prices are increasing but were disappointed with this reduction. And not in price. We love the service but it is unfortunate that staff change so often that we can't develop ongoing relationships. Pity. Also, the change from draught Kirin beer to the new one (Stoney?) is not good. A cloudy and malty draught like this does not compliment the delicacy of the food. Pleaes install a keg of Asahi or Kirin. Dry beer please. Does the owner take any notice of this comments? Roger Bayliss .

    China Diner - Double BayResponded 3 days agoThank you for the feedback Roger. We are so glad that you enjoy the food and service. Our duck pancakes have always been 6 pieces per serve. We have passed your feedback onto the team. We look forward to welcoming you back to China Diner Double Bay again soon.

  2. KR

    KristinR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Starting with a mocktail pina colada & mojito each, our outdoor table caught a gentle breeze why we people-watched and caught up while the kitchen worked on our food order. Innovative and tasty twist on Chinese classic dishes, we enjoyed every dish. From the sesame-encrusted spring rolls to the modish, sticky sweet dipping sauces, we didn’t find a single dish where we would change a thing. We finished with the poached chicken slices with ginger shallot topping and were extremely satisfied. Didn’t miss the alcohol those drinks were so good We will be back, for sure!

    China Diner - Double BayResponded on 25 November 2022Thank you for the great feedback Kristin! We are so glad that you enjoyed the atmosphere and food. We look forward to welcoming you back to China Diner Double Bay again soon.

  3. D

    Dani

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent staff, well done to the kitchen / food was incredible. Loved our cocktails.

    China Diner - Double BayResponded on 23 November 2022Thank you for the great feedback Dani! We are so glad that you enjoyed the food, cocktails & service. We look forward to welcoming you back to China Diner Double Bay again soon.

  4. PO

    PhilippeO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent fusion food. Highly recommended. Good outdoor dining in a pedestrian alley.

    China Diner - Double BayResponded on 21 November 2022Thank you for great feedback Philippe! We are so glad that you enjoyed the food and atmosphere. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon to China Diner Double Bay.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding !!

    China Diner - Double BayResponded on 21 November 2022🧡🧡🧡

  6. GD

    GabbyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and location - I highly recommend.

    China Diner - Double BayResponded on 31 October 2022Thank you for the great feedback Gabby! We are so glad that you enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere. We look forward to welcoming you back to China Diner Double Bay again soon.

  7. DW

    DavidW

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 October 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Dined here mid October 2022. Dumplings and similar dishes are the stand-outs and the five spice duck pancakes were delicious. The wine list is pretty good too - enjoyed an excellent WA chardonnay. Service was attentive, we especially appreciate the later-than-normal hours. A vey tasty, four course meal for under $90 (exc drinks) is great value.

    China Diner - Double BayResponded on 19 October 2022Thank you for the good feedback David. We are so glad that you enjoyed the food, drinks and service. We look forward to welcoming you back to China Diner Double Bay again soon.

  8. C

    Coppo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and all the food was delicious- Grady vibe

    China Diner - Double BayResponded on 10 October 2022Thank you for the great feedback! We are so glad that you enjoyed the service and the food. We look forward to welcoming you back to China Diner Double Bay again soon. 🧡

  9. AM

    AmandaM

    Sydney

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 30 September 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic food - we all enjoyed it

    China Diner - Double BayResponded on 3 October 2022Thank you for the good feedback Amanda. We are so glad that you enjoyed the food. We look forward to welcoming you back to China Diner Double Bay again soon.

  10. BG

    BaxterG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was punctual. Food was amazing. Although serving size for San choi bao was rather small.

    China Diner - Double BayResponded on 27 September 2022Thank you for the good feedback Baxter. We are so glad that you enjoyed the service and the food. We look forward to welcoming you back to China Diner Double Bay again soon.

  11. MA

    MarcA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 September 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very tasty food. Drinks are delicious. Love the chiko spring rolls and kung pao chicken.

    China Diner - Double BayResponded on 26 September 2022Thank you for the good feedback Marc. We are so glad that you enjoyed the food and drinks. We look forward to welcoming you back to China Diner Double Bay again soon.

  12. L

    Leon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 September 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Enjoyed the food, value is questionable though... Duck pancakes were yummy Dumplings good
  13. BL

    BeckL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and amazing service. Loved it can’t wait to come back again

    China Diner - Double BayResponded on 20 September 2022Thank you for the great feedback Beck! We are so glad that you enjoyed the food and service. We look forward to welcoming you back to China Diner Double Bay.

  14. A

    Agapi2

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a marvelous time at China Diner. The service was impeccable. It was Father's Day, and there were special treats- a free beer and a voucher for $25. Neither of these were advertised so it was a lovely surprise to be treated so well. We loved the food. Definitely worth a return visit.

    China Diner - Double BayResponded on 13 September 2022Thank you for the great feedback! We are so glad that you enjoyed the service and the food. We look forward to welcoming you back to China Diner Double Bay again soon.

  15. LG

    LeonieG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 August 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Fabulous food!! My only suggestion is that a GF option be added for dessert please.

    China Diner - Double BayResponded on 28 August 2022Thank you for the positive feedback Leonie. We are so glad that you enjoyed the food. We look forward to welcoming you back to China Diner Double Bay again soon.

  16. ES

    EmmaS

    Sydney

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 26 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous service

    China Diner - Double BayResponded on 28 August 2022🧡🧡🧡

  17. RB

    RogerB

    Sydney

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 20 August 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Service was variable. Numerous request for drinks, sauces etc. It was a busy time. But we are long term fans and usually dine at quieter times.

    China Diner - Double BayResponded on 29 August 2022Thank you Roger for taking the time to review your recent dining experience at China Diner, Double Bay. We appreciate your feedback. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused to you or your guests whilst we investigate this matter further.

  18. YN

    YNO123

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Lovely food, reasonable prices. We sat outside but the heaters were quite satisfactory. Wine prices reasonable too. Very good for larger parties.

    China Diner - Double BayResponded on 16 August 2022Thank you for the positive feedback. We are so glad that you enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. We look forward to welcoming you back to China Diner Double Bay again soon.

  19. KM

    KishoreM

    Sydney

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 August 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Although restaurant was not that busy Our entrees arrived late.. otherwise waitresses were quite helpful.

    China Diner - Double BayResponded on 14 August 2022Thank you for the feedback Kishmore. This has been passed on to the team. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

  20. h

    harrasopp

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Was a lovely atmosphere, food was quick and delicious. Would definetly be returning

    China Diner - Double BayResponded on 12 July 2022Thank you for the positive feedback! We are so glad that you enjoyed the food and atmosphere. We look forward to welcoming you back to China Diner Double Bay again soon.

  21. YD

    YinethD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent place and delicious food for an special occasion

    China Diner - Double BayResponded on 11 July 2022Thank you for the great feedback Yineth. We are so glad that you enjoyed the atmosphere and the food. We look forward to welcoming you back to China Diner Double Bay again soon.

  22. JB

    JulieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Thanks for a great lunch with good friends. The day was cold and wet - but it was warm and snug inside.

    China Diner - Double BayResponded on 7 July 2022Thank you for the great feedback Julie. We are so glad that you enjoyed the atmosphere. We look forward to welcoming you back to China Diner Double Bay again soon.

  23. DT

    DilekT

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and the food was delicious

    China Diner - Double BayResponded on 3 July 2022Thank you for the great feedback Dilek! We are so glad that you enjoyed the food and service. We look forward to welcoming you back to China Diner Double Bay again soon.

  24. JR

    JohannR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    excellent service polite, knowledgeable, helpful staff

    China Diner - Double BayResponded on 27 June 2022Thank you for the great feedback Johann! We are so glad that you enjoyed your recent dining experience and the service. We look forward to welcoming you back to China Diner Double Bay again soon.

  25. A

    louiseA

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good modern Chinese food. Service was lovely, lovely ambience. Music was just too loud to have a conversation.

    China Diner - Double BayResponded on 13 June 2022Thank you for the positive feedback Louise. We are so glad that you enjoyed the food and the service. We look forward to welcoming you back to China Diner Double Bay again soon.

  26. CL

    CatL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great and the staff was very patient with all the kids from our table which we appreciate. Food is delicious.

    China Diner - Double BayResponded on 6 June 2022Thank you for the great feedback Cat. We are so glad that you enjoyed the service and the food. We look forward to welcoming you back to China Diner Double Bay again soon.

  27. LK

    LisaK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food, good service, cocktail was great too. Highly reocmmend

    China Diner - Double BayResponded on 26 May 2022Thank you for the great feedback Lisa. We are so glad that you enjoyed the food and service. We look forward to welcoming you back to China Diner Double Bay again soon.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Amazing service.

    China Diner - Double BayResponded on 6 June 2022🧡🧡🧡

  29. KT

    KatieT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great high table!!! Very enjoyable night looking forward to next time

    China Diner - Double BayResponded on 9 May 2022Thank you for the feedback Katie! We are so glad that you enjoyed your recent dining experience. We look forward to welcoming you back to China Diner Double Bay again soon.

  30. b

    barbarac

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    the service was very poor - there was none - what happened to the quality of food - we have been going for years and have always enjoyed the duck pancakes but this time the pancakes tasted like flour - terrible - what is wrong
  31. AP

    AliceP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great evening with delicious food and helpful friendly service. To be repeated as soon as possible! Thank you.

    China Diner - Double BayResponded on 6 May 2022Thank you for the positive feedback Alice! We are so glad that you enjoyed the food and service. We look forward to welcome you back to China Diner Double Bay again soon!

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food had great flavor & was beautifully presented. The team was friendly & attentive, will def go back. Thank you for making my husband's bday one to remember 💗

    China Diner - Double BayResponded on 6 May 2022Thank you for the great feedback! We are so glad that you enjoyed the food and service and that your husband had a wonderful birthday. We look forward to welcoming you back to China Diner Double Bay again soon. 🧡🧡

  33. GC

    GeorgeC

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Have been there a few times .. always good .. service is prompt, food is tasty and wines are reasonably priced. The only thing I questioned was when we went to pay for the bill, in cash, we were told that if we did proceed to pay in cash, that they were unable to give us any cash change if needed as they did not carry any cash in the till. I found this very strange especially due to the fact that I saw other people pay in cash .. where does the cash go ??? As it was, we had the correct amount of cash on us so we didn’t need any change but apparently it’s bad luck if we did. Regardless of this very strange policy, we will be back.
  34. A

    Andrew

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    Food is always pretty good but service at the Double Bay store was horrendous. Very rude too.
  35. JI

    JonathonI

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Seats are uncomfortable. Too hard. Menu is a bit limited. Jonathon Ind
  36. CH

    ChristineH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great location, wonderful service... excellent food. Thanks!

    China Diner - Double BayResponded on 20 April 2022Thank you for the great feedback Christine. We are so glad that you enjoyed the service and the food. We look forward to welcoming you back to China Diner Double Bay again soon.

  37. JT

    JanaT

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    I booked a table of 12 for my birthday. The vibe of the restaurant is awesome inside however the value for money was poor. We got the $69 banquet and I had to ask the wait staff to bring out enough dishes for our group multiple times as it wasn’t enough to feed the table. Cocktails and staff were good but the food quality and quantity was very very average.
  38. AJ

    AmberJ

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and great service. Recommend the prawn & funghi wontons and crispy skin chicken. Would go back.

    China Diner - Double BayResponded on 10 April 2022Thank you for the great feedback Amber! We are so glad that you enjoyed the wontons as much as we do and the service. We look forward to welcoming you back to China Diner Double Bay again soon. 🧡🧡

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience2
    Closed very early Packing up around us at 1015pm on a sat night! Curry was average

    China Diner - Double BayResponded on 29 March 2022Thank you for taking the time to review your recent dining experience at China Diner, Double Bay. We appreciate your feedback. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused to you or your guests whilst we investigate this matter further.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An early evening dinner with my two young children who can’t sit still and we’re trying to get into the kitchen and behind the bar. Thank you to the patient and friendly staff for taking it in your stride !

    China Diner - Double BayResponded on 16 March 2022Thank you for your feedback. We are so glad that you and your children enjoyed your early dinner. We look forward to welcoming you back to China Diner Double Bay again soon.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from China Diner - Double Bay using the Order Online button. China Diner - Double Bay also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 9326 1900.

China Diner - Double Bay is rated 4.4 stars by 189 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 11 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for China Diner - Double Bay

16 Kiaora Lane, Double Bay, AU-NSW 2028

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Manning Rd / Kiaora Rd

  • Area

    Double Bay

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Tue–Sun 12:00 pm–4:45 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–9:15 pm

  • Cuisines

    Chinese, Contemporary Asian, Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Best parking is directly opposite the restaurant in the Woolworths car park.<br />Alternatively there is timed parking on Manning Road, Kiaora Rd or New South Head Rd.

  • Public Transit

    New South Head Road - BUS

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan

  • Phone number

    (02) 9326 1900

  • Catering

    Available on request

  • Private party facilities

    Group Dining for up to 12 guests inside, and 20 guests outside on the terrace.

  • Private party contact

    Margot: (02) 9326 1900

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