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China Lane

2 Angel Pl, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9231 3939
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pork belly” (32 reviews)
“bao” (14 reviews)
“dumplings” (35 reviews)
Opens in 4 min
All hours
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2 Angel Pl, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Spent a quiet Saturday night dining in Sydney China lane below the bird cages is a contemporary restaurant with dark furniture and mooted tones. Service was professional and prompt. We booked for 630pm and on arrival reminded that we needed to finish by 0830pm. On...More

Thank Bali1961
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

We have been here a few times with friends and it never fails to impress. The pigs ears are a must to try. Just go. You'll love it.

Thank Rebecca D
Reviewed 4 June 2017

We came here for a work dinner as a part of a 15 person group. The banquet we ordered was exceptional quality for $75 - the courses seemed to never stop. We thought the meal had finished after starters finally ended only for mains to...More

Thank Josh S
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Hidden away in Angel Place, China Lane is a great Asian restaurant with really good atmosphere and great food. The service good be a lot better, but over all a great place to meat and socialise

Thank barca_fanatic
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

China Lane restaurant Excellent fresh tasty Asian food Service excellent efficient staff The Duck pancakes a must order Location easy to find Close to the GPO in Sydney

Thank lanie w
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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