4/6 Cowper Wharf Road
Good place to take a date:
A gem of a place for a show-stopping Sydney date that is bound to impress, China Doll has a lot to shout about. Situated in the stylish Woolloomooloo district, this fabulous Asian restaurant overlooks the city skyline and makes for idyllic summer dates in the sunshine. Sip cocktails on the terrace or dine in the atmospheric restaurant, sampling the finest of modern Asian cuisine from the extensive menu. Service is impeccable to guarantee a special evening, and the lively atmosphere is bound to set the mood for a night of getting to know one another. The only problem might be living up to the high standards when you inevitably go on further dates; such fine dining comes at a price!
Good place to meet for a first date:
You might foot yourself quite a bill before you’ve even gained a number if trying to pick up a date in this restaurant. Having said this, China Doll is a popular spot for group dining and cocktail parties, where you might easily meet someone new, catching one another’s eye as you try to delicately lower noodles into your mouth. In the summer, the outdoor seating area has a lively buzz that attracts plenty of people for after dinner drinks and al fresco dining, giving it a warm and inviting ambience that might help to melt the ice for first dates in Sydney.
Put it this way, if you’ve got the bank balance to match the menu prices, then it doesn’t really matter what age you are to enjoy dining in this beautiful restaurant! China Doll attracts a wide range of winers and diners looking to treat themselves to a night that they won’t forget. You probably want to grab your glad rags look the part for a date at China Doll though, dress code tends to be smart and even glamorous in this elegant skyline eatery.
Time of review:
You’ll find China Doll packed on a weekend, especially during the summer, but that shouldn’t put you off. The food is flying out of the kitchen here for a reason; it’s divine. On an evening it makes the perfect setting for an intimate Sydney date, or perhaps you’d prefer more a more casual lunch al fresco, where if all else fails you can spark up some conversation over people watching!
Average cost of a meal and a drink:
You’d better wait til pay day to take your date to China Doll, as at around $100 a head to go all out on this extravagant meal you aren’t going to escape the price tag. However this healthy bill guarantees five star treatment from the attentive staff, freshly cooked Asian delights from scallops to steak, and glamorous cocktails that will really make the evening sparkle.
Type of cuisine:
China Doll prides itself on its freshly fused flavours that represent the very best in Asian cuisine, drawing from China, Japan, South East Asia and beyond. Oh yes, this isn’t just your average egg fried rice, expect exquisite delicacies and powerful flavours that will make your taste buds tingle and turn the heat up for your hot date.
If you know that they might be the real deal, a date at China Doll is a sure-fire way to make their eyes light up and ensure an intimate setting for a romantic evening. Expensive but worth every penny, it’s no wonder that China Doll is one of Sydney’s most talked-about restaurants.