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China Lane
  • 2 Angel Pl,
    Sydney, NSW
  • (02) 9231 3939,
  • Lunch Mon-Fri noon-3pm

    Dinner Mon-Fri 6pm-11pm, Sat 5.45pm-11pm

China Lane

With its high-wire act of empty birdcages, China Lane looks at first like the setting for an arthouse film. Inside, the dreamscape continues: is this 1930s Shanghai peopled with coolly confidentMad Menextras? The suited-up lunchers are here for the smart Asian eats and great-value drinks. Duck pancakes, pork sang choi bau, and salt and pepper prawns may be familiar Cantonese tropes, but the versions here win in the details: delicate steamed pancakes, juicy duck breast, crackly of skin, masterful tapioca-crusted prawns. The more inventive dishes highlight the kitchen's skill in skipping across Asia, flavours blending harmoniously rather than haphazardly. Raw kingfish is zippy with wasabi and shiso; sticky satay pork ribs are soulfully street style; while chocolate ginger mousse with salted peanut ice-cream is decadent fun. Staff are proficient, polished and adept at aligning the stars for laneway lovers.


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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • E $12-$32

    M $32-$38

    D $16

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Wheelchair Access
    Outdoor dining
    Private room
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Kristian Vale



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