At the helm of the kitchen is head chef Frank Shek, who began his culinary career at the age of six working in his family's Chinese restaurant in Scotland. Frank quickly developed a taste for an exciting and fast-paced kitchen, learning self-discipline, a strong work ethic and intricate techniques handed down through the generations of his Cantonese family.

Frank has worked at China Doll since it's inception and is inspired by his dynamic team comprising of chefs from all across Asia, including Korea, Indonesia, Nepal, China, Bangladesh, Macau, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Taiwan and Vietnam. He feels incredibly fortunate to have such a diverse and hardworking team surrounding him and is driven by ensuring all guests have an outstanding dining experience.

Frank has made a number of appearances on television, such as The Morning Show (Channel 7), MasterChef (Channel 10) and a new series for SBS.


Residing by the docks of the 100 year old Finger Wharf in Woolloomooloo China Doll creates a glamorous setting for groups to enjoy seamless service, delicious beverages and cuisine by celebrated Sydney chef, Frank Shek.

The banquet options are available in the menu section of this website and are compulsory for groups of ten or more. The menus are designed to share and are priced at $72, $88 or $105 per person. All dietary requirements can be accommodated for with advance notice. Unfortunately, we do not offer BYO or beverage packages.

A 10% service charge applies on the total bill on all groups.

Large Groups

Groups of 10 or more guests are accommodated in the main dining room. Guests can request an inside or outside table at time of booking. Table requests are not guaranteed and are allocated by date order and party size. We have rectangle table settings with a maximum of 16 guests on one long table.

Private Dining | The Vase Room

The Vase Room is located on the ground wharf level of the restaurant. It is an indoor space that looks out to the Sydney city skyline. The room accommodates up to 40 guests seated and 50 guests for a cocktail function. There is a minimum spend of $4500 for exclusive use of this space and a 10% service charge applies in addition to the spend.

Private Dining The Mezzanine

The Mezzanine is an L shaped dining space on the second floor of the restaurant. There are floor to ceiling windows overlooking Woolloomooloo wharf. The room accommodates up to 40 guests seated and 50 guests for a cocktail function. There is a minimum spend of $4500 for exclusive use of this space and a 10% service charge applies in addition to the spend.

The Venue // Corporate Exclusive Use

China Doll restaurant is available exclusively for corporate functions and events. The restaurant accommodates up to 180 guests seated or 220 guests standing. A minimum spend applies and is calculated based on the day, time and month of your function. The amount will vary depending on the particular month and a 10% service charge applies.

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Mother's Day
Indulge your mother on Mother’s Day with lunch or dinner at China Doll, overlooking the Sydney City skyline. She will receive a glass of MUMM NV Champagne on arrival (lunch reservations only).

Australia's Top Restaurants
A one off exclusive event with limited spaces available. Meet at China Lane for a welcome drink and entrees such as pulled pork bao, then be whisked away on a luxury super yacht with onboard sake tasting and canapés. Disembark at China Doll for mains, which may include wokked marron, pork belly with chilli caramel or Penang curry, and a dessert platter. Progressive and luxurious.
Cost: $400 per person including transfers and matched beverage.
When: May 18; 6pm - 11pm
Bookings: 02 9380 6744

Purchase a Gift Voucher
Spoil someone special with the ultimate Sydney dining experience. A China Doll voucher is the ideal gift for colleagues, friends and family. Visit the 'SHOP' section of our website.


Lunch 7 days, From 12pm
Last Lunch reservations at 2:30pm
Dinner 7 days, From 6pm
Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day

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Shop 4, - 6 Cowper Wharf Road
Woolloomooloo NSW Australia 2011

02 9380 6744