China Diner - Bondi
A brilliant place, food amazing, service on point. A really fun environment too. Cannot fault. Not a cheap eat but price is very fair for the location, quality and service. Sublime.
Amazing food & service. Can’t wait till next visit.
Delicious food! Highlight was the duck pancakes! They also make a very tasty Mojito! Yum yum!
Hi Davina, thank-you for your feedback. The duck pancakes are one of our classic dishes so we are glad you enjoyed them. Who doesn't love a mojito?! We look forward to welcoming you back to China Diner Bondi again soon
We loved everything about it and can’t wait to go back there again
Hi Tony, thanks for your review. We look forward to welcoming you back to China Diner Bondi again soon!
This was always a family favourite but something has happened.
Food isn’t great very small portions and service was all over the place
Hi Lewena, thank-you for taking the time to provide your feedback. We'd love the opportunity to discuss your experience a little further - I've sent you an email if you can let us know when a good time to chat would be.
Extensive food and drinks menu that caters to all dietary requirements
Thank-you for your lovely feedback Karlee, we're glad you & your brother enjoyed the experience. We look forward to welcoming you to China Diner again soon
Fantastic range of food
Excellent service and great suggestions for options
Hi Anthony, Thank-you for the great feedback. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your dinner with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
Excellent and tasty food, served in a timely sequence. This is about the 4th time i have dined at this restaurant and the consistency is excellent. Well done.
My only observation, and not a criticism, is i noticed there are a number of staff who are obviously foreign language students who's english is hard to understand when they explain the menu. Once we got beyond that barrier the service was attentive and friendly and we really enjoyed our evening. Thanks and keep up the good work!
Hi Mark, thank-you for the constructive feedback - we take it on board. Glad to hear you've enjoyed your visits - we look forward to welcoming you back to China Diner for your 5th visit soon!
We love everything about China diner, value for money.
Food tasty, yummy.
Let your mouth have a party at China diner
Hi Skye, thank-you for the feedback!
Fantastic food and wine and great value for $$$! Loved the ambience here
Hi Annie, thank-you for the great feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back to China Diner again shortly
Relaxed fun environment, food was good. Delicious cocktails. Excellent service.
Hi Ilana, thank-you for taking the time to provide your feedback! We look forward to welcoming you to China Diner again soon
The restaurant was cold - we never took our coats off. My husband ordered a cocktail he couldn’t drink. Then they forgot our order - it took an hour to get our food (arrived at 7:30pm, ate around 8:45pm). Ordered a glass of wine while we waited which sat in the bar for 10 min. until I asked a waitress if we could have it. No discount or free drink offered to make up for the poor service. AND, it was my birthday (not that they knew but compounded the disappointment). Definitely not going back.
Extremely tasty and delicious food. Would definitely go back. New favourite
Thank-you so much for your feedback - we look forward to welcoming you back to China Diner Bondi again soon!
We had a lovely night celebrating my sons birthday
When I went to pay the bill with my credit card the waitress said the reception was really bad and the transaction hadn’t gone through So we moved further to the front of the restaurant and did it again
When I got home and checked my account the amount had come out TWICE
I immediately rang and was assured one transaction had been refunded
But 2 days later that hadn’t happened
Quick to take 2 payments but slow to return their mistake I will check in the next couple of days and then have to follow up with my AMEX
We had a very pleasant experience. Food was great, booth was comfortable and service prompt. Only slight negatives are it was a bit dark for me and at times the dishes we were sharing were taken away a bit too soon.
Had a great experience, the vegan banquet was delicious and wait staff very attentive. The venue is also very cool with a good vibe for everything from causal to more formal.
Thank-you for your wonderful feedback - we are so pleased to hear you enjoyed the new vegan Banquet Menu! We look forward to welcoming you back to China Diner again soon. Alice / on behalf of China Diner Bondi
Food was delicious and service was prompt.
Recommend booking online, it was quite busy and we were glad we booked ahead.
Thank-you so much for your feedback. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your evening. We look forward to welcoming you back to China Diner again in the future!
Good atmosphere and the food is amazing, I would recommend this pace for a social catchup with family and friends.
Hi there, thank-you for your review - we're glad you enjoyed your evening with us. We hope to look after you again soon
We had a pleasant but not outstanding evening at China Diner. The restaurant is huge and it was quite empty on Mothers Day for dinner. The front of the shop had food scraps and serviettes on the floor and nobody greeted or seated us for at least 5 minutes, not a great start. After that the service and food was acceptable but nothing outstanding. Then I was billed twice on my credit card and called twice after returning home. The staff did not know what to do and asked me to email a copy of my Credit card bill as proof to the manager! I sent the e-mail and 24 hours later I have not heard anything from them.
I will follow up and I will make sure to get my money back but is this the customer service you give when your staff member has made an error... to me, it's unacceptable and a good reason to warn other dinners to beware.
No straw for in cocktail, bought wrong beer, no servers with meal, had to ask for table to be cleared twice, no description of dish when served ... all this despite discussing with manager that I would appreciate if she can ensure good service as my US guests had mentioned to me before arrival they read bad reviews on trip adviser. The last time I dined there I was also disappointed.
Our mains came before the entree everyone's drinks came at different times of our sitting.
Kids ordered there own main...my son was the first to recieve his meal but my daughter meal came after all the food had come out. We specifically stated these meals were for the kids.
I have never had such bad, slow service in a Sydney restaurant like that before.
Very small portion for high price. The most ridiculous priced item is rice being $4pp. We got a bowl of rice meant for 4 people costing $16 which was the same size as a standard small rice cup you get at any other Asian restaurant. There were a few more items that popped up on our bill that we didn't order or receive
Early dinner with family. Tasty food came quickly and keep the kids and parents happy.
Fabulous, delicate flavours make this asian infusion menu an outstanding taste sensation. There were 8 girls in our group and we were in the back section of the restaurant on a fairly quiet night so great for a good catch up. Staff were very helpful and efficient. We found China Diner to be the best meal and time out during our 2 night stay in Bondi.
The food was cold and quite expensive for what you got. We also asked for a hot chocolate which came luke warm and when asked to make another hot, it came back microwaved.
Wait staff should communicate better between each other.Awful!! 3 waiters approached our table to ask for drinks
One of them dropped the bill without asking if we want another drink or something else!! It was 9:15 pm...so Rude!!
Food was delicious
Has plenty of good vegan options, which the staff always knows immediately to point out. Great food and vibe.
Such great food!
Service is good however food and beverages are pricey for what you get
Understandably quite busy for a Friday night but the FOH were lovely, our waiters were also great. Massaman blurry was awesome but otherwise food is nice but nothing outstanding.
Food was great. Service was terrible
I love this restaurant in many ways, food is great, service is always smiley and friendly - however the noise level is crazy loud. I do not understand why Bondi restaurants, and in fact many Sydney restaurants, think that people dine together so that they can spend quality time yelling @ each other across a table?! Please have music, but creating an ambiance where people must scream to be heard, is not my ideal way to experience great food. Please lower the noise!
Atmosphere of the place was nice. Food was alright! Some nice dishes. 2 waiters were nice and delivered good service, however one seemed very unhappy and uninterested in being there. We did not feel at home. The bill had a $57 bottle of wine we never ordered in it at the end.
Just to top it all off.... The Manager who called my friend a C*** for not returning her lighter sooner! She was joking, however it’s just not Okay. I would recommend finding new staff.
The meal was ok, the duck pancakes really good but the music was extremely loud and rap was not what I expected to listen to in that kind of restaurant
Service at table enthusiastic from main waiter. Other servers were somewhere else. Not even a smile. Drinks took an eternity to arrive which annoyed wait staff. Food high quality, great wine list but some wines far too expensive. $100 + for a Xanadu Chardonnay ridiculous. Cocktails fabulous. Children at adjoining table poorly behaved. Spice Temple comparatively priced but a better overall experience. I think the restaurant is trying to be all things to all people in a Bondi demographic.
Been there before with the whole family (8) for fabulous birthday celebration.. it was amazing!! Followed up with NYE dinner with friends for 6.. was great!! Great food and ambience, plus local walk for us!
Poor & slow service on drinks. Staff friendly enough but did not seem to know about menu items. Rice serve size appalling. Had to keep asking for rice which for some reason kept coming out barely enough for one person per serve & then there was huge delay in the rice arriving at table. One main dish(chicken) was so small it should have been on entree list. Food was okay but not value for $$$.
Went for date night at China Diner, first time. Decor was funky, loud music, cocktails etc. We went for the banquet option to get a taste of a few different thing and it had been a long day so we were beyond decisions!
Food started really well although the portions were really small. San choy bow and dumplings were the stand out, but only one dumpling each 😞
The banquet ended with a heavy massaman curry which wasn’t great and a really odd way to finish...surely something sweet would be the better choice?!
Overall a fun time and the staff were great, although their attention did wain and we had to wait ages to pay. Great place to go for cocktails and a date but I would recommend you choose from the menu rather than the banquet.
Very good as usual