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239 Blackburn Road, Doncaster East, Manningham, Victoria 3109, Australia
(03) 9841 9977
Today
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
EXpensive Yum Cha

Well, this place is in TripAdvisor twice, once as 'Taipan, Doncaster East', as it here, but also as 'Taipan Restaurant, Doncaster'. I'll put my review here. Holiday Monday, Yum Cha for 4, booked in advance. A throng of people in the entrance, absolute bedlam, but somehow we were called within 10... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 7, 2015
Warren S S
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Never like the place, too crowded, floor too slippery and service very poor. People go there not because of the food but because there are no other restaurants in that area

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Well, this place is in TripAdvisor twice, once as 'Taipan, Doncaster East', as it here, but also as 'Taipan Restaurant, Doncaster'. I'll put my review here. Holiday Monday, Yum Cha for 4, booked in advance. A throng of people in the entrance, absolute bedlam, but somehow we were called within 10 minutes of arriving - I was surprised. The food... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The quality of service is next to nil.. When you ask the wiater for help, you don`t get help but you get a lecture why you should not ask.... Avoid this restaurant at all costs..

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I'm not sure why my sisters insist returning but the food is just terrible and the service is probably the worst I've ever experienced. We have been on again off again patrons for decades... They hurry you out the door and then serve luke warm food. Try and order extra food and it's a massive problem. Not going back. Would... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Had a full 10 person table of Tim Sim .visitor guests were not impressed.Food was average or below average except for 1 or 2 dishes.Portions were smaller than at say Gold Leaf. Service was okay. Limited and over crowded car park. Will not go again or recommend.

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I've been to Taipan several times over the years. In the past it was okay, but now it is quite poor and no longer worth visiting. The problem begins upon entering. We had a big family occasion with 18 people. Unfortunately the manager at the door was rude rather than friendly and welcoming. We sat at two tables and each... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

Food was cold and not worth the money we paid except for egg tarts and special pau. Customer service was horrible- complaining when we asked for more spoons, asked us not to touch teapot lid (open means needs refill) when asked for refill of tea, redirected us to other waiter who ordered food versus conveying our requests. Not going again!

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We go here for yum cha maybe once a month, and when it's good - as it was last week - it's very very good, one of the best in town. Other times it can be only a notch or two above acceptable. The key seems to be when you go. Never go at weekends. It's crowded, rushed, and there... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We visited this place some two months ago for Yumcha and it was good - I m referring to food , not the service. Came for dinner tonight and as always the place was filled up quickly with people, mainly speaking Cantonese (which is a good sign on its authenticity). Quality of food was ok, just. Service was non-existent, as... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Recently came here for dinner twice because visitors were staying nearby. Food is pretty average, but expensive. They charge for the plate of fruits (without letting us know), which are normally complimentary for almost every Chinese restaurant in Melbourne.

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Additional Information about Taipan

Address: 239 Blackburn Road, Doncaster East, Manningham, Victoria 3109, Australia
Phone Number: (03) 9841 9977
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Manningham  >  Doncaster East
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Chinese

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 239 Blackburn Road, Doncaster East, Manningham, Victoria 3109, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Manningham  >  Doncaster East
  • Phone Number: (03) 9841 9977

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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