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125 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Ranked #22 of 4,089 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Asian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Almelo, The Netherlands
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

This was our third trip to chin chin. My husband always says it may not be ad good as last time...he is wrong again... The venue is not great but the atmosphere and food is the best in Australia. I definite must do. I've bought four of the books with their recipes in it. I'm hoping this book I will... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Our party of 4 visited on a Monday just after 12pm and the restaurant was already super busy. They managed to find us a table within 10 minutes though. We then had to wait 15 minutes for a waiter (there only seemed to be one female taking orders) and then another 15 minutes so they could mark on our menu... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

The food was great, with very quick service, especially quick considering how busy the restaurant was. They don't take bookings and it gets really busy after about 5.30pm, so if you arrive after that expect to queue for an hour, maybe longer!

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Perth, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

This was my second visit to this very popular Melbourne restaurant. The service was good (a little slow at times but it is crowded). However my main course of cuttlefish was VERY ordinary with tough cuttlefish and a dried out serving if jasmine rice. As I was asked to move halfway through my meal, I was offered a free dessert.... More 

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Sydney
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

The floor staff are super friendly, food was delicious and fast, so fast we that our drinks arrived when we had nearly finished our meal!!! Something is not right when the food is quicker thAn the drinks. I ordered a second drink and it came 15-20 mins later!!

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

I really liked this restaurant, they are very quick to serve and funny. The food is good and has lots of good flavors

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Chinchin's has to be the most popular Asian restaurant at the moment, 2014, You can not book to dine here, and the queues are always out the door, you put your name down, and they text you when your table is ready, usually 1.5-2 hour wait on busy days Fri-Sun. If your smart you go around 4pm, and your almost... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Well executed varieties of Asian food. It's in Flinders lane - we got lost but found it eventually. Don't even try to go near lunchtime. We did but the lines were too long so we gave up. It's open until 11pm so you can get nice plate of something late or perhaps breakfast. Seafood was cooked perfectly ( not overdone),... More 

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cape woolamai
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Its my second time to Chin Chin so good once again. Tried different things this time. The pulled pork pancakes were so good & loved the salt n pepper calamari. Had to wait for a table but not for long :)

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Melbourne, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

The food here is unbelievably good. Every mouthful was amazing. We took the 'feed me' option and the food just kept coming til we rolled out the door. The Sashimi and the twice cooked beef were my favourites. The service is great - one of those places where you never have to ask or wait but hardly notice the waiters... More 

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Additional Information about Chin Chin

Address: 125 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Cuisine: Asian

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