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Chin Chin

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125 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm

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  • 899
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  • 477
    Very good
  • 124
    Average
  • 36
    Poor
  • 22
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
LOVE this place

apart from the fact you can't book ( which is very trendy in Melbourne atm) this place has amazing food, great atmosphere and fantastic cocktails. it is just cool, no other way i can describe it

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
pepoka
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Melbourne, Australia
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

We got a seat straight away at the bar overlooking the kitchen, it was great! watching the kitchen staff preparing the meals was a wonderful new experience. The food was good, favorite dishes were the beetle leaf lamb, sashimi king fish and the green beans were superb!! Cocktails were gorgeous, the decor was lovely and the buzz was fun. My... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

After hearing so many great reviews ,we were excited to finally make the trip to Melbourne,to try ! Arrived straight from airport at 4.45pm on a Friday. NO queue .straight in .. very happy .. Seated very close to others ,which ended up being fun as it turned into a table of 6 sharing critics !!!We chose the Feed Me... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

apart from the fact you can't book ( which is very trendy in Melbourne atm) this place has amazing food, great atmosphere and fantastic cocktails. it is just cool, no other way i can describe it

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Singapore, Singapore
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21 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

A nice mix of flavours to challenge your taste buds. Can be a tad bit heavy on the salt for some dishes. Overall, great food. Be warned that queues can form very quickly during lunch and dinner. No reservations so be early or prepare to wait. Service is fast and hence the wait is not too long if you are... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Chin Chin has had a slow decline from one of Melbourne's best restaurants to a dud. I have dined at Chin Chin regularly since it's opening. It has gone from a 'not to be missed' to a 'make sure you miss it' experience. My party of six and I queued for some time eventually finding ourselves seated in a booth... More 

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We had heard about long lines at Chin Chin so we arrived at what we thought was an early time - 6pm on a Thurs. the line was already around the corner. They don't take reservations. The line moved fairly quickly and the wait was around 30 minutes. We opted to sit at the bar so that may have helped... More 

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Unable to get in for dinner so had lunch. The two of us ordered enough food for four but were able to sample several of the dishes. The setting is not fancy and it is quite busy and energetic. The service was friendly and timely. The food was fresh and very good.

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Friends of ours recommended this restaurant, but on our first attempt we were told we had to wait a half an hour for a table. The following day we arrived earlier (4.30pm) and were seated immediately . What an experience of Asian fused dishes. We selected the "feed me" banquet of $69 where they select the most popular dishes for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW via mobile

my friend and I did the "feed me" option. Got heaps of food for a reasonable price. We sat at the bar and had great service and didn't have to wait too long to get in... But we were told to go early which we did. Highly recommend!!! Beef short rib was my fav part. Also amazing cocktails. Do the... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Clearly a CBD favorite, you either go early and join the queue. The $69 banquet option will test the capacity of anyone, and offers a great cross-section of the dishes on off, but not the spicier ones.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 125 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian
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

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