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Chin Chin

125 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
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Ranked #19 of 3,983 restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Asian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Melbourne CBD
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Melbourne CBD
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English first
West Palm Beach
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56 reviews 56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We were fortunate to get here at about 5:30 p.m. on a Wednesday night. Seated immediately. Waiter came over, discussed the menu a bit and made many recommendations, circling them all in pencil on our menu, encouraging us to get many dishes for sharing. We ordered a number of items. I had the braised wagu beef rib. It was very... More

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Ottawa, Ontario
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82 reviews 82 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The bottom line up front is that the food is very good Thai / Asian fusion, but if you want to enjoy your meal over the course of a few hours and not feel rushed, you may wish to look elsewhere. If you order a number of plates, they may all come out at once and your food will get... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We eat out several times a week and like to think we choose good quality restaurants and cafés where we spend a lot of our hard earned cash. Trying to book a table for four in some recent city centre restaurants ,such as here , is so difficult. We re in our 30's to 50's and take our eating quite... More

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Australia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Had the feed me menu, every dish was delicious, fresh and beautifully spiced, great choice. Arrived at 3pm on a Friday, all the tables were full but we were very pleased to sit at the food bar, great to watch dishes prepared, lively atmosphere with friendly efficient service.

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Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

After two attempts at visiting chin chin (refused to wait the 2.5hrs) finally managed to get a table in amongst the noisy crowd of people. Firstly I'd like to say the range and variety of food was excellent however the quality and taste was not worth the exorbitant waiting times. A word of warning do not go for $60 variety... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Fantastic.busy, buzzy. Great food, service and atmosphere. Worth lining up for. You just need to time it right to get a table but sitting at the bar is fun

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is one of Melbourne's hippest eateries, with a line to dine on most nights of the week. The wait is worth it, and you can do this in the equally cool downstairs bar where all the entrees' are available to order immediately while you wait for a table. The atmosphere is fantastic, the music is pumping and the food... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Dropped in for a quick lunch yesterday - 4 of us. They do put the tables very close together, but that is part of the atmosphere of the place. We shared 5 dishes. All were excellent - strong asian influence, but tasty.

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Brussels, Belgium
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47 reviews 47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We went with friends and colleagues and shared many different meals. Everything was absolutely perfect, tasty, well seasoned, spicy, fresh…this is the best Thai food i have ever had outside Thailand. a MUST GO when in Melbourne.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The food was great, had a great atmosphere! We were lucky to get seating quickly on the Sunday at lunch but we tried the night before and was told it would be an hour and a half wait. We expected that - so didn't go there expecting to get seated straight away - took the kids so the wait wasn't... More

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