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Chin Chin

125 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
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Ranked #23 of 4,030 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
Perth, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

This is another restaurant our daughter had on a 'must' go to when in Melbourne. We went after a show on a Saturday - early evening. Yes you do need to que - we didn't have to for too long. We went to their bar downstairs - what a great way to start! They text you when your table is... More

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Dreadfully overrated. Don't know why people go let alone line up when there are so many better options nearby. Front of house staff have outstanding arrogance and contempt for diners. Also, be very careful to check your bill. I was charged for a $70 of wine I didn't have and when I inconvenienced the manager by asking for a corrected... More

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Geelong, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Amazing asian fusion food, super busy noisy full on experience. Arrived at 5:30 and there was already a 20 min wait on a table (for 2) but immediate availability of a seat at the bar overlooking the kitchen. Suited us beautifully !! Staff are very well informed about all aspects of the dishes, and happily indicated a number of dishes... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Food was better than OK but not cheap. The no reservations thing is just a bloody nuisance frankly but it's always full so go figure. Some of the dishes you get are a bit repetitive if you go with the chef's recommendations, but well produced. Good wine choices, not cheap, fun atmosphere, but certainly not where you'd go for a... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Nice cool vibe when you finally get a seat. Food is expensive for what it is, but taste quite nice. Bar and restaurant ambience is nice and fun. Would come back if I didn't have to wait 30 mins for a table though.

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Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Dropped in after a show in the city - no issues in getting a table and service at 11:00 pm. Service was quick as kitchen was closing at 11:30 pm. Food was WOW!! Had the Crying Tiger - I know why the tiger was crying - maybe a little hotter than the 6/7 the waitress said - more like an... More

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Adelaide South Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Top Asian food great staff and top wine list, enjoy a drink downstairs, waiting for a table, it is so worth it.

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Melbourne
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Loved the venue, we found the place after a brief walk from Flinders St Station, its really funky and stylish with a real buzz going on inside. I was taken back at first when the Maitre D was reeling off her speech about not being able to take any waiting list entries for tables of more than 2 but that... More

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Leeds
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83 reviews 83 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This is a feast for your tastebuds. Randang beef - an unctuous shredded brisket is the thing you'd order for your last meal. Tom Kha soup perfect. Come at lunchtime and avoid the queues. Come in the evening and wait 2 hours to be seated.

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9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Wow wow wow this place is seriously amazing, fun, staff soooo helpful, food -can't explain it you just have to try it. We sat at the bar and watched the door with amusement, we arrived at 5pm on a Sunday and were seated quickly, within 5 mins the line was out the door and this didn't change all night. My... More

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