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AY Oriental Tea House

455 Chapel St, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia (South Yarra)
(03) 9824 0128
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Ranked #1,609 of 4,075 Restaurants in Melbourne
Cuisines: Chinese
Neighborhood: South Yarra
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

We arrived at 6pm without a booking and were given a 'reserved'table. Once we sat down we were basically ignored. Staff were walking around but wouldn't make eye contact. When drinks were ordered we asked if the teapot cocktails ($22) could be shared. They gave us shot glasses with the teapot. We ordered food and received microwaved items. My partners... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We flew in from Adelaide late and came here on a recommendation. The selection was vast and with nice balance. We chose some prawn dumplings, chinese veggies and crispy pork. All dishes were very tasty and this was sufficient for two together with a cute cocktail in a tea pot for two and a glass of champagne we spent under... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The dumplings here were fresh and tasty with some interesting additions to the usual yum cha fare. Service was pleasant and efficient and the decor attractive and interesting given the focus on different types of teas. My companion got so into the tea side of things that she purchased a teapot and tea. A most enjoyable lunch venue

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Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Was in Melbourne for business and popped into the AY Oriental Tea House for a casual dinner with a colleague. It was good without being great. Dumplings were good, there was a good range of unusual beers and there was nothing wrong with the service. I would go back if I was in the area again but I wouldn't go... More 

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99 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is a yum cha house for non chinese, pity is that the pastry on the steamed dishes had been so over steamed, they were disintegrating, the octopus was as hard as a rock and so greasy., and the fried dim sum oily. AY was bulging with diners, which is great for them, because we won't be back. If it... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

With a refurbishment about 1 year ago from memory, the Oriental teahouse (on Chapel St) feels nice and fresh again. It's local for us, and has a really homely feel to the interior as you are surrounded by shelves selling teas and crockery. The dumplings come out reasonably quick. The waygu beef and juicy pork dumplings are particular favourites. Also... More 

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Helensvale, Australia
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31 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

A friend and I dropped into this restaurant one Saturday night. We ordered the pork buns, prawn and chive dumplings, chinese broccoli, slow cooked beef, rice. Dumplings came in serves of 3 which is always annoying when there are 2 people. We asked for the serves to be 4. We also had two glasses of white wine and two beers.... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Had a range of items. All the food was great except the prawn dumpling (and we had about four different serves) were over cooked, a bit chewy, and some of them a bit tasteless. I've had then here before though and they were sensational so maybe just a little inconsistent. The service is fantastic, the location, exceptional and the general... More 

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Dandenong, Australia
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38 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We went here for lunch today and the first thing we found when we were seated was they seem to lack air conditioning or fans. It was a very hot day in Melbourne and we didn't feel much relief from the heat when we sat down. We asked for a glass of water to start with and that was room... More 

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melbourne australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

We have been to plenty of yum cha restaurants around Melbourne and this is our favourite. Shark Fin Inn is our second favourite. Shark Fin Inn is more authentic- but if you are a dumpling lover then tea house is better. Tea house is not your normal yum cha restaurant because there are no trolleys coming around- they bring selections... More 

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Address: 455 Chapel St, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
Phone Number: (03) 9824 0128
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > South Yarra
Cuisine: Chinese

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