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455 Chapel St, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
(03) 9824 0128
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious and great tea

We ordered an assortment of dumplings and some peaking duck. Food was excellent. Upstairs is very cool and the vast tea selection is delicious. A solid choice.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2015
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Adelaide, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Came here for a late night dinner one summer evening. it was lovely we sat upstairs so it had a lovely breeze. the meals are tasty and affordable.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Just popped in for lunch and was surprised by the great menu! Had the chicken dumplings and quinoa salad! Was delicious and tasty with a jasmine tea (no tea bag rubbish here!) They forgot one of the drunks we ordered but when prompted quickly rectified the situation... Would go again!

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We ordered an assortment of dumplings and some peaking duck. Food was excellent. Upstairs is very cool and the vast tea selection is delicious. A solid choice.

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Melbourne Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We visited the Oriental Teahouse for a mid afternoon snack with some friends. It is clearly a location which operates all hours. The décor is quite edgy but inviting. The atmosphere is friendly and you are not assailed by loud music. The various dumpling dishes on offer are really nice - we had peking Duck pancakes, Salt and Pepper Calamari... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Went for dinner last night and as per usual Stephen was on the money. He always looks after us with tea for our two young boys 4 & 2 and a great choice of beer for the wife and I. Singha I cannot go by and combined with copious amounts of dumplings we were again in heaven. the boys smash... More 

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Mildura, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Came here with a business partner for a spot of lunch and we wanted light so we opted for the Yum Cha side of things and have to say the dumplings here are to die for! My business partner order a soup and had a taste and was full of flavour and light. Love that we are sitting around hundreds... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Great concept of good Asian/yum Cha and big selection of teas. We were not aware it was yum Cha she going in but still went with bits of yum Cha and still ordered a few dishes. All were pretty good although I must say the pork ribs were bad, as tough as rubber boots. But nice setup, service was ok... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

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

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese

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