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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 #728 of 3,883 restaurants in Melbourne
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: South Yarra
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: South Yarra
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English first
Adelaide, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Traralgon, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
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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Adelaide, Australia
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103 reviews 103 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

My Melbourne cousins took me to the Oriental Tea House on Chapel Street for lunch on a very hot Sunday. We were all very hungover and fast and delicious yum cha with a wondrous selection of fine teas was the perfect solution to our woes. It's fabulous not having to think to much as the food comes to your table... More

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Gold Coast
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215 reviews 215 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

I remembered eating here a couple of years ago last time I came to Melbourne and this visit did not disappoint either. I went to lunch with a friend. Food is served yum cha style but the offering is a little different to other yum cha restaurants that I have been to. Food was delicious. Service was good, probably a... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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115 reviews 115 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012 via mobile

Dined at the Chapel Street oriental tea house on Saturday night, having been several times before and always found it consistently good. This time we opted for a set dinner banquet which represented good value and took the challenge out of picking from the extensive menu. To say the food arrived with lightening speed would be an understatement. We told... More

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Sydney
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100 restaurant reviews
233 helpful votes 233 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

We visited the Chapel Street, South Yarra Oriental Teahouse on Saturday, 28 April, 2012 ... and again on Monday, 30 April, 2012! On a weekend visit to Melbourne, we were wandering around Chapel Street and found the Oriental Teahouse - and we're glad we did! A busy, buzzy place - the service was great, the yum cha dumplings delicious and... More

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Brisbane and Noosa
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

Great food and variety. Great price!! Everything came to the table quickly. Except drinks. Very slow. Same for the tables around us.

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Oz
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

Great food, try the spicy pork dumplings. Sensational. Also the raspberry & lime tea cold.

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Key Biscayne, Florida
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49 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

Went for lunch and ordered several dimsum dishes and really enjoyed each one. Service was quick, fun atmosphere and affordable.

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