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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Chinese/yum Cha and teas

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 18, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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Melbourne Australia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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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53 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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15 helpful votes 15 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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22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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