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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 #1,167 of 4,031 Restaurants in Melbourne
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: South Yarra
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: South Yarra
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English first
singapore
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127 reviews 127 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
215 helpful votes 215 helpful votes
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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63 reviews 63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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28 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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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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127 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 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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134 reviews 134 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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122 restaurant reviews
316 helpful votes 316 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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