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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 #1,632 of 4,137 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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Sydney, Australia
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522 reviews 522 reviews
358 restaurant reviews
206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
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 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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133 reviews 133 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
220 helpful votes 220 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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36 restaurant reviews
225 helpful votes 225 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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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