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131-135 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
03-96631555
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
An old favourite - still very good

Revisited Shark Fin House recently, after not going for some years. First started eating here about 2002 - it hasn't changed a bit. Very good yum-cha (dim sum), good service, plenty of choice, reasonable prices.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Cam S
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Melbourne, Australia
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Revisited Shark Fin House recently, after not going for some years. First started eating here about 2002 - it hasn't changed a bit. Very good yum-cha (dim sum), good service, plenty of choice, reasonable prices.

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Albury, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

My wife, sister in law, brother in law and I went and had a meal at this restaurant last night. While the meal was quiet nice, the service was a little slow, however; this is understandable considering the number of people in the restaurant… The cost of our meal was about $142.00, which I felt was reasonable for the size... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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65 reviews 65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Being a first time to Australia, we had no idea of a good Chinese restaurant in Melbourne, so we decided to just walk down Little Bourke St until we saw something we liked. The Shark Fin House looked interesting so we asked to see a menu. As soon as our eyes locked onto the abalone on the menu, we decided... More 

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Vittorio Veneto, Italy
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I went here during an holiday in Melbourne. It's completely different from chinese's restaurant in Italy, naturally, and very very good.

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Morwell, Australia
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103 reviews 103 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I planned for a great night out for my wife and 2 of my closest friends. After a good discussion on cuisine we decided that Chinese would hit the spot tonight. My friend & I went in to most of the restaurants to have a look and had taken some business cards of those that we favoured the most. We... More 

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Torquay, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

My girlfriend and I set off for a two day shopping frenzy, thanks to my daughter we were told about this wonderful restaurant, we had mini spring rolls, chicken skewers, the yummiest special fried rice and the tenderest beef, vegetable and cashews meal, we decided to share, yum, fantastic, will go back soon.

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Melbourne
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Been there twice for Yum Cha. I like their food as they taste relly nice! Spending $20 each with my female friend last time on Chinese New Year day, I was quite surprised I found I ate too much when left. I will go back again next time for sure!!

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Bandar Seri Begawan
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201 reviews 201 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Sprawled over 3 floors, this mainstay Chinese restaurant continue to have its following of largely Chinese clientele. The shark fin soup, abalone and lobster are popular dishes. The place is cramped, crowded and noisy; but if your main focus is food, it's worth it

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

I have read some negative comments from people here and on other websites and although I agree that the service can certainly be improved. Nevertheless, Shark Finn House is one of the best Chinese restaurants in Melbourne when it comes to the quality and flavour of the food. It's also very well priced. As far as negatives, the decor needs... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

Always come here when in Melbourne. Dishes excellent especially the calamari - long tentacles cooked to my liking washed down with Tsing-Tao beer. Not overpriced, service excellent and good food. What more can you ask for.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 131-135 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: 03-96631555

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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