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Shark Fin House

131-135 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
03-96631555
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Ranked #1,118 of 4,130 Restaurants in Melbourne
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Melbourne
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Never had dinner here, but if I'm in the CBD, I always try and grab Yum Cha here. I use to go to the Dragon Boat further down the road but found some of their dishes to be a little westernized for my taste buds. Here, I feel more like I was in HKG. There were a few dishes that... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

This is one of the better, cheaper yum cha sessions I've had. The restaurant itself is really nice, and the service is so so (nothing bad, just the normal abruptness you get at 90% of the other restaurants in Chinatown), but the food is worth the trip alone. Whatever you do hit up the chilli squid things (sorry - don't... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

Having not made a reservation, and walking in around 6pm on a Monday and the restaurant very busy, we were not expecting much, but we were very surprised, both the service and the meal were exceptional. I found the waitstaff very helpful and efficient, and the food delicious. I have been told since recommending this restaurant that making a reservation... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Solid little yum-cha session. Most of the usual suspects and it was evidently quite a popular little place (no wait for us, but they were struggling for tables) The dishes were good and the service was prompt. Definitely not extra-ordinary, but not bad. We were seated right next to another couple and we weren't in a mood for joining their... More 

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George Town, Malaysia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I have not been to Melbourne for an awful long time. This trip was to catch up with friends and so it was that my friend pre-booked this place for dinner before Christmas last year. at one look, this is a typical Cantonese/Hong Kong style Chinese Restaurant. The place was impressively filled to the brim with people and as is... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We use to frequent this Yum Cha restaurant 3 or 4 times a year, but not in the past 5 years as we found several others with similar food and quality in the Suburbs. So on this past Tuesday lunchtime, we went in, no booking, got sent to a small table on the 2nd floor as it was quite full.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

We had the banquet for two, me and my wife. Very good quality food and although it was extremely busy the service was fast. Thr only complaint was with gje main meals we were only given a small bowl of rice each, this was enough for my wife but nit me. Overall would go back.

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Hazelbrook, New South Wales, Australia
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I went in there and asked if they actually sold shark fin, or mock soup. The staff were really rude and jumped to accusations. I was devastated to find that they are using Sharks that have been finned in an excruciating way. Not cool.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Booked for 11AM sitting. Service was more rushed than remembered. Dishes were very ordinary: their signature HarGow was tasteless, the Shanghainese XiaoLoongPau was awful - pastry thick and dry, filling bland. Yes, I know - maybe I should not check out a Shanghainese dish in a Cantonese YumCha place. Even from early days, had thought they relied on their past... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

quick, quality, competent service. they just do it right! worthy of repeat visits. no problems just good food.....

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Additional Information about Shark Fin House

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

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