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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
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Yummy and busy

Haven't been to this restaurant for years and wondering anything had changed for these year, but surprisingly this place still provided good yum cha an variety of selection. The egg tarts were sensational and so tasty. We saw the couple next to us ordered two dishes of tarts after we ordered. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
Jeff L
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Perth, Australia
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English first
Ocean Grove, Australia
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We went on a Friday night without a booking in the hope we could get a table. The service was good. Our drink order was taken quickly as was the food order. Our meal arrived quickly and was beautiful. We thought price was reasonable. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for somewhere in Chinatown.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Food was cold and stodgy. Service was non existent . Tables either side were served first as they spoke Chinese and could converse with the trolley servers, we were left behind after being sat prior. Have been numerous times prior but this will be the last time. Food court would be much more tastier and exciting.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Haven't been to this restaurant for years and wondering anything had changed for these year, but surprisingly this place still provided good yum cha an variety of selection. The egg tarts were sensational and so tasty. We saw the couple next to us ordered two dishes of tarts after we ordered. We all really enjoyed this fantastic dessert. Well done

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Wallan, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Been going here for years but this time around the food was sub standard, over priced and very poor portion sizes. Had the (Number 3) banquet for 8 adults and was very disappointed. Maybe better option for couples but forget the banquet when a large'ish number of you.

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Food was absolutely delightful and I had the best San Choy Bow I think I have ever tasted - also a stunning sizzling steak/honey dish. This would have to be my pick in China Town - it is more a lovely dine in restaurant (ie more formal) than a lot of the other restaurants in China Town, that are really... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Family of six adults. Ordered a whole Peking Duck to start. Carved at table by an unfriendly member of staff. 12 duck pancakes made and served, which were good, and we asked for the rest of the duck to be left at the table. They insisted on returning the carcass to the kitchen to be carved. What was returned to... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Food and dumplings were fresh but price is slightly expensive. 3 pax cost us $90+ for yam cha. Nothing special about the restaurant itself.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Went with 4 other friends this morning for Yum Cha, the service was slow and there was not much variety to choose from. The selections of alcohol was good however. The restaurant is very cramped and the windows need blinds to stop the sun blinding you!

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Service was Appalling Waiters were rude Had a banquet and every meal was cold, including the seafood We all agreed it was the worst Chinese we've ever had. Extremely expensive for the quality 👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎

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Gold Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Nice setting and very clean. Food is nice but on the higher price end of the scale. Try the stirfry coral trout with vegetables ($25) it I awesome!

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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, Seafood
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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