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50 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
(03) 9662 2681
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
YUM CHA LUNCH !

Yum cha Lunch at the original Shark Fin Inn, top of Little Bourke Street, around corner from Spring St. Greeted on arrival, seating on two levels. Very efficient, fast service. So many choices of Yum Cha, Seafood in scallop shells 10/10, BBQ Porks Dumpling 10/10 and so many more delicious delights... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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canberra
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

great menu, fast delivery of order and great prices. does get really busy so best to book before going

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Yum cha Lunch at the original Shark Fin Inn, top of Little Bourke Street, around corner from Spring St. Greeted on arrival, seating on two levels. Very efficient, fast service. So many choices of Yum Cha, Seafood in scallop shells 10/10, BBQ Porks Dumpling 10/10 and so many more delicious delights all topped off with Green Tea. Absolutely scrumptious .... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

Travelling solo, it can be difficult to find a restaurant during peak time willing to sacrifice a table for two for a cheap tab. After trying several places in Little Bourke St, Shark Fin Inn, clearly busier than the rest, found me a table provided I was in and out within the hour. Of course I would be - I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

After having a craving for good yum cha we headed for the Shark Fin Inn and we we not disappointed. Quick service and great food. Thank you

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Melbourne, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Many yum cha restaurants are known cheap eats which naturally comes with tightly packed tables, quick turnovers and waiters in their early stages of learning English who enjoy practicing the fine art of table setting by throwing china plates at the tables. Between the two 'Shark Fin' branded restaurants on Lt Bourke Street, one fits well into the earlier description.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

Went here for dinner with friends not long ago. 3 of us ordered the banquet and the other person ordered independent dishes as she doesn't eat seafood. Her entree arrived, quickly followed by her main dish meanwhile non of our food from the banquets had been served yet. I had heard many God reviews of this restaurant however I was... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

At no stage did we receive any assistance on food choices or wines. Our table was pre-booked for 10 ladies for a family reunion. Our food was rushed, poorly presented and just overall a poor experience.

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Kingston, Australia
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20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I have been going to this restaurant every time I have been in Melbourne for over thirty years. It still offers outstanding value, excellent food and very efficient service. Chicken and beef dishes are less than $20, pork and duck around $23 while the chef's suggested dishes are between $20 and $30. Entrees are also reasonably priced with the highlight... More 

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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We dine here on our Anniversary when we stay in this part of the city. We decided to order our own meals rather than have a banquet and we chose the stir fry chicken, scallops stuffed with prawn meat & steak in black bean sauce. Every dish exceeded our expectations, what a delight! The service and wait staff were excellent;... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Our flight was delayed and we were looking for a meal without a booking. On this point they were very accommodating. However, the food was just okay and a bit on the expensive side for what was on offer.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 50 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: (03) 9662 2681

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 28
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Seafood

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