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Shark Fin Inn

50 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
(03) 9662 2681
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Ranked #462 of 3,883 restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $28
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Melbourne CBD
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Melbourne CBD
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English first
Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

They offer a great selection of delicious yum cha dishes & the service is efficient & friendly. Highly recommended!

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Australia
Top Contributor
192 reviews 192 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I was staying at City Tempo (see my review for this hotel) and I decided to have a takeaway dinner at Shark Fin Inn. I wasn't disappointed by the quality - sure the price wasn't low like in the suburbs (Fountain Gate for example), but quality was impressive. The only drawback is there was no seating for patrons ordering takeaway.... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We went there upon the high recommendation of a friend who call Shark Fin Inn as his favourite Chinese Restaurant in the world. We ordered the Common Fried Rice, Spare Ribs and Claypot Beef Brisket. The Beef Brisket was very soft and the tendons almost melt in my mouth! The Chrysanthemum tea was very bland though.

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Cowes, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Love the yum cha here, selection is fantastic, service is quick and selection is great. Steamed dumpling range is fairly standard, but other stuff like duck, stiffed eggplant, seafood, etc is divine. Pretty good value for what we paid.

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Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food quality is always excellent as can be confirmed by the clientele - many Chinese locals revisit Shark Fin. The service is always good although nothing like the European style of making the customer feel like they are the most important part of the business, but that's typical for Chinese restaurants everywhere except China, where they DO treat the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Partner and I went for Sunday yum cha lunch without booking. Had to wait to get in but not that long. More tables upstairs than downstairs. Very noisy as the place was full. Quick, efficient, attentive service. Food carts came around quickly. Good variety and reasonable quality. Standard yum cha prices.

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Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Typical chinese restaurant. Fresh and delicious chinese food. Packed with patrons but fast service. Definitely will dine in this restaurant in my next visit to the down under.

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Wairarapa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

My husband and I had lunch here on Father's Day (2013). Fantastic. My husband said I have to mention the oysters that we had...cooked in the shell topped with cheese and seasoning...beautiful. Excellent yum cha at a reasonable price. $54 for lunch and we were very full. The egg tarts are to die for. Very friendly, cheerful staff. We look... More

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Maryborough Qld
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

The food here is great and the staff are fantastic. It was very busy when we were there and the atmosphere was great.

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Bulli, Australia
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

the waiter was very abrupt and rude to us He was standing very close to our table staring at us while we were eating The food was ordinary Would not recommend this restaurant to any of my friends

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