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

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  • 60
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  • 39
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Reliably good

Shark Fin Inn has been around for a very long time now, but its Yum Cha remains one of the finest and most reliable in Melbourne. It is always busy and offers an interesting variety to choose from. Friendly, knowledgeable staff, good value.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Mark L
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Shark Fin Inn has been around for a very long time now, but its Yum Cha remains one of the finest and most reliable in Melbourne. It is always busy and offers an interesting variety to choose from. Friendly, knowledgeable staff, good value.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

One of the best Yum Cha in Melbourne CBD. Prefer Shark Fin Inn over Shark Fin House (a block away) - feels roomier compared to the 4/5 storeys House. Food is fantastic, could not fault it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is a solid and dependable stayer on the Melbourne food scene. Shark Fin Inn has been here forever. Great, traditional Yum Cha. Best to book and try to be seated upstairs.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Went there after reading reviews on trip advisor and was disappointed. The staff are blunt and unfriendly and the food is bland and unexceptional. I've had more appetizing Chinese food at the local suburban Chinese. Perhaps this is what happens when you have a restaurant on a massive scale like this one.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is an iconic Melbourne restaurant for Yum Cha. The staff are friendly, the food is excellent - well worth a visit.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

We recently had Yum Cha with a group of friends. The food was delicious & service great. Will definitely go back.

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Having a family dinner there, it was a beautiful meal and relaxing atmosphere. Staff were very obliging. Would recommend this establishment to all. Need to book in advance.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Everything is great except today, they forgot to put sugar in the Lau sa pau. They ended up giving us refund for the two servings we ordered. Costed approximately $144 for 6 people which is pretty good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We ordered prawn, crab and seafood chowder. They were very tasty. The restaurant was efficient, clean and reasonably priced. The waiters and waitresses were friendly, clean, reasonably priced, will visit again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

My first time at the Shark Fin Inn although my wife has been a regular here. We dined on a Saturday evening before going to see a show at a nearby the ate. The restaurant's location is perfect for show and theatre goers and the service was quick and accurate. During the day there is a well regarded yum cha... More 

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Address: 50 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Phone Number: (03) 9662 2681
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
Average Prices: USD 28
Cuisine: Chinese, Seafood

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  • 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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