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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 #460 of 3,983 restaurants in Melbourne
Price range: $0 - $28
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Melbourne CBD
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Melbourne CBD
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Took a group of friends on a Friday night. No rush and very good service, no feel of being forced out too early. The food was very good and honest Chinese cuisine. Just simple, honest and yum. Relax and enjoy,

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Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Had yumcha here on a Sunday afternoon at 1.30pm with a group of friends, and it was absolutely packed. Food was delicious, there was a wide variety of prawn dumplings which are my favourite. The service was good, price was very decent for the quality. Would definitely come back for more! Also, I would definitely recommend booking in advance.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Nice place to have yum cha. Not too crowed as Shark Fin House. The range of food is a bit limited.A bit pricey.

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Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Good old school Chinese menu with all the favourites like Mongolian lamb, chicken and cashew etc Food is quite good and better than most Wine list is average so remember to byo

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Very tasty food, love the birds nest, very fresh and good portion size. Also had the mongolian lamb, also tasty but is quite rich. Very quick service, only downside was wine selection so would definately suggest BYO!

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Adelaide, South Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Whilst the range of choices seems to be static, its broad enough to have a good selection of foods to choose from. Our vegetarian colleagues sometimes fuser because although service is good, any special order take an exceptionally long time, are often the wrong order or do not get delivered at all, so stick to the basics. Also don't get... More

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hobart
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117 reviews 117 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Shark Fin Inn at the top end of Chinatown in Melbourne is a favourite of mine. Having eaten there on many occasions, it always draws me back when in Melbourne. The food is always good and the service is fast and attentive. Always a good sign is the number of Asian customers that frequent here. Jack recommended a BBQ beef... More

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Sydney, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

We stopped late one evening. The staff (senior staff, not the wait persons) were rude, even though the restaurant was clearly still open for business. The food was just so-so. Not good value and not a good vibe.

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Located in CBD, we heard that the restaurant serve good yam cha. We went there for dinner and were ordered several meals (not yam cha) and they were quite nice but not exceptional. Maybe next time we should order yam cha instead.

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Warragul, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We have eaten yum cha here many times and the latest was just on spec on Sunday. We arrived without a reservation - not a great idea because this place is full all the time - but the guy at reception with the head set did the business and had us upstairs and seated within 15 minutes.! Its pretty standard... More

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