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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 #530 of 4,008 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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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
melbourne
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

We made a booking but they were not able to find a booking. They found us a table upstairs near the service area entrance. The whole restuarant was so noisy with a huge function with tables closed to us. We had the King Crab banquet. The service was prompt and good with our plates were changed regularly. Go there for... More

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Menlo Park, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Went for yum cha with friends. Not the best dim sum I've ever had, but still pretty good. The service was mostly efficient, but they did forget about a special request we'd made. If you want to meet a large group of friends for yum cha in the CBD, this is a good option.

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Singapore, Singapore
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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Went twice for Dim Sum and both times very happy with the food. First on a Friday and almost at end of lunch service but they still had a good selection of my favourite Dim Sum such as Siew Mai, Har Gow, chicken feet, steamed pork ribs, beef offal, and egg tarts among many others. The roast duck was also... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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110 reviews 110 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Haven't been here for years. The food is still quite appetizing and the first two dishes (of 6) arrived unbelievably fast but in dribs and drabs after that. Wait staff quick to take orders and friendly. Several different wait staff servicing our table; don't know if that means disorganized or else helping each other. We asked for water for the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We arrived at 5.30pm for a early dinner, even though we had reconfirmed our booking that afternoon we had to wait a while until they could eventually find our family name in their reservation diary.Once seated the menu was immediately handed to us and there is no doubt that there are plenty of good choices to be made.We placed our... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Still one of the best for Yum Cha at lunch. All the traditional dumplings with service that's fast and efficient. Recommend booking, especially on Sunday.

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Melbourne, Australia
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176 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

This Chinese restaurant is fine, but probably no more. There are two restaurants in Little Bourke Street with similar names, so take care to be at the right one. I am having dinner at Shark Fin Inn. It offers a range of Chinese food with banquet style and a la carte types. The banquet I shared was fine - satay... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Many choices for Cantonese Dim Sum including not so common ones. Reasonable price. Friendly staff. Quick to orders.

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Hillside, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This was my first visit to the Shark Fin Inn and will be my last. The service was substandard and food over priced but the worst part of the night was when my husband almost choked on a piece of steel wool that was in the fried rice. At first they didn't believe me until I made a fuss about... More

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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