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Taipan

239 Blackburn Road | Doncaster East, Melbourne, Victoria 3109, Australia
(03) 9841 9977
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Ranked #2,137 of 3,976 restaurants in Melbourne
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Jul 16, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Singapore
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

We love having yum cha here. Pre-requisite for any good yum cha is the freshness of the dim sum. All their dim sum are hand made, so not your frozen and then steamed sort of dim sum. Huge variety to eat from and it is lovely ordering them from the trollies that come by, like how they do it in... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Prior to booking I explained that I was booking for a birthday celebration, and would like a good table. I enquirer about vegetarian options and was assured of these. We arrived on time, and were told to wait for the table to be cleared. The table cloth was tired, there were chairs for two (not six), the table was partially... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Wrong orders and they are not even busy! They are more interested in getting customers through than taking orders correctly. If you have been to Hong Kong this is typically the attitudes given towards customers - eatup , shutup, payup. Most Chinese putup with it. Some customers who typically go there are also loud rich Chinese and don't care. They... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Taipan's yumcha is consistently yummy with lots of variety. Please dont forget to book advance as they are quite popular

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

So disappointed with the services. The waiter was so rude. He practically threw plates on the table and we could hear the noise. The guy who led us to the table looked like he did not a a good sex life. Don't know why they still have customers. Foods were average to us.NEVER COME BACK HERE AGAIN.

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Melbourne
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

We'd heard good things about Taipan's popular Yum Cha, including from a professional chef we respect a lot, so we went to Taipan with some anticipation of a good meal. But it was so disappointing!. The staff were disinterested at best, the food was bland and stodgy and the restaurant noisy. We won't be going back.

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Melbourne
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26 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I chose Taipan as I was in the Doncaster area and this was reputed to be one of the better yum cha restaurants in the suburbs. The best decription I can give it is that it was ok but nothing memorable. Maybe because it was midweek, the selection was limited but quite acceptable in terms of taste. I would dine... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I like the yum cha here very good place with family - only merit is if you sit at the entrance you can't get as many choices as upper level.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Good variety of food. Fantastic taste! Medium level price. Just the every section time is limited. Not for a relaxing long catch up get together.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

You are herded in like sheep but the food is worth the hassle, grab the seafood delights if you get the chance. We enjoyed the event and will return

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