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Taipan

239 Blackburn Road, Melbourne, Victoria 3109, Australia
(03) 9841 9977
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Ranked #1,855 of 3,884 restaurants in Melbourne
Cuisines: Chinese
Most recent review
- Jan 30, 2014
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English first
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
30 helpful votes 30 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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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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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

this place is amazing, been around for years. does run hot and cold, but at the momemt its hot. mass produced yum cha, with who knows how many sittings at lunctime each day. service average, staff average, surrounding average, noise above average, food really good if you get into the first or second sitting, after that its done the rounds... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Best Yum Cha in Melbourne among my friends. Variety is much more than other places, and authentic HK style.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Very restaurant experience in East Doncaster. Restaurant was quite crowded and this afforded some good people watching opportunities. Tofue was very good and the bean noodles were outstanding. Sizzling beef dishes were even better. I found the much malinged staff to be reasonably friendly and the service quite attentive. This restaurant has a big carpark and it can fill up... More

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Worst Chinese restaurant with worst customer service! The waitress there refused to give another chilli sauce after we finished the fist one. After we tried to talk her through, she started to insult us! We went to the manager and he didnt do anything about it! He pushed us back to our table and forced us to sit down! Don't... More

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Melbourne
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

My family took our relatives from overseas to yum cha today. Food was average, however, there was a particular staff member who was quite rude to us. He was already rude the entire time we were having our meal. We finished our yum cha and sat there for about 10-15 mins waiting for the dessert trolley to come by, of... More

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