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Lau's Family Kitchen

4 Acland Street, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
8598 9880
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Ranked #3 of 181 Restaurants in St Kilda
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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534 reviews 534 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
253 helpful votes 253 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

With the Lau name to live up the pressure is always on! Another visit with friends before xmas did not disappoint…in fact over the years never has. Only bugbear is parking ! Should be put on the list to savour a sample of one Melbourne's better Chinese restaurants.

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St Kilda, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Once again treated like royalty at this StKilda monument to fine dining. The dishes came and went without fuss and were excellent, albeit similar to last time. Thanks to Michael & Jason and of course Gilbert Lau.

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I had heard so many reports about this place that when the chance arose on New Years eve to go there I finally got to sample what I had heard people rave about.The food was simply put the best I have eaten of its type. The coral trout was one of the most amazing experiences you could wish for and... More 

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New York City, New York
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56 reviews 56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Took some ultra soffisticates from Adelaide. We were blissed out by the spinach rice roll, the salt and pepper calamari, a steamed orange roughy and pork in vinegar A little fried rice and stir fried vegetables rounded off a perfectionists idea of fresh ingredients enhanced by technique..bravo!

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We went here as a result of the reviews on Trip Advisor, and we were not disappointed. We had a booking but had to wait for our table. This didn't matter as we received individual attention while we waited, The food was possibly the best Chinese we have ever eaten. Crispy skin duck breast was out of this world. It's... More 

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Istanbul
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This used to be a favourite but after spending close to $200 a couple & served with mediocre food , we won't be back. The staff tried to push the expensive specials which we ordered. The scallops were overcooked and tough and the salt & pepper calamari was tougher. The mains were served in the incorrect order as we requested... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We were staying just down the road from this restaurant and when we kept walking past and seeing it full, we knew it must be good. We were not disappointed. Beautiful Asian food and fantastic staff. Every dish was divine. Highly recommend.

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Chipping Norton, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Not my first visit, and by no means my last. Food is well priced and high quality, all share dishes served in individual portions, wine list is big enough with a good variety. Service is exceptional.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

An anniversary dinner that was truly memorable. Not just for the beautiful crystal earrings but for our waiter who was so helpful in his suggestions and what dishes would compliment each other but also for the amusing fact that after seeing some salt & pepper squid being delivered to the table next to us I called our waiter over to... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Terrific food and great harmony between floor and kitchen,special requirements handled effortlessly and charming service all round

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Additional Information about Lau's Family Kitchen

Address: 4 Acland Street, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
Phone Number: 8598 9880
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  St Kilda
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Chinese

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