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4 Acland Street, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
8598 9880
Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 96
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Amazing

We found this place by accident on our first night staying in St Kilda, and it is just brilliant. Wine list is lovely, the food is top notch and the staff are friendly. We sat down and had a look at the menu, and the waiter just asked if we fancied 'something not on the menu'. Of course we said... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
Steve B
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Newcastle, Australia
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Melbourne
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

After reading many great reviews on this restaurant i went here with a group of 5 recently and left very disillusioned. The prices were exorbitant for the serving sizes and the flavors of the dishes were so subtle as to be non-existent. Drinks were overpriced and a rip off typical of licenced premises. After subtley being told how to add... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We found this place by accident on our first night staying in St Kilda, and it is just brilliant. Wine list is lovely, the food is top notch and the staff are friendly. We sat down and had a look at the menu, and the waiter just asked if we fancied 'something not on the menu'. Of course we said... More 

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47 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

Meals were absolutely lovely. All meals were tasty and so beautiful. $20 for a couple of steamed vegetables to have something to eat with my steamed fish which was already $38 was a bit rough.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is no ordinary Chinese food. The service is excellent. Our waiter chose our dishes and did not disappoint. The place was buzzing. Our prawn entree was amazing and the lamb backstrap was so tender, and the fried rice was to die for. The wine selection was very good. My new favorite place to dine. But remember to book!

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Lovely meal, beautifully presented, great service. We had a special dumpling with scallop and prawn which was the best I've ever had. Pricey! $220 for two including 2 drinks each, but a delicious treat

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Melbourne, Australia
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Kitchen??????? This is NOT a kitchen!!! I read comments re Lau's headlining....."Best in St. Kilda maybe even Victoria".etc. etc. Well.....They are absolutely CORRECT !!!!! This place is fantastic!!! Food is fresh, clean, just WOW!! The staff are "the best" so friendly and welcoming, attentive and knowledgeable. As you can probably detect ,I wa squire Taken back by the whole experience.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Fantastic food highlight was the barramundi and duck dishes oh and the banana split for dessert you have to try . The staff are fabulous a real pleasure recommend to everyone will be back

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Wangaratta, Australia
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80 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

A Monday night meal on spec proved to be a fulfilling experience. The place was buzzing but we were able to get a table and had great service. Initially we thought the meals seemed pricy but the helpings were so generous that two entrees and one main were as much as we could manage and this turned out to be... More 

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melbourne
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37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This comfortable and simple restaurant delivers faultless Chinese cuisine in a most professional way. The service is helpful, knowledgeable and discreet. The winelist is more than adequate, and the ambience is pleasant. We accepted the waiter's suggestion of a series of dishes and as a result enjoyed an outstanding meal.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Easy to find/get to for those using public transport. This is a small restaurant, so booking is a must. Service was excellent, and the food was fresh and all our menu choices were enjoyed by all.

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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4 Acland Street, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  St Kilda
  • Phone Number: 8598 9880

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese
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

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