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Chinta Ria Soul

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94 Acland Street, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
(03) 9525 4664
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Authentic Malaysian at an affordable price

Great food in a great location. Service is fast and efficient. Right in the heart of Acland Street StKilda

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Melbourne
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Melbourne
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great food in a great location. Service is fast and efficient. Right in the heart of Acland Street StKilda

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Met up with friends for a catch up. The atmosphere was great, noise level allows for easy conversation, comfortable seats & attentive service. And the food is just great, delicious curries, noodles, with fabulous specials of duck & soft shell crab. Good wine list & very reasonable BYO corkage. We have been many times & have always enjoyed it.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This is a great restaurant, which we have been to many times. The service is always good, and the food comes out pretty quickly. Food is always hot (temperature) which is nice. The entrees are well priced and tasty, the mains are well priced also but maybe have gone down slightly in size. The tables are small and for four... More 

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Cowes, Australia
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

A group of four we called in before a show .We were greeted warmly by a lady who I believe was the Manager shown to a table and given time to settle before asking if drinks were required and she also pointed out the special board. Orders were taken and drinks and meals were served promptly at no time did... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Tasty meals but lacking in vegetables for balance against the meat and sauces. Small tables which can provide both a cosy and crowded effect simultaneously. They have a really good cider on the menu which I would recommend trying. Parking is always a bit tricky. Best to do an in/out meal to avoid a parking ticket. Courteous and quick service.

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St Kilda, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Chinta Ria Soul is the most reliable, reasonably priced restaurant in St Kilda. The service is always friendly and prompt, but not pushy or rushed. The food is of excellent quality -- nothing revolutionary, just good Asian food. The the BYO policy makes for a great lunch or dinner at a very reasonable cost. I live about 300 meters from... More 

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Albury, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I was a bit disappointed by my latest experience at Chinta Soul. I used to live on Acland St and eat there a lot. I often got the seafood curry laksa for dinner. My brother ordered that and it just wasn't what it used to be. There used to be much more seafood, Vietnamese mint and fresh coriander. It was... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We enjoyed a very pleasant Sunday evening dinner here despite it being a cold & wet evening in Melbourne. While it was not very full, the Jazz theme and music added to the occasion. We enjoyed the Ayam Ria (spicy chicken) and a Laksa. Efficient, friendly service - would visit again.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The food at this restaurant is mouth wateringly good. Every single dish we ordered was delicious, fresh and full of flavour. It's a busy place with friendly staff who will find a spot for you somewhere. It's worth it if you have to wait a while. This restaurant serves the best Malaysian food ever.

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Melbourne, Australia
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31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

Great Malaysian food, highly recommend. This is my second visit, was delicious both times. Recommend the flat noodle dish or the veggie curry (like a laksa). Rotti with peanut sauce is also fabulous.

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Address: 94 Acland Street, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
Phone Number: (03) 9525 4664
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  St Kilda
Cuisine: Malaysian

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  • Address: 94 Acland Street, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  St Kilda
  • Phone Number: (03) 9525 4664

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Malaysian

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