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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: Reservations, Late Night

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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
Great food, good atmosphere

Called in here early (around 6pm) on a Sunday night before a show with no booking. Lucky we were early as within 30 mins it went from 2-3 tables occupied to completely packed. We really enjoyed it here, it has an ecclectic décor and atmosphere, interesting music in the background, really good food... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
loveachardy
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Melbourne Australia
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Melbourne Australia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Called in here early (around 6pm) on a Sunday night before a show with no booking. Lucky we were early as within 30 mins it went from 2-3 tables occupied to completely packed. We really enjoyed it here, it has an ecclectic décor and atmosphere, interesting music in the background, really good food and reasonably priced wine and beer. Service... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Good thing we had booked for a Saturday night as the place was really busy. Upstairs part not as noisy as the street level area, although on a warm summer night this would be a great place to view the passing parade. Our group of 7 chose the "Billies" banquet, and it was an excellent option. Stand outs were the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We had dinner at the Chinta Ria Soul Malaysian restaurant with friends. There were ten of us, which is good, because you can sample more of the numerous tasty dishes on the menu and share....... We took lots of starters, including Lettuce Cup, Curry puffs, Spring Rolls, Chicken Satay and more.....Everything was fresh, pretty and tasty. For the main dish... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We had a lovely dinner at Chinta Ria Soul and really enjoyed the food. The menu was interesting and the daily specials lovely. Portion sizes were good and represented good value for money. The services was good, given how busy the restaurant was on a Friday night. If you want to go, I would suggest booking on a Friday or... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The place was full, including upstairs. Indeed, the laksa was great. No- nonsense service as staff took myorders right away and voila, in about 15 minutes the laksa was in my table,. If you want a quick bite in St. Kilda, this would be it.

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Brooloo, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Went there for lunch on Friday and Sunday. Both times exceptional fresh food and friendly efficient service. Would definitely go there again.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I came across this very pleasant surprise when visiting St Kilda to show a visitor from NSW around Acland Street. We had lunch here and for a most reasonable price [$12.90] we had one of the lunch specials which included a glass of reasonable quality wine. Food was fresh and tasty and the service was great. Checked out the rest... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Went to China Ria last night for dinner. Wait Staff were very friendly. Tried the Curry Puffs and vegetable Spring Rolls for Entrée. Fresh and delicious. For main I had the Nasi Goreng and my wife had the noodles with chicken and prawns. All meals were tasty and fresh. Prices are reasonable for St Kilda and we will be going... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The satay chicken starter and lamb curry main were bliddy fantastic! In a great location too for people watching especially with having outside seating.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I have been visiting this place for the past 20 years off and on .it never fails to please .very busy and maybe a little too noisy for some but the service and food are very good .For a quick reasonable priced venue chinta ria soul is the best in acland street .I highly recommend the laksa or the roti... More 

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Restaurant Details

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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

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