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Hu Tong Dumpling Bar

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Shop1, 162 Commercial Road, Prahran, Stonnington, Victoria 3181, Australia
(03) 9098 1188
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Today
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 77
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The place for Xiaolongbao

Really love their XiaoLongBao (XBL). The soup inside each XBL is really delicious to my taste, full of non-overpowering flavour but not salty, not too thick and, equally important, not dangerously hot (still you are advised to take each dumpling slowly). This restaurant is not fine dining in terms... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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South Pacific
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Prahran, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Great food, dumplings were amazing as were the spring rolls, all around great service didn't have a problem at all I live in the area and walk past it most days and it's ALWAYS packed. Little pricey but worth it.

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Semaphore, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Terrible service! Went here today and was shocked by the service we received. When we arrived we told the manager we had called before hand to make a reservation... No one had written our names down so he asked us which phone number we had called and then demanded to see the previous called list on our phone so he... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Just had a disastrous lunch here. The prawn dumplings were a gluttonous mess, They must have been steaming for ages as they were welded together into one large lump. The spring onion pancakes were overcooked on the outside and under done on the inside. The pan fried pork dumplings had a similar problem being cooked on the side they were... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

The Hutong Dumplings Bar is a page out of China. The Restaurant tries to emulate northern Chinese Cuisine and successfully succeeds. The food is magnificent. The dumplings are fantastic and the service is second to none.

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 via mobile

Love this chinese restaurant, awesome chinese dimsum, everything is perfectly cooked.. Love the yummy char siu pau..

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South Pacific
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Really love their XiaoLongBao (XBL). The soup inside each XBL is really delicious to my taste, full of non-overpowering flavour but not salty, not too thick and, equally important, not dangerously hot (still you are advised to take each dumpling slowly). This restaurant is not fine dining in terms of service and seating but each time their dumplings keep reminding... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Hu Tong dumpling bar is one of a number of related restaurants specialising in dumplings and Chinese cuisine. The dumplings are the BEST in Melbourne and cannot be beaten. The xiao long bao are full of delish filling and are my favourite!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Although a little concerned after reading negative reviews about the Manager and poor service, we ventured in for a Sunday Yum Cha. Well, that manager was either retired or had a service by-pass. Service from this Manager and every single one of the 5 people that attended our table was efficient, helpful and friendly at all times. We tasted over... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Hu Tong is our family regular for amazing yum cha on a weekend, it's almost always busy but the turnover is pretty swift so you won't be held up too long. You can watch the chefs hand make the dumplings through the viewing window while you wait. The food is fresh, quick and consistently mouth watering. Some of our staples... More 

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

We have been here before and every time we have found the food and service excellent. We have always gone straight after work without a booking and have been able to get a table. The dumplings are freshly made and we always prefer the steamed ones, we also had an eggplant claypot this time and it was beautiful. We found... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Shop1, 162 Commercial Road, Prahran, Stonnington, Victoria 3181, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Stonnington  >  Prahran
  • Phone Number: (03) 9098 1188

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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