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Shop1, 162 Commercial Road, Prahran, Stonnington, Victoria 3181, Australia
(03) 9098 1188
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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, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 75
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  • 73
    Very good
  • 12
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  • 5
    Poor
  • 11
    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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Penang Island, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

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

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We visited on a Sunday night. Even though the restaurant was full and busy , we were seated and given menus straight away. Our drinks were served quickly and our food also arrived promptly. The menu has lots of options; both meat and vegetarian dishes. Everything we ordered was delicious. All the food was very fresh and not laden with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I have been to Hu Tong Dumpling Bar a few times but only in groups of two or three. The food is always good although when it does get busy expect to be a little rushed as the service gets left behind. I particularly like the atmosphere and the chilli wontons.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

Went there for dinner with friends, The manager was so rude asking us to pack up quickly when we were paying the bill because they got a waiting queue. Doesnt show much respect and patience for a servicing business. Disapponited.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Great place to eat in or take out... Beautiful decor and friendly staff... Haven't been home in 5 years and crave this place all the time!! Returning home in 2 days and guess where I'll be ordering!! Can't wait!!!

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Additional Information about Hu Tong Dumpling Bar

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

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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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