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“Intense flavors and trendy vibe” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Chin Chin

Chin Chin
125 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Ranked #21 of 4,076 Restaurants in Melbourne
Cuisines: Asian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Christchurch, New Zealand
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“Intense flavors and trendy vibe”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

You really feel like you are in trendy Melbourne eating at this place, with a long line of people waiting to get a table. We went early at round 5pm on Saturday and sat down in the bar downstairs to have a drink. You can get the wait staff upstairs to text your phone when a table is ready. The deconstructed fresh spring rolls are some of the best I have ever had, my caramelized pork was nice but I wasn't blown away, I would choose something else next time. My friends were very happy with their meals and the atmosphere was great, would go back.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
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Perth, Australia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Cheers to Chin Chin”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Great lunch with lots of flavours. We were offered a seat at the bar straight up and were served by a barman who took the time to explain the dishes we had ordered to us.
The food started coming out fairly quickly and was staggered so we did not have a heap of plates around us and there was no rush. The stools at the bar were comfortable and it was interesting watching the batman mixing drinks etc.
The serves were a good size and the recommendations from the barman were spot on.
Excellent selections of beers and wines and very tasty cocktails.
Water was kept up during the meal, by attentive staff who appeared to be enjoying themselves.
Can recommend the corn fritters and the pork wrap. The tofu curry was standout.
Very relaxed atmosphere with a very broad mix of clientele.
Will definitely be returning (this was second visit)

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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melbourne
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“Great flavours”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

Finally dined at chin chin after a few recommendations and found it to be quite nice. The blend of flavours were incredible and the desserts were awesome. Waiting staff were very good the day we were there. Quick and efficient.overall a pleasant experience.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Wow! Fantastic dining experience. Recommend highly”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Go here and wait as it is worth it. We chose the "feed me" option and the pleasant waiter brought a large number of dishes to taste and we were well and truly full by the end. Stand out dishes were the soft shell crab and the pork belly, which was so good we were obliged with seconds. Highly recommended

Visited May 2013
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“Nice, but the hype probably not as good as I thought!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Food was pretty good, the desserts the best, we went early as they don't take bookings, and it filled up very quickly. If you like extremely casual, it's fine, you basically are sitting right next to other customers, like I mean they may as well be with you, the staff very pleasant, lots of them, but some not doing a great deal, especially as you want more drinks. The staff can wear whatever they want, sand shoes etc, nothing to really say they are staff, bar staff trying cocktails behind the bar, didn't feel that this was appropriate in customer view. Like it was all fine but probably wouldn't rush back.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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