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“Fantastic Food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Chin Chin

Chin Chin
125 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Ranked #24 of 4,037 Restaurants in Melbourne
Cuisines: Asian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
london
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013 via mobile

Brilliant food at a reasonable price, visited whilst in Melbourne with my daughter and her boyfriend we was given a waiting time we was then texted to say our table was ready which gave us time to have a drink I now know why this restaurant is so popular with a fantastic atmosphere

Visited November 2013
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Terrible Service”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

3 of us arrived with a 4th on the way. Couldn't seat us at a table for 4. Sat us at a table for 3 knowing 4th was coming. Kept hassling us to order food despite full party not being present (restaurant was 1/3 empty). 4th person arrived and we were treated like an inconvenience despite them knowing we were a group of 4 in the first place. After much carry on by wait-staff they finally moved us to a table for 4. We had all lost our appetite by this point due to the rude, pretentious attitude so we paid for our drinks and left. This was over the space of about 15 mins. Rude, obnoxious jumped up maitre de for what's supposed to be casual food. Went to Cumulus Up followed by Cumulus Inc where a bad start at ChinChin turned into a lovely relaxed evening. Thank you Andrew McConnell and team!! Avoid ChinChin unless you want indigestion!!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Lucca, Italy
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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Love it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

We went there for lunch and it was really nice. While they prepared our table we could sit at the bar downstairs and they text me to let me know our table was ready. I had the cakes and the barramundi and pork salad, they were both really good. I loved the place!

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Launceston
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Food to die for”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

This is just the best place to eat in MELBOURNE! We travel to Melbourne quite often to eat out and shop and had Chin Chin recommended to us by a friend in Launceston.We had an early Dinner after King Kong and were so impressed we went back for Lunch on Monday before flying back to Launceston. The service is quick and the staff are just great.I had the Barra with a green apple Salad for Dinner and the Duck for Lunch the next day. I wished I could have stayed longer to go right through the from top to bottom. Because this place is so good it is wise to get there early. Well done Chin Chin can't wait to go back for the next round.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Alberta
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“Tasty Food - Very Busy Place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

The salmon dish I ordered was very tasty. The room was packed so we had our dinner at the bar. It was quite noisy but we were still able to talk and hear each other without any difficulty.

Not being able to make bookings makes this restaurant not a good option for groups or business functions where the venue needs to be confirmed in advance.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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