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“Reliable and wholesome food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Shark Fin Inn

Shark Fin Inn
50 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
(03) 9662 2681
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Ranked #782 of 4,089 Restaurants in Melbourne
Price range: $0 - $28
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Melbourne, Australia
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91 reviews 91 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
“Reliable and wholesome food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Good old school Chinese menu with all the favourites like Mongolian lamb, chicken and cashew etc
Food is quite good and better than most
Wine list is average so remember to byo

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Tasty - love the birds nest!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Very tasty food, love the birds nest, very fresh and good portion size. Also had the mongolian lamb, also tasty but is quite rich. Very quick service, only downside was wine selection so would definately suggest BYO!

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Adelaide, South Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Whilst the range of choices seems to be static, its broad enough to have a good selection of foods to choose from. Our vegetarian colleagues sometimes fuser because although service is good, any special order take an exceptionally long time, are often the wrong order or do not get delivered at all, so stick to the basics. Also don't get confused between the two Shark Finn venues on the street, they appear to be under the same ownership, similar names but often people end up heading to the wrong venue if you've made a reservation.

Visited May 2014
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hobart
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65 restaurant reviews
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134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
“Always good food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Shark Fin Inn at the top end of Chinatown in Melbourne is a favourite of mine.
Having eaten there on many occasions, it always draws me back when in Melbourne.
The food is always good and the service is fast and attentive.
Always a good sign is the number of Asian customers that frequent here.
Jack recommended a BBQ beef dish for us earlier this week (it wasnt on the menu) and it was absolutely beautiful.
The prices are very good also.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Ok, but that's all”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

We stopped late one evening. The staff (senior staff, not the wait persons) were rude, even though the restaurant was clearly still open for business. The food was just so-so. Not good value and not a good vibe.

Visited May 2014
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