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“Outstanding Service, Exceptional food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tea House at Chinatown

Tea House at Chinatown
11-17 Cohen Pl, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
(03) 9639 2526
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Ranked #87 of 2,900 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Outstanding Service, Exceptional food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

It's more expensive than the average Chinese restaurant but both the food & atmosphere make it well worth while. Baked crab shell is absolutely divine, I've never found anything at another restaurant that even comes close to this one. Eye fillet steak with Szechuan sauce, and Peking Duck are both fantastic. The best thing about the duck is you can order however many pieces you feel like, rather than be forced into ordering half or even a whole duck. Steamed barramundi in spring onion & ginger and crystal prawns are other winning dishes.

  • Visited June 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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English first
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
“Great food experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

My partner and I visited Tea House on Saturday last and WOW!! I'd not ventured into Chinatown for many years and I'm so glad we did. The food was delicious and the service impeccable. Whilst the cost was higher than a suburban restaurant, which was expected, I could not find any fault whatsoever. The honey pepper beef was a stand out from a banquet which had many highlights. I cannot wait to return to this restaurant in the near future.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Just love the fluffy lobster omelet.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

This is a great restaurant, although it lacks a wee bit of ambience. The food is excellent and the service is outstanding. Price is more than reasonable.

Visited July 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Lovely quiet Chinese restaurant in Chinatown.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013 via mobile

We chose this restaurant based on Trip Advisor reviews, and we were not disappointed. Our party of 4 found plenty of menu options to suit our preferences, the wine list was quite extensive and the prices reasonable. Above all, the restaurant was not noisy and chaotic, as a lot of Chinatown restaurants can be, and the service was excellent. I would eat there again, and recommend if you are after good Chinese food and a calm ambience, without spending a fortune. The fact that we could book ahead was also a bonus

  • Visited May 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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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“A truly great Chinese meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Shannon really has kept up the very high standard of food at the Tea House. From the Lobster Omellete to the Honey Pepper Beef the food is exceptional.
So do yourself a favour and try this little hidden gem for a great feed.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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