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Enlightened Cuisine

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Central Business District
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113 Queen St | South Bank, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Melbourne, Australia
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133 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2015

I'm not sure what has happened but the place has changed during the 18 months I have been out of Melbourne. Food was OK, but not the standard it once was.

Thank SharonForest
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

Food was good but the manager was absolutely rude and was yelling at us. When we requested sugar, we were yelled at "no sugar in Chinese tea". I do understand that Chinese tea doesn't use sugar but one of my guestsdid didn't know it, and this could have been told politely. I was shocked and disappointed with Enlightened cuisine, because... More 

2 Thank Eshan A
Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

I was so impressed to see that the entire menu was vegan. One thing I have missed is eating Chinese food, and this restaurant really hit the spot. The sweet and sour chicken tasted like the real deal, I almost wanted to check with the waitress that it wasn't real chicken! Service was outstanding. Only downfall is that it is... More 

Thank Nikki H
Chicago, Illinois
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66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

Nice Malaysian style place with vegetarian and vegan dishes. Menu broken up by type of fish/poultry/meat the dishes are simulating. Lots of pure veggie choices too. No garlic or onion due to Buddhist influences. Still the dishes are very flavorful.

1 Thank ajrowe0615
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2015

Very good food, bit expensive though, worth trying though The food is all vegetarian made from Soybeans.

Thank Rojer M
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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142 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2015

The food was good and relatively freshly prepared. Service was the best part for me - they were very accommodating and explained everything clearly. However, comparing to many other vegetarian restaurants, I find the price is a little high. Probably will not come back, didn't think the food was worth the price.

Thank Chatnoir-miaow
Melbourne, Australia
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2015

we tried this restaurant after a recommendation from a friend. This restaurant provides a wide variety of dishes shown on its menu (not just cury,...etc) and on reading the description we understand that these would involve complex technique of cooking. Having previously disappointed with the taste of vegetarian dishes in some establishment, We were surprised that the dishes were all... More 

Thank SHoetomo
Falmouth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2015

One of the most incredible vegetarian / vegan menus I've seen. I've never had such an array of options in a restaurant before. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable, and answered all of our many questions. The food itself was delicious, with some very interesting textures. I wish I was staying in Melbourne longer so I can try more... More 

Thank Daniel P
Melbourne, Australia
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55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2014

I've been here a few times with large groups of people. The menu is huge and almost everything can be made vegan. The last time we went we had one of the banquets and all 8 of us left very satisfied. It is located about an 8 minute walk from Flinders Street station. BYO with a $6 corkage fee and... More 

1 Thank Alice W
Boronia, Victoria, Australia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2014

I've only been here once and only have bad memories. I'd ordered the san choi bau and after receiving it I saw that it hadn't been washed there were bugs all over it. The rest of the meal was okay, but because of that one thing I now can't go back.

2 Thank Shara K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Chinese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 113 Queen St | South Bank, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: 0396869188

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Central Business District

Neighborhood Profile
Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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